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Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:54 pm
by Arpangel
Been thinking of splashing out on a synth I’ve either always wanted, or something I sold in the past and now regret, before I pop my clogs.
I’m thinking of an EMS Synthi, a Rhodes Suitcase 88 ( not a synth I know, but)
An ARP2500, or a Moog Memory Moog, and that Analogue Solutions Colossus looks tempting too.
Just wondering what others would get, in the circumstances...

:? :think:

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:03 pm
by MOF
It was a Komplete Kontrol Mk2 about a year ago and then a few months ago Arturia Collection v7, nothing to do with recent events. I’m very happy with virtual kit these days.

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:07 pm
by Sam Spoons
I'm a guitar player but if I had the room and money it's be a B3, Leslie and Minimoog. I've got as close as is practical with my Berry Model D and the Juno D I've had for a while. They do more than I'll ever need TBH.

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:16 pm
by desmond
There's loads I'd just like the play with for a bit, but nothing I need, and certainly nothing that doesn't really give me anything significant over what I already have...

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:32 pm
by The Elf
Right now it would be a Hammond XK5.

I've been lucky enough to have indulged in pretty much every synth for which I've ever lusted. Most have gone, but a few have stayed for life. Others I've knowingly shunned (e.g. a tape-based Mellotron!) :oops:

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:39 pm
by desmond
The Elf wrote:I've been lucky enough to have indulged in pretty much every synth for which I've ever lusted. Most have gone, but a few have stayed for life. Others I've knowingly shunned (e.g. a tape-based Mellotron!) :oops:

"Lose the Jupiter 8, keep the K1..." :headbang: :bouncy:

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:40 pm
by Smellthevalve
My last main purchase was a Yamaha motif which i still have but don't play so much now, it's a case of making better use of what I have (software as well as hardware based)

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:46 pm
by The Elf
desmond wrote:
The Elf wrote:I've been lucky enough to have indulged in pretty much every synth for which I've ever lusted. Most have gone, but a few have stayed for life. Others I've knowingly shunned (e.g. a tape-based Mellotron!) :oops:
"Lose the Jupiter 8, keep the K1..." :headbang: :bouncy:
True enough! :lol:

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:12 pm
by fatbenelton
I ordered (successfully it seems) a Korg Arp 2600 and justified it as my 'one chance to buy' bucket list synth - it's yet to arrive. If I was to pick another it would be to re-buy a Jupiter 4 having stupidly sold mine last year.

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:25 pm
by IAA
ordered (successfully it seems) a Korg Arp 2600

Oh my, you lucky chap. :mrgreen:

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:04 am
by Arpangel
Interesting, software has never done it for me, it just feels like I don’t really own anything, like downloading music from the internet, it’s not like holding a CD, or even better, a record.
I’ve got NI Komplete, and the Arturia V Collection, but rarely use them. I used Reaktor once, as the only instrument for one of my CD's, but that was it.
I love the ARP2500, I know that wouldn’t be just a bucket list purchase, it would definitely bring something new to my music.
Also the Rhodes, those two things would still be exciting to own.

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:23 am
by The Elf
fatbenelton wrote:I ordered (successfully it seems) a Korg Arp 2600
Good for you, mate! Let us know when it arrives!

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:43 am
by Arpangel
The Elf wrote:
fatbenelton wrote:I ordered (successfully it seems) a Korg Arp 2600
Good for you, mate! Let us know when it arrives!

Grrrrrrr, hurumph....

:(

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:19 pm
by SecretSam
Arpangel wrote:Been thinking of splashing out on a synth I’ve either always wanted, or something I sold in the past and now regret, before I pop my clogs.
I’m thinking of an EMS Synthi, a Rhodes Suitcase 88 ( not a synth I know, but)
An ARP2500, or a Moog Memory Moog, and that Analogue Solutions Colossus looks tempting too.
Just wondering what others would get, in the circumstances...

:? :think:

If you are getting a Rhodes suitcase, be sure to buy a small forklift truck to go with it.

Re: Sign of the times, your last big splash, what synth?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:49 am
by Arpangel
SecretSam wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Been thinking of splashing out on a synth I’ve either always wanted, or something I sold in the past and now regret, before I pop my clogs.
I’m thinking of an EMS Synthi, a Rhodes Suitcase 88 ( not a synth I know, but)
An ARP2500, or a Moog Memory Moog, and that Analogue Solutions Colossus looks tempting too.
Just wondering what others would get, in the circumstances...

:? :think:

If you are getting a Rhodes suitcase, be sure to buy a small forklift truck to go with it.

That is a problem, and a I would be gigging with it too. Mind you, an ARP2500 is a bit of a back breaker too, I’ll have to budget for a van.
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