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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by AK » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:01 am

kdgh wrote:Minibrute
Sh101
Dark Energy
Crumar Spirit (maybe bit too big)
Siel Mono (maybe also a bit too big)
CS-01
Dave Smith Evolver (maybe bit too much menu stuff)
Technosaurus Microcon I / II
the 101 can be wicked for melodic purposes, and it fits the criteria. The OP said, bass and melodic lines - well, melody and bass usually ( not always ) are monophonic. Raw, hands on, etc. Great tone - ( you don't get horrible sound at the top end with analogue, it's still a pure tone.)

I'm only just realising how versatile my 101 is, I was musically inexperienced when I had one the first time around, it's a simple synth but man, it's so hard to get a bad sound out of it.

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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by steevio » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:17 am

AK wrote:
kdgh wrote:Minibrute
Sh101
Dark Energy
Crumar Spirit (maybe bit too big)
Siel Mono (maybe also a bit too big)
CS-01
Dave Smith Evolver (maybe bit too much menu stuff)
Technosaurus Microcon I / II
the 101 can be wicked for melodic purposes, and it fits the criteria. The OP said, bass and melodic lines - well, melody and bass usually ( not always ) are monophonic. Raw, hands on, etc. Great tone - ( you don't get horrible sound at the top end with analogue, it's still a pure tone.)

I'm only just realising how versatile my 101 is, I was musically inexperienced when I had one the first time around, it's a simple synth but man, it's so hard to get a bad sound out of it.
man luvs is 101 innit bruv

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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by AK » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:27 am

yeah mate, defo :lol: . Software/VA can work in the middle frequencies but I can really see the difference in top and low end just by having the 101 again. I can get by with what I got but have to realise the sweet spots of VA/software - co's it's just not right at all at certian frequencies to my ears.

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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by kdgh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:29 am

and if even those synths are not doing the trick, then i'll advice you to try to make a DIY Doepfer synth.
Mono, but capable of LOADS of stuff.

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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by AK » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:53 am

kdgh wrote:and if even those synths are not doing the trick, then i'll advice you to try to make a DIY Doepfer synth.
Mono, but capable of LOADS of stuff.

how much?

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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by kdgh » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:10 pm

That depends on the quality of your parts, knobs, casing etc.
But at least you have to buy the pcb (120€), the wires (20€) and the PSU (50€)

You can expand the synth as much as you like as in CV/Audio ins/outs.
Though you have 1 vco, 1vca, 1 vcf, 1 lfo and 1 adsr (+ glide) it's quite a beast.

A bit of soldering skills and electronic engineering skills is necessary.

Here are some movies of some DIY doepfer synths :

This dude wired up multiple DIY pcb's and also some dark energy/dark times.
Still monophonic but you can make chords with the semi knob etc.


Here's a smaller example :


Just type in DIY Doepfer into youtube and you'll get some examples.

You can also try to make a MFOS DIY synth. They give you most of the parts. Front of the case, the necessary parts, etc.
Though they also provide just some parts. check out http://www.musicfromouterspace.com

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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by Rein » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:38 pm

that arturia looks excellent... too bad it's coming out in april but, maybe worth the wait. thanks for all the replies!
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Re: looking for a new synth

Post by AK » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:04 pm

You can place an order apparently. DV have them listed at £429. It looks great, has loads of features and is priced very well, the sliders look a bit delicate though.

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