Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by commodorejohn » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:58 am

Very well: I disagree!

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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by ryryoftokyo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:25 pm

Moog Minitaur + Moog Little Phatty + any random bass pedal midi controller.
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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by max badwan » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:19 am

commodorejohn wrote:I really don't understand why people think the MS-20 is so complicated. It's got a perfectly standard monosynth architecture pre-patched right into it, which means you can start simple and work your way up from there.
Apologies if you misunderstood, I'm just not convinced that the MS' are great starter synths in 2015.

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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by commodorejohn » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:08 pm

No, I understand what it is you're saying, I just don't get why so many people seem to think that.
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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:59 pm

commodorejohn wrote:No, I understand what it is you're saying, I just don't get why so many people seem to think that.
The weird filter EG behavior. The need to patch to change LFO waveforms or make the wheel and push button do anything. Etc.
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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by strategy400 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:51 pm

I know this is ancient. For $500 you can get the arturia vst collection, tens of thousands of dollars worth of kick a$$ synths to play through your computer. You can get Cantabile to run them in for $70.

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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:15 pm

Even though it's ugly as h**l, the Matrixbrute can do an awful lot, and ist Sound is pretty impressive (I hate to say that as I'm trying to be biased against it but...).

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Re: Cost Effective Synth for messing around with

Post by Music Bird » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:54 pm

Minilogue if you want polyphony, or MS-20 Mini/Behringer D/Behringer Neutron. Can get close to the sounds used by those groups. Keep in mind they used different stuff, like Tony Banks and the Pro-Soloist. And ELP and Yes used the Moogs. Or get Arppe2600VA, MinimogueVA, Synth1, ProSoloVst, and Prophanity for free on your PC for your mono and poly needs. I think MS20 would be a good choice. Or the KARP Odyssey or a Behringer Synth. For mono lines.
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