yes, my to buy list is huge…
So, are there any suggestions for good and cheap hardware midi synths. I need hardware. I got plenty of vsti’s I need something I can play live too. I gotta get something to use with my 500 bucks in midi guitar gear I got for christmas (other than my very good sounding Ensoniq MR-61. Yes I know I’m spoiled)…
Alesis Micron. My wife bought me one for Christmas and its a pretty motivating piece of equipment. I control reason 2.5 and reaktor 4 with it, and it has the most killer analog sounds in itself as well. Pretty cheap too. $399 at most places.
well, it does have midi I/O, and sounds like a good synth, but I am really wanting more of a simple module. Something I can put in a rack and get hide. I don’t need a controller. I have two. (a guitar setup w/the yamaha G50 and the old MR-61 keyboard.) So any other suggestions?
Hmm…not sure what you mean by “simple”, what kind of sounds are you looking to get? Emu proteus rack units are pretty wild…great all around because you can add different sound roms. But they can get expensive. If you could specify the types of tones you are looking for, that could help. Thanks.
Also take a look at http://www.vintagesynth.com
They have lists of everything ever created from the 70’s to newly released synths, along with reviews and specs sorted by manufacturer. Take care.
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|Alesis Micron. My wife bought me one for Christmas and its a pretty motivating piece of equipment. I control reason 2.5 and reaktor 4 with it, and it has the most killer analog sounds in itself as well. Pretty cheap too. $399 at most places. |
Man I want one of those...
basically I am wanting something that I can get some true classic synth sounds out of. Think the type of hardware that inspired the jg-3 and the like. nobs are a good thing.
The PAiA Fatman is an inexpensive kit for a MIDI-controlled classic monophonic synth. No program presets, mind you. You’ll be knob-twiddling for everything.
Also look around for KORG DW-8000 or EW-8000. These are MIDI-controlled polyphonic units capable of classic analog sounds.
I’m sure there’s a bunch more; these are the only ones I know anything about.