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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:17 pm    Post subject: The Endless dilemma
Subject description: ...what else to buy?
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Hi folks,
I'm actually in the endless struggle about what other synth to buy. I have owned, so far, a couple of Kurzweil K2500, a Yamaha DX-21, a Waldorf Micro Q, a Nord Micro Modular. The day i've bought my Modular G2X i've found, finally, a machine that can grant me hours of fun. Anyway, I ever search something new to play with. Just to fill my curiosity I've bought a couple of Korg MS, to feel the analog taste.. very kind machines but those babies require a lot of care.. so I've sold them. To fill my lack of sampled sounds, I've just bought a Korg Triton rack. Cute for acustic pcm sounds, but very weak for certain timbres... and it is very weak about modulation matrix.

Usually I don't use soft synthesizer. I feel more confortable with something more "material" to put my hands on... but just yesterday i've bought my first soft synth: Reaktor 5. Can't wait to explore this software deeply. I've tried the demo and it sounds awesome.

Anyway... my thirst of gear wasn't satisfied Razz
I'm still searching for something "special". Given those features, what synth do you suggest to me?

Feature list:
- Wide modulation matrix
- Good filters
- Polyphonic

Those are main features that MUST exists on a device I seek. Optionally, can be nice to have also Audio inputs, a lot of physical controllers (knobs, faders, slides, etc.), good fx section, delay lines.

Awaiting for your entries Very Happy
Thx,
Luca

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: The Endless dilemma
Subject description: ...what else to buy?
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Axiom wrote:
The day i've bought my Modular G2X i've found, finally, a machine that can grant me hours of fun.

hours of fun Question Shocked holy cannoli, I thought it could grant years of fun Exclamation

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

eheheh seraph, sadly I only have few hours at week to play with it Razz Anyway i've decided to sell all my rig after bought the G2X... this machine is becoming an extension of my arms Very Happy

Luca

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The Moog Voyager has done it for me. A joy to tweak and a wonderful sound pallete.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How about the Alesis Andromedia A6. That's a beautiful instrument. If I could only have one, I'd keep the G2X, but the A6 is very special. We have an A6 forum here and it needs more activity. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nah, I'd go for a 2nd G2 :-)

Otoh, this Evolver thingy that Rob demonstrated to me a while ago was very nice as well. We don't have aforum for that yet, but it would be a good forum for sure to have.

So I should listen to Andromeda ... ok, it's on the todo stack now.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ok, just purchased an evo. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

yes, the evlover is a killer machine, and i was recomending it to people before i got the g2 engine...but at less than twice the price, there is infinite possibilities with the g2. i originally bought it to use with my windcontrollers, but everytime i plug it in, all i want to play with is step sequencer madness. the feedbacks and delays are tightly integrated in a way that other synths i've owned can't touch, and having separate (actual) vca's, vcf's, vco's for each channel (left and right) is also a somewhat unique approach. i know there are several "users" on this forum, but there are also other strong evolver communities out there that are well supported by "power users" (dtrippler).

i don't spend enough time with my evolver these days to offer much to an evolver forum myself.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Luca, amazing. Cool You don't waste time. Laughing

Congrats. Tell us how you like it after you get some quality time with it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Of course, Howard Razz Meanwhile I will start spamming on Reaktor forum.. today is arrived and can't wait to test it Very Happy

Luca

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

what else to buy Question the endless dilemma seems to me: "what else to sell Question "
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:37 pm    Post subject: Sounds lush - tempted to get this baby Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Like it hows the programming and filter on this little beast? Deciding check http://electro-music.com/forum/topic-8607.html
As im still deciding how to squander my budget Smile

nice vid more of these would be cool.

Notice in your kit list you have microwave Q comparable to ....?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

K wrote:
what else to buy Question the endless dilemma seems to me: "what else to sell Question "


I have the same state of mind. After a 3 year "bing" of gear lust, I finally decided that for each new piece of gear I bought, I'd sell 2 others. Not that I had a ton, but it was more than I was using. I've sold an Emu XL-7, MPC1000, Korg ES-1, and am still back-logged in selling off a Yamaha QY-70, ART StudioVerb II, and maybe an Electrix MoFX or my Layla24 interface..

Yes, what else to sell....
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