What was your first hardware synthesizer?

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KVRAF
29660 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:53 pm

Mine was a Casio VL-Tone :)

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How about you?

KVRAF
6288 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:22 pm

1st: Korg Mini-Korg
2nd: ARP AXXE
3rd: SC Pro-One
4th: Moog Memorymoog
5th: Yamaha DX-7
6th: Yamaha DX-7s
7th: Peavey DPM-V3
8th: Crumar Bit-One (US relabeled)
9th: Kawaii 3m
10th: Korg M1
11th: Kawaii K4
12th: EMU MPS +
EMU Proteus FX; Alesis S4; Roland D-110

Korg N5
Korg N1r; Alexis S4/S4+/QSR; PEAVEY DPM V3/V2; EMU Proteus 2000/Ultra-Proteus/Longboard

Korg Triton Extreme; Novation XStation; Roland V-Synth-GT
Yamaha Motif ESr

Korg M3 exp w/Radias
Radias-R; Kronos X; Yamaha Montage

And if I hadn't been robbed more than once and had the room, I probably still have them all (including some that I had more than one at the same time and others that were in storage/repair more than play) plus the non-synth boards like Rhodes, Clavinet, Vox, etc.

I know I did a "Wags" here, but it was fun and this IS KVR.

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KVRian
1112 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:32 am

Pan Toys MC-7 when I was 6 or smtg around that age.

Features: everything made from squarewave, programmable analogue! rhythm, 2 note polyphonic!

It had a built-in speaker which later I transplanted to my own DIY boombox :D

With friends, we used it to record a few avantgarde-electronica :hihi: albums in primary school.
Good old times.
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KVRAF
1948 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:00 am

casio cz 1000 in 1984.
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KVRAF
6230 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:57 am

Roland Juno-60
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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something special
8497 posts since 16 Mar, 2002 from Birmingham, Alabama

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:30 am

Chroma Polaris 1985; it's still in my closet

KVRAF
2588 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:46 am

Yamaha cs1x. Shite. Still got it tucked away, the keys are so yellow it embarrasses me.
At ease, soldier!

KVRAF
6958 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:50 am

Yamaha SY22
PC, Studio One, BWS, Live, FL Studio, Renoise, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths, Grove Boxes + Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars & Basses

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addled muppet weed
77627 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:53 am

first i bought was a korg ms2000.
but i had a crappy yamaha thing as a kid, was my uncles before me, 3 snapped keys. had a built in sampler, not great. and drums loop accompaniment, which was all i ever used it for. basic 4/4 through shitty boss distortion :band:

with a bontempi reed organ, with blu tac holding down some low notes for a bass :lol:

:oops:

KVRAF
3080 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:44 am

Roland SH1000

bluedad does your chroma polaris still work? That was the favorite hybrid poly analog that I ever owned.

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KVRAF
5013 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:01 am

Access Virus KB. I think I got it in 2001. Tried to use it last year, but the f***er won't boot. :x

KVRist
37 posts since 25 Sep, 2003

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:10 am

moog prodigy and akai ax80

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KVRAF
6522 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:33 am

Radio Shack/Realistic/Moog Concertmate MG-1. My dad bought it back in '81 because he thought it would be cool to mess around with, and I basically took ownership of it.

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addled muppet weed
77627 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:48 am

cryophonik wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:33 am
Radio Shack/Realistic/Moog Concertmate MG-1. My dad bought it back in '81 because he thought it would be cool to mess around with, and I basically took ownership of it.

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my uncle who i got the yamaha off had something that looked similar, but we don't have radio shack? so not sure how he would have one.
i wasn't allowed near that, although after he went away to the army, he came back one time on leave, with a buchla easel. i got about 5 mins with that :cry:

he has some sort of moog these days, but lives overseas, so i don't care :lol:

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KVRAF
6522 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 am

vurt wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:48 am
my uncle who i got the yamaha off had something that looked similar, but we don't have radio shack? so not sure how he would have one.
Maybe it was a Moog Rogue or Prodigy?

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