Polysynths - Wanted - vibe over facts - Experience over spec

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Post by StillNotWorking » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:29 am

Yeah, PG-800 feels cramped sitting on the big JX-10 panel :zombie:
Note that JX-10 will open up with any sw or hw MIDI controller with firmware 3.x. Version 3.x will aslo give you arps on JX10, but not on the MKS-70 rack version.

PG-1000 with D-550 rack could bring you some JD-800 vibes in a much smaller package. Save the space for A6 or Quantum :oops:
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Post by StillNotWorking » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:15 am

Figure, have you had the opportunity to play a Jupiter 4? From what I'm reading J4 is the one many people hang on to when selling they're J6.

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Post by Panason » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:46 am

A whole bunch of Andromeda A6s has shown up on ebay! I wonder why...

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Post by proteus-ix » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:43 am

Figures wrote:
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How is OP going wigth the search? Getting closer?
Still looking :guinness:

Polysix is current front runner.

A6 has also peaked my interest.

JD800 has also peaked my interest.

These are both physically large, which is not ideal.

As has Novation Peak.

I always look at the roland options. Jx10 interests me. Played a Jupiter 6 quite intensively and again preferred the juno 6. So 're roland it is Jupiter 8 which is out of price range or jx10 or JD800. JX10 has no front controls which is a down side.

So all in all still pondering.

As I say polysix is leading the way but cant help but feel it's overpriced vs JD800, which is really drawing me. Problem with them is getting a A1 item. Peak still has me on the fence.
I'm curious why you have ignored the suggestion for a System 8, which seems obvious given your apparent love for the Roland sound?

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Post by Panason » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:52 am

The Peak peaked his/her interest :party:

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Post by zaphod betamax » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am

Picking between my Vermona '14, perFOURmer, or Abyss, I'd have to say
the Abyss wins for out of tune vibe, but the '14 wins for tone vibe.
So very subjective!

edit: just ordered another Abyss from Detroit Modular, so let's see how a 8VCO Abyss setup transpires!

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Post by P.O.L. » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:05 am

My favourite synth for "vibe" is either Studiologic Sledge 2, or Novation Ultranova - I use them both a lot, the Sledge is more a "player's" synth but so easy to tweak the sounds, the Ultranova I just spend ages playing with the arpeggiator and the best non-knob per parameter synth I've ever had to program - doddle to use. The MS2000 was my go to synth when starting a track, it tends to be the Ultranova now...
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Post by drowld » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:19 am

Honestly never came close to push2 and wavetable in term of sound design possibilities and hands on control.
You get feeback on a nice screen with only the informations you need. And it's pretty fucking deep :party:

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Post by Xisylop » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:54 pm

Just for the record, the word is "piqued" not "peaked". If you're gonna say it so much in a thread (everyone) at least use the right word!


Anyway, I've had most of the cheaper synths mentioned in this thread including:

Prophet 6, polysix, JD-800, D-50, Juno 6,60,106, JX-3P, 8P and MKS 70 (jx10), and about fifty more beside...

My favourites are JX-3P (with kiwi mod) yeah I prefer it to the Junos, Juno 60, polysix, JD800. I love Roland . I don't however like much about the 8p or 10/mks70. Crap filters, plastic sound. JX3P is so much nicer regardless of features (even non kiwi modded). JD800 sounds nicer than 8p too even though digital (great great filter).

Between polysix and JD 800, Ive had two of each. JD is gorgeous , polysix has bags of charm and very analogue sounding! But limited.

I think JD800 is the much better synth for creative and beautiful sounds, much better filter than D50 , great interface! Polysix is good but understand it's a simple synth like Junos and to have two like that is a bit overkill! They sound different but both get samey after a while.

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Post by chris.d » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:24 pm

You know how it is when you’re waiting for a package to arrive and it’s sure to be inspiring, and look cool as hell too?!
Modor fm-1 coming this week. :party:
Thinking combined w Ambika there’s some poly vibe pending.

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Post by chris.d » Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm

2020 reboot. Any recent poly thoughts?

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Post by Ears » Tue May 19, 2020 12:55 pm

No idea if it counts as a poly synth but getting a Haken Continuum was life changing. It just sounds and feels amazing. Programming it is very different but rewarding (all done on an attached computer, patching is Synthi pegboard style but with formulas instead of pegs). It can create sounds that sound and feel like real acoustic instruments as well as completely crazy sounds. If the playing surface is too weird for you, the same Eagen Matrix engine will be finding its way into the Osmose this summer.

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Post by j bowman » Tue May 19, 2020 1:36 pm

Ears wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:55 pm
No idea if it counts as a poly synth but getting a Haken Continuum was life changing. It just sounds and feels amazing. Programming it is very different but rewarding (all done on an attached computer, patching is Synthi pegboard style but with formulas instead of pegs). It can create sounds that sound and feel like real acoustic instruments as well as completely crazy sounds. If the playing surface is too weird for you, the same Eagen Matrix engine will be finding its way into the Osmose this summer.
This!

We need a Continuum thread, such an amazing instrument.

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Post by j bowman » Tue May 19, 2020 1:41 pm

chris.d wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm
2020 reboot. Any recent poly thoughts?
Prologue 16 - user coded digital oscillators and effects, plus built in analogue voices and filters and compressor... it is a constantly evolving instrument being driven by the enthusiasm and expertise of its users - what's here already is great + almost unlimited potential...

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Post by GrantB » Tue May 19, 2020 1:43 pm

j bowman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:36 pm
We need a Continuum thread, such an amazing instrument.

it's here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=102207

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Post by j bowman » Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 pm

GrantB wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:43 pm
j bowman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:36 pm
We need a Continuum thread, such an amazing instrument.

it's here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=102207
Thanks - and I see I had even posted in it. Amazing what a couple of months of lockdown will do for the cognative faculties :doh:

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Post by GrantB » Tue May 19, 2020 8:37 pm

j bowman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:58 pm
GrantB wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:43 pm
j bowman wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:36 pm
We need a Continuum thread, such an amazing instrument.

it's here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=102207
Thanks - and I see I had even posted in it. Amazing what a couple of months of lockdown will do for the cognative faculties :doh:
I agree we should have more Continuum discussion. I'm working on other stuff right now but I will get back to banging my head against the Eaganmatrix eventually.

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Post by Ears » Tue May 19, 2020 9:16 pm

GrantB wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:37 pm
I agree we should have more Continuum discussion. I'm working on other stuff right now but I will get back to banging my head against the Eaganmatrix eventually.
I got a mini just so I could play with the matrix while on trains, planes and beaches. Now of course I’m at home with my half size instead cuz Covid and no trains planes beaches. It takes time but it’s worth it. Of course the new version just added a ton of new stuff to wrap your head around...

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Post by chris.d » Wed May 27, 2020 11:31 am

I'm considering getting a Prophet 6 at this moment. Anything else you synth guru dudes think one should seriously consider in the P6 vibe territories, before pulling the trigger?

Seriously tempted by the UDO Super 6, but it's availability & any potential glitches are anyones guess.

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Post by Voltcontrol » Wed May 27, 2020 1:39 pm

chris.d wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:31 am
I'm considering getting a Prophet 6 at this moment. Anything else you synth guru dudes think one should seriously consider in the P6 vibe territories, before pulling the trigger?

Seriously tempted by the UDO Super 6, but it's availability & any potential glitches are anyones guess.
They sound different to me. The UDO Synth is solid in terms of quality. So pick the one that sounds, or in the spirit of this thread, vibes the best with you.

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Post by abandonist » Wed May 27, 2020 7:11 pm

I had a Prophet 6 for a good while and absolutely loved it. I had to sell it to pay for veterinarian bills for my dog. Otherwise I’d still have it. Been chasing a particular sound that I got out of it ever since. Haven’t been able to replicate it.

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Post by chris.d » Wed May 27, 2020 7:48 pm

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Post by chris.d » Wed May 27, 2020 7:58 pm

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Post by chris.d » Wed May 27, 2020 7:59 pm

chris.d wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:58 pm
chris.d wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 7:48 pm
Voltcontrol wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:39 pm
chris.d wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:31 am
I'm considering getting a Prophet 6 at this moment. Anything else you synth guru dudes think one should seriously consider in the P6 vibe territories, before pulling the trigger?

Seriously tempted by the UDO Super 6, but it's availability & any potential glitches are anyones guess.
They sound different to me. The UDO Synth is solid in terms of quality. So pick the one that sounds, or in the spirit of this thread, vibes the best with you.

They do but I still haven't heard too many examples of the UDO that get very deep past the dreamy stuff. Which is very nice indeed.
Still, tough, for me at least, to get a more clear UDO compared to P6 sounds/vibe sense.

I see the bigger concerns as when they'll actually be shipped / in peoples hands, seemingly unclear. And that I've learned to be a bit patient when something is newly released to let the dust settle on it's new & by any standard, sexy hybrid poly appeal.

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Post by chris.d » Wed May 27, 2020 8:02 pm

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