Ultravox.org.uk Extreme Voice Official Ultravox Website

Current Ultravox promotional banner, click here for exclusive bundles


Topic Options
#66822 - Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:30:00 Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
I know this has been done before, but it's fun.
What would be your all time fave synth / guitar rig?

Here's mine...(greedy boy!)

Mono's:-

ARP Odyssey (Mk1 White face)
ARP 2600
ARP Pro Soloist
Minimoog Model-D
Moog Voyager
OSCar
Sequential Circuits Pro One
Korg MS20
Korg Micro-preset
Yamaha CS40m

Poly's:-

Roland Jupiter-8A
Roland Jupiter-4
Roland System 700m
Roland Juno-60
Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 (Rev 2.2)
Sequential Prophet-10
Memorymoog +
Oberheim OB-Xa
Oberheim Xpander
Yamaha CS80
Yamaha DX1
Yamaha TX816
Yamaha GS-1
Elka Synthex
PPG Wave 2.3 / Waveterm-B

Top
#66823 - Wed, 21 Mar 2007 18:44:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Chappie Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

Registered: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1008
Loc: Nah, Luton Airport
Ahhhh the old "If money was no object" Kit List.

Here's mine

Monos

Moog Voyager
OSCar
Sequential Circuits Pro-One
Roland SH-101
Mini Moog Model D
ARP Odyssey Mk III

Polys

Roland Jupiter 8
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 (Rev 3.2)
PPG 2.3
Waldorf Wave
Sequential Circuits Prophet T8
Yamaha CS-80
Yamaha DX1
Roland System 700

Misc

Roland TR-808

Top
#66824 - Wed, 21 Mar 2007 22:30:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Ah the mighty Waldorf Wave, I forgot about that yin, very nice indeed, as is the SCI Prophet-T8

The have one for sale in Turnkey for 3995..!

Top
#66825 - Thu, 22 Mar 2007 03:03:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Nils Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1535
Loc: Bremen, Germany
Okay, let's see.

Besides the three I have I would also like to have those:

- Minimoog
- Memorymoog
- Yamaha GX1 (I think I would not need a CS80 when I have the GX1 wink )
- Yamaha CS70m
- Sequential Circuits Pro One and Prophet 5
- Roland V-Synth
- Roland Jupiter 8
- Roland Juno 60
- Clavia Nordlead
- Kawai K5000S

and the ConBrio wink

But I need a studio for them, too smile .

Top
#66826 - Thu, 22 Mar 2007 20:43:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
I don't think you would need the Yamaha CS70m either matey wink

The CS30 is quite good also, I wouldn't mind one of those new Waldorf Strombergs...very PPG Wave wink

Top
#66827 - Fri, 23 Mar 2007 03:26:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Nils Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1535
Loc: Bremen, Germany
You're right, the GX1 is enough wink .
I have played the CS30 once, but maybe I should have spent more time. Then again I was not allowed to touch the buttons and potis because my friend wanted to keep exactly the sound he got in there. An analogue synth You are not allowed to "tweak" is boring wink .

Top
#66828 - Fri, 23 Mar 2007 06:32:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Hi dreamers!!! wink

I think I nearly got my DREAM-rig here at home
- and it`s NICE to know:
Minimoog Voyager
Yamaha SY77
Yamaha DX7 IID
Roland D-50
Roland JP-8000
Oberheim Matrix-6
Waldorf MicroWave 1
NI Absynth 3
NI FM7/FM8
Waldorf PPG 2.V

The ones I don`t have cry :
Arp Odyssey MK 2
PPG 2.3
Korg MS-20

All The Best!
Jesper

Top
#66829 - Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:02:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
As for the new generation of synthesizers it would have to be this lot:-

Access Virus TI
Alesis Andromeda A6
Moog Voyager (Electric Blue)
Roland V-Synth GT
Waldorf Stromberg
Kurzweil K3000XS

Top
#66830 - Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:56:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Chappie Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

Registered: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1008
Loc: Nah, Luton Airport
Modern Kit would have to be:-

Clavia Nord G2X
Waldorf Stromberg
Moog Voyager
Korg Oasys

Top
#66831 - Fri, 23 Mar 2007 19:07:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Guys, There are a lot of these I'm unfamiliar with (obviously not being a techie synth whizz!) Ever thought about posting little piccies with the lists, or pictures of your existing rigs?

Top
#66832 - Sat, 24 Mar 2007 02:30:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Nils Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Sun, 01 Sep 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1535
Loc: Bremen, Germany
Here are the two huge monsters from my list:

The Yamaha GX-1:



The Con Brio:



Both images from www.synthmuseum.com

Top
#66833 - Sat, 24 Mar 2007 03:01:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Cool! Thanks Nils! Really interesting, My Uncle had a piece that looked really really simliar to number 2, but I was only a child at the time so I wouldn't know what it was called or what it could do! :rolleyes:

Top
#66834 - Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:40:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Hi Lady! smile

Well, okay...a couple of pictures of the ones I don`t have - perhaps you already know them from
the Ultravox vids smile The LOVELY blue PPG 2.3
and the LOVELY grey Arp Odyssey MK 2.
Here is a link for a VERY interesting site about
the Yamaha GX-1 with a lot af sound clips:

http://www.roth-handle.nu/instruments/synths_gx1.htm

http://www.waveterm.com/images/ppg.jpg

http://www.synthmuseum.com/arp/arpodyssey01.jpg

All The Best! smile

JesperDK

PS: Oh, I forgot to mention my Korg Legacy with
MS-20 controller and the Oditty - amazing pieses
of software: HIGLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Top
#66835 - Sun, 25 Mar 2007 08:10:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Jesper, Thanks, that was really interesting..... It's great to be able to put an image to what would otherwise just be a series of model numbers. I've always been fascinated by synths and know the rudiments of how they work, but have never had the pleasure of playing them! This is going to be a great learning curve: keep the photos coming! wink laugh lurve

Top
#66836 - Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:47:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Helen,thanks - it`s just nice to be able to
help a little smile
Next lesson wink is the OSCar! It replaced Billy`s
beloved Arp Odyssey MK2. Here is a really interesting story about the OSCar - and Billy`s
and Ultravox` rather big part in the making of this great and very special synth:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep99/articles/oscar.htm

Enjoy! wink
Jesper

PS: Wouldn`t it be a great idea, if you visited the nearest synth-shop next week!?! smile

Top
#66837 - Sun, 25 Mar 2007 20:52:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Quote:
Originally posted by JesperDK:
PS: Wouldn`t it be a great idea, if you visited the nearest synth-shop next week!?! smile
Hi Jesper, really interesting article! Now you see, and this is how ignorant I actually am.... I thought that the OSCar must have taken its name from the OSC in Oscillator, But now I know it stands for Oxford Sythesizer company! shocked nervouslaugh

I have gone into synth shops a few times, both with musos and on my own. It's not so bad if I'm with somone, but on my own I feel like a giant wally and I just shouldn't be there! :rolleyes:

Top
#66838 - Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:48:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Helen! smile You are NOT ignorant at ALL!!! MANY people have thought the same about the OSCar - including myself until I read the story myself nervouslaugh
I feel that you know a lot more than you think you know! smile
And OF COURSE you can go into the synth shops and play and ask questions - I know exactly how you feel about it - I felt the same, when I started years ago. But next time you know a little bit more - and suddenly you know a great deal - to hell with "but I can`t even play and all that (I don`t know if you can wink ) - just do it, because it interests you!!!

Here is the famous Yamaha CS-80 - a BIG bastard, Billy`s roadies "hated" him for using it on the tours. It was usually the synth in the middle on his right side:
http://www.vintagesynth.com/yamaha/cs80.shtml

Jesper wink

Top
#66839 - Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:53:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
I mean "on his left side" of course! :rolleyes:

Top
#66840 - Mon, 26 Mar 2007 05:33:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Spent quite a lot of the day mooching about on vintage synth.org, what a fantastic site! Great reference.... thanks Jesper! wink

Top
#66841 - Mon, 26 Mar 2007 06:06:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Hi Helen! Thanks - yes, it`s a great site...I`ve
spent quite some time there myself! wink

Top
#66842 - Thu, 29 Mar 2007 03:06:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Try this:- www.rlmusic.co.uk
get yer cheque book at the ready & be prepared to re-mortgage the house! bemused eek

Top
#66843 - Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:54:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Chappie Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

Registered: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1008
Loc: Nah, Luton Airport
3K for a JP8 - He's 'aving a bit of a Gerald Scarfe. shock

Top
#66844 - Wed, 04 Apr 2007 06:22:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Yes, I know that site eek
I wonder if somebody actually do buy
these synths at these prices! :rolleyes:

Top
#66845 - Wed, 04 Apr 2007 19:29:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Somebody must do, probably studios or even record companies as well.

Dick Turpin couldn't hold a candle to this guy! shock

5000 + for a Yamaha CS80, they were only 4+ new all those years ago! :rolleyes:

Top
#66846 - Wed, 04 Apr 2007 21:25:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Havocman Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 12 May 2005 20:00:00
Posts: 2780
Loc: The depths of Sherwood Forest....
Bloody hell, the CS80 is now 7,500. eek

Mind you the bloke who did the renovation does have the name Kent Spong so perhaps some sympathy is in order. smile

Top
#66847 - Wed, 04 Apr 2007 23:16:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Well this begs the question, If you were to look for a synth how would you know how much to pay for it? And how would you know if you were being ripped off? confused2

Top
#66848 - Thu, 05 Apr 2007 02:13:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Hi Helen! I would ask some of the synth-guys/ musicians I know, have a look at the prices where people sell their used gear (in your country) last - I would study the prices at Ebay
- sometimes the prices there are way too high
because the items are offered world wide. I hope you know what I mean.

If you don`t wanr to spend a fortune on original hardware vintage gear, you could start this way:
Check ooy some of the software emulations of the wellknown vintage synths - they have become VERY good!!! I own several myself - and I think they are worth every penny! Gmedia make some very very good softsynths - and our Billy is actually involved in it - he programmed a LOT of the presets you can buy for the impOSCar - the software version of the OSCar - he is also involved in the making of the fortcomming Stringmachine - he has programmed a lot of presets for it. There is also an interview with Billy about the stringmachines/stringers he used on the website:
http://www.gmediamusic.com/

wink

Top
#66849 - Thu, 05 Apr 2007 04:26:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Chappie Offline
Congratulations on your 1,000th post!

Registered: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 20:00:00
Posts: 1008
Loc: Nah, Luton Airport
Quote:
Originally posted by leggylady:
Well this begs the question, If you were to look for a synth how would you know how much to pay for it? And how would you know if you were being ripped off? confused2
Helen, check out the classified ads in Sound On Sound. Look at this website Vintage Synths and, of course, there's good old Ebay. Sleepy will know what's hot and what's not and also what the going prices are. A good place to start would be the Roland Juno 60 or Juno 106

Chappie

Top
#66850 - Thu, 05 Apr 2007 04:42:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Thanks guys! will definately be picking your brains! wink laugh

Top
#66851 - Thu, 05 Apr 2007 05:37:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Chappie is right - Roland Juno 60 or Juno 106
would be a good place to start - GREAT synths!!!
I prefer the Juno 106 myself - it has midi.
A Roland JP-8000 would also be a really good choice. laugh wink

Top
#66852 - Thu, 17 May 2007 20:28:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Sleepwalker Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 4579
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
You can quite easily pick up a Roland Juno-60 with Kenton MIDI for around 300+ these days, a great synth for any level really wink

Top
#66853 - Thu, 17 May 2007 20:42:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Well I shall have to keep my eyes open for one of those then! wink laugh All I need now is someone to teach me how to play! <img border="0" alt="[Puppy dog eyes]" title="" src="graemlins/sad5.gif" />

laugh

Top
#66854 - Fri, 18 May 2007 00:46:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
JesperDK Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:00:00
Posts: 703
Loc: Denmark
Yes,the Juno 60 is great - BUT what will happen
when you Sleepy have tought Helen EVERYTHING about how to play a perfect Currie-solo???
I think the JP-8000 would be a better choice.

wink

Top
#66855 - Fri, 25 May 2007 05:44:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
leggylady Offline
Pass level: Access All Areas

Registered: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:00:00
Posts: 2834
Loc: Edinburgh, UK
Quote:
Originally posted by JesperDK:
when you Sleepy have tought Helen EVERYTHING about how to play a perfect Currie-solo??? wink
Oh I wish! wink Ah well maybe one day I will learn! :rolleyes: excited

Top
#66856 - Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:49:00 Re: Your dream synth rig?
Geigertek Offline
Pass level: Press

Registered: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 20:00:00
Posts: 35
Loc: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Awww, I'm coming in really late here on this post, but I have to take part - lol.

Synth rig - easy.

Minimoog (bass and leads)
OSCar (bass and leads)
Yamaha CS80 (say no more)
ARP Odyssey (say no more)
Roland Jupiter 8 (blistering unison leads and pads)
Moog 55 Modular (everything!!!)
PPG Wave 2
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 (pads and leads)

20 years ago I dreamt on a nightly basis of these dream synths. But, the advent of modern computer technology has put them at my finger tips and my dreams have all come true - not hardware, but software and they sound as good :-)

A happy man am I.

TTFN

Neil

Top