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Retirement present

Post by MAXTHEDOG » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:34 am

Hi All,
As a retirement present to myself, I’m looking to purchase a ‘special’ synth of some type.
What I have at the moment are a Waldorf Q each, a Supernova 2 rack, an Akai MPC Live and an EMU E4XT Ultra. As you Can see from the list I’ve not been very active in the market for a while apart from the Live and my modular.
I don’t want anything ‘vintage’ - P5, CS5/6/80, OB8 etc mainly because I don’t want to get involved in trips to a repair shop and (more importantly find a decent synth tech to trust it to).
I’ve been checking out Waldorf Quantum but will it be different enough? A Moog One, and a Kijimi.
So, I’d be interested to see what you’d go for.
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Re: Retirement present

Post by strettara » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:53 am

In their very different ways, either the One or a full sized Haken Continuum would be my once in a lifetime indulgence.
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Re: Retirement present

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:17 am

i mean id consider the waldorf q, supernova rack and emu vintage at this point tbh.

the waldorf quantum will absolutely be different enough. 3 oscillators, 5 engines with endless modulation possibilities and more updates to come.
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Re: Retirement present

Post by loydb » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:18 am

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Re: Retirement present

Post by hippo1 » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am

If it were me, with that stuff: Prophet 10. Seems like the cake-and ice cream combo of new 'old' analog, alongside the VAs and the wavetable-y stuff. Though the One is VERY tempting, it seems a bit 'still in the works'; again, for me, a tad over-complicated for the niche it would fill.

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Re: Retirement present

Post by gringostar » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:44 pm

I'd say Moog One or Prophet 5/10/XL

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Voltcontrol » Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:54 pm

hippo1 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am
If it were me, with that stuff: Prophet 10. Seems like the cake-and ice cream combo of new 'old' analog, alongside the VAs and the wavetable-y stuff. Though the One is VERY tempting, it seems a bit 'still in the works'; again, for me, a tad over-complicated for the niche it would fill.
Amen to the above. I also really like the Abstrakt Instruments vs-1 and the Kijimi, but in terms of having a ‘solid’ instrument The Prophet 10 is a much more attractive proposition I think.

Or a P5 rev4 + an Iridium. :cloud:
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Re: Retirement present

Post by Carrousel » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:04 pm

Voltcontrol wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:54 pm
hippo1 wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am
If it were me, with that stuff: Prophet 10. Seems like the cake-and ice cream combo of new 'old' analog, alongside the VAs and the wavetable-y stuff. Though the One is VERY tempting, it seems a bit 'still in the works'; again, for me, a tad over-complicated for the niche it would fill.
Amen to the above. I also really like the Abstrakt Instruments vs-1 and the Kijimi, but in terms of having a ‘solid’ instrument The Prophet 10 is a much more attractive proposition I think.

Or a P5 rev4 + an Iridium. :cloud:
I also agree. You seem to have digital sources really well covered so I would want a lush analogue poly. And if money was no object it would have to be the prophet 10, or possibly the prophet 6.
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Post by johny_gtr » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:31 pm

For a golden retirement present the best from analog poly can be Baloran the River synth. I bet it will be also a good money diversification:)
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Re: Retirement present

Post by snoop » Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:50 pm

The moog one will at least keep you busy, if thats your
aim 🙂 it’s pretty featurefull, lots of possibilities and
can do deep, advanced stuff (in three layers). The VARS
and math functions also make it limitless. I have no regrets what so ever. I was not impressed the first hour testing it with stock sounds (v 1), but when i started
deep diving, it opened up. Will keep you occupied, for sure!

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Dave Peck » Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:00 pm

never mind
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Re: Retirement present

Post by flashheart » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:39 pm

As a 'retirement present' I'd go for a Prophet5/10. You've got digital well covered. The Prophet is vintage w/o the headaches AFAICS, and I believe it will become a classic like it's forebears. The Kijimi is tempting but a rack doeesn't feel like present to me:)

@Dave Peck, OP already has the SuperNova II, it's nothing something they're looking to buy.
I'm not buying a maths though, not my idea of fun...

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Dave Peck » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:59 pm

flashheart wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:39 pm

@Dave Peck, OP already has the SuperNova II, it's nothing something they're looking to buy.
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Re: Retirement present

Post by Jason Brock » Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Sequential OB-6 - I just recently bought one, love it. A modern classic, different and unique sounding and stands out from the crowd.
Waldorf Quantum - Sure, seems amazing. Definitely a contender.
Korg Arp 2600 Reissue - A curve ball, given the others you mentioned...but damn the lust is strong with this one.

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Rost + Licht » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:04 pm

MAXTHEDOG wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:34 am
Hi All,
As a retirement present to myself, I’m looking to purchase a ‘special’ synth of some type.
What I have at the moment are a Waldorf Q each, a Supernova 2 rack, an Akai MPC Live and an EMU E4XT Ultra. As you Can see from the list I’ve not been very active in the market for a while apart from the Live and my modular.
I don’t want anything ‘vintage’ - P5, CS5/6/80, OB8 etc mainly because I don’t want to get involved in trips to a repair shop and (more importantly find a decent synth tech to trust it to).
I’ve been checking out Waldorf Quantum but will it be different enough? A Moog One, and a Kijimi.
So, I’d be interested to see what you’d go for.
Regards,
MtD.
Quantum or Iridium are a good idea and modern and explorable in a good way.

One Synth I love to just sit down to and play in a way I had with nine before is the Prophet X. Can't recommend it enough. The stereo sound and high class samples make for such good sounds that just seem finished in a good sense. To go from a standard patch and turn into sth abstract and alien, even from 'normal' instrument samples, is very fast and intuitive. Same as the quantum one of the best truly modern classic imo

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Flounderguts » Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:31 pm

Huh...the Wavestate really attracts me. Hydrasynth too.
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Re: Retirement present

Post by bobbylandry » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:09 pm

Everyone is thinking too small here. The retirement present can be "upgrading the studio" and then you just buy everything.

An Analogue Solutions Colossus is another absurd suggestion.

If I was retiring I might consider getting a grand piano.

I'm being a little ridiculous obviously but all the useful suggestions have been made.

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Re: Retirement present

Post by monads » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:03 pm

1. Moog One 16-voice Analog Synthesizer
2. Analogue Solutions Vostok 2020
3. Sequential Prophet 10
4. TTSH V4 Synthesizer (Complete build w/extra options)
5. SYNTRX Analog Synthesizer from Erica Synths
6. Motas-6
7. Shuttle System from Endorphin.es
8. H9000 from Eventide

I know the last is an effects processor, but had to throw in anyway ;)

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Voltcontrol » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:31 pm

monads wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:03 pm
1. Moog One 16-voice Analog Synthesizer
2. Analogue Solutions Vostok 2020
3. Sequential Prophet 10
4. TTSH V4 Synthesizer (Complete build w/extra options)
5. SYNTRX Analog Synthesizer from Erica Synths
6. Motas-6
7. Shuttle System from Endorphin.es
8. H9000 from Eventide

I know the last is an effects processor, but had to throw in anyway ;)
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Re: Retirement present

Post by Blairio » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:40 pm

How about a Nord Stage 3? That would give you huge palette of sounds: acoustic and electric pianos, tonewheel and transistor organs, a seriously good VA synth plus a a collection of high quality sampled instruments.

You will also get an excellent master keyboard for playing your rack synths with.

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Re: Retirement present

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:53 pm

grip a solaris and call it a day
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Re: Retirement present

Post by Mark11Audio » Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:56 pm

...a Prophet-10, bought & paid for, now waiting for it's arrival. :mrgreen:
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Re: Retirement present

Post by strettara » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:10 pm

Has anyone mentioned the Super Six?

Just looking over this thread really brings home what a wealth of amazing machines is out there.
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