best looking synth
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best looking synth

feeling "shallow" and "to the point". now that that's out of the way, what do you all think is the greatest looking synth ever? not talking functionality. purely cosmetic.

my vote goes to the akai ax80. aesthetically it's the most fun to look at. someone randomly wrote that it looks like the controls to manning the death star and i completely agree. runner up: original nord lead (i'm a sucker for those sexy beveled corners).
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Off the top of my head I guess I'm partial to the gray ARP 2600.
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probably the jupiter 8, with a close second going to the whiteface odyssey

if you like ax80, maybe you'd like the dx1 too? it's also got crazy screens above everything ha
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buchla?
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Oberheim OB 1
Synton Syrinx
Waldorf Microwave XT Shadow
EMS VC3

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I kinda like the Roland JD800

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Oberheim Eight Voice, no contest.
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Nord lead 3

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Mahogany Voyager with electric blue backlight. That lunar edition is baddass too.
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this will sound weird but i also think the OBX looks cool as hell

but close runner up would be

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My Roland SH-5.
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There are so many great looking synths but first that came to mind was Bugbrand:



It just looks delicious
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My Roland SH-5.
Phwoar! :p

The SH-2 is pretty tasty-looking too I think.

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I always thought the Elka Synthex looked cool.
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Korg PS3300

Its a slab, but I can gaze at it in awe for plenty a moment.




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I loved the looks of my Prophet 5. Total Bang & Olufsen 1970s fern bar luxury.

The Jupiter 8 might have the lead, though. Those rainbow colored buttons are a thing of beauty. Similar vibe with the TR-808, even though this isn't a proper synth. The red and blue SH-101s were always easy on the eyes. Roland really had some classic visual designs there for a few years.

The Nord synths always struck me as a cross between a red SH-101 and Moogs. The Nord logo uses a VERY similar font to the Moog logo, and I doubt that this is coincidence.
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feeling "shallow"
I agree.

I once got the advice that when looking for a long-term relationship you shouldn't pick someone who was easy on the eyes, but someone who was easy on the ears.

I think that goes for synths too.
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There are so many great looking synths but first that came to mind was Bugbrand:



It just looks delicious
wow that does look kind of cool - it looks like it could be in an arcade plus those colours must make it easy to see in any lighting
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- it looks like it could be in an arcade
..or perhaps belong to one of the Teletubbies!
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I still think the Virus TI Polar is one of the better looking modern synths.

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buchla for sure, but man that bugbrand is a sight to see!!
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I still think the Virus TI Polar is one of the better looking modern synths.

I was going to go with the Whiteout edition of the keyboard:

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..or perhaps belong to one of the Teletubbies!
hopefully one of the 'normal' ones
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I don't see how anybody wouldn't drool over this beauty

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Is that the Lunar? I so regret not getting one of those back in December when they had a crazy deal to clear them out. Gorgeous synth.
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Have always liked the MiniMoog, but I'm still a fan of vinyl, too.
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Blofeld keys looks pretty good IMO. I've always wanted to own one just for its looks. Would make a nice piece in a modern loft-style living room.

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I'm going with the Schmidt:



Honorable mention:

White Solaris:



Elka Synthex:



Grey ARP 2600:

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