Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by tone-def » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:32 pm

::BLM:: wrote:hows the se1?
it's suppose to be like a moog but with slower envelopes.

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by Phurniture » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:32 pm

I'll 2nd the MKS-70. Not sure why I ever got rid of mine. You might be able to get one with the PG-800 programmer for less than a grand.

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by ezz » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:39 pm

tone-def wrote:
::BLM:: wrote:hows the se1?
it's suppose to be like a moog but with slower envelopes.
no problem to make SE1 envelopes faster
http://www.syntheasy.com/se1/se1tutorial1.html

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by djd_oz » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:10 pm

Waldorf Pulse 2 when it arrives?

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by Opuswerk » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:19 pm

A few spring to my mind:
  • Waldorf uWave XT
    Matrix 1000 r
    Matrix 6 r
    MKS 70, 50, 30
    D50
    Tetr4
    Prophet 08 (but that's above $1000)
    a second hand MonoMachine could also be in your price range i reckon.

My personal favs of this list are the uWave XT and the matrix 1000. Both are really great synths, with a distinct character to the classic Roland ones. The only downside of the Matrix1000 is that it's a pain to edit, but it sounds real good.
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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by hNRk » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:21 pm

mehta wrote:I use a jx3p through some outboard fx for those types of sounds, entire setup was less than $500ca
what would that total setup be?

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by AK » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:49 pm

What about the Alpha Juno instead of the 106? I have a soft spot for DCO synthy chords. Don't know how much the Korg Polysix goes for these days but could be another option. ( Both have those chord memory functions )

There's tons of stuff down the V/A route. Nords, Virus, Alesis ION etc.

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Re: Hardware polysynth up to $ 1000.. which better?

Post by mehta » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:16 pm

hNRk wrote: what would that total setup be?
Lately, I've been running the JX3P through Pearl Effects flanger & chorus (lush analog boxes, but I only have them because they were next to nothing) with a digitech delay at the end of the chain.

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