List all your keyboards and synths!

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by eggwheat » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:41 am

This is the only track I’ve done where I used my Xpander..also used my Roland CR-78 drum machine. I used the Xpander for those synth pad swells across the track.

https://m.soundcloud.com/orangeyellowre ... ng-goodbye

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by OffYourFace » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:16 pm

eggwheat wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:34 am

I want an OB-8...I’ve had 2 OB-X’s but always sold them..lovely tone but too basic..also Xpanders and Matrix 12’s But found the sweet spot too small even though the possibilities are endless with that synth..

I feel like the OB-8 will be in the middle??

Yes Definitely in the middle. I'd say the sound gets smoother from OBX to the Xpander.

The OBX can be way too big, it makes more sense in a rock band (main chords in Rush's Subdivisions is the obvious example) or the main sound in a song (Sweet Dreams). It's hard to make it subtle. The OB-8 is amazing and very versatile. I'm interested in the Xpander for all it's modulation capabilities, it's very modular-like. It's a bit smoother than the OB-8 for pads but I'm happy with everything the OB-8 provides me. So yeah, I say get one. I'd say that the OB-8 is my 'desert island' Polysynth.

I mainly want the Xpander because I'm a big Steve Roach fan :ph34r: (he used an OB-8 as well)


eggwheat wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:41 am
This is the only track I’ve done where I used my Xpander..also used my Roland CR-78 drum machine. I used the Xpander for those synth pad swells across the track.

https://m.soundcloud.com/orangeyellowre ... ng-goodbye
Nice! I remember this track :-*

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by echobaseone » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:31 am

Dreadbox Erebus
Dreadbox Kappa2 (sequencer thingy)
Behringer :ph34r: Pro-1 is on the way...

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by OffYourFace » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:41 am

I just traded my CS-50 for a really nice 1976 Minimoog...
I loved my CS-50 but I don't use it very much. I'll use the mini a ton.

Now I gotta sell my micromoog.
I'll probably keep the Prodigy for a bit. I'd rather haul that out to use live (one day :'( )
I modified it to be a bit beefier like a minimoog.

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by StevenO » Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:13 am

OffYourFace wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:41 am
I just traded my CS-50 for a really nice 1976 Minimoog...
I loved my CS-50 but I don't use it very much. I'll use the mini a ton.

Now I gotta sell my micromoog.
I'll probably keep the Prodigy for a bit. I'd rather haul that out to use live (one day :'( )
I modified it to be a bit beefier like a minimoog.
Awesome! 8)


I have tentatively sold one of my Junos... Sad to see it go, but I need the money.

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by OffYourFace » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:35 pm

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I have tentatively sold one of my Junos... Sad to see it go, but I need the money.
There are plenty of Junos in the sea of gear. If you already have a 106 and want something else to pair with it in the future, The Alpha Juno is highly underrated. I have the rack version, the MKS-50. It blends well with a 106 via MIDI to emulate a Two Osc per voice sound.

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by Singlebladepickup » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:40 pm

OffYourFace wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:35 pm
StevenO wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:13 am

I have tentatively sold one of my Junos... Sad to see it go, but I need the money.
There are plenty of Junos in the sea of gear. If you already have a 106 and want something else to pair with it in the future, The Alpha Juno is highly underrated. I have the rack version, the MKS-50. It blends well with a 106 via MIDI to emulate a Two Osc per voice sound.
That Roland System 8 caught my ear recently. The thing is a beast

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by StevenO » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:54 am

OffYourFace wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:35 pm
StevenO wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:13 am

I have tentatively sold one of my Junos... Sad to see it go, but I need the money.
There are plenty of Junos in the sea of gear. If you already have a 106 and want something else to pair with it in the future, The Alpha Juno is highly underrated. I have the rack version, the MKS-50. It blends well with a 106 via MIDI to emulate a Two Osc per voice sound.
I've honestly considered picking up an Alpha, for sure. I like that they sound and feel JUST different enough from a 106 to warrant both. Not a huge fan of the lack of controls, but *shrug*.

I could actually also see myself getting a cheap JX, either a 3P or an 8P. I've always liked those, and I don't really know why. OR I could just buy a boatload of Behringer stuff, because I dig that stuff quite a bit.

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by OffYourFace » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:24 pm

StevenO wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:54 am

I've honestly considered picking up an Alpha, for sure. I like that they sound and feel JUST different enough from a 106 to warrant both. Not a huge fan of the lack of controls, but *shrug*.

I could actually also see myself getting a cheap JX, either a 3P or an 8P. I've always liked those, and I don't really know why. OR I could just buy a boatload of Behringer stuff, because I dig that stuff quite a bit.
You can get an App editor for the Alpha. I have the PG-300 but I have some decent custom patches on my MKS-50 that I actually paid for (like $9) that sound great. I usually just make changes to the envelopes when needed.

A JX3P is cool but i'd avoid the 8P. I had one. It sounded great but they all seem to have this weird thing where there's a keying issue that makes a hanging envelope on a voice randomly. They're not fun to work on. Fortunately, this is not an issue when you use a MIDI device to control it.

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by StevenO » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:22 am

Interesting! I knew about the app editor for the Alpha... Did not know about the weird key issue with the 8P. I used to see the 3Ps for very cheap, with the programmer, but now they're getting up to Juno prices locally...

Boo.

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by debudavid » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:32 am

Here are some of my synths and keyboards. Nothing too expensive or special here. Several of them could easily be replaced by something better or even by each other. Some are not much more than toys, but they all have a purpose.
Korg MS-2000
Korg Monotron Delay
Korg DL-50 Delta
Roland MC505
Roland SH-1000
Roland SH-09
Yamaha CS10
Yamaha CS01
Casio HT-700
Casio PT-280
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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by brianjdc » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:05 pm

As of right now
Behringer ms101
Behringer odyssey
Behringer deep mind 12d
Behringer rd 8
Yeah we see a pattern
Volca bass
Volca fm
Mpc one
Arturia microfreak
Behringer td3 red
Behringer td 3 silver
Behringer model d
Behringer neutron
Access virus classic
Emu e4x turbo
Roland jx8p
Roland fa06

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Re: List all your keyboards and synths!

Post by spacelordmother » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:30 am

What's up Buffalo, Rochester reporting in!

I'm a visual person so here's pictures. Hope that's ok!

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Synths/Keyboards:
Monome norns and 128 grid
DIY norns shield
Elektron Digitone
Elektron Model:Samples
An iPad full
Yamaha S80
Not shown: Microkorg, Audiothingies Micromonsta, Novation Circtuit, Sonicware ELZ1, Axoloti

Misc/Other:
Midi Fighter Twister
Keith McMillen Qunexus
DMC MX8 Midi Patchbay rack
Alesis Wedge (best reverb everrrrr)
Not Shown: Midisizer MidiALF (amazing sequencerrrrr)

It's my own little corner of heaven.
http://thewinterpalace.bandcamp.com
http://www.matthewgavette.com/noticing

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