Classic House Analog Synth?
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Classic House Analog Synth?

Hi there,

i'm looking to buy a new synth for my studio and i want to find the classic sounds from the 80's - 90's in House music.

If anyone knows some popular synths that where used in this style for house, let me know please, and if they're analog, much better!

I know many classics are pianos and real instruments, but i guess there were synths in between too.

My basses belongs to moog, so that part is covered

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Check out Juno-60, Juno-106 or Alpha Juno 1 & 2.
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yup..pretty much everything vintage roland
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Check out Juno-60, Juno-106 or Alpha Juno 1 & 2.
Thanks Bergman, i will check the sounds of this ones!

Cheers, Carl.
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yup..pretty much everything vintage roland
Any favorite Roland there? i will love Jupiter, but it is too much now :D

i can afford up to 1400€
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Juno 60 is a possibility , any other suggestion? I'm also open if anyone knows a modern synth that can make this analog vintage sound... and it is poly, that is important
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hmm...
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the answer is juno..
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Anyone has tried Juno 60? I can think in this option, but i haven't got the possibility to test it before as i will buy on Ebay, i have found them in really mint condition for around 1200€
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Nord Lead 2X, DSi Mopho/Tetra..

Roland wise: Juno series, JX series, Jupiter series ($$$), SH-101/MC202/TB303 (monos) and last but not least, almighty TR-909

in action: Debukas Tribute To Aaron-Carl - My House - YouTube
I have a Nord Lead 3, but i don't like the sound that much...

I guess everybody points to the same place... ROLAND, sounds good
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^ the NL3 sucks.. the 2 has that classic sound.. but yea Juno/Roland all the way
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check out the pg8x vst its free and a copy of the jx8p, with some sharp decay sustain and attack you can get some schweet house pads that don't sound like everything else.
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Anyone has tried Juno 60? I can think in this option, but i haven't got the possibility to test it before as i will buy on Ebay, i have found them in really mint condition for around 1200€
You want one. Simple archtechture, simple design, simple to program. Hard NOT to make a good sound with it. 1200 euro sounds a bit ridiculous though, I bought mine for $199 6 years ago and going prices these days, I cant see more than $600-$800 as a reasonable price
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check out the pg8x vst its free and a copy of the jx8p, with some sharp decay sustain and attack you can get some schweet house pads that don't sound like everything else.
I will definitely try it out thanks for the tipi! I prefer to use machines if it is possible of course, i have komplete ultimate 8 from NI so i use soft too but if i can touch some buttons is more fun and another sound
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You want one. Simple archtechture, simple design, simple to program. Hard NOT to make a good sound with it
yeas i think this is the choice for house sounds, i like! I will start checking for the best deal!



Early '80s Electro Funk with Juno-60 & LinnDrum - YouTube
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if you want to save some money you could go for an alpha juno or mks50 because they have a built in chord memory and you may not need the full on vintage of the juno 60 - which are at a premium price these days. You could team an SH101 with an alpha juno for example - for the same price as a Juno 60.
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1200 euro sounds a bit ridiculous though, I bought mine for $199 6 years ago and going prices these days, I cant see more than $600-$800 as a reasonable price

Where did you bought it for that price? I guess you're from USA

Here in Europe normally this kind of synth are almost double that in USA, but i will chek if i can find a nice deal for this one on the market...

I guess vintage analog are now trend and everyone wants one so, prices are going up up UP ....
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interesting video. The Juno 6/60 def sounds more organic - but maybe not so huge as you might expect...

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Don't forget the Korg stuff like MonoPoly and MS-20. Also, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, and Oberheim Matrix and Xpander.
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Use some of the cash for an Akai S950 and either an S1000 or S1100 too. Total sound of 90's house for drums and chord samples. Especially the filter on the 950, but even the basic S1000 filter hums a la 90's.

These will NOT replace the synth(s) but for almost no cash will complete the sound.

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Korg M1 => over used in 90's House
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Hi there,

i'm looking to buy a new synth for my studio and i want to find the classic sounds from the 80's - 90's in House music.
old synths are great, but ....

i wouldn't invest in another analog synth just for that "90's house" sound.
if you get the korg m1 plug in for the cheesy house piano (and some other somewhat dated sounds) plus something like omnisphere you should get all the sounds you will need ...

the "90's house" sound was greatly influenced by many other things beside synths imo like: dat tapes, cheap mixers, using smpte midi timecode from a 4 track recorder to sync an atari st or have a 808 beeing master and having everything else synced to it, and much more. just my 2cents ...
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old synths are great, but ....

i wouldn't invest in another analog synth just for that "90's house" sound.
if you get the korg m1 plug in for the cheesy house piano (and some other somewhat dated sounds) plus something like omnisphere you should get all the sounds you will need ...

the "90's house" sound was greatly influenced by many other things beside synths imo like: dat tapes, cheap mixers, using smpte midi timecode from a 4 track recorder to sync an atari st or have a 808 beeing master and having everything else synced to it, and much more. just my 2cents ...
Ok now i don't know what to do...

I think i will try to find Juno 60 for around 500€, i think that would be a nice option, already found one for 675€ + shipping from USA, so i will check it out a little bit more.
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Don't forget the Korg stuff like MonoPoly and MS-20. Also, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, and Oberheim Matrix and Xpander.
Xpander is definitely one of the next synths i will buy, that one is the ONE!
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Don't forget the Yamaha DX100... It's cheap and has some classic House bass.
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yeas i think this is the choice for house sounds, i like! I will start checking for the best deal!



Early '80s Electro Funk with Juno-60 & LinnDrum - YouTube
That sounds so good and the clav synth sound brings back old memories of Prince and all things funk. That is the first GAS producing demo I have ever heard that singles out the 60. I would by a 60 just for those 2 sounds. The Juno 2 is still used for bass even today by major artist.
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still affordable house classics: TR-707, Emu SP12, MC-202, DX100, Juno60

add a acidlab.de bassline3 and you're set
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I don't hear many analog sounds in early house music. Most of it sounds like romplers and cheaper FM synths. Korg M1, definitely. Yamaha DX100 and TX81z definitely. Cheap DCO analogs like Alpha Junos, probably. Most of it is quite affordable these days.
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Roland JX8P!! its cheap, it has 2 oscillators, cross mod, the roland chorus and to my ears sounds great. Regarding the chorus, I routinely turn it off on my Alpha Juno 2 despite the variable rate option, on the JX8P it works so well for some sounds! The JX8P also has the best House organ sound I have heard.

The real JX8P has some 'fizz' that I doubt the soft version can replicate. There are freeware editors available for Mac and PC.
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