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Post by cheapimitation » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:40 am

Scories wrote:Lorre Mill Double Knot : It's pretty much everything I want a modular to be in a tiny little box.
agree. actually ended up selling it, but only to pay for cowbuy callossum.

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Post by LameAim » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Keepers (A+):
Ableton Live/Push
Sandberg TM4
Sandberg VM5

Nearly There (A-/B+)
Digitakt -- Much more than the sum of its parts. Sound and workflow are great, and it is mobile enough to come with me on work trips. Really wish Elektron would add some kind of step audition/preview and make that official release of Overbridge happen. Would also love something that approximated the sample slicing and static slot trig modes of the Octatrack, but could live without it.

Digitone -- I've come to think of this box as "approachable FM" since I have a case of the dumbs when it comes to FM synthesis. Still figuring this guy out, but I really like the variation of sounds I've gotten. Really good at percussive sounds, too.

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Post by sir stony » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:08 am

I got many synths in the past 20 years, and got rid of hardly any of them, yet. But I will have to in the next couple of years, definitely, so I have thought about the ones to take to my grave. And in the end, thinking about it over and over again, it's only one synth apart from my modular that I will never let go, the Alesis Ion. Awesome interface for eternally wiggling. All buttery smooth encoders with wide spaces between, flat and solid metal case, restricted but very capable sound engine where each voice has its own dedicated chip to run from. Probably the most underrated synth I ever knew. Even I did for several years due to its lack of a catchy fx unit or a bazillion voices at once.

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Post by kinkujin » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 am

sir stony wrote:I got many synths in the past 20 years, and got rid of hardly any of them, yet. But I will have to in the next couple of years, definitely, so I have thought about the ones to take to my grave. And in the end, thinking about it over and over again, it's only one synth apart from my modular that I will never let go, the Alesis Ion. Awesome interface for eternally wiggling. All buttery smooth encoders with wide spaces between, flat and solid metal case, restricted but very capable sound engine where each voice has its own dedicated chip to run from. Probably the most underrated synth I ever knew. Even I did for several years due to its lack of a catchy fx unit or a bazillion voices at once.
Have wanted one for years. They are getting more rare in the shape that I like to buy things in. I have the little brother, or sister to the Ion - the Micron - and it too is a lovely little thing.

This thread has mentioned it twice. Is a holy grail synth for me!

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Post by suboptimal » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 pm

I've had my original Machinedrum for almost 20 years and can't imagine ever selling it.

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Post by visible cow » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:58 am

Interesting to hear that the Alexis Ion is loved (by some at least). It was my very first synth and I was completely lost on it.... basically I found one preset that worked for me and just used that on all of my songs. I'd love to give one a spin now that I mostly know what I'm doing.

As far as modern keepers I'll say that the Dominion 1 fits the bill. I think you could make a beautiful album with just this synth and a couple of pedals....hmmm... maybe I should give that a go.

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Post by unclebastard » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:26 am

I'll be keeping all my gear unless it breaks beyond repair. I can't afford to go changing in an endless cycle, I'd rather make the most of what I have now.
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Post by megabeast » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:49 pm

Ms 20 kit. Got attached after building it. Also sounds amazing!

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Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:53 pm

l no longer have one, but the Novation Bass Station 2 should definitely be added to the conversation.
TOO FAR GONE

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Post by strangeowl » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:54 pm

Still impressed with novation peak

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Post by Voltage_Controller » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:45 pm

phenol
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Post by PLNB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:30 pm

Voltage_Controller wrote:phenol
Really hoping Andrew whips up a mk2. Built to last.

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Post by AllDiamondsForSale » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:17 am

OP 1 he´s to diverse to let him go
COCOQUANTUS and PLUMBUTTER are just to sweet and pretty
ORGANELL also to diverse

i thing it is an finding your self process how you use and sell gear ?!

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Post by DeanG » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:11 pm

I think I will always keep at least one Volca modular around. Right now I am digging my little system of 2 volca modulars, Microgranny and Volca Mix.

But it seems I change my attachment to these things daily.
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Post by acidbob » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:27 pm

suboptimal wrote:I've had my original Machinedrum for almost 20 years and can't imagine ever selling it.
This ! and it's been the heart of my setup ever since...

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Post by chachi » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:
VM wrote:Hate to lower the tone substantially - especially on my first post here, but...

I'll be hanging onto my Minilogue for a while.
Minilogue is sick. Definitely a beast, especially at its price range. Seen em used for under $200 already.
yes! the resemblance to the maxi korg, my all time fave stand-alone synth means it feels really immediate, immediately. then they threw in all the modern features you would want, midi, awesome sequencer, patch memory, delay, etc...insane price performance and sounds great.

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Post by steffie268 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 pm

- Grendel: Grenadier, DC2e
- Frostwave: Sonic Alienator
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Post by Benjaymun » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:51 pm

Korg microSAMPLER. All I have, all I need...

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Post by SPIKE the Percussionist » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:38 pm

Little Deformer 3
Vostok
Quadrantid Swarm
Norns
Jasper
OP-1
Stereo Field
PB2
Cocoquantus
Squishable
Deluge
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Echolution 2
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Post by slumberjack » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:59 am

Things I kept for over 5 years:

Cirklon
Nord Rack 2X
Doepfer DarkTime
Yamaha SU200 & 700 - not so modern I know!
EHX Cathedral
Vermona Lancet Spring Reverb
RME RayDat

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MonoMachine
Prophet 08

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Post by Licudi » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:07 am

Red Electric Rainbow wrote:l no longer have one, but the Novation Bass Station 2 should definitely be added to the conversation.
You didn't keep it but it's a keeper? :eek: I've had a D-50 and two S950s for 30 years, long enough to see them come back in fashion. Keepers for me.

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Post by GavRL » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:08 am

Definitely Octatrack. Prophet 6 too.

I also wont ever part with my Two Voice Pro, but not entirely sure it falls into the category of Modern really. Incredible, nevertheless.

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Post by Scories » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 am

cheapimitation wrote:
Scories wrote:Lorre Mill Double Knot : It's pretty much everything I want a modular to be in a tiny little box.
agree. actually ended up selling it, but only to pay for cowbuy callossum.
Do you have a Cowboy Callossum by now? Would you call it a keeper just as the DK or do you think the extra features are an overkill?

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Post by stikygum » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:30 am

Do 'Keepers' exist? Humans and our surroundings are volatile in nature which will snuff keepers most of the time. Things move on except for =the stubborn. With that said, I really enjoy my Waldorf Quantum and feel I will keep it a while. I could see it being with me for a long time. It could rival my Sunsyn, which I've had for almost 2 decades now.
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Post by Estes » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:44 am

Circuit. mono Station from Novation. Its not only a synth but also a nice interface for playing pads with scales and all the necessary cvs!

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