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  • pighood
    started a topic First synth luff

    First synth luff

    Not necessarily the first synth you owned, but the one wot caught your attention and drew you into the knobbly money pit in which you currently reside. When did it first happen for you, and which was it?

    For this Pig, it was a dark and stormy night in 1982 and a chance encounter with the Realistic MG-1 set up on display just inside the door of the Radio Shack in Laurel Mall, Maryland. I was sideways impressed it could make these choo-choo noises, unlike the Casiotones I'd owned (never more than one at a time). It cost a finking stortune ($499 is a flockton to a 2nd year psych student). I came to own one years later, and gave it to my cousin.

    I need psych help now.

  • Tony Scharf
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    My first love...thats a hard one to answer.

    I had a pair of cheap casios when i was in highschool (late 89~92). When I graduated, I lusted after a Yamaha TG33 (the casios had MIDI out..so I figured I was set...). I sequenced it with an Amiga 500 computer running Bars & Pipes Pro (I still think it was the best sequencer EVER). now *that* was love..

    but young love is fickle. About a year later, I used money the government gave me as part of a pell grant to buy a Yamaha Sy85...and that was pure hot sex. I still miss it.

    I bought a second hand TG33 recently, and now that I actually *know* how to program and what vector synthesis is, Im getting more mileage out of it then I did 15 years ago. maybe its time to pick up a used SY as well...

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  • Don Solaris
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    I remember Rush's Tom Sawyer was the song that made me interested in synths.

    The sound of resonant low pass filter was what made me interested in synthesizers ... some 17 years ago.

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  • triton76
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    I remember Rush's Tom Sawyer was the song that made me interested in synths. I remember a seeing so many synths in stores in L.A. but I couldn't afford my own until I graduated from college about 10yrs later. Yamaha SY-35 Vector Synth was my first of many.

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  • RichardHK
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    We called it "The Putney".


    You can also use this thing for playing Battleships when it breaks down.

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  • tucktronix
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    For me, I would be the Wavestation EX. It wasn't my first synth, but it was my first "good" synth, bought it used in '94. What's really funny is that I almost missed out on getting it. At that time, I had just received a $900 profit sharing check from my job and was really dead set on finding a used Wavestation. Couldn't find one anywhere in the local Swap Sheet, but I did find someone who was selling his Roland JV-80. So, I went over to the guy's house to check it out. Thought it sounded OK, but I really wanted a Wavestation. Well, it must've been pretty clear to the guy, since he actually informed me of a fellow musician around town who was selling his Wavestation EX for $800 new, still in box. Couldn't believe that this guy would miss out on a sale by giving me the info. Of course, I turned him down on the JV-80 to buy the Wavestation.

    On a side note, the Wavestation was my first ever "clonewheel". It was part of my gigging setup(connected to the Leslie 25) for several years before I replaced it with the Hammond XB2. The B3 patch, "Vektor Organ" sounded really good. Great Leslie sim, several notches better than the XB2.

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  • pighood
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    I'm having my sinus cavities upgraded to business class.

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  • pighood
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    We called it "The Putney".


    Silly Putney, trapezoids are for fascists.

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  • Unfed
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    didn't know a thing about it. had to have it...

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  • Birdienumnum
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    We called it "The Putney".

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  • -groovatious-
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    Mook makes a guest appearance!

    What is that thing, anyway?


    Korg MicroPreset. I still own one

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  • RichardHK
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    My old Jupiter-8 circa 1981. Had bought the JP-4 before that but it looked rather too drab, and its keyboard range was not wide enough.

    But the JP-8 was fabulous at that time, and looked/sounded really really good on stage!! Sold it cheap years ago, but fond memories remain.

    Yes, times have really, really changed! Now starting over once more...

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  • The Severalist
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    Ensoniq ESQ-1. Picked it up at a pawn shop for $200 and still have it to this day. I made some of the most interesting patches on that thing, just programming by sound alone, before I knew what was what (the "proper" way to make a pad, bass, etc.) and my programming became more formulamatic.

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  • myteeGTi
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    Kirus novation nova.

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  • pighood
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    Bubbeleh!

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