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What's in your analog synth collection??????
Old 4th November 2005
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What's in your analog synth collection??????

ace tone top 8
roland sh5
roland juno 60
roland VK6
roland cr78
arp oddesy
arp pro soloist
memorymoog plus
hamond L100
kawai k3m (analog filters)

how 'bout you???????
Old 4th November 2005
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At one time it consisted of:
Hammond M3
Ultravox electric piano
Korg Lambda
Korg MS-20
Arp Solina
2 Arp Odysseys
Arp sequencer
Arp OmniII
Roland S50
Roland S550
Roland SH3

I've since scaled back for sanitys sake:
Kurzweil PC2x
Kurzweil PC2r
Kurzweil K2000 (with all the vintage key samples)
1 Arp Odyssey
Korg MS2000
Roland SE1 String module
Old 4th November 2005
  #3
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Ok here goes!My current setup:

Moog Source
Moog Voyager AE
Moog Memorymoog plus
Korg Ms20
Arp String Ensemble
Roland Juno 106
Fender Rhodes suitcase mk1
Fender Rhodes stage (janus option) mk2
Hammond B3 and 122rv leslie cab
Hohner Clavinet D6

Last 4 not really synths as such but i love em anyway!
Old 4th November 2005
  #4
The last true analog I have is an Electrocomp EML500:



I'm going to be selling soon if anyone's interested...
Old 4th November 2005
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Akai: AX-80
Arp: Odyssey
Clef: Clef Master Rhythm
Coron: Drum Synce DS-7
Crumar
- DS-2
- Multiman
Doepfer: MS-404
Electro Harmonix:
- Mini Synth (no reissue)
- Micro Synth
Fricke MFB: MFB 501
Jen: SX-1000
Jomox:
- AirBase99
- AirBase99
Kawai: SX-210
Korg:
- 800 DV Maxikorg
- Delta
- Lambda
- Micropreset M-500
- Minipops 7
- MS-10
- MS-20
- MS-20
- MS-20
- Poly 800
- Rhythm 55
- Sigma
- SQ-10
- Trident
- X****1
- X****1
- X****1
- X****1
MAM: MB33 MK2
Marion: MSR-2
Moog:
- Minimoog (SN 5176)
- Prodigy
- Prodigy
Novation: BassStationKB
Oberheim:
- Matrix 1000
- Matrix 1000
- Matrix 1000
Pearl: Syncussion SY-1
Roland:
- Alpha Juno2
- CR-8000
- Juno 106
- Jupiter 4
- JX-3P
- MC-202
- MC-202
- MKS-30
- MKS-50
- MKS-80 Super Jupiter & MPG-80 Programmer
- Promars MRS-2
- 2x SH-1000 (currently not working)
- SH-101
- SH-101
- SH-09
- System 700 Modular Synth (Main Console, Sequencer + Keyboard Controller)
- TB-303
- TR-606
- TR-606
- VP-330 Vocoder Plus
Sequential Circuits:
- Pro-One
- Pro-One
Siel:
- Cruise
- Opera 6
- Orchestra 2
Simmons SDS-8
Soundmaster Disco Beat
Syntecno:
- Tee Bee Mk1
ULT-Sound:
- DS-2
Wadorf:
- Pulse
- Pulse+
- Pulse+
Wersi:
- Baß-Synthesizer
Yamaha:
- CS01
- CS01
- CS01
- CS01 (black)
- CS-15
- SY-1
- SY-2

Whole list see here

Phil
Old 4th November 2005
  #6
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My collection...

Alesis
Andromeda
Arp
Little Brother, Odyssey Mk I (x2)
Moog
Minimoog, Multimoog
Korg
Mono/Poly, PS-3100
Oberheim
Matrix-12, OB-1, SEM (x2)
Roland
Jupiter-8, SPV-355, System 100, System 100m, SH-101, SH-5, SH-7
RSF
Kobol Expander I
Sequential
Pro-One
Synthesizers.com
Just a small system so far...

Just sold a Korg MS-20, an Oberheim Matrix-6 and an Oberheim OB-Xa. System 100m, an Odyssey and the Andromeda are for sale in case anyone's interested. I need some more slutty outboardz. heh heh heh
Old 4th November 2005
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Arp 2600
Oberheim Matrix-100 and 6R(DCO)
Mooger Fooger CP-251
Mooger Fooger 201 Ring Mod
Mooger Fooger 101 LP Filter
Old 4th November 2005
  #8
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How is the Andromeda? I'm thinking of selling my Supernova to get one.
Old 4th November 2005
  #9
Some years ago when I had my studio in Atlanta, a partner and I had a studio B downstairs called "The Analog Playpen." The collection between the two if us (but more of his) got pretty crazy. Some of the highlights included:

a pair of Mellotrons,
a Chamberlain Rythm Mate,
a Hammond BC,
a Hammond C2 (with trek II percussion added),
a pair of Memorymoogs,
a pair of Moog Sources,
a Minimoog,
a Prophet 10,
an RMI electronic piano,
A collection of Wurlis including the tube model, a black 200, a beige one, a rare half sized orange 106P, another beige mini 106P,
a Rhodes stage 73,
a Suitcase 73,
a Clavinet/Pianet Duo,
an Oberheim OB-8,
an OB-Xa
a Matrix 12,
an Arp Oddysey,
an Arp String Ensemble,

and a whole bunch of other things, old and new, keyboard and rack alike. That's maybe 1/3 of the list above. My collection has since thinned considerably, as has my friend's. Most of my old analog/electromechanical stuff is gone apart from a moog source, a couple wurlis, and a JX10, and I've got a fair collection of current and not quite current digital pieces to do the utilitarian work. Those analog days sure were fun, but not terribly practical!
Old 4th November 2005
  #10
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SE SE1-x
SE Omega 8
Alesis Andromeda A6
PAIA Fatman

I've almost bought an older analog synth many times, but always thought twice about it. How many of you have had programs with maintainence/parts/etc. with your older analog synths?
Old 4th November 2005
  #11
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strictly synths?
Andromeda
futureretro revolution
studio electronics se1x
Old 4th November 2005
  #12
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I cheated and got a MicroKork/. It's not the real thing but damn it's fun.

I also have a Hammond M3 and Leslie 145, a Wurli 220A and Shulz upright Piano (the ultimate analog...acoustic) and a Jenco (Junko) vibraphone.
Old 4th November 2005
  #13
Omega 8
DRM-1
sherman fb2
Old 4th November 2005
  #14
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Matrix 1000

Concertmate Moog

Weird noises I make with my mouth:
whoooosh neeeeaaaarrrrrr btbtbtbtbtbtphphphphhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa


Old 4th November 2005
  #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamine
How is the Andromeda? I'm thinking of selling my Supernova to get one.
Well...it is by far the most capable synth out there. It is stable, no tuning problems (except that it takes over three minutes to tune!) and the software is good. The sound is also very good, but it doesn't have the "edge" that an old Minimoog or a SEM has, but it's good enough for almost everything anyway.

What I don't like too much is the user interface. It looks tempting with all these knobs and buttons but to me they don't do too much good. If you want to create sounds quickly this is definitely not the synth for you. If you want to dig half-deep into its architecture it might be worth it, but if you want to dig really, really deep it's not that good either. Then you'll end up browsing menus, watching displays, and turning knobs with the most stupid resolution I've seen.

Hey, what a great salesman I am!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanR
I've almost bought an older analog synth many times, but always thought twice about it. How many of you have had programs with maintainence/parts/etc. with your older analog synths?
Well, most of my synths have had some issues, but since I fix them myself I don't consider it a big problem.

When it comes to parts, well, it always seems to work out somehow. Most parts are still available and some synths are actually worth more when you just sell the parts. I believe the problem is worse with cheaper synths. No one pays $250 to fix a synth worth $200, but $250 is not a big problem if the synth is worth $2.000.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sounds Great
How cool! I had a System 100, about 25 years ago. Never heard of anyone else that had one. Do you have the analog sequencer with it too?
Yes, I have the sequencer too. I like System 100 a lot. I think the patch points are much more wisely chosen on System 100 than on MS-20 for instance. As a bonus it looks like it's made during WW2. heh heh heh
Old 4th November 2005
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Minimoog
Korg MS20
Oberheim 2-voice
2 x EH Minisynth
Arp Omni
Oberheim OBSX
TR808
Matrix1000
Matrix6R
Roland 350 Vocoder
CR78
1 tube and 1 solid state Wurlizer piano
Old 5th November 2005
  #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jayfrigo
and a whole bunch of other things, old and new, keyboard and rack alike. That's maybe 1/3 of the list above. My collection has since thinned considerably, as has my friend's. Most of my old analog/electromechanical stuff is gone apart from a moog source, a couple wurlis, and a JX10, and I've got a fair collection of current and not quite current digital pieces to do the utilitarian work. Those analog days sure were fun, but not terribly practical!
Jay, by the way, is a hell of a keyboard player.

-R
Old 5th November 2005
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Analog:

Custom analog modular synth, 50+ modules, 80% Arrick ("Dotcom"), 20% MOTM and a few modules from Encore (see my avatar)
Rhodes Chroma (huge wonderful polysynth)
Oberheim Xpander (ditto)
Oberheim Matrix 6R
Oberheim Matrix 1000 (connected to 6R to form a 12 voice synth, & can be programmed from the 6R)
Arp Odyssey
Moog Prodigy
Had a small Serge Modular but sold it years ago

Digital:
Clavia Nord Modular (expanded)
Clavia Nord Modular G2 (expanded)
Novation Supernova II
Korg Z1
Emu Morpheus, Proteus1XR, ProteusII
An old Ensoniq VFX

These days I use the Nord synths way more than any of the others.

Dave Peck
Old 5th November 2005
  #19
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Current Analog:
Hammond B-3
EML-101
Alesis Andromeda
Roland Super Jupiter W/Programmer
Moog MuRF
Roland TR-606
Ream Key Bass

Current Digital:
Roland V-Synth
Kurzweil K2500RS
Kurzweil PC-88
Roland MV-8000
Roland R-8
Roland JV-1080
Roland D-50
Yamaha TX-7
Yamaha DX-9
Lexicon Jamman, Lexicon Vortex, Oberheim Echoplex, Etc...

Analogs I have sold:
Roland SH-101
Pro-One
Prophet 600
Chroma Polaris
Old 5th November 2005
  #20
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Alesis Andromeda
Minimoog Voyager
Oberheim OB-Mx
Polymoog
Rhodes Chroma
ARP String Ensemble
CONN Electric Band

I got rid of a lot of (dozens) old synths that did only a limited amount. Collecting is not my hobby - USING is my hobby. These all get used a lot.

2 Mellotrons
2 Chamberlins
Old 5th November 2005
  #21
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nice collection guys! very jealous

moog liberation (use it daily)
oberheim matrix 6r (never touch)

definately want more however
Old 5th November 2005
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Down to a Minimoog, Doepfer, Wiard, Blacet and Analogue Systems modulars and the OBmx. At one point I pretty much had every cool analog you could want. Two minimoogs, every flavor of Oberheim from the 4 Voice to the OBB12, every synth from SCI, Voyetra 8, Rhodes Chromas, etc., etc. It was silly.
Old 5th November 2005
  #23
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BrianK, you still have the Mellotrons and Chamberlins?
Old 5th November 2005
  #24
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Moog Taurus 2 bass pedals

Casio CZ 101 ----ha ha
Old 5th November 2005
  #25
Quote:
Originally Posted by RKrizman
Jay, by the way, is a hell of a keyboard player.

-R
Thanks Rick! You're no musical slouch yourself there, mister.

We miss all our friends back on the left coast. One of these days we'll return and we'll do some more cooking and eating.
Old 5th November 2005
  #26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Agli
We have:

....
ROLAND TR-909
ROLAND TR-606
Just curious about one thing, I own a TR-909 but looking for a 606 to go along with it. On the 909, there is only DIN SYNC In. But on the 606 there is In and Out.

So you would have to use the 606 as the SYNC Master. But if you do that, can the 909 still run in "External Instrument mode" and play its own drums sounds, and remain in sync with the 606 on playback?

Thanks in advace, I am just curious as I have only heard a 606, and I assume it would work with the 909 like this.
Old 5th November 2005
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Well....ay be the only one out there with on of these..........


PROPHET T8 !

Ive got plenty of other synths but this one is the Grand daddy of them all !!!heh

Steve
Old 5th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stevep
Well....ay be the only one out there with on of these..........

PROPHET T8 !

Ive got plenty of other synths but this one is the Grand daddy of them all !!!heh

Steve
Dammit! Many years ago when I was a poor intern working between a couple studios, I was offered the opportunity to purchase a near mint Prophet T8 that was used by The Thompson Twins. By today's standards, the price was cheap, but at the time, I couldn't quite muster the scratch.

That's OK, I found a Yamaha CS-80 for $400 a couple years later. I've since sold it, but *holy ***** that thing was a brute.

-Synth80s
Old 5th November 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frixion
Marion: MSR-2
How do you like your MSR-2? Given the vast size of your collection, I could see it getting lost in the pile.

The Marion is one of my favorite synths. Aside from the sneaky form factor (1U poly analog, anyone?) it has rich, high resolution oscillators (variable waveform DCOs that sound more like mid-80s VCOs to me), deeply interesting filters and a tremendous mod matrix.

The MSR-2 is kind of my secret weapon, a synth that I can enjoyably program for hours. Too bad it didn't sell well and return Tom Oberheim to the status and economic success he's deserved all along.

Any other Marion MSR-2 or ProSynth users around GS?

-Synth80s
Old 5th November 2005
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I have also cut back my analogs

Curently still have

ARP Odessy
Oberheim Xpander
Oberheim OBXa
Prophet 5
Roland JX10 (DCA - but sounds damm analog)
Simmons SDS 5 by 2
Simmond SDS 7
Minimoog


Have had in the past

ARP 2600
Roland Juipter 8
Juno 106
Another Xpander
Another Prophet 5
Prophet 600
PPG 2.3 (digital I know)
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