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).
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.