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    I need to buy a synth for creating and remixing trance/techno, I want to know what is the best one that is under $500!!!!!!!!!
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    Is that your absolute $$ maximum ?

    'Cause I'm afraid you will not find any synth below that price. (*)

    The K-station from Novation is a little more (about $ 700), but then you still don't have a sequenser, and it's also not a "remixing" synth. Or do you already own a sequenser (like Cubase or other recording software) ? And do you have already a MIDI keyboard ?

    It would be easier to help if you gave any more information.

    (*) You can always go check eBay for 2nd hand gear; there are very often real bargains there; a Roland Juno 106 is a decent synth, but without sequenser / arpeggiator / fx and "remixing" capacities.

    The best all-in-one are:
    * Reason (only software but with sequenser, fx, sampler, synth, remixing capities); that's less than $500
    * Akai MPC2000 / MPC3000: but then you have to save much more money, sorry... ; $2000-3000

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    dude,

    Who really needs expensive hardware synths? I own most of the best (VIRUS,NORD,K2600,TRITON, etc)
    However, Spend the money on a REALLY good sound card, get a Mac G4 and use Softsynths. I realize this is more than $500.

    But trust me Theres plenty of GOOD software out there to use : anything from NativeInstruments.com (Absynth,FM7,Pro-52,REAKTOR). Also Waldorf makes some cool stuff(Attack,PPG). And if you can handle the learning curve LOGIC AUDIO, & the EXS24 kick much ***!!!.

    Good luck
    Jeremy
    Last edited by Jeremy Storm; 01-31-2002 at 03:39 PM.

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    I recommend getting into softsynths just for waldorf attack!


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    if you can find a roland jx-8p with the pg -800 check it out.but it must have the pg....

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