looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by Ashe37 » Wed May 20, 2015 12:13 pm

the Nord Lead 4 and the Nord Lead A1 only have a large 2-digit LED display...

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by max badwan » Wed May 20, 2015 12:19 pm

Ashe37 wrote:the Nord Lead 4 and the Nord Lead A1 only have a large 2-digit LED display...
Big plus, didn't know that, thanks.

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by teknokasper88 » Wed May 20, 2015 1:06 pm

Thanks for your replys. Can the jp-8000 do more then my sh-201? I know i can get some soundsets for it. About creating my own presets, i try to do that on my sh-201, and i have created some sounds. The limit is that it only is possible to save 32 user patches in it. Okay juno-gi out of the list. Instead i found some reviews of the novation synths and the waldorf synth. They sound a bit like the virus. Are they a better choice?

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by Ashe37 » Wed May 20, 2015 1:14 pm

An older Novation Supernova Or Waldorf q is still pretty screen-depedent for deep programming. A Blofeld is very very screen dependent. Newer novations... yeah, menu diving involved.

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by teknokasper88 » Wed May 20, 2015 5:56 pm

hmm okay... What can be done via the front panel on the virus? is it possible to find the presets without diving in menues? It looks like it will be very dificult to get one without menu's if i want more then my sh-201 can do. I'm still interested in the nord lead's and the king korg. The problem is that i can't try the synths. I nead to drive 2 hours to a music store that maybe have 1 of the models home.

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by Ashe37 » Fri May 22, 2015 2:57 pm

you can increment and decrement the presets from the front panel, yes. Most basic editing can be done from the front panel.

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by clubbedtodeath » Sat May 23, 2015 11:53 am

Bass-wise, for screaming basslines you couldn't do much better than a MiniBrute SE. Despite having a single VCO, it has extensive wave shaping abilities: it can do a sort of unison. That said, the single oscillator it has, coupled with the filters, enough power that I hardly ever with unison. More pricey, there is the Korg MS-20. No unison, but two VCOs easily detuned on the fly, serial low and high pass filters - and of course that patch bay.

And of course, they are both analogue. I find this adds a bit of variation in the sound - important for repeated bass patterns. I own both of the synths above, and as soon as I switch to running the bass through either of the above, basses get a bit of life breathed into them. Anyway, just my opinion - hope you find what you're looking for!

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by gcoudert » Sat May 23, 2015 2:57 pm

Roland Fantom X with 'Supreme Dance' expansion card (SRX-05).
Click here for sound demo
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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by Ashe37 » Sat May 23, 2015 2:58 pm

unreadable display....

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by gcoudert » Sat May 23, 2015 3:04 pm

Ashe37 wrote:unreadable display....
In what way? Haven't read the whole thread, sorry!
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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by Ashe37 » Sat May 23, 2015 3:07 pm

gcoudert wrote:
Ashe37 wrote:unreadable display....
In what way? Haven'read the whole thread, sorry!
The OP is blind so anythign heavily dependent on the screen isn't going to be useful

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by gcoudert » Sat May 23, 2015 4:53 pm

Ashe37 wrote:The OP is blind so anythign heavily dependent on the screen isn't going to be useful
Oh, I see. That just leaves one-knob-per-function synths, I suppose.
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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by teknokasper88 » Sat May 30, 2015 12:18 pm

Thanks for all replys. I'm maybe going to a music store on tuesday. They don't have the prophet synths on there lists. So i have to look at some of the other synths. They maybe have the gaia, king korg and the nord leads home but not the virus ti. So if i buy that i take a risk. to list the features up i maybe nead. Supersaw/hypersaw/unison i know they call it diffrend names. Wavetable oscs or some that sounds like that to create bells used in dance music. I know the nord lead 4 have wavetable but i don't know how good it is for supersaw leads and pads. Do the nord lead a1 have wavetable oscs? i do know now that it can do trance pads. I like the gaia presets but will it be a good synth for all the types of sounds i nead? back are the virus ti and king korg. that i don't know mutch about. i Know there are lots of good soundsets for the virus, and the factory presets in the king korg are good.

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by Ashe37 » Sat May 30, 2015 4:12 pm

don't have any dsi synths or just the P6?

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Re: looking for a new synth for dance music i can use

Post by teknokasper88 » Sat May 30, 2015 10:35 pm

They don't have all dsi synths on there lists.

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