Which synth to part with next??
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Which synth to part with next??

So I've got a dilemma, I've been thinning the herd and recently parted with my JX3P and my Juno 106, both weren't really doing it for me anymore.

I use a hybrid setup and love soft synths for some sounds and analog HW for others. I've been good to spread out my synths over various types (VCO, DCO, Polys, VA)

What to get rid of next, don't need money, just don't have anymore inputs lol

Sequential Circuits Multitrak
Dave Smith Mopho
Dave Smith Tetra
Dave Smith Mono Evolver
Korg MS2000
Korg Wavestation
Moog Lil Phatty

Any software emulations rival these at all?? That would lighten the load
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I'd sell the MS2000 if I were in your shoes.
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Well you say you're out of inputs, the easy answer would be the one that isn't plugged in right now.
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Dave Smith Mopho
Dave Smith Tetra

theres got to be some overlap there! unless the mopho is a keyboard no need for both
keep the evolver

get rid of the ms2000 and wavestation and use software
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Dave Smith Mopho
Dave Smith Tetra

theres got to be some overlap there!
One word: Polychain. I'd hold onto that combo.
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I'd say the Multitrak unless you have an absolute need for it. I'm not a fan of the later Sequential units (except for the VS) having owned a Sixtrak and not got on well with it. What aspects of the Juno 106 and JX-3p bored you that made you hold on onto the Sequential? Sounds to me like you'd be more into an unconventional poly like the Akai AX-60 or the Korg DW-8000.

The Wavestation is another that could go unless you have a need that really requires it. It's a crazy pad machine but there are times where I feel it's got this sameyness to its sound, much like how a Juno will always sound characteristically like a Juno no matter how far to the edge you push it. FWIW I have a Wavestation A/D, which has the benefit the balanced external inputs to temper that samey feel -- that's the main reason I keep it around.
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don't need money
Just send that Tetra to me then - problem solved.
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One word: Polychain. I'd hold onto that combo.
you really need the last extra 5th voice from the mopho?

if its a mokeys I can see the point because the tetra interface is useless , but if their both desktops sell the mopho , pickup the extra channels and limit yourself to 4 voices.

or sell them both and get a 2nd hand 08 module for even more poly
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Do you have the Mono Evolver Keyboard? If so, hang on to it as it is OOP.
Hang on to it even if its the desktop version.
Real tough call. Glad i'm not in your shoes.
I say let go of the MS2000.
Where are you located? Still in LA? I'm interested in buying it. PM me. I live in the NY/Philly area.
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There's a software version of the MS2000 called Tarkus.
| SuperWave - Products - Tarkus |
^--- dunno if they still do but as long as I known about the superwave company they sell synthedit plugins. warned.
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Id keep these and get Korg Legacy if you still want to hang onto those Wavestation sounds.

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Dave Smith Tetra
Dave Smith Mono Evolver
Moog Lil Phatty

Any software emulations rival these at all?? That would lighten the load
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you really need the last extra 5th voice from the mopho?
No I need the extra 4 voices for my MoPho keys to turn it from a mono to a poly.

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or sell them both and get a 2nd hand 08 module for even more poly
P08, meh. No subs.
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The ones I would NOT sell are the Tetra, MS2k, and Evolver. The Evolver is unique as all hell and useful even as an effects unit, the Tetra sounds great, and the MS2k isn't worth enough relative to it's awesomeness to justify selling it.

As for the remaining ones, never cared for the Multitrack, and I'm kind of over Moogs. So those would be the easiest for me to part with. Not too familiar with the Wavestation however.
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Another vote for losing the Wavestation. Korg has done it in software now, and the MS2000 is too hands on to ever lose imo.

Wish I never sold mine
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I'm a very "Hands On" type of guy when it comes to making music.

The Wavestation is the least hands on piece I have...It also is used very rarely.

The Mopho and Tetra are Polychained (AWESOME). I don't think I'd enjoy the Tetra much without the Mopho Keys.

I guess it's the Wavestation that's going up on my local CL. Plus I see there is this VSTi for it!

Kinda surprised so many were for selling the MS2000, while I don't HATE the sound I don't LOVE it, it's got the best interface IMO.

Oh and I reaaaaly didn't like the sound of the Juno 106, I prefered the sound of the JX3P but that synth is quite limited and has no Sub-Osc.

I LOOOOVE my Sequential Multitrak, it's quite rare and it has such an organic sound. It's VCO which I like, not real snappy filter wise. I prefer newer synths over the older stuff now that I produce a lot more and have to be faster, so waiting 30 minutes for stuff to warm up is a pain.
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The korg legacy collection is a great plugin. One of the best emulations I have heard.
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Id keep these and get Korg Legacy if you still want to hang onto those Wavestation sounds.
exactly what I was going to say

Tetra can pretty much do what the Multitrak and Mopho can

MS2000 and Wavestation can be replaced with Korg Legacy

Mono Evolver and Lil Phatty stand their ground
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I find it interesting that no one can thing up of an analog modeling software synth plug-in to rival any of the DSI, Seq Circuits, or Moog hardware.

However, +1 for the Korg Legacy, the Wavestation plug-in is pretty spot on.
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I find it interesting that no one can thing up of an analog modeling software synth plug-in to rival any of the DSI, Seq Circuits, or Moog hardware.

However, +1 for the Korg Legacy, the Wavestation plug-in is pretty spot on.
I feel like DSI stuff doesn't really sound like a lot of software to me. Then again I'm pretty Reason/Cubase excluside, the Mopho's sound is so forward, I love it.

I definitely don't think the Mopho/Tetra sounds like the Multitrak at all. Then again maybe it's just my ears.
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I feel like DSI stuff doesn't really sound like a lot of software to me. Then again I'm pretty Reason/Cubase excluside, the Mopho's sound is so forward, I love it.

I definitely don't think the Mopho/Tetra sounds like the Multitrak at all. Then again maybe it's just my ears.
Agreed.
Anyone who thinks that DSI or any good (or even bad) analog sounds like software needs to clean their ears or take up the trumpet or something.
I have heard great leads on MoPhos and even Evolvers with its analog oscillators mixed with the wavetables.
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