Analog synth between 200€ and 300€?

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glokraw
KVRAF
6720 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:52 pm

Forget labels, does an instruments sound fit in
contemporary productions?

I got a UNO, and control it from an old Alesis QS8 synth.
The Uno also fits in perfectly with movie soundtracks,
favorite tunes, adding just a few effects, like a little chorus,
modulation, and reverb

In my connections, UNO also plays vsts with it's arp and sequencer.
When those are off, it's sound is blended with
the running virtual synths in the daw.
It also has an audio input, so a hardware synth controlling
UNO can send it's own sound to blend on the UNO's output,
so vsts, UNO, and Alesis sound (or Kawai, Roland etc)
on each keypress.

I put guitar-amp or effects-rack output in the audio ,
as it's very handy when composing or practicing!
The UNO editor also makes it essentially a vsti
as it loads in a daw, or runs standalone.

It runs on batteries, plugs in to a usb phone charger,
or by a regular computer usb connector, with well chosen
routing options.
For under $200, plus a 61 key or larger keyboard
for chords/midi, you'll be happily burning through
that old pointless leisure time.

Funkaroma
KVRist
110 posts since 20 Dec, 2018

Re: Analog synth between 200€ and 300€?

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:51 am

glokraw wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forget labels, does an instruments sound fit in
contemporary productions?

I got a UNO, and control it from an old Alesis QS8 synth.
The Uno also fits in perfectly with movie soundtracks,
favorite tunes, adding just a few effects, like a little chorus,
modulation, and reverb

In my connections, UNO also plays vsts with it's arp and sequencer.
When those are off, it's sound is blended with
the running virtual synths in the daw.
It also has an audio input, so a hardware synth controlling
UNO can send it's own sound to blend on the UNO's output,
so vsts, UNO, and Alesis sound (or Kawai, Roland etc)
on each keypress.

I put guitar-amp or effects-rack output in the audio ,
as it's very handy when composing or practicing!
The UNO editor also makes it essentially a vsti
as it loads in a daw, or runs standalone.

It runs on batteries, plugs in to a usb phone charger,
or by a regular computer usb connector, with well chosen
routing options.
For under $200, plus a 61 key or larger keyboard
for chords/midi, you'll be happily burning through
that old pointless leisure time.
How many presets does the uno come with? I’ve already got a volca keys, so I’m looking for something which goes along nice with that machine. People call the volca’s often toys, but you can create some cool sounds quit well.

But I think I’m keeping a eye on a kawai k1 for now, because it got some nice vintage sounds, full size keys and it is affordable. Think it is a good synth to learn how to play keyboard on.

Some guitar pedals would be nice to expand the versatility. I don’t have much knowledge about external effects, but should I look for a second hand multi effect unit? I don’t know if it is possible to have a stereo unit and the convert the sound into a mono signal?

vitocorleone123
KVRist
173 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Re: Analog synth between 200€ and 300€?

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:32 pm

Microfreak or whatever that new one is called OR used Roland SE-02. Not sure if a micromonsta would be in budget. The new Modal looked interesting, too.

argfinessex
KVRer
12 posts since 27 Nov, 2016

Re: Analog synth between 200€ and 300€?

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:57 pm

Think I'd save up a bit and wait. I've been looking around for an analog for a while and I just got a deepmind 6. Not had much time to play yet but sounds pretty good and there seems to be a lot you can do with it.

To get poly in an analog is quite expensive normally and if you want harmony on a budget...

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