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    Question about synths.

    So... I'm planning on buying a new synth. Obviously my favourite band is NiN so I'd like to aim for that kind of sound.

    I have a under 1k budget so these are the ones i am thinking of.

    ARP Odyssey
    MOOG Rogue
    MOOG Grandmother

    What do you think would be my best choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RroseSelavy View Post
    So... I'm planning on buying a new synth. Obviously my favourite band is NiN so I'd like to aim for that kind of sound.

    I have a under 1k budget so these are the ones i am thinking of.

    ARP Odyssey
    MOOG Rogue
    MOOG Grandmother

    What do you think would be my best choice?
    While not a direct answer to your question, here's a very quick & dirty list of the some of the equipment used back in the day:

    PHM:
    E-mu Emax
    Minimoog Model D
    Oberheim Xpander
    Prophet VS
    E-mu Emulator III

    BROKEN/TDS:
    Minimoog Model D
    Oberheim Xpander
    Prophet VS
    Akai S1100
    Oberheim OB-Mx (OberMoog prototype)
    Octave Plateau Voyetra 8
    Zoom 9030
    Marshall JMP-1
    Kurzweil K2000 & K2500
    Arp 2600
    ARP Odyssey
    Mellotron MKIV
    Waldorf Microwave
    Roland R-70
    Roland MKS80
    Eventide H3500
    Sequenced on StudioVision with ProTools 16
    (DigiDesign Turbosynth, DigiDesign SampleCell)
    (Opcode Galaxy Editor for random synth-patch generation)
    Studer A800
    AMEK Mozart 40ch. console
    Yamaha DX7 (live contoller only)
    E-mu Emax Rack/ESI-32 (live sampler)
    Tascam DA-88 (live backing tape)


    FRAGILE:
    Nord
    Nord Modular
    Waldorf Microwave
    Waldorf Microwave XT
    Sequenced on Logic with ProTools/24
    SSL 4000 Console
    (AudioMulch, Reaktor, ReBirth)
    Roland JP-8080 (Great Below)
    E-mu E4 (live sampler)
    Moog Theremin->Antares ATR-1 rackmount AutoTune->distortion->echo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyract View Post
    While not a direct answer to your question, here's a very quick & dirty list of the some of the equipment used back in the day:

    PHM:
    E-mu Emax
    Minimoog Model D
    Oberheim Xpander
    Prophet VS
    E-mu Emulator III

    BROKEN/TDS:
    Minimoog Model D
    Oberheim Xpander
    Prophet VS
    Akai S1100
    Oberheim OB-Mx (OberMoog prototype)
    Octave Plateau Voyetra 8
    Zoom 9030
    Marshall JMP-1
    Kurzweil K2000 & K2500
    Arp 2600
    ARP Odyssey
    Mellotron MKIV
    Waldorf Microwave
    Roland R-70
    Roland MKS80
    Eventide H3500
    Sequenced on StudioVision with ProTools 16
    (DigiDesign Turbosynth, DigiDesign SampleCell)
    (Opcode Galaxy Editor for random synth-patch generation)
    Studer A800
    AMEK Mozart 40ch. console
    Yamaha DX7 (live contoller only)
    E-mu Emax Rack/ESI-32 (live sampler)
    Tascam DA-88 (live backing tape)


    FRAGILE:
    Nord
    Nord Modular
    Waldorf Microwave
    Waldorf Microwave XT
    Sequenced on Logic with ProTools/24
    SSL 4000 Console
    (AudioMulch, Reaktor, ReBirth)
    Roland JP-8080 (Great Below)
    E-mu E4 (live sampler)
    Moog Theremin->Antares ATR-1 rackmount AutoTune->distortion->echo
    I was actually thinking about a NORD LEAD 1 because it was used all over The Fragile...and that's my favorite album. But I've only ever used analog synths before so idk how I feel about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RroseSelavy View Post
    I was actually thinking about a NORD LEAD 1 because it was used all over The Fragile...and that's my favorite album. But I've only ever used analog synths before so idk how I feel about it.
    Probably a good choice, it's great for those aggressive buzzsaw bass lines and it can emulate some analogue sounds as well:


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    Would a Korg Minilogue be a good choice for a wide range of sounds?

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    some considerations



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    TR uses Native Instruments, I spent a few years playing around with NI packs. ANYONE who wants to get into synth needs to buy a synth which has MIDI and needs to use NI.


    MIND BLOWING library and control for anyone who wants to produce.


    https://www.native-instruments.com/e...ths/massive-x/


    There are other packs too, including 'Modular Icons', but Massive x is the shit.

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    Here's a track I wrote using a Roland SH-201 synthesizer and FL Studio for percussion and layering, there likely is some Native Instruments being used too. Can you tell that I like NIN and HTDA?


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    Ended up just buying a MOOG Grandmother.

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