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    What is your favorite synth of all time, and why?

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    I'd say the CS80. One of the most expressive instruments i've ever played.

    Close Second - M5 or the Korg MS20. the M5 sounds very arp, and is so nice to work on.

    The MS20 can be counter-intuitive, but that filter. . .

    ohhhh that filter . . . .

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    Damn ... can't narrow it down to just one. Here are some things that are all very special to me in one way or another, however:

    Univox MiniKorg This was a very weird little synth that had a very cool nasal sound.

    MiniMoog Yep, I know everybody mentions this, but it still stands. It was capable of doing so many more things than it looked like. It was also the first "real" sysnthesizer I owned.

    Sequential Prophet 5 Curtis filter chip ... nothing like it. I have a the Pro53 VST, and it's very good, but it's still not the same thing.

    Arp Quadra Classic Arp string machine + bass synth + lead synth + the best phase shifter ever invented.

    Yamaha CS80 The ribbon controller was the coolest things ever. Polyphonic touch sensitivity! It screams, it whispers, it sings!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansgold
    Univox MiniKorg This was a very weird little synth that had a very cool nasal sound.
    What's Univox? Is it a brand name of the older company?

    I myself like -
    KAWAI K1m Easy to edit, yet has deep possibilities with the fat additive engine.
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    I can only judge the ones I own but I couldnt even narrow down the ranking becuase they are so different:

    - MiniMoog
    - Waldorf Q
    -JP-8080

    Just got the 8080 a few weeks ago but this machine amazes me.......

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    there is no way I can pick just one!! lol

    Synth I have actually played:
    - Alesis Andromeda
    - DSI PolyEvolver
    - Nord Lead 3
    - Virus C

    Synth I would die for:
    - Roland Jupiter8
    - Yamaha CS80
    - SC Prophet 5
    - Oberheim Matrix 12
    - Minimoog Voyager

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealed
    What's Univox? Is it a brand name of the older company?
    I don't know the exact history, but it goes something like:
    Univox was a U.S. marketing company that sold the Korg model 700 as the "MiniKorg", trying to make it sound like it was the same kind of thing as a MiniMoog ... which it wasn't by a longshot.
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    Roland MC 505

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    That question is almost killing my synthesized brains. :biges:
    I can't tell one; I love a lot of synths... Especially vintage analog synths...
    I feel MOOG'ed today...
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    all of them are beatiful.

    You have one of the most beatiful synths of all times>

    ELKA SYNTHEX...

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