beschizza at March 3rd, 2014 13:33 — #1
xzzy at March 3rd, 2014 13:45 — #2
If you want to play around with those kinds of noises, a large number of them have emulators available on iOS. Quality varies but it's still fun.
The MS-10 remake for the Nintendo DS is still the best reason to own one, it's a joy to make bleeps and bloops with.
madopal at March 3rd, 2014 13:51 — #3
They forgot one.
1983 Casio DG-20
Set to electric mandolin
Hear me now.
Also, Casio VL-1.
If it's good enough for Trio & Strongbad, it's good enough for me.
kpkpkp at March 3rd, 2014 14:28 — #4
Vince Clark (Depeche Mode, Yaz(oo), Erasure) has demonstration videos of his equipment, the Analogue Monologues:
http://www.vinceclarkemusic.com/video/index.html(with Minecraft intro to Part 8)
uncascrooge at March 3rd, 2014 15:09 — #5
My favorite synth-porn: Benge's "Twenty Systems" album. Twenty tracks, twenty synthesizers arranged in chronological order by manufacture. The CD is a book replete with photos to fondle and drool over.
The music is made up of spare repetition studies, which is Benge's thing, but that style really lends itself to hearing the particular character of each instrument.
pixleshifter at March 3rd, 2014 16:59 — #6
I used to have a VL-Tone. There's pretty good free emulator available.
Also had the DX7, loved the squeezebox sound.
boundegar at March 3rd, 2014 17:16 — #7
I pined for a Micromoog as a teenager. I was all set to be the next Keith Emerson, except the part about being a highly skilled keyboard player.
robulus at March 3rd, 2014 18:10 — #8
I've owned a few of the cheaper synths on that list. I made a bass sound the other day that used a Fairlight sample and two Emulator samples. I very much enjoyed the idea that back in the day, when I used to stare at glossies of these instruments and drool, that sound would have cost me around $40,000 dollars to own. I could have bought a house for that money at the time.
There is an Arp Odyssey emulator by GForce called Oddity, it is the most beautiful mono analog virtual synth I've ever heard, I love it to bits.
ugh at March 3rd, 2014 18:21 — #9
I'm willing to argue that Hammond tonewheel organs are analog electromechanical additive synthesizers; therefore, the list will be incomplete unless it has the B3 on it. The category of synthesizer is really quite fluid, and beautifully so.
roundsound at March 3rd, 2014 23:12 — #10
The Korg PolySix was instrumental as well.
patpending at March 3rd, 2014 23:22 — #11
Korg is releasing a "faithful recreation" of the Arp Odyssey.
Also, here's a neat video with Jean Michel Jarre showing off his gear used in Oxygene: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctOhwRGdVvo
caseyd at March 4th, 2014 01:25 — #12
+1 on the VL-Tone.
Where are the Oberhiems?
israel_b at March 4th, 2014 04:35 — #13
15 pages of click through for a topic that is essentially link bait guaranteed to cause arguments? Pass.
some_guy at March 4th, 2014 09:09 — #14
[Edit: oh, they mention the VCS3 on the very next page. Never mind.)
beschizza at March 8th, 2014 13:33 — #16
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