New Buyer - Help in choosing

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New Buyer - Help in choosing

Post by stevemmx » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:18 pm

I am looking to buy a used synth module to run through my Roland d5. I owned a Realist Moog 20 years ago and want something similar, I don't want presets and if it has a drum sounds or machine I'll take it but not important. I want control to make my own sounds, sort of Pink Floydish type stuff maybe the best way to describe.
Is running a module through my DS suitable. I have about $400 to spend, used on ebay. I have seen Novation Nova's and Roland sh-35 that on the surface seem to have the options I want (I would like a poly option) but there are so many I need help and advise and any I can get is appreciated.

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Re: New Buyer - Help in choosing

Post by Darkseid » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:40 pm

So if the synth is able to store patches you dont want it? Or do you mean you would just prefer it to not have patch storage?

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Re: New Buyer - Help in choosing

Post by Jabberwalky » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:15 pm

Maybe something from MFB. Wanting Poly limits you.

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Re: New Buyer - Help in choosing

Post by stevemmx » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:01 pm

Darkseid wrote:So if the synth is able to store patches you dont want it? Or do you mean you would just prefer it to not have patch storage?
I am really "green" I guess. What would you suggest with or without patch storage. I just want versatility and I don't have a store available to look at items and many on ebay or old discontinued. I appreciate the help!!!\

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Re: New Buyer - Help in choosing

Post by madmarkmagee » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:52 pm

GAIA? (Not module)

MS 2000 Module?

There knobby and cheap used?

There are a ton of analog cheap mono's coming out new? but one or two hundred dollars out of your price range?

(MS 20 MINI/ BASS Station/ Minibrute).

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Re: New Buyer - Help in choosing

Post by Aaron2 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:47 am

If you want something that's like your old Moog MG-1, get an Arturia Minibrute. It's the same type of synth, and a new one is very squarely within your budget (esp. if you can get an open-box special, and there are plenty on eBay).

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