Your First Synth

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
KVRist
306 posts since 12 Sep, 2007

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:27 am

Moog Minimoog, brand new in '79, I kick myself daily for selling it in a weak moment.

I will say though the Behringer Model D does scratch that old itch, and at a miniscule cost.

KVRist

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270 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from UK

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:15 am

Examigan wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:24 am
I forgot I also had a Synare drum synth (before the CZ 101) which didn't have a keyboard but used synthesis.
That is a nice piece of kit! A very diverse synth. I believe a company makes a remake... Helenssen?

KVRist
305 posts since 12 Oct, 2003

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:33 am

midierror wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:13 pm
ozinga wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:55 pm
Casio VL1
First Serious one Korg DW 8000. (planning to purchase one again)
First soft instrument if I remember right a program called stomp and of course first plugin Steinberg Neon :)
Hey! VL-1 is serious!! But, yeah...DW 8000 is probably more of a real synth. I think I remember Stomp, isn't it like a electronic percussion/sfx maker?
I love VL-1 (Also I was 8 years old when I had it so I was not serious even though the VL-1 was) :)
Yes some sort of one shot drum synth as far as I remember :)

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addled muppet weed
85951 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:57 am

Teksonik wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:49 pm
vurt wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:31 pm
ive spent the last two years spending a fortune on things like this.
my son and his missus hate me but my granddaughter thinks im awesome :D
You might like the 8 Bit Keys guy then....

https://www.youtube.com/c/8BitKeys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsFURWRssT8
shes only 2 next week :lol:
bit of time before anything that doesn't have animal sounds and lots of colours :hihi:

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KVRAF
16415 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:48 am

vurt wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:57 am
shes only 2 next week :lol:
bit of time before anything that doesn't have animal sounds and lots of colours :hihi:
:lol: So basically like our average KVR user then ? :P
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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addled muppet weed
85951 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:50 am

Teksonik wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:48 am
vurt wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:57 am
shes only 2 next week :lol:
bit of time before anything that doesn't have animal sounds and lots of colours :hihi:
:lol: So basically like our average KVR user then ? :P
:lol: meow!

KVRAF
6763 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:17 am

Roland Alpha-Juno 1. Shouldnaeha sold it.
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
Upton Sinclair.

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KVRAF
6354 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:40 pm

Krakatau wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:13 pm
the 1st i touched and took early lessons of synthesis in 1972-73 : EMS AKS
The 1st i've purchased in 1984 : Korg Poly-800
Almost the same. But first lessons on a custom made modular and a Synclvier at TU Berlin, first own Poly-800, followed by a DX7…
My first soft synth I probably made myself in Max/MSP. I don’t count Digidesigns softsynth as it was non-realtime. The first commercial soft synth most likely came with an Arturia keyboard that had also Bitwig in the box. But after I got my LinnStrument, my arsenal exploded…

KVRist

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270 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from UK

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:40 pm

ozinga wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:33 am
Yes some sort of one shot drum synth as far as I remember :)
Wow thats a blast from the past!!! I used that too

KVRist

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270 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from UK

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:41 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:17 am
Roland Alpha-Juno 1. Shouldnaeha sold it.
Yeah great synths those! A guess a steep learning curve for a beginner as it was knobless as I recall.

KVRist

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270 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from UK

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:43 pm

Dirk Diggler wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:27 am
Moog Minimoog, brand new in '79, I kick myself daily for selling it in a weak moment.

I will say though the Behringer Model D does scratch that old itch, and at a miniscule cost.
We've all had our weak moments - perhaps an opportunity to learn there! The Model D is great - sounds good and takes up a bit less space.

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KVRAF
2598 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:59 am

First hardware i got, not a synth even Roland MC-303, i was nuts with grooveboxes.
First commercial software synth was Alchemy (i wonder how i can download and use it, so sad), i earned it in KVR contest. Since then, G.A.S didn't stop...

Have a nice day.
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KVRAF
6123 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:31 am

IrionDaRonin wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:59 am
First commercial software synth was Alchemy (i wonder how i can download and use it, so sad)
You didn't back up the files back when they were being bought out by Apple?
I have reinstalled it a few times since then. :)

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KVRAF
2598 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:40 am

Examigan wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:31 am
IrionDaRonin wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:59 am
First commercial software synth was Alchemy (i wonder how i can download and use it, so sad)
You didn't back up the files back when they were being bought out by Apple?
I have reinstalled it a few times since then. :)
I didn't, mate. I'm not much into synth news, and that epoque i was busy in other stuff, so i missed it. :(
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KVRist

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270 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from UK

Post Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:33 am

IrionDaRonin wrote:
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:59 am
First hardware i got, not a synth even Roland MC-303, i was nuts with grooveboxes.
First commercial software synth was Alchemy (i wonder how i can download and use it, so sad), i earned it in KVR contest. Since then, G.A.S didn't stop...

Have a nice day.
MC303 sounds great! I still have some samples off one from the late 90s!

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