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What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
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Author What’s in your vintage poly synth setup!?
3hands
After seeing the favourite polysynth thread, I realized I love all of my vintage toys!!!

I currently have:

Ensoniq ESQ1
Oberheim Matrix 6
Korg DW8000
Roland Jupiter 6
Roland JX3p

So what’s in your vintage polysynth system!!??
The Real MC
Moog Memorymoog Plus w/dBM MIDI upgrade
Moog Polymoog
Alesis Andromeda
Oberheim OBX w/Encore MIDI retrofit
Oberheim OBSX w/Electrongate MKC-1 MIDI retrofit
Oberheim FVS (awaiting restoration)
Korg DSS-1 (awaiting restoration)
Oberheim Matrix 6 (awaiting restoration)
blw
I travel light . . . ESQ-1 and Xpander
commodorejohn
Yamaha DX7 (original model)
Yamaha V50
Roland D-50
Roland JX-10
Ensoniq SQ-80
Korg DW-8000 (needs fixin')
DK Synergy (likewise)
Rhodes Chroma Polaris (and again)
E-mu Proteus MPS (one more for the road)

Plus some MIDI modules:

Yamaha TG33
Yamaha FB01
Roland MT-32
Roland SC-55k
Korg X5DR
LektroiD
Juno 1
Juno 6
Juno 106
Jupiter 6
JX10
JD800
Casio CZ1

I also have a few newer toys, such as the JP8000 SH201, Korg Z1, and a heap of rack gear...

That said, my real vintage gear lies in my collection of monos, dating back to the early '70s.
sutekina bipu-on
at my vintage synth nerdiest:


crumar orchestrator
sq80, vdx-sd
asr-10, mirage
sci 6-trak
alpha juno 2
jx8p
dw8000
kawai k3
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Ensoniq:

Mirage (rack)
SQ-80 (keyboard)
EPS classic (rack)
EPS 16+ (keyboard)

EMU:
Emulator IV (keyboard)

Roland:
Juno 106
JV-1080

Not sure if the ensoniq samplers count... Also I know this doesn't count, but these are awesome pieces of "vintage" gear I own: Korg DVP-1, Roland DC-30, Yamaha SPX-90

Used to own: ESQ-1 (with broken screen), Alpha Juno (twice!), Kawai K3
Feinstrom
I started in the 80s, that must have had an impact on my taste...
- Korg Trident (simply soooo majestic)
- Chroma Polaris (yes, it CAN do pads!)
- Roland MKS-30 (Roland sound without that Alpha-Juno sound)
- Bit 01 (I prefer it to Oberheims for Oberheim-ish sounds)
- Korg EX-8000 (poor-and-clever-man's PPG)
- Kurzweil 150 (that "Touch Piano" patch!)
- a few stringers (not really synths, I know)

Oh, in these days probably my Roland JD-800 (1991), Yamaha YS200 (1988) and maybe even Yamaha AN1x (1997) could count as "vintage", but I'd consider them modern-ish...

Cheers,
Bert
makhho
XT
3P
A4
mmp
Korg PS3100
Rhodes Chroma
Rhodes Chroma Expander
Prophet VS
Roland V Synth Rack
MicroWave 1
MicroWave XT
TG77
Technics WSA1R
Z1 Expanded
PE1000
Polymoog
EX5
Marion Systems MSR2
chaocrator
i guess, 20—22 years old is not vintage yet?

so nothing. i'm waiting when it becomes vintage and prices go up Mr. Green
oldgearguy
previous incarnations of my home studio: pretty much every classic polysynth made.

current setup: PPG 2.3
DiscoDevil
I've sold all of my vintage polys with the exception of the MKS50. I currently have a PS3100 in the studio which belongs to my music partner.
drift
Roland JX-10
3hands
I love seeing a lot of people with ESQ1s, and JX3ps.. which are probably two of the most under rated polys ever!! And I also love my DW for basslines, and random mid 80s Korg weirdness!
tehyar
Micro Q
Prophet 12 (discontinued, so "vintage" razz )
gslug
Oberheim Matrix 6R (new toy!)
Roland Jupiter 4 (brought dead. Need to fix.)
Roland Jupiter 6
Roland Juno 106 (2 80017As died weeks after I got this. Replaced them all with clones.)
Roland MKS30 (waiting for the 80017As to die. Just got a broken PG200.)
Roland MKS50 (brought dead, resistor array had a pin snapped off. Cracked PCB too! Lots of bodge wires, but it works.)
Roland U220
Yamaha DX7 (X2 cap let the magic smoke out. Fixed.)
Yamaha TX81Z

Do samplers count?
E-MUEmulator II (brought dead, mainly resurrected but currently only 5 voice)
Ensoniq EPS16 plus
3hands
If samplers are coining I also have an Ensoniq Mirage, and an S50. God I want an emulator II
rauch
in the last 2 years i replaced most of my vintage analog synths with new stuff, swapped a d50 for a d05, but still keep my dx7, dw8000 and an sq80.
blw
gslug wrote:

Roland U220


I think we are supposed to be embarrassed by this one Mr. Green, but I have one, too. Or had, I guess. It started acting really wonky and is in the junk closet now. Really enjoy a lot of its sounds.
fac
Only an SQ-80, unless you count an old Proteus 3/XR as vintage; it's nearly 30 years old so it may very well be.

I've owned several others, but I've never felt too attached to any.

Also have a Nord Rack 2X, Emu MP7 and Vintage Pro, but neither has achieved vintage status yet, IMO. Ask me again in 5 years smile
gslug
blw wrote:
gslug wrote:

Roland U220


I think we are supposed to be embarrassed by this one Mr. Green, but I have one, too. Or had, I guess. It started acting really wonky and is in the junk closet now. Really enjoy a lot of its sounds.


Haha! Yes, I am slightly embarrassed too, but I paid £20 for it and it sounds good.

3hands wrote:
If samplers are coining I also have an Ensoniq Mirage, and an S50. God I want an emulator II


It's a wonderful machine, but reliability isn't exactly great. I want a Fairlight...
doombient.music
Yamaha CS50
Yamaha CS80
Prophet 5 Rev. 3.3
Prophet VS
Roland JX-3P
Roland JX-8P
Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus
PPG 360A Wave Computer
PPG Wave 2
Korg Polyphonic Ensemble 2000
Korg Wavestation EX
doombient.music
[quote="gslug"]
blw wrote:
[...]

3hands wrote:
If samplers are coining I also have an Ensoniq Mirage, and an S50. God I want an emulator II


It's a wonderful machine, but reliability isn't exactly great. I want a Fairlight...


That much about reliability...

Stephen
nectarios
Andromeda A6
Nord Lead 1
Virus Indigo 1
Pugilistas
Main vintage polysynth is a Marion Prosynth.
Here also, but lesser used, are Yamaha TX7, TG77, TG500. Roland D550.
Thighpaulsandra
Prophet 5
Prophet 10
PPG Wave 2.2
Nord Lead 1
Nord Modular
Yamaha DX7 x 2
Kurzweil K2000R
Waldorf Microwave
Kawai K5M
RMI KC2
Emulator 1
Emu Morpheus
Oberheim DPX-1

Thighp
soundinett
Kawai K5m
Yamaha TG33
Yamaha TG77
Waldorf Microwave XT
EMU Morpheus
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Thighpaulsandra wrote:
Prophet 5
Prophet 10
PPG Wave 2.2
Nord Lead 1
Nord Modular
Yamaha DX7 x 2
Kurzweil K2000R
Waldorf Microwave
Kawai K5M
RMI KC2
Emulator 1
Emu Morpheus
Oberheim DPX-1

Thighp


Well... that makes me a little jealous help
tron23
soundinett wrote:
Kawai K5m
Yamaha TG33
Yamaha TG77
Waldorf Microwave XT
EMU Morpheus


All digital vintage things, nice setup you got right there. Guinness ftw!
kindredlost
Sold off most over the years but still have...

Roland;
JX8P
D50 + PG1000

Waldorf;
MWXT (rack)
MicroQ (rack)

ARP;
Axxe (Black&Gold 4075)

DSI;
Prophet08

PAIA;
P4700J + 8700 controller
mome rath
not sure what constitutes vintage anymore

waldorx xt
fizmo rack
jp8000



the only one I still want is a poly evolver oops
babysam
Waldorf Micro Q
Roland MKS-50
Kurzeil K2500
Yamaha DX21
frankbooth
Kurzweil k2000vp
Ensoniq Vfx
Kawai K1
Casio Fz-1
Arneb
Korg Electribe ESX-1.

Granted, it stretches the definitions of "vintage", "poly" and "synth" a bit.
CosmicFlight
A mix of vintage and few less olders

EX-8000
Juno 60
JP-6
Prophet VS
Omega Code
Sunsyn
Synthex
Wracked with Guilt
On the vintage side, in order of attachment:

Sequential Prophet 600 - The Prophet 5’s punk kid brother is my favourite poly
Roland Juno 6 - So simple, so good
Yamaha TG-500 - a hit of pure nostalgia
Korg EX-8000 - love that filter, hate the interface
Oberheim Matrix 1000 - useful but bland
HerrX
Akai AX60
Kawai K1r
E-mu Emax (disguised as a Baldwin IKE)

Modest, but trying to avoid re-buying the now hyper-inflated priced stuff that I sold off years ago very frustrating
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