If you could buy one hardware synth right now....

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  1. Bunford

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    ....from a sensibly affordable range (i.e. not several thousand pound classics), what would you buy?
     
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    behringer has amazing product and the price is nothing !
    I will wait till the Behringer Crave / one will come
    I have the model D which is amazing cost nothing and sound unbelievable

    wait to Crave and buy it for 199$
     
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    I am hoping to buy an Elektron Digitone next week, I can't wait to use the Sequencer on my other synth, and also to use it for sequencing drums in studio one 4. And it sounds really nice too :)
     
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    Moog one 16-voice would do me fine :)
     
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    Hmmm.that's a tough one.

    If money was no object a Yamaha modx or montage.As an moxf owner I was seriously impressed with how they beefed up the factory soundset.Everything the xf and moxf lacked,they covered and then some.Only downside is they got rid of the standard 16 sequencer,but can still record.more like a phrase sequencer and performance arrangement type thing.Korg Kronos is also amazing all around.but very expensive.

    However there's lots of older boards I'd still love to own that are far more affordable.Id still love a Kurzweil k2600XS even tho they're outdated and sort of a headache.I love the sounds in that board.Lovely for such limited power compared to modern workstation boards.And I've seen them go for a grand or so now.

    Korg triton are karma are also pretty nice even tho a little cold and digital sounding in my opinion.Seen many lately for around 500.I had a Triton yrs back.I liked most everything but the drum kits.Id prolly settle for a Trinity as well if I found one cheap

    I had an Alesis Fusion for awhile too.That board had a lot of power,like 6 synthesis types,got some pretty awesome sounds out of it.So also a candidate if i found one cheap

    I imagine my answer is a bit different than most here.I kinda like older workstation boards and romplers.I'd mention some analog stuff and some classics but there's software versions that are spot on.I mean there's tons of other stuff too I wouldn't mind getting my hands on.Alesis Andromeda,couple Quasimidi,Nord and even couple Ensoniq boards.But I would likely get something that would get me away from computers a bit more.

    Having said all that.If i had to pick one it would really depend on how much money I had to spend

    $1000 or lil more a Kurzweil K2600XS
    $4-600 One of the 3 Korgs mentioned (Karma prefered)
     
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    Novation Supernova II
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    second choice if i couldn't afford the above

    Alesis Andromeda A6

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    then again with every piece of hardware you have to think what kind of support you are going to get with it , how easy it is to find parts and for how cheap , what if it needs repair ? Behringer is releasing a lot of cool stuff ,synths, and i was eyeing their motorized faders instead of icon pro g2,but tons of bad or no support posts all around the web made me reconsider, Im already learning to repair monitor speakers by myself since its more expensive to repair a blown out due to bad manufacturing Samson R6a than byuing a new pair of Adam's
     
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    omg the dude in the behringer video? are you seriuos?! son of a bitch. hi my name is blah blah blah lol ok buddy
     
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    I just got one last week... Along with a Prophet 6.

    Korg MS20 Mini arriving any day also...

    Happy Days...
     
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    I'm seriously thinking the Behringer Model D. It sounds legit and is damn cheap credits. I bought the Synapse Audio Legend for the Moog flavour but the Model D takes it that last 10%÷.
     
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    I have a Sub37 as my only real synth currently in the studio, NI KK S61 in prime slot, but have to agree with Disfunktion that the Korg is a nice synth for the cash.

    Would entertain a MS20 mini just for fun.
     
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    below is more expensive a lot
     
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    1200-1300 new

    or behringer....or korg
     
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    My wife bought it for my 50th as I always wanted a Moog, (shes the best awww), it replaced my old workhorse the Nordlead 2 which is currently in the hall cupboard with an Alessis Ion and a DX7. Would have considered the Behringer Model D had it been around when I got the Sub but I love the onboard seq of the Sub. Also have a little Yamaha FB-01 I still use for basses (best latley bass ever).
     
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    hhmm...hall...:woot:
    ok i had a look :hall is also a Flur in german..:hillbilly:
    almost thought we need call him lord techdevil or sir techdevil:rofl:
     
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