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Post by Z » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:08 pm

Akai AX-60 (5 octave with sliders), AX-73 (6 octave w/ velo, no sliders).

It's not analog, but the JD-800 is my main synth.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:11 pm

The Prophet-600 would be better than a Jupiter-4 for live use. The JP-4 has a mind of its own and can be very temprimental when it wants to be. I will be gigging mine when i get one though because im crazy! :P
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Post by JUGEL » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:25 pm

@Jack. Jupiter 6 would be tits .. but I doubt I'd get one that cheap. My friend has one and I love it... If I was going for something like that I'd get a OB-8 or OBXa

So ... embarassing question. What would be more gigable.. Yamaha CS50 or Roland Jupiter 4 ??

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Post by Jack Spider » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:25 pm

Well, the CS-50 does have a carrying handle...
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Post by hfinn » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:31 pm

JUGEL wrote:@Jack. Jupiter 6 would be tits .. but I doubt I'd get one that cheap. My friend has one and I love it... If I was going for something like that I'd get a OB-8 or OBXa

So ... embarassing question. What would be more gigable.. Yamaha CS50 or Roland Jupiter 4 ??
Well a jupiter 4 weighs half as much...

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Post by bigfoot-studios » Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:51 am

dougt wrote:How about a JX-3P with PG-200 knob box? Very reliable, cool sequencer, and a good variety of sounds...
Yeah JP-6 would be my first choice if you can find it uner 1k but this is a good choice for around $500 or less

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Post by steveman » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:40 am

dougt wrote:How about a JX-3P with PG-200 knob box? Very reliable, cool sequencer, and a good variety of sounds...
JX-8P + programmer?

Of those mentioned the P600 seems like a good bet. CS50 is great if you want a hernia...

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Post by gryphon » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:24 am

We use an AX60 live and the autotune feature is solid- VCOs sound nice live, seems to be the only place where it shines (on a record no one can hear the difference between it and a similarly programmed 106). They can be had for cheaper and are somewhat sturdy and light
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Post by premieklovn » Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:59 am

JUGEL wrote:@Jack. Jupiter 6 would be tits .. but I doubt I'd get one that cheap. My friend has one and I love it... If I was going for something like that I'd get a OB-8 or OBXa

So ... embarassing question. What would be more gigable.. Yamaha CS50 or Roland Jupiter 4 ??

Even though the Jupiter 4 sounds very unique and amazing to my ears, it's the freaking synth version of HAL9000. Thats a hate\love factor.
I bought a JX3P as a live substitute for the JP4 since it couldn't play more than 3 voices without being awfully out of tune. Using the tuning-pots on the back is useless too since the oscillators just drift out of tune after 5 min.
I'm not saying that it's always out of tune but it kind of lives its own life. I've had it with me on flights during winter time without experiencing tuning problems. I've also had major tuning problems in studios where the temperatur have been stable and the synth have been powered up for a long time. I don't really see a logic in that. It's living its own life. It's not a synth. It's a 14 year old girl.

It's totally one of my favourite synths though. But it's not the best live synth.

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Post by JUGEL » Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:27 pm

there's a part of me that just wants a AX60 and JX3P

Is there any decent samples of the AX60?

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Post by cbjlietuva » Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:24 pm

JUGEL wrote:there's a part of me that just wants a AX60 and JX3P

Is there any decent samples of the AX60?
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/ ... /samp.html
not the highest quality.. but samples

i thought there were some here: http://homepage.mac.com/synth_seal/html/index.html down at the bottom. under the 'written by others' section.

I'd send you some from mine- but it's in the shop :(
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Post by Alex E » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:25 pm

I say get an Akai AX60. Really cool synth. Definitely my next analog.
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Post by JJQ » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:27 pm

Ive gigged with my former CS-50 one time, and i had no problem with tuning...

Its very heavy but once you have it place you have great control with the aftertouch.
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Post by mistercooper » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:41 pm

I've got a CS-50. Its really heavy... You'll want someone to help you move it. Besides that, I love it. Those babies (50/60/80) siiiing. The aftertouch is nice for tactile performance, too.
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