Modern keepers!

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Post by naturligfunktion » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:57 am

I've heard alot about the OB-6 so that is one of those synths I really wanna get at some point.

But one absolute keeper is the Maths. The best module.
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Post by VM » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 am

WMD Performance Mixer. So many VCAs, so much control. Being able to output each track individually via the DB25 snake is a game-changer for recording. Just wish it had some alternate panel options - matte dark grey would be unreal.
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Post by galaxiesmerge » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:28 pm

I sold my Sunsyn Mk-I (Version 1.23 OS) and bought a Sunsyn Mk-II (Version 2.02 OS) along with the Waldorf Quantum. The Poly-Evolver is the only other keyboard (with racks for voice expansion) that is on par with these instruments.

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Post by ResistSound » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:17 pm

Moog Voyager
Moog Matriarch
Digitakt

Regret selling:
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Post by DesolationBlvd » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:33 pm

Moog Matriarch: the one Moog for me. If I start my Eurorack journey, I'm already a good chunk of the way there unless I want to expand into digital or West Coast type stuff.

Ever since playing the Prophet-6 in the store, I knew I had to have one, but other purchases have jumped it in line. Hopefully this will be the year I get the module.

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Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:48 pm

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Post by seta666 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:14 pm

0-Coast ( pairs with DFAM very well)
DFAM ( my favorite piece of gear)
Volca Drum ( best volca so far)
Circuit Monostation ( apart from the synth itself, I use it to sequence both DFAM and 0-Coast)

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Post by CoreInside » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:26 pm

Volca Drum ( best volca so far)

totally agree. i had to sell mine to pay for a holiday but i have a concept for an album that uses two of those drums and the nubass. i sampled the hell out of it into my digitakt and made the first half of my umbromaniii - digitrax album with majority of samples from the drum. ill be buying two of them soon. it can do fm synthesis, drums, sawtooth,noise, blips, bloops,etc

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Post by booger » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:30 pm

DesolationBlvd wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Moog Matriarch: the one Moog for me. If I start my Eurorack journey, I'm already a good chunk of the way there unless I want to expand into digital or West Coast type stuff.
The Matriarch is probably the nicest sounding synth I've ever experienced and a great heart/start to a Eurorack system. Moog could have only done better if they had used ancient Elvish for the fonts.

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Post by Divinital » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:30 pm

My up to date list of keepers :

- DSI OB-6
- Moog Matriarch
- Novation Peak/Summit

That’s a life’s worth of exploration if you value everything you purchase and use them to their fullest potential.

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Post by chaocrator » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:55 am

Roland MC-707
Squarp Pyramid
Axoloti Core
DSI Tetra (well, bought it second hand, but it was almost impulse purchase, and it turned to be a keeper).
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Post by slicetwo » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:07 am

I think the Elektron Digitone is definitely a modern keeper. I like how it simplifies FM programming, yet still gives you an insanely huge pallet of parameters to tweak. I've made everything from warm pads to heavy metal leads to deep basses and everything in-between. If you like Elektron's sequencing, it has almost all the bells and whistles (at least on the synth sequencing side, the MIDI is missing a bit). The form factor is fantastic, too. While not ideal, Overbridge is nice for recording all 4 tracks at once.

Otherwise, I think any synth in the Virus series is a keeper, too. Each one seems to be better than the last. My C has been going strong for the 13 years I've had it (except when I accidentally blew a resistor using the wrong PSU) and I can't really see it ever going out of style.

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Post by sallowworm » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:12 pm

Moog Grandmother - Placing the huge box on the table and unpacking it two Christmases ago was a magical experience. A Moog at home. Plugging it in and spending a year exploring was an absolute joy to behold. The be-all and end-all of mono synths for me personally, a bottomless playground, especially when combined with pedals. It’s keeping me away from Eurorack and even in the shadow of the Matriarch, it still holds its own. I lose myself every time it gets switched on and the spring reverb is delicious.

Soma Lyra 8 – I sold my MS20 mini to fund this. Not in a bad way, a real curio of a synth. It is unlike any other instrument I have ever owned. Admittedly I am yet to tame it, but again, it seems like one of those machines that surprises and confuses in equal measure. Putting in even more time this year, recording live alongside flute.

Novation Peak – After a particularly stressful medical placement, I got greedy and decided to buy a poly. Managed to snag one second hand at the end of last year and paired it with a Keystep. Immediate satisfaction, have barely scratched the surface, but feel there is enough here to keep me digging for a long time.

As with most interests, temptation for shiny new things is never far away (Effects pedals, 5U format :s) however I can say I am very content with these three synths in that they all provide something different. I am however eyeing up a Synthesis Technology E520 to underpin the above.

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Post by khyber » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:36 am

Agree with a lot of what other people have listed. To add:

Make Noise Phonogene
Nord Rack 2
Roland JV 1080
Roland SH01-A

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Post by synthpriest » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:31 am

Reface DX, TR-09, Volca DRUM, Volca FM.

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Post by MindMachine » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:00 am

oldgearguy wrote:
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:51 am
MacBeth Elements
Hypersynth Xenophone

(I seem to keep selling any new polysynths I try; the monos have fared much better)
Do you still enjoy these as much these days?

The Elements and V2 look like such innovative/nostalgic machines. Dream machines...
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Post by gelabs » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:39 am

Dunno if it's modern enough but : Nord Micromodular (especially since you can use the phones output directly to inject modulations into eurorack modules).

Also, DFAM.
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Post by galaxie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:56 am

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Post by oldgearguy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:55 pm

MindMachine wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:00 am
oldgearguy wrote:
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:51 am
MacBeth Elements
Hypersynth Xenophone

(I seem to keep selling any new polysynths I try; the monos have fared much better)
Do you still enjoy these as much these days?

The Elements and V2 look like such innovative/nostalgic machines. Dream machines...
Hypersynth ended up leaving. Lots of little reasons why, but mainly more menu diving than I wanted in a monosynth.

Tried the Elements v2, ended up selling it and keeping the original silver one. If you are ever in the position to buy one or the other, PM me and I'll discuss my issues. I don't feel comfortable just dropping it out in public and i don't follow Ken on Facebook, so i don't know if anything has changed since i had it.

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Post by 3hands » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:54 pm

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Post by unpunk » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:59 pm

ResistSound wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:17 pm
Moog Voyager
Moog Matriarch
Digitakt

Regret selling:
TE - OP-1
Elektron A4 MKII
I am tossing up between the Voyager and the Matriarch as my next purchase. Why both? I know they are different but can you tell me why your reasons?

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Post by ResistSound » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:17 pm

Wow they really are so different. The voyager is a monster mono synth with Osc sync that gets me every time. Its difficult to make it sound bad.

That said, if I had to choose, I would pick the Matriarch. It’s all knobs, no screens cv I/O etc. it can do so much. I love the duophonoc patches I make on it and it can also be an amazing mono synth. It’s one of my favorite synths that’s ever been made. I really enjoy playing it :)

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Post by blw » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:45 am

Aside for several great but obvious vintage reissues, Cwejman S1 mkii and Soma Lyra 8. Everyone that touches those comes away smiling.

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Post by peabreu » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:05 am

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