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I'm looking to buy a new one and would like to spend less than a grand. Any recommendations?
including one I got when I was 8 that has wake me up before you go go as it's demo song
I've never met the guy in *real* life.
I'm sure if I just added a pounding techno beat I could make the charts
less than a grand? Buy all of these, approximate prices of each included.
Yamaha CS-5 £150
Electric Piano (some sort of Jen/Vox seventies italian thing) £100
Korg Microkorg- £250
Teischord C (combo organ)- £150
or you could blow your wad on the type of shit a school would buy- some sort of expensive Yamaha electric piano, with five sounds, all horseshit, and guarranteed to have zero resale value in five years time.
looking for something with a decent organ and piano sounds. I have a micron and a decent master keyboard for the few plug-ins I have but I've yet to find a vst piano/organ that sounds good and I'd be willing to pay for.
get an organ and a piano. You could get a nice old valve hammond for £200, and a piano for free...and get it tuned for £100
Plugins make my shit itch, and so do modern keyboards
I don't have the room for a hammond or a proper piano plus it needs to be portable as most of my pratice is done elsewhere
i was watching one on ebay recently.
The Yamaha CS ones go up nicely CS 10 15 20. Check out the vintage synth website.
http://www.vintagesynth.com/ reviews specs also advice on buying. (and slightly inaccurate price estimates)
Im going to go for a yamaha an 1x or cs 1x when i see one for a price i like
I am a synth beginner though.
Nah...if anything that's an overestimate
There are a whole bunch for under £200 in completed items on ebay
crap thing is there's nowhere around here I can go and try things out
blimey, why so variable in price I wonder?
you just need to check a lot. I've done a fair bit of trading on ebay, and you just need to be patient, presisten and not get involved in bidding wars etc.
If you want one, maybe set up so they email you every time one appears, and watch them all.
Cos I have got loads of toys n rubbish little keyboards.
but I too would be interested in this
Roland Juno 106. Proper good analogue tones, poloyphonic, with save-able presets too.
I just read the thread!
and it's not great
is not a Juno D.
but the ones i have done keep on breaking.
im not giving up tho - just having a bit of a break - it can be quite frustrating!
is what i have.
Its basically a cheap practice one with horribly plasticy keys but its good sound quality and doesnt sound too terrible.
i meant that the multi instrument options dont sound too alien.
nice and cheap and cheerful a yamaha DJX £10
There are some interesting crunchy sounds in there, of course its not a proper synth but shouldnt be sniffed at for bottom dollar.
Its got....full size keys, velocity sensitive, sequencer of sorts, midi in and out, sampling, pitch bending, limited wave shaping, a couple of effects the arpegios can be good but are limited, the reverb is very limited. however it is fantastic for fill ins and stuff, and the beat timing can be messed nicely with. i imagine it would be easy to use on stage with other keyboards, it also has a tiny scratchpad, you can assign features too.
Theyre probably normally £20 or 30.
endless fun, some really awful presets some really fantastic ones that seem to be more alterable. The beats are really quite good too, both beats and preset voices are like far far far better than the standard 'school yamaha' keyboards (which we have one of).
And a few cracked softsynths is all you need. I 'virtually' own all the best analog synths that ever were made ever. And I'm sorry but they do sound the same. Anyone who says they don't probably has a shit soundcard. Or AIDS.
second hand and get the piano expansion. It's a really nice workstation synth in the lower end of the market, with a sequencer. And that KARMA engine is shit hot, though it is hard to learn it is also very very flexible. I own one and love it. If you by the MOSS expansion with it, you also have a Korg MS2000 inside it as well.