£1000 First Synth

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£1000 First Synth

Post by Tiny » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:39 am

Hi so i need a little help picking a first synth i just wanted to know what you think about the options and combinations.
The stuff i want to make is ambiant and rawstyle and if i can cinematic/orchestral

.Teenage engineering OP-1 £795
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.korg electribe 2 sampler £375
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.behringer deepmind 12 £740
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.digitakt elektron £589
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.Make noise 0 coast £483
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..electribe sampler + 0 coast=£858
..elektron + 0 coast=£1,072
What do you think? Also this £1000 should be laptop money but i don't need a computer do i. as in if i spend it all i don't have a pc or a laptop i just have a nintendo switch. :lol:

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Re: £1000 First Synth

Post by Sawteeth » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:33 am

Cinematic and ambient for 1000? Maybe an MS-20 ( good deal street priced or the mini) and a tape delay machine?

Oh and, for like 400usd you can build a decent PC for audio and also buy a cheap audio interface.

Do whichever lets you make what you want to hear.

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Re: £1000 First Synth

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:51 am

realistically, you'd need to budget more like $500+ for a decent PC, and at least a hundred more for an audio interface.

anyway, Electribe Sampler + Deem Mind 6, and add an audio interface to your pc

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Re: £1000 First Synth

Post by clubbedtodeath » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:38 pm

A second-hand Novation KS4/KS5/KS rack would do the business for ambient. They'll do lush pads, synth pianos, most of what you need. Three virtual oscillators per voice, so you can add some nice harmonics in a patch. Dirt cheap nowadays, and would leave you enough to get a reasonable laptop + audio interface (which you will need).

Here's someone's ambient demo using a KS4:


Btw. I've had a KS4 for over a decade. Not tempted to get rid of it yet. The aftertouch on it is excellent.

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Re: £1000 First Synth

Post by Ashe37 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm

Or a Nova and a controller...

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Re: £1000 First Synth

Post by annaxh » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:09 pm

.hi
korg electribe 2 sampler £375
in my opinion
you have to chioce
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Re: £1000 First Synth

Post by madtheory » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:39 pm

Ashe37 wrote:realistically, you'd need to budget more like $500+ for a decent PC, and at least a hundred more for an audio interface.
Agreed- much much better value, to start out with the computer. Maybe budget for cost of Ableton also...
clubbedtodeath wrote:A second-hand Novation KS4/KS5/KS rack would do the business for ambient.
Agreed, great synth for anything, I love my KSR too. Is also a fab controller for soft synths. But I dunno if they're cheap? €250-€350 on eBay lately. I bought mine used in 2010 for €200 so they're holding steady it seems. I think other people like them too!

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