DavyP wrote:great synths for silly cheap prices :thumbup:
Absolutely. It's not just Behringer of course, we've got the Korg ARP and MS, and the Roland Boutiques – even the Aira stuff – and Cyclone's series of TR/CR/TB inspired units. I mean, you can get online and within a day you can have an Odyssey, Minimoog, MS-20, and SH-101 – more or less, with the emphasis on "slightly less", given the footprints – for about £1400 or so at retail prices. Even the original SH-101s are creeping up towards a grand or more these days. I think they all sound very good, and I'm happy compromising on any differences for the price. I'm a big vintage synth-head, but the relentless upkeep of these old things can be a real headache, let alone the upfront purchase price of almost everything older than the 90s. Yes, it would be nice to have a better build on the MS-20 mini (or, in preference, that Korg had continued to make the full size model/desktop); it would be nice to not have to deal with flimsy micro-USB as a power connector, or have to rely on software updates for glitches in things that used to be just analogue hardware. But, less than 300 quid for a proper analogue monosynth with decent keys and a classic sound? Yes please!