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Post by Zork » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:22 am

I'm listening to the new record of friends and there's the MS-20 all over the place. I'm again really impressed how distinguish sounding and recognizable that thing is. Now all of a sudden I realized what Korg should do: we need a digitally controlled analog MS-20 with presets. Replace the pots with encoders with LED rings and the patch area with a matrix like in the Arturia Matrixbrute and put it all in a sturdy metal box with full size keys. Voila: MS-20 preset edition. I bet it would sell like hot cakes. Especially if they incorporate the sequencer from the minilogue xd.

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Post by StevenO » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:06 am

The MS-20 is a really great synth. I think particularly with the early, dirtier filter (though I don't know if I've ever played one, to be honest).

I saw Arcade Fire awhile back and the keyboard player had two setup side by side and the synths were sounding amazing that night. Really great sounds!

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Post by eggwheat » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:11 am

Yeh the MS-20 is in my greatest ever synths list...you do so much with it and everything sounds good, because the tone is there right away.

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Post by Telliot » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:31 am

I love the MS-20 so much. If I could have that and a MiniMoog sitting next to each other in my studio, I’d be one happy dood.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by mackerelmint » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 am

BLARGH!

I'm losing sleep thinking about which ferrari I need to get.

clearly I should just go fork all my money over to behringer for one synth or another. PolyBoog, here I come :fp:
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Post by StevenO » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:12 am

Telliot wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:31 am
I love the MS-20 so much. If I could have that and a MiniMoog sitting next to each other in my studio, I’d be one happy dood.
Behringer. Model. D. Dude.

That and my Juno are the two keyboards I own that every single I time I turn them on I'm glad I have.

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Post by Telliot » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:24 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 am
BLARGH!

I'm losing sleep thinking about which ferrari I need to get.

clearly I should just go fork all my money over to behringer for one synth or another. PolyBoog, here I come :fp:
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:12 am

Behringer. Model. D. Dude.

That and my Juno are the two keyboards I own that every single I time I turn them on I'm glad I have.


Yeah. It’s getting harder and harder to justify spending upwards of $3500 to get my hands on a MiniMoog when the Behringer is sitting there for a fraction of the cost.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by Telliot » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:30 pm

The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by StevenO » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:10 am

Definitely an awesome synth. I wonder about price...? I think it would be a nice companion to my Minimoog. I don't need any new synths (lets be real, I have enough of everything that if I can't be satisfied or make music with any of it, it's not a gear-problem... It's a me-problem)... But I want it.

I think it would be interesting to make an angled table top case for it, almost like an old school desk kind of thing. Hmm... :whistle:

If that's the onboard reverb they're using in the demo, it sounds really nice. Probably a mode off of the TC Hall of Fame, which is my favourite reverb for synth usage. The Church setting is beautiful and spacious and has a slight detune to the trails that I really quite like and never sounds stale to my ears.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:01 am

The ARP2600 has never been one of my bucket list synthesizers, but that BARP2600 sure as hell looks like a whole lot of fun and will undoubtedly be affordable.

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Post by Telliot » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:02 am

It has always been a bucket list synth for me (along with the MiniMoog, Juno-60 ((or Jupiter-8)), and Pro One). Count me in.
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Post by Maggieo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:24 am

Goddammit. :fp:
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Post by Telliot » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:38 am

This might be old news, but I just found out Behringer is cloning my favorite drum machine of all time. I'll be first in line for this one. For the record, I hope all the presets are kept, just for the sake of having them.
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Post by StevenO » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:57 pm

Behringer are killing it, as I've said time and time again.

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Post by BlixaFan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:07 pm

i was initially very intrigued by the Sequential Pro 3. It looks like an excellent machine, and from what i've heard so far, it sounds killer. that being said, my interest has shifted to the Korg Wavestate, since I don't need more subtractive synths. While the demos for the Wavestate haven't quite sold me on some of the sounds (i'm not looking for the Hans Zimmer in a box thing), i have been chatting with some of the guys on GS about it, and it looks like it will be coming with all the waveforms that the Prophet VS came with, and with all the routing and modulation options, plus a joystick, i should be able to scratch my Prophet VS itch and with some clever sound design, get pretty close to the VS sounds i want!

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