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Post by CF3 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:49 pm

I'll join the chorus...

Dave Smith OB-6 (m). Not the deepest synth programming wise, but GODDAMN it sounds fantastic. One gigantic sweet spot. Every time I turn it on I love what I hear. And the interface is dead simple to use too. Even the FX sound good. Future classic now.

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Post by Unborn Gore » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:25 pm

Lyra 4
Digitakt

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Post by soon_come » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:46 pm

Digitakt for sure.

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Post by felixer » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:43 pm

lyra8
line6 M5 (i have 3 of those, one is always set for the freq. shifter and another one is usually set for the 'obi wah' s&h vcf)
don't need midi, don't need keys, just want knobs and cables (all together now ;-)

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Post by lisa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:37 am

Behringer UFX1604

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Great mixer, loads of routing possibilities, recording 16 separate tracks. My single most used piece of gear. :nana:
New modular track! My first in six months. :party: Messy and unglued.


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Post by mousegarden » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:39 am

lisa wrote:Behringer UFX1604

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Great mixer, loads of routing possibilities, recording 16 separate tracks. My single most used piece of gear. :nana:
Lisa, how are you getting on with the usb stick recording? Have you used this facility? Does it work OK? I'm thinking of getting one of these for this function.
This is a very strange move by Behringer, they own Midas, and this seems like a direct competitor to the Venice series.

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Post by Petur » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:01 am

The Octatrack for sure! I am amazed every time i pick it up after it has been collecting dust for a while. Such an interesting, versitile and fun box. There is really nothing else like it.

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Post by BugBrand » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:06 am

mousegarden wrote:This is a very strange move by Behringer, they own Midas, and this seems like a direct competitor to the Venice series.
The Venice series was stopped some time ago - I think they only do the small DM series now (you had one?). Shame, of course.

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Post by Daionsavage » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:13 am

*Squarp pyramid. -I work without a DAW as far as possible and I would just like to get an updated version of the mmt-8 (one that saves to modern media, has a decent memory, better timing and easier step editing), this is the closest thing to that.

*Nord Drum 2. Versatile, small form factor and no unnecessary sequencer that gets in the way.

Other than that: I will probably hold on to my micro-/minibrute combo just because of their filters and the Dreadbox Hades for its immediacy (I sold my minitaur after getting the hades).

And going so much Off-topic that it’s on the subject -Classics I didn’t keep:

*machinedrum -you must use its internal sequencer in order to use it properly (or use lots of CC), i don’t like to use more than one sequencer so it went.
*Sub 37 -just didn’t talk to me, ate up lots of space and wasn’t used too often.
*Minitaur -responded wierdly to midi. Some parameters were only tweakable from a computer. Turned of the LFO at random and felt like a one-trick pony (albeit a good-sounding one).
*Tr-8 -My friend wanted one and all I wanted from it (the sounds) can be had from my JD-Xi.

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Post by synthpriest » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:17 am

OTO Bam. :guinness:

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Post by Fallen_lassen » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:39 am

mousegarden wrote:
lisa wrote:Behringer UFX1604

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Great mixer, loads of routing possibilities, recording 16 separate tracks. My single most used piece of gear. :nana:
Lisa, how are you getting on with the usb stick recording? Have you used this facility? Does it work OK? I'm thinking of getting one of these for this function.
This is a very strange move by Behringer, they own Midas, and this seems like a direct competitor to the Venice series.
It looks more like the ugly cousin of the Allen & heath ZED mixers. :cry:

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Post by lisa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:47 am

I think it looks better than the ZED line. Also, a quarter of the cost. :tu:

Mouse: I’ve used it once quite some time ago. Can try it again and report back!
New modular track! My first in six months. :party: Messy and unglued.


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Post by Fallen_lassen » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:53 am

Good thing taste is personal and subjective :mrgreen:

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Post by kirby » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Pase wrote:Op-1 sure will be a classic design,
Grendel Drone Commander could be the 303 for Drone music
Monotribe is imho the best effort of Korg's cheap https://mytopcasino.co.uk/mobile synths.
Op-1 is my fav.
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Post by zaphod betamax » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:59 pm

Korg Monotribe
Korg Monotribe
Korg Monotribe
Korg Monotribe
Korg Monotribe
Korg Monotribe

I listed it 6 times, as I have 6 of these!

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Post by mousegarden » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:49 am

lisa wrote:I think it looks better than the ZED line. Also, a quarter of the cost. :tu:

Mouse: I’ve used it once quite some time ago. Can try it again and report back!
Thanks, that stick recorder would be very useful, but I've heard reports about it either not working at all, or being very difficult to set up.

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Post by ObsoleteModular » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:10 am

The Yamaha MODX8 that I just bought ...

Although I'll never know if it's a keeper for certain because the board is so freakin deep I think it'll take a lifetime to evaluate the whole thing!

It's keeping me busy. I sold a pile of Eurorack and I ain't missing the Eurorack which surprises me.

It's actually a really interesting concept what Yamaha have done with the Montage/MODX. I don't think everyone quite gets it yet. It's really not just a ROMpler and not least of all because of the FM-X engine. It's very versatile but the way Yamaha intend you to use it is a bit of a paradigm shift. It's not so much about the methods of synthesis, it's all about your interaction with it. Your 'performance'. It's a sound designer and live player's wet dream. But it's NOT a workstation.

It's unique and it weren't cheap so I hope it is a keeper!

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Post by nectarios » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:59 am

Rytm (MK1) cause it does drums (and bass and leads), exactly how I like them.
MPC Live cause its integral for the live sets and its easy to transfer stuff from the computer.

Other stuff too has stayed, like the A4 (mk1) and Heat (mk1) but not sure they will be around in years to come.

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Post by naturligfunktion » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:10 am

Technics SL-1210

Such an awesome piece of gear. Even though I like each part of my studio- and synth collection, it's only my two turntables that feel complete. They are really perfect I think.

(I will look in to that OB-6, as it seem to be quite popular)

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Post by a100user » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:51 am

A&H QU-24 - this has replaced my MOTU & M-Audio racks as the main interface and I'm still finding new ways to use it.

BugBrand modular - goes without saying

Some of of 4U modules will always stay with me

and lastly the Phenol - a wonderful mini modular in a box
I'm looking for nothing at this moment in time

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Post by nectarios » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am

I forgot the MOTU MIDI Express that will stay as long as I have MIDI gear. If it breaks I'll buy the same. Solid.

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Post by synthpriest » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:01 pm

Also voting for Analog Rytm, MKII right here. :miley:

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Post by RUMPLEDFORESKIN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:29 pm

If iPad apps are allowed, I'd have to say Ruismaker Noir and Ripplemaker. I find them more entertaining and essential than most of the hardware and vst synths I've bought over the last decade. They are serious pieces of kit, but also fine to just tweak the hours away on.

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Post by mousegarden » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:56 pm

a100user wrote:A&H QU-24 - this has replaced my MOTU & M-Audio racks as the main interface and I'm still finding new ways to use it.

BugBrand modular - goes without saying

Some of of 4U modules will always stay with me

and lastly the Phenol - a wonderful mini modular in a box
Very tempted by a QU-24, but got put off by others opinions, be interested to hear how it works out for you.

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Post by BrookL » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:23 am

For me it's the Mother 32, first experience with the 'moog' sound.
The volca keys, battery powered, portable and the delay make it great for picking up and playing anywhere.
Eventide Space...makes the simplist sounds awesome.

Will probably sell eventually, the Minilogue....if I can ever afford a Prophet 6....

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