A lot of choises! I need help.

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A lot of choises! I need help.

Postby suedebowie » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:21 pm

At first, such a nice forum. I learned a lot things on my first day here. I need some help and i hope people will share their knowledge.

I'm a poet and i want to read my poems with synthesizers. I'm making readings at art galleries etc. and this time i want to explore my love to music. I'm 22 years old and i trust myself: I'm gonna learn this!

I'm gonna buy myself sythesizer and my mind is very mixed about which one. My influences are very much the same sound: Laurie Anderson, early Human League, Gary Numan, Bowie, Japan, John Foxx...
I want very cold sounds or raw melodies, between the waves and chainsaws,between horror movies, sci-fi and new wave, with vocoder.

For example:


And i cannot choose which one i need to buy. It will be my first time on this machies so it needs to be friendly too. Also, vocoder is a must for me, cause i'm gonna use it a alot to make my readings more robotic etc.

So: Microkorg, Microkorg XL, Korg R3, Nova Ultranova, Nova Mininova.
Which one is more usefull for me?
Actually, I want to buy myself Korg MS2000 with vocoder but it's really hard to find here :(

I will be so happy if any of you is gonna help me. I'm adore this kind of music and performances and i'm so ready to give myself into this experience. I just want to start something good.

Thank you a lot,
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Re: A lot of choises! I need help.

Postby commodorejohn » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:27 pm

Only one I have experience with is the Microkorg. If you want "raw" sounds, you could certainly do a lot worse - it's got a nice gritty digital character to it. It's not great for live tweaking, since the parameters have to be accessed from a grand total of four knobs, but other than that it's pretty friendly. Vocoder's good stuff, too, and they go pretty cheap.
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