What synth are you in love with?

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Post by i_watch_stars » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:36 am

OK....Something just happened that has propelled the Access Virus into the title of GREATEST SYNTH EVER.

Call me stupid, but I have just now discovered the Random Patch Function. This function is EFFING BRILLIANT! Pure genius...

The Access Virus has now surpassed all of my other synths for the time being...

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Post by Track2 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:23 pm

Synths I just :love9:

Nothing vintage or analog, as I havent any unfortunatly but:

1) I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Z1.

From a programming p.o.v. its just so bonkers and deep.

2) The MS2000- the interface is just so well thought out. Despite being a relatively simple synth, theres something about the interface that makes it a joy to use. I always surprise myself with the sounds it can create- not, I think as a result of the engine, but rather the layout and functionality of the knobs and switches. This seems to drive an interaction with it that brings home the bacon in terms of creativity and interesting surprises.

I sold a keyboard version and replaced it with the rack to save space and it just doesnt have the same attraction. The keyboard version just had a great vibe and, at the risk of sounding a bit daft, I just wanted to hug it I loved it so much.

3) Waldorf XT/XTk

Because its so unique, and makes the best broken radio emulation known to humanity :D


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Post by wilsontherocker » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:28 pm

I love my desktop evolver. Twas my first hardware synth, and still excites me to no end whenever I toy around with it. I like its grittiness, quirkiness, flexibility, and depth.

It's one of the few things I own that I'm really proud of.

Currently it's in the hands of a band mate. And I want it back, gosh durn it!

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Post by XeemEyexoX » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:34 pm

mine's not really a synth per se, but my eowave spacebug is the most lovable little piece of kit. i twiddle with the space, regen, and delay time knobs... and get some fun sounds out of it. (and kill my monitors damn!)
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Post by ostrovitch » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:37 pm

my CS80, polyaftertouch addicted :wink:
My vintages:
yamaha: CS80, FS1R, Roland: VP330, JUPITER 8, Elka: Synthex, Sequential: Prophet VS Rack, Oberheim: Matrix 12,
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Post by ReaPeR » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:12 pm

i_watch_stars wrote:OK....Something just happened that has propelled the Access Virus into the title of GREATEST SYNTH EVER.

Call me stupid, but I have just now discovered the Random Patch Function. This function is EFFING BRILLIANT! Pure genius...

The Access Virus has now surpassed all of my other synths for the time being...
Waldorf Q has that too.

it creates the weirdest weird sounds!

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Post by Music*aL » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:33 pm

Access Virus Kb. Just got it a few days ago, and love it. Wow!! I actually find it easier to navigate than my NL3 which I recently sold!!! Love that synth, random patch generator and all. Great dark tones, reminds me a lot of a well polished An1x...


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Post by haricots » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:33 pm

I love my Pro One and my 777. Both are raw and heavy by nature but can be tamed quite nicely.

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Post by shaft9000 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:50 pm

another MS-2000 addict.

despite it's flaws, i've never met a digital synth that is so charming, useful and encouraging to play around with.

mine's got a busted power jack so i'm experiencing some withdrawl symptoms :lol:
2600.solus.modcan a.eurorack.cs60.JP8.Juno6.A6.sunsyn.volcakeys.jd990.tb303.x0xb0x.revolution.

shaft9000.muffwiggler.com <- singles & mixtape
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Post by acmesoundlab » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:33 pm

Little Phatty. First time I've ever seen my wife of 15 years jealous!

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Post by akira_smith » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:19 am

i would say im in love with all the gear i own. i believe you have to be that way to keep producing time and time again.

if i dont love it... i sell it to buy another.

but my absolute fav. would have to be my Roland Juno60, she's my baby.
anything synthesized

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Post by jplavidfan » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:16 pm

I really love all mine, but that MS is kickass. I have seriously altered almost every preloaded patch and it was nearly brainless. And the keybed is nice.

The best keybed I ever found is my VFX. We should have a poll on that alone.

I think I will change my mind when I get my "last" synth which is either a Poly Evolver or a LP.

I know the DSI is more dough, but it seems to do much more than the LP or the Voyager.

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Post by sam » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:47 pm

At this moment...Jupiter 4 and cr78...Synced up.. :D
Roland Vp330 mk1.SH101.juno 6.OSCar.ARP odyssey..Tonus 2600..omni.
ms20/50. OBX.
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Post by Mpresev » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:11 am

I'm in love with my Ion right now but when I was at the GUitar Center, I wanted to cheat off to the Moog Voyager. THe bass tone is similar to my Ion but the flashing blue lights makes me want to hump it.

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Post by Shanesaw » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:54 am

Shanesaw wrote:Nord Lead 2x! Just had a fun little blues jam session.
I changed my mind. Moog Little Phatty!

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