If you could only have one...

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by arthurdent » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:42 am

3hands wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:38 pm
Or a 68 BSA B25 Motorcyle.
I'd look for a Velocette Thruxton.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by D.Tilbury » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:56 am

lisa wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:01 am
Well, Alesis Ion. Since it’s the best synth ever made. Great sound, full featured, easy to work with and a looker too. :sstorm:
Alesis Andeomeda....FTW!
I sold mine to buy a backup bass rig for a small tour.....worst idea ever. Still have the backup amp (ampeg svt-cl all tube boat anchor). Since then, I bought an ion from a guy in NorCal while on a job. Its output went quiet. I repaired it by putting new transistors in it....and fitted these small sockets in there in case it died again. Its been rock solid ever since. That thing has so many wild sounds....and the mod matrix thing which I never use....but should.

Its that A6 or like one Buchla module.
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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by D.Tilbury » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:57 am

chachi wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:50 am
surely someone will sell me an easel for less than $3k.
Hahahahha. Wow how I would love that. I think you can get yourself one module for that price.
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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by blw » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:30 am

Some other favorites coming in over the price limit makes this easier, so my pick would be the Minimoog reissue. Inspiring to play and always sounds good. I've been recording whole tracks with mine recently then going back to revoice the parts (or not). Stuff just spills out when playing it and blends and layers so well. And its tone has a edge that seems well suited to additional effects.

If I were a better player, a Rhodes would get my vote for its even more inspiring classic tone. But I benefit from recording MIDI parts on the Moog and editing my flubs!

Total respect for the guy that picked ESQ-1 as well. Such an underrated classic, and the sequencer is a great tool for composition.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by js213 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:01 pm

Novation Summit. I love my Peak and would love a Summit even more.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by lisa » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm

D.Tilbury wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:56 am
Alesis Andeomeda....FTW!
:) I had the A6 too. A great synth in many ways but I still like my Ion better so that stayed and the Andromeda was sold off. I don’t miss it, but I never do once I’ve sold something.
New modular track! My first in six months. :party: Messy and unglued.


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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by DesolationBlvd » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:08 pm

If I had to sell it all and keep just one, Jupiter-8...Oh, it has to be under $3k. In that case, I'll go with the SQ-80. Polyphonic aftertouch sets it above most other keyboards even today*, and a sequencer is always handy. The synth engine does both classic analog poly and digital grit.

*Why do today's PolyAT keyboards all have to be 49 keys?

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by 3phase » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:02 pm

nord modular with expansion..

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by Blairio » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 am

These days my Nord Electro 5D plus JU-06 are my most used instruments, so.. a Nord Stage 3 76 note would be my choice - pianos, organs, a great sample library, plus the VA synth engine is no slouch either. It does bass, leads, pads, plus can go weird if required.

Happiness in a box.

Failing that, perhaps the pick of the latest workstations? Not really been following them, but the modern equivalent of my beloved Yamaha Motif ES 7 would be nice.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by tenembre » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:43 am

My Ric 4001 & SVT rig. That is never going anywhere.

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Post by LameAim » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:12 pm

tenembre wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:43 am
My Ric 4001 & SVT rig. That is never going anywhere.
Right path over here.

For me it would be my Sandberg VM5 and amp.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by nectarios » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:07 pm

Easy, Andromeda A6.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by sallowworm » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:22 pm

A row of AJH Minimod or an Easel Command

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by murch33 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:57 pm

Blairio wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 am
These days my Nord Electro 5D plus JU-06 are my most used instruments, so.. a Nord Stage 3 76 note would be my choice - pianos, organs, a great sample library, plus the VA synth engine is no slouch either. It does bass, leads, pads, plus can go weird if required.

Happiness in a box.
I like this idea. I picked up a 6D recently and can’t stop playing it.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by Feinstrom » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:20 am

All synth-nerdiness aside: If I only were allowed one synthesizer, it should better cover lots of grounds - quantity before quality (in this case only).
You couldn't do anything wrong with choosing an Alesis Fusion: VA synth, sampler/rompler, PM synth, FM synth, MIDI sequencer and 8-track recorder, all in decent to good quality, even by today's standards. Should keep me amused and creative over a long time on that island. But let it come with the manual, please!

Cheers,
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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by unclebastard » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:44 am

Novation Supernova II Pro X. 48 note polyphony, 8 voice multi timbral with separate outputs per voice, 7 effects per voice, 42 band vocoder, knobs and sliders for damn near everything, external signal input, 3 osc per voice, FM, ring mod, a genuine flagship VA. I still drool over it now, and still can't afford one.
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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by slicetwo » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:33 am

Probably a Digitone. I can't actually play well enough to make a keyboard worth it for me, so the sequencer on that thing would be very useful. I also love the sounds. Wish it had more voices, but otherwise, that'd be my choice. If I'm also allowed to bring a sequencer of some sort, then probably a Virus TI2.
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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by ResistSound » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:35 am

It would probably be my Moog Matriarch. Great sound, lots of possibilities with patching, paraphonic, the delay and filter are such great sound design tools plus I would have a sequencer and arp. I would also like to keep my Digitakt for sampling and sound design but if I can only have one I would keep the Matriarch and sell the others.

The others currently include the Buchla Easel, Make Noise SS, Moog Voyager and Digitakt.

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by kinkujin » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:27 am

DesolationBlvd wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:08 pm
If I had to sell it all and keep just one, Jupiter-8...Oh, it has to be under $3k. In that case, I'll go with the SQ-80. Polyphonic aftertouch sets it above most other keyboards even today*, and a sequencer is always handy. The synth engine does both classic analog poly and digital grit.

*Why do today's PolyAT keyboards all have to be 49 keys?
You have good taste. I just got one of these for 100 bux and had a new battery put in. I'm super thrilled with it and just digging in. Got the Kirk Slinkard disks too. ;)

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by kinkujin » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:29 am

Feinstrom wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:20 am
All synth-nerdiness aside: If I only were allowed one synthesizer, it should better cover lots of grounds - quantity before quality (in this case only).
You couldn't do anything wrong with choosing an Alesis Fusion: VA synth, sampler/rompler, PM synth, FM synth, MIDI sequencer and 8-track recorder, all in decent to good quality, even by today's standards. Should keep me amused and creative over a long time on that island. But let it come with the manual, please!

Cheers,
Bert
I could have gotten one of these last summer for 300 bux and I know I should've. I was scared off by all the negative stuff I read about it online. Instead I got a Yamaha W7 workstation (my 2nd one) and if I was to go to the island with one synth I think it would have to be this one. All-in-one setup. Sounds great and it's the only synth I've bought two of. But, I'd better be allowed spare buttons and switches (plus a good tech)!

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:55 am

Access Virus TI2 Darkstar. I have one and its deadly. The form factor is ideal. Its absolutely lethal at bass and leads and is underrated in the pad / evolving patch department.
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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by sleepmute » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:30 am

I'd keep my MS20 mini, the first synth I ever got and still the most inspiring. It's not perfect, but working within its limitations always spurs creativity for me.

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Post by ersatzplanet » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:07 pm

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by Delepathy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:30 pm

Metasonix S-1000

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Re: If you could only have one...

Post by inoshi » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:14 pm

thanks for the responses. This put some good synths on my radar.

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