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Money no object, what 3 modern synths would you buy? Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 6th October 2018
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Money no object, what 3 modern synths would you buy?

Title pretty much says it all. If money was no object (if only), what 3 modern synths would you buy?

Only rules are:

1) modern = released in the last 10 years
2) can be mono, poly, analogue, digital, hybrid etc.
3) hardware synths only

For me, to cover as much ground as possible, it would probably be...

- Moog Sub 37
- OB6
- Prophet X

What about you guys?
Old 6th October 2018
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This thread would be more fun if it was ‘any synth ever’.
Old 6th October 2018
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Moog One
Solaris (or Quantum)
Prophet X
Old 6th October 2018
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Moog One
CS80
Jupiter 8

Honorable mention: Elka Synthex, OB-8, Deckard's Dream

Edit: Didn't read the rules. Moog one, Dream and OB-6
Old 6th October 2018
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Hmn. Today it would be something like this:

John Bowen Solaris
Moog Voyager XL
Make Noise all in one Eurorack system
Old 6th October 2018
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Buchla 200e
Moog Modular
Waldorf Quantum.

I think those three could cover almost everything.
Old 6th October 2018
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Moog One
Waldorf Quantum
Schmidt Eightvoice
Old 7th October 2018
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I MUST separate AND combine...


Poly

Sequential Prophet 6+6 (it’s ONE killer synth now, I tells ya)
DSI/Oberheim OB 6+6 (it’s ONE killer synth now, I tells ya)
Moog One
(runner up Sequential Prophet X)

Mono

Moog Mini D Reissue w/CP-251
Moog Voyager 1+1 (i.e. Select + RME w/VX-351/352 - Its ONE big blue lit synth now, I tells ya)
Oberheim TVSP w/patchcords
(serious runners up, Arturia MatrixBrute & Karp Ody Mk3 FS)

FX

The whole Moogerfooger line (all patched up)
Eventide H9000
Bricasti M7
(serious runners up, Eventide H8000 and Lexicon PCM-96/92)


Old 7th October 2018
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If money was no object I’d just get some huge, room sized 20 oscillator modular system that can do everything.
Old 7th October 2018
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1. Prophet 6 as it's my fave.
2. Pro 1(Coming soon) and it has to be the Behringer because the original is older than ten years, if it has to be on the market right now I'll take the Matrixbrute instead(I don't own one btw, never considered it based on price).
3. System-8 as it's got 4 synth engines on board, 3 classic Roland models and it can now do FM style timbres too, so it's chosen for diversity/usefullness.

I just realised even if I sold my 3 or 4 current monos I still wouldn't have the funds for a Matrixbrute.

EDIT: I made this list on the assumption we could only own/use three synths, not add it to our already owned gear!!!

Last edited by breakmixer; 16th October 2018 at 09:31 PM..
Old 7th October 2018
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1 - Baloran The River
2 - Sequential Prophet X
3 - Waldorf Quantum or John Bowen Solaris (would have to sleep on that one)

Last edited by DrJustice; 3rd November 2018 at 05:59 PM.. Reason: Updated to reflect the current situation
Old 7th October 2018
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1. Moog One
2. Moog One
3. Moog One
Old 7th October 2018
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Moog One
Prophet X (already own)
System 8 (already own)
Old 7th October 2018
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Moog one (if it sounds good)/The River
Minimoog Model D
002
Old 7th October 2018
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Right now, money no object:

Yamaha Montage, Moog One, and... probably a Roland JD-XA, or a good monosynth like a Model D. Not really sure. 3 synths to cover as many bases as possible.
Old 7th October 2018
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Right now, money no object:

Yamaha Montage, Moog One, and... probably a Roland JD-XA, or a good monosynth like a Model D. Not really sure. 3 synths to cover as many bases as possible.
Old 7th October 2018
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pro5 View Post
1. Moog One
2. Moog One
3. Moog One
I clicked the thread just to see this answer. I am satisfied.
Old 7th October 2018
  #18
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Montage
Prophet X
System 8


(given I will never probably afford the first two, maybe studiologic sledge or kingkorg)
Old 7th October 2018
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1 - Moog One
2 - Quantum
3 - Semi Modular mono synth... have to think about that one
Old 7th October 2018
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Only one ; Keith Emerson's Moog Modular. ...

The ultimate synth
Old 7th October 2018
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Buchla Skylab
TTSH
Tom Oberheim TVS Pro

I’ve got 2 out of 3 and seriously contemplating a loan for the 3rd.
Old 7th October 2018
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Ridiculously huge and expensive custom Eurorack system
Moog One
Montage
Old 7th October 2018
  #23
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1 > Haken Continuum/EaganMatrix
2 > Model D Reissue
3 > Kronos (it's my comfort food, what can I say?)

...and the possible monkey in the wrench...

4 > Moog One (haven't heard it yet, so...)

I already have #2 and #3 , and pretty much have the funds together for #1 , and was about to contact the maker, but then Moog had to go and announce #4 .

I think I'll tap the brakes a minute, and consider: Would a Linnstrument be a satisfying substitute for the Continuum? Are we about to see a breakthrough in less expensive but more expressive MPE controllers? I've literally dreamt of the Haken since before I remember seeing one IRL (but I must have, right?). So I'll probably get one after all, but The One makes me ONEder just a bit.
EDIT: I know they're SO different. I've been wanting a great analog polysynth for a while too. I've wanted the right MPE setup even more, though The One still could reverse those priorities.

Last edited by PuggaMahone; 7th October 2018 at 06:05 AM.. Reason: Clarity
Old 7th October 2018
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[revised: 11.17.2018]

• Baloran The River.
• Waldorf Quantum.
• Schmidt Synthesizer.
Old 7th October 2018
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Starting from scratch?

I’d suggest one modern digital to cover raw polyphony and multi-timbral bases. Either a Yamaha Montage or Kurzweil Forte. I chose the latter, but I can make a case for either.

Presuming it lives up to its specifications, I can’t imagine the Moog One disappointing for a classic subtractive synthesizer. 16 voices because price is evidently no object.

The third would depend wildly on my specific needs, but I can make a case for the Sequential Prophet X or Waldorf Quantum easily enough. I can also see a killer modular mono occupying slot #3 . Or a dedicated percussion module. I’d probably want to live with the first two for a while to see what the biggest gap felt like.
Old 7th October 2018
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Moog One as its Tri-timbral. A pair of monos and a poly in one, analogue covered.

Waldorf Quantum, wavetable, granular covered.

Montage, FM and rompler covered.

There aren't many sounds couldn't be made with that trio. Although that probably covers the most bases if it was down to personal preference I'd probably swap the Moog for a Prophet X as I'm not big into analogue.
Old 7th October 2018
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- Moog One
- Modal 002
- Yamaha Montage
Old 7th October 2018
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Moog System 35 Modular Synthesizer with the sequencer expansion

Moog One

Yamaha Montage
Old 7th October 2018
  #29
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Moog One
Sequential OB-6
Waldorf Quantum
Old 7th October 2018
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Modal 002
Macbeth Elements 2
Moog One
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