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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Solitary man » 17:57, 15 September 2013

At this moment in time I have;
Roland Fantom X6 with SRX-07 plus all the planet series sound packs

Korg TR Rack

DSI Evolver Desktop

Novation Bass Station 2

Arturia Minibrute

Novation Nova Desktop

Software wise I have Sonar 8.5 and on my Galaxy S3 I have Caustic 2 which is simply an amazing bit of music software. It has the most authentic CR-78 sounding kit I've ever heard! Very nice indeed. ;-)
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby PauloF » 12:47, 22 September 2013

MY updated list September 2013

- Roland Integra-7 ["bread and butter" sounds - Basses, Drums, Pianos, Strings, PADs, you name it :-)]
- V-Synth XT --> used in both V-synth and D50 modes [Solo and Poly Synths, Arp sounds, pulsating, Motion, Drum grooves, Pianos (yes...that too)].
- Boss DR-3 [basic Drum lines]

**SoftSynths (The most used)**
- iPAD: Moog iMini, Sunrizer, Garageband Instruments, Animoog, Alchemy
- NI's - AbSynth4, FM-8, Massive and Pro-53

**MIDI Controllers**
- Cakewalk A800-PRO (2 MIDI Channels)--> Main MIDI Controller [mainly to drive Integra's sounds and its parameter variations]
- Edirol PCR-500 (2 MIDI channels)--> 2nd MIDI Controller [to drive the V-Synth, D-50 (VC-1) solo Parts and the iPad based synths]
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Vlad_77 » 03:19, 29 September 2013

Great to see the Fantom X still loved! I wish I could gig with mine, but, it's a tank. Also, I bought it when I lived in the US. Now that I am here in the EU - temporarily or permanently, not sure - I've found that at least in Holland, the stages in pubs are damned near microscopic compared to what I was used to in America, and I have seen very few keyboardists use 88 keys just because of stage real estate. Festivals are another matter and that's when I get to look like Pink Floyd and bust out all the gear. :) Had I known I would be moving here, I would have bought an X7 though. I really miss the Fantom on stage.

But at home in my studio, the Fantom X8 is STILL my goto workstation to sketch out ideas; I love my other gear, but, I don't know a single Kronos owner who does as I do and fires up his/her Fantom first for songwriting, jamming, etc. This silver beauty will ALWAYS have a very important place in my music and a very special place in my heart. I've been picking up a few tricks from YouTube - Ezra Bufford has some great tutorials on the X, and with Artemiy's Tweakbook, the X at least for me is still as relevant a workstation as the Fantom G, Korg Kronos, and Kurzweil PC3 - all "newer" workstations.

Andy, I am really glad you are keeping your X man!!

I'm sure some of you caught my most recent post and the "YAY" for the V-Synth. Sweet Mother of All that is Holy!!! This instrument is I N S A N E. Analog purists will most certainly scoff, but, V-Synth has cured my GAS for a Matrix 12 and perhaps every other real analog I had wished for. (Note, if someone has one she/he wants give me, well, of course I'll take it). V-Synth is a "fractal" synth for me in the sense that the farther I go, the more I realize I haven't even started. Okay, it doesn't do bread and butter sounds, but, I have those covered all over the place. So, those aside, I am beginning to wonder what this instrument CAN'T do in terms of pure sound design. By that I don't mean synthesis types, as I still don't have additive, but, in terms of getting very cool experimental but musically useful sounds this baby is a dream come true.

Sorry to go off, but, DAMN, I haven't felt this amazed by a pure synth in ages!!
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby DNGmaestro » 22:07, 18 November 2013

My hardware synths are:

Roland Integra 7
Roland Juno-G (screen is dead :/)
Yamaha TG77
Korg Micro X
Korg Microkorg
Korg Kronos (thinking about exchanging it)

For my DAW and software synths i use Reason with several Rack Extensions.
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby lumbago » 18:09, 16 December 2013

Roland XV3080 (x3)
SRX: SRX01 Drums, SRX02 Piano, SRX10 Brass, SRX04 Strings, SRX98 Analog, SRX97Jon Lord
JV:Orch1/Orch2/HipHop/Vintage Synth/House/60s70sKeys/Dance/World/Techno

Roland Sound Canvas SC55
Roland Varios (with D50 card)
Roland MKS-20
Roland SP-404
Boss DR-770
Roland RD200
Roland MKB300
Roland A-37 (x2)

Korg PE-1000 Polyphonic Ensemble
Arp Odyssey with Arp 16 note sequencer
Hohner Clavinet
Korg Poly 61 (x2)
360 Systems Midi Bass
Novation Nova
Yamaha RX-15
Korg M1R
Korg M1
Korg Triton Rack
Alesis NanoPiano
Korg Micro-X (x2)
Yamaha TX-802
DSI Mopho (x2)

[Long Gone]
Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Synthtron » 00:37, 18 December 2013

Current Set-up
JX-3p (x2)
JV-1080 (expansions: drums and Bass, Country, Vintage Synths, House music)
Fantom X6


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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Iceman777 » 15:42, 25 December 2013

Hello! :)

I have Nord Lead 2X and Roland V-Synth XT. Then there is also NI Maschine Mikro (the very first version) if that counts. This is it!

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Updated List . . .

Postby piaknowguy » 03:36, 2 January 2014

Controlled by 2 X Edirol UM-880's -

Roland SC-55
Roland SC-88VL
Roland R-8M
Roland D-110 expanded

- The entire SN-U110 sound library
Roland U-220
Roland JV-880
Roland JV-1080 expanded

-SR-JV80-01 Pop
-SR-JV80-10 Bass and Drum
-SR-JV80-99 Experience
-SR-JV80-13 Vocal

Roland JV-1080 expanded
- SR-JV80-05 World
- SR-JV80-01 Pop
- SR-JV80-04 Vintage Synth
- SR-JV80-16 Orchestral II

Roland JV-2080 expanded
- SR-JV80-10 Bass and Drum
- SR-JV80-02 Orchestral
- SR-JV80-11 Techno
- SR-JV80-09 Session
- SR-JV80-15 Special FX
- SR-JV80-12 Hip Hop
- SR-JV80-07 Super Sound Set
- SR-JV80-14 Asia

Roland JV-3080 expanded
- SR-JV80-06 Dance
- SR-JV80-17 Country
- SR-JV80-18 Latin
- SR-JV80-19 House
- SRX-12 Classic EPs

Roland Fantom XR expanded
- SRX-02 Concert Piano
- SRX-03 Studio
- SRX-04 Symphonic Strings
- SRX-09 World Collection
- SRX-98 Analog Essentials
- SRX-08 Platinum Trax
- SRX-10 Brass

Roland Fantom X8 expanded
- SRX-06 Complete Orchestra
- SRX-07 Ultimate Keys
- SRX-05 Supreme Dance
- SRX-01 Dynamic Drum Kits

Roland Fantom G8 expanded
- ARX-01Drums
-ARX-02 Electric Piano
-ARX-03 Brass

Roland VP-7 Vocal Processor
Roland Integra 7

Previously owned
- Yamaha DX-7
- Korg Poly 61(X2)
- Roland Juno 60 (and 'Yes', I'm a complete idiot!)
- Kurzweil PC 88
- Fantom FA 76
- Roland XP 80
- Roland XV-88


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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Iceman777 » 15:04, 3 January 2014

Impressive collection, Piaknowguy! What do you think of Roland JV1080 for the usual piano sounds? It seems that one of the local shops has it in stock (can it even be new?). As far as I know, it doesn't have expansions coming along, but it is still a something I need to find out. Doing a little reading online, sounds like a great little device with a power twice it's size. :) Since I have V-Synth XT and Nord Lead 2X, I was wondering about piano sounds and all the "bread and butter" sounds (if I call it right?). I would be interested in your opinion. :)

And, a newbie question, why do you call yourself a complete idiot about Roland Juno 60? Was it that bad? ;)
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby PianoManinSoCal » 11:04, 5 January 2014

Roland A-80 MIDI Master Keyboard Controller (2 qty.)
Roland FP-7F SuperNATURAL Digital Stage Piano
M-Audio Keystation 88ES MIDI Studio Keyboard
Akai Professional MPD-16 MIDI Drum Pad Controller

Sound Module / Synthesizer / Sampler Hardware
E-MU E-5000 Ultra MIDI Sampler (w/ 32Mb Upgrade)
Roland INTEGRA-7 SuperNATURAL Sound Module
Roland VK-8M Organ Sound Module
Roland U-220 PCM Rack Mount Sound Module
Roland LAPC-I Computer ISA LA Synthesis Sound Card
Roland CM-32P PCM Sound Module (interfaces w/ LAPC-I via MCB-1)
Roland SN-U110-03 Sound Library PCM Card - Ethnic
Roland SN-U110-05 Sound Library PCM Card - Orchestral Strings
Roland SN-U110-06 Sound Library PCM Card - Orchestral Winds
Roland SN-U110-07 Sound Library PCM Card - Electric Guitar
Roland SN-U110-10 Sound Library PCM Card - Rock Drums
Roland SN-U110-12 Sound Library PCM Card - Sax & Trombone
Roland SN-U110-14 Sound Library PCM Card - Super Acoustic Guitar

Synthesizer / Sampler / VSTi Software
Roland U-220 Sound Editor CD Software
Crystal VST Synthesizer Software / Plug-In
East West Bosendorfer 290 GrandPiano VSTi Software / Plug-In
East West Quantum Leap StormDrums VSTi Software / Plug-In
East West Quantum Leap Symphony Orchestra Gold Edition VSTi Software / Plug-In
M-Audio Drum & Bass Rig VSTi Software / Plug-In
M-Audio Key Rig VSTi Software / Plug-In
Native Instruments Guitar Rig v3.1.1 Software
Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore v3 DrummerPack Deluxe
Sonoma Wire Works DrumCore v4 Ultra on SSD (already pre-purchased, coming next month)
E-MU & Various Patch Collections (26 CD Collection)

Primary Recording / Sound Processing Hardware
Aardvark Direct Pro 24/96 Card, Cable & Breakout Box
E-MU 1212m PCIe Audio Card +Software Bundle & Plug-Ins
Roland VS-890 24-bit / 96k Portable Digital Mixer / HD Recorder
Roland VS-2480 24-bit / 96k Digital Mixer / HD Recorder w/ (4) VS8F-2
TC-Helicon VoiceWorks Plus Rackmount Voice Processing

Previously Owned:
Fender Rhodes 73 Suitcase Piano Keyboard
Crumar Orchestrator (loved this!)
Arp Axxe & Little Brother Expansion Module - STOLEN
Yamaha YC-30 Organ (loved that zip strip!) - STOLEN
Hammond M-3 Organ (damned heavy!)
Roland U-110 LA-PCM Rack Mount Sound Module
Roland Fantom-XR MIDI Sound Module
SRX-03 - Studio SRX Wave Expansion Board
SRX-04 - Symphonic Strings Wave Expansion Board
SRX-06 - Complete Orchestra Expansion Board
SRX-07 - Ultimate Keys Expansion Board
SRX-09 - World Collection Expansion Board
SRX-11 - Complete Piano Wave Expansion Board

Learned synth patching on old school Moog with quad patch panels, 1/4" patch cords, and an o-scope in 1978.
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Saxifraga » 10:33, 9 January 2014

As of 01.2014:

Viscount Physis Piano H1
Korg M3 + EXB Radias & 256MB
Roland Fantom G + ARX-01/02
Moog Little Phatty Stage II
Kawai K5000 S & R (both with RAM Expansion)
Roland JX-305
Novation Ultranova
Yamaha Rm1x & QY100

MacBook Pro (mid 2010) with Logic 9 / Arturia vCollection 3 / Dave Spiers Minimonsta / KLC / NI AkoustikPiano
Tons of iPad Synth :) (Thor, iMini, Sunrizer, etc.)
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby SoundworldA.D. » 00:51, 21 January 2014

The updated Soundworld*\/*\/*\/*\/*\/*\/*

-PN-D70-01 (Global Collection)
-PN-D70-02 (Special Collection Patches for SN-SPLA-01)
-SL-D70-01 (Sound Library Set Vol. 1)
JD-990 (4)
990 #1: SR-JV80-04 (Vintage Synth)
990 #2: SR-JV80-04 (Vintage Synth)
990 #3: SR-JV80-04 (Vintage Synth)
990 #4: SR-JV80-04 (Vintage Synth)
-SL-JD80-01 (Standard)
-SL-JD80-02 (Dance)
-SL-JD80-03 (Rock Drums)
-SL-JD80-04 (Strings Ensemble)
-SL-JD80-07 (Guitar Collection)
-JD9D-1 (Modern Masters)
-JD9D-2 (Modern Sonics)
-JD9D-3 (Oz Perspective)
-SR-JV80-09 (Session)
-SR-JV80-07 (Super Sound Set)
-SR-JV80-05 (World)
-SR-JV80-15 (SFX)
-SR-JV80-14 (Asia)
-SR-JV80-15 (SFX)
-SR-JV80-10 (BS&DR)
-SR-JV80-07 (Super Sound Set)
-SR-JV80-09 (Session)
-SR-JV80-05 (World)
-SR-JV80-02 (Orchestral)
-SR-JV80-01 (Pop)
-SR-JV80-14 (Asia)
-SR-JV80-13 (Vocal Collection)
-SR-JV80-02 (Orchestral)
-SR-JV80-16 (Orchestral II)
-SRX-01 (Dynamic Drums)
-SRX-03 (Studio SRX)
-SRX-09 (World Collection)
-SRX-06 (Complete Orchestra)
-SRX-09 (World Collection)
-SRX-04 (Symphonique Strings))
V-Synth XT v2
-with a cast of thousands (of patches!)
V-Synth GT v2 (2)
VP-Z-01 (Solo Voice-Gospel)
VP-Z-02 (Solo Voice-World)
VP-Z-03 (Solo Voice-Pop & Rock)
VP-Z-05 (Solo Instruments-Sax)
VP-Z-06 (Solo Instruments-Trumpet & Trombone)
VP-Z-08 (Solo Voice-Opera Singers)
-Stocked with the best of the V1 and V2 Registrations/Live Sets
(and some Soundworld edits of course!)

• Korg 01R/W
• Korg Wavestation SR
• Korg Triton-Rack
• Korg OASYS 76 # 397

• Kurzweil K2000RS
+ Kurzweil K2500RS

• E-mu Proteus 3 World
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby Tom_1970 » 00:18, 28 January 2014

Roland Jupiter 80
Roland MC-808
Moog Sub Phatty
DSI Mopho Keyboard/Tetra
Clavia Nord Modular G2
Waldorf Blofeld
Access Virus C
Yamaha CS6x (2x PLG150an)
Arturia MiniBrute
Doepfer Dark Energy+Dark Time
Korg Wavedrum
Korg Volca Beats


Elektron Analaog Keys (or something interesting Roland comes up with in the Aira line)
Roland TR-8 (if it sounds good and is affordable)
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby PauloF » 23:34, 28 February 2014

MY updated list of Synths Feb 2014

** Rack Synths
- Roland Integra-7
- V-Synth XT v 2

- Moog iMini
- AniMoog
- Korg iPolySix
- Korg iMS20
- Novation Launchkey
- Sunriser
- Alchemy Pro
- Addictive
- Akai SynthStation
- NI AbSynth4
- NI FM-8
- NI Massive
- NI Pro-53

** Drum Machines
- Boss DR-3
- Korg iElectribe
- Akai iMPC
- Nord Beat2
- DM1
- BeatMaker
- S4-IComposer
- Beatwave

** MIDI Controllers
- Cakewalk A800-PRO
- Edirol PCR-500
- Presonus Faderport
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Re: What synthesizers do you own?

Postby cello » 16:50, 1 March 2014

My updated list :)

Jupiter 80
V-Synth GTv2
Fantom G6
FA-06 (coming this month)
TR-8 (coming this month)
TB-3 (coming this month)
System-1 (coming June 2014)
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