3 Synth Rig

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Post by aredj » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:06 am

You gotta have at least ONE analog...
because as hard as digital may try - it will never be...

My 3 that I use the most...

Virus TI

I get alot done with those
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Post by BlackGnosis » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:36 am

I'd like to make a correction.

Roland MC-808
Roland JP-8080
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Ashe37 wrote:I find it funny that you're a guitar pedal snob and yet don't own a single analog synth.

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Post by Brad » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:44 am

Without a doubt for most gigs just the two, Triton Classic Pro 76 on the bottom, Triton Classic 61 on top. For heavy synth type stuff add an MS2000 / AN1X or Nord lead 2.

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Post by stephen » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:08 am

I like this thread. 3 synths is a nice setup for me, but right now I'm thinking I've got too much VA. I'd go for something like this:

AN1x (because I already have one)

In the real world, it might be:

????? some analogue would be nice, but those pesky blofeld's....

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Post by oryjen » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:54 pm

3 among my synths:

-Korg MS20.
-Korg 800DV.
-Korg Lambda.

If I had enough money for my dreams:

-EMS Synthi AKS.
-Korg PS3300.
-RSF Modular System w/ Polyclavier.
Korg MS10-MS20-MS50-SQ10-X911-SuperDelta-800DV-MP4-ES50-P800-PE1000-M500SP-Trident MkII-KPR77-DSS1-P61-Volcas&Monotrons/Eko P15/YAMAHA CS30-CP30-DX9/RSF Bbox x2/Viscount CL1-R64/SCI Multitrack-P600/Roland GR500-SH1000/TimbreWolf/SX210/Mx3000

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Post by derma_tek » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:59 pm

of my synths:

-moog little phatty
-nord lead 3
-roland jx-3p

if i could afford it:

-alesis andromeda
-access virus ti
-moog voyager

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:07 pm

Right now, I'm playing:

Roland JX-8P
Akai Ax60
Roland Fantom X6

They really cover all, or most of the bases for me. One thing I've been realizing is that, now that I'm putting together a live band, even three synths might be too much. I do have a Korg DW-8000 on the way, an d I'm excited to try it out, but the plan for that is that, playing live, it will be the singer's keyboard.

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Post by esqoner » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:20 pm

how about just my esq-1
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Post by TX81ZJH » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:53 am

Ensoniq ESQ-1 - owned
Yamaha DX-1 (If I could afford one!)
Yamaha TX81Z - owned
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Post by philbar » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:27 pm

virus ti polar
moog voyager
generic rompler with all the extra gubbins ( maybe an oasys)

would do it for me.

Access Virus Ti Polar + Ableton Live

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Post by JSRockit » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:08 pm

3 synths?

Elektron Monomachine
Elektron Machinedrum UW
Nord G2
Korg Volcas / 6 x TE POs / MicroBrute / EH Space Drum & Crash Pad

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Post by mis psiquicios y yo » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:51 pm

If only reduced to three synths, right know:

DotCom Modular
Juno 60
ARP Odyssey
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In electronic music, sequencers are as important as synths, they all modify your composition and playing

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Post by kvnvk » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:29 pm

at the moment I'm down to three synths I use on a regular basis in the studio...

Nord G2
Nord Lead 3
Waldorf Blofeld

...and I've been thinking I could probably do fine with just the Lead 3 and Blofeld if I really had to

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