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18 May 2018

I have no more interest in mono keyboards. There’s literally millions of them on the market. What we need are more analogue polys in the affordable price range.

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18 May 2018

miscend wrote:I have no more interest in mono keyboards. There’s literally millions of them on the market. What we need are more analogue polys in the affordable price range.
Same here, but the only “affordable” analogue poly is DeepMind. I also like Novation Peak, then up at the next price point there is Prophet and Nord series that look interesting.

Right now there is no one analogue poly that totally fills every need for me, so I’m waiting…


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18 May 2018

miscend wrote:
18 May 2018
I have no more interest in mono keyboards. There’s literally millions of them on the market. What we need are more analogue polys in the affordable price range.
Or you can have a few mono synths, and use Distributor inside Reason with a few EMIs. That's perhaps a cool concept to consider.

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18 May 2018

selig wrote:
18 May 2018
miscend wrote:I have no more interest in mono keyboards. There’s literally millions of them on the market. What we need are more analogue polys in the affordable price range.
Same here, but the only “affordable” analogue poly is DeepMind. I also like Novation Peak, then up at the next price point there is Prophet and Nord series that look interesting.

Right now there is no one analogue poly that totally fills every need for me, so I’m waiting…


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cough Minilogue cough

$499 USD, it's a fun little beast. I got mine about a year ago.

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sublunar wrote:
selig wrote:
18 May 2018
Same here, but the only “affordable” analogue poly is DeepMind. I also like Novation Peak, then up at the next price point there is Prophet and Nord series that look interesting.

Right now there is no one analogue poly that totally fills every need for me, so I’m waiting…


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cough Minilogue cough

$499 USD, it's a fun little beast. I got mine about a year ago.
Yea, guess I should have stated what “fills every need” means to me, which includes having more than 2 envelopes and 1 LFO per voice. ;)


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selig wrote:
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sublunar wrote:
cough Minilogue cough

$499 USD, it's a fun little beast. I got mine about a year ago.
Yea, guess I should have stated what “fills every need” means to me, which includes having more than 2 envelopes and 1 LFO per voice. ;)


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Ah, I understand. I'm not a big synth guy and I've bought and sold some but I'm a fan of the Minilogue for simplicity and analog goodness. When I want something more complicated than what I can get from the Minilogue I reach for my Nord 2x. I got the Nord by chance as I didn't know anything about synths at the time but it was a good deal and sounded interesting. Now that I've had it for several years, I love it. But, it's "virtual analog" so it doesn't count in this discussion.

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sublunar wrote:
selig wrote:
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Yea, guess I should have stated what “fills every need” means to me, which includes having more than 2 envelopes and 1 LFO per voice. ;)


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Ah, I understand. I'm not a big synth guy and I've bought and sold some but I'm a fan of the Minilogue for simplicity and analog goodness. When I want something more complicated than what I can get from the Minilogue I reach for my Nord 2x. I got the Nord by chance as I didn't know anything about synths at the time but it was a good deal and sounded interesting. Now that I've had it for several years, I love it. But, it's "virtual analog" so it doesn't count in this discussion.
Still, at $499 I can see the appeal!

As for Nord, sounds like analog to me, and I was raised on analog synths. I’m just not overly concerned about what the technology is called as long as I can make sounds that work for me. And part of that involves how in depth the sounds can be (which means how much modulation possibilities are provided) and how much physical control the instrument provides (for live performance).

Almost forgot the StudioLogic Sledge - I recently did a show at the Asheville Electro-Music Festival with a friend (Tony Gerber) using this synth and loved it. Only downside for me was lack of modulation possibilities. Otherwise I was able to jump right in and perform with an instrument I’d never seen before, which is a huge plus for me. Should have added this to the list of affordable poly synths…


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18 May 2018

Analog is nice and all, but what I really want is for someone to turn the sub-$500 market on its head with a really wild digital synth. Novation halfway did it with the Circuit, but focused on sequencing at the cost of synthesis control.

I want something as powerful as the Circuit’s Nova engine in a desktop box with 1:1 controls, plus the best-designed hardware mod matrix ever. The Circuit is $350 - I think my dream digital synth can come in under $500.
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Who doesn't want to
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Good luck with that Dream... wake me when...
"1:1 controls, plus the best-designed hardware mod matrix ever....
in under $500
"...in a desktop box"
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in the meanwhile, the Birth of Grandma...

fieldframe wrote:
18 May 2018
Analog is nice and all, but what I really want is for someone to turn the sub-$500 market on its head with a really wild digital synth. Novation halfway did it with the Circuit, but focused on sequencing at the cost of synthesis control.

I want something as powerful as the Circuit’s Nova engine in a desktop box with 1:1 controls, plus the best-designed hardware mod matrix ever. The Circuit is $350 - I think my dream digital synth can come in under $500.

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