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Looking for the perfect synth!! Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 13th February 2018
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Looking for the perfect synth!!

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

In the past few months I have grown into an obsessive habit of researching synthesizers of all kinds, shapes, sizes, sounds, analog, digital, etc., to find one to start with that suits most of my needs for the price of under $2000. I am not the greatest keys player in the world, but I have the MIDI tools necessary to program chords, notes, etc.

My purpose is to use this synth for soundtracks, as well as for my own personal music making, with a heavy interest in ambience, drone, and synth voices featured in progressive rock. These are the sounds I've been really digging that I'd love to emulate in my synthesis arsenal:

If going the polyphonic route, it'd be cool to have:
-The warm, brassy pads of a polyphonic 70s Yamaha CS
-The hybrid keyboard/synth sounds of a Prophet
(I don't need all of these in one, but that'd be cool)

Including monophonic/paraphonic:
-A smooth, creamy analogy filter
-Soft attack lead sounds
-Punchy minimoog type leads and bass.

Most important are:

*-The ability to really experiment with the sonic character of each voice I create.

-Maybe a sequencer

*-In-depth, yet user-friendly interface

-Relatively easy MIDI connectivity

Although I'd prefer these things, the only mandatory things are asterisked.
Here are the models I've REALLY considered, after watching endless videos and reading extensively. Please tell me what you think the best bang for buck would be out of these, or if there is a better option altogether, under $2000, considering my favorite sounds.

NOTE: I am invested in the Eventide Space for reverb.

-Moog Subsequent 37
-Korg MS-20 Mini
-Korg KingKorg
-Korg MicroKorg
-Roland D-05 (D-50 Boutique reissue)
-Yamaha Reface DX
-Yamaha Reface CS
-Waldorf Blofeld
-Korg Minilogue
-Korg Monologue
-Novation Circuit
-Synthstrom Audible Deluge
-Behringer Model D (Trust me I'd love to splurge on a Model D)
-Korg Prologue-8
-Roland SE-02

Right now what I'm looking at as the most likely buy would be the Subsequent 37 & Eventide Space combo.

Old 13th February 2018
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Originally Posted by KFan77 View Post

Right now what I'm looking at as the most likely buy would be the Subsequent 37 & Eventide Space combo.

That looks like the combination I would go for as well from what you have mentioned.
Old 14th February 2018
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Personally if i was only buying one analog synth it would have to be at least 4 voice polyphonic. I dig chording a warm analog pad patch. Can't be done on a mono synth, however a poly synth can be played as a mono synth. I just picked up a Korg Minilogue its a lil beast. great bang for the buck.
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