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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Synth suggestions Reply with quote

By the end of the year we will have recorded a new album which will be quite a bit based on Juno 60. Since there are multiple synth layers it would be good if I could play some together with the bassist who is playing the Juno, instead of having looped sounds.

Now, the thing is that I am not really into getting a Juno too because this thing is big and heavy and too big fuss to carry together with my guitar equipment.

Do you have any suggestions for more reasonably sized analog synths that are somewhat similar sounding?

I came across the DSI mopho X4 but this thing is pricey, any other ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Novation Bass Station II or Arturia Minibrute?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The minibrute seems good, but no patch memory
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

riotshield wrote:
The minibrute seems good, but no patch memory

the Bass Station II has patch memory and an arpeggiator.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've got a laptop as part of your set up then TAL Audio do a free Juno 60 VST plugin. You could then use any size of USB keyboard you wanted.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

forgot to add that the Bass station II is monophonic, probably won't work for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
forgot to add that the Bass station II is monophonic, probably won't work for you.


X station is polyphonic, no?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
71Smallbox wrote:
forgot to add that the Bass station II is monophonic, probably won't work for you.


X station is polyphonic, no?

Yes it is, but its not analog.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

an Alpha Juno sounds like what you're looking for.



vintage synth


you do rule out a lot of really great synths though by only looking at analog. but oh well.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are going after the Vangelis sounds so I feel an analog synth would be more adequate. Im snob in any case Smile

Will check the αJuno though, seems nice and above all cheap
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to recommend virtual synths, there are some great ones out there.

For size and sounds you can get a roland Gaia if you are looking for new.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the Alpha Juno 1 in the end. Sounds great and is what I was looking for keeping in mind how cheap it was.

I found an iOS app called MidiDesigner that gives you the ability to build custom virtual interfaces that control MIDI functions of any device supports it.
Some guy has built an interface for the PG300 controller for the Alpha Junos for the iPad so now I can have instant access to all the parameters in real time without having to dig in the menu.

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Mages wrote:
an Alpha Juno sounds like what you're looking for.



vintage synth


you do rule out a lot of really great synths though by only looking at analog. but oh well.
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