The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

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Michael L
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:33 am

MusicRadar is full of Chipspeech....

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thecontrolcentre
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:44 am

:zzz:

Rappo Clappo
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:48 am

This baby certainly deserves a nomination:

http://blog.dolphinmusic.co.uk/index.ph ... ynthesizer
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Zexila
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:50 am

No Virus? :hihi:
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:58 am


Zexila
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:32 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:http://www.sonicstate.com/top20/
This one is good all round. :tu:
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SJ_Digriz
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:44 am

Top 2 things I hate
1. top 10 lists
2. Best x threads
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starflakeprj
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:54 am

What? No Alesis Andromeda A6? The article is broken!
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SJ_Digriz
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5576 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from either Northern Idaho or Southern Canada, still trying to figure out which

Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:55 am

starflakeprj wrote:What? No Alesis A6 Andromeda? The article is broken!
There's dozens of formative years synths that belong on there long before the "popularity" list starts.

As mentioned earlier ... List of thing I hate ...

1. Lists
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947 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:00 am

Fishy fish fish.

10 (possibly not greatest ever) hardware synths that I happily own:

1) Roland Sh3 (my weird S&H monosynth from 1974)
2) Roland D50
3) Avalon Bassline
4) Moog Minitaur
5) Novation Bass Station 2
6) A strange homemade machine which goes ping and buzzzzzzzzzz, when it decides to work...
7) Novation Xiosynth (but really used for midi softsynth workhorse duties)
8 ) My very sweet Yamaha PSS 480 which I got from Father Christmas when I was 9 years old.
9) Vermona DRM Mkiii - admittedly this is a 'drum synth' but anyway...
10) Erm, does my Roland Space Echo 201 count? (It can self-oscillate )


(But if I was in the market for another hardware synth it would be an SEM Four Voice).

Hurrah!

JCJR
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2352 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:09 am

There have been so many nice synths that it seems impossible to make top 10 lists. Perusing some of the aforementioned lists, yeah those were nice synths but tis doubtful I would want (m)any of them in my house today.

Minimoog? Odessey? CS80? Yeah they were OK. Would gather dust at my house nowadays. Mellotron? Solina? Who would really want and routinely use one of those nowadays?

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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:16 am

JCJR wrote:Minimoog? Odessey? CS80? Yeah they were OK. Would gather dust at my house nowadays. Mellotron? Solina? Who would really want and routinely use one of those nowadays?
LOL ... well I would! If you have some you need me to store, let me know.
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BertKoor
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:45 am

wagtunes wrote:2 year old article but worth a read.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/the ... ime-224433
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Re: The 10 Greatest Synths Of All Time

Post Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:05 am

Things I hate:

1. lists
a. people who write lists
b. people who pay attention to lists
c. people who publicize lists
d. people who allow a third party to post lists at their site.
e. people who even dare to mention lists.

2....
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