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    Underappreciated Synths?

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    What are your favorite synths that have an unduly deserved bad or non-existent rep?

    Mine would be the Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet. Essentially a three part multi-timbral Juno-106 with a 606 Drum Machine integrated. Hostile user interface, but those luscious squishy sounds are all in there!.

    Also, the Peavey Spectrum Organ. This ROMpler sounds grrrreat, especially when you defeat the phony Leslie and effects and put it through a real rotating horn. I make sure my snobby musician friends hear it first before showing them what it really is.
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    Casio SK-1. It's a great little sampling synth from like 1989. I love it. It's got the cheesiest sounds, and it can sample. I just checked and they are going for $50-$75 on ebay so I guess they may not be underappreciated.
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    Juno 106. Wish they still made vca/vco chips for these suckers. I'm looking for a dead one to cannabalize. I love the mono mode with portamento - for those Edgar Winter/Jan Hammer lead sounds.

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    Wasn't really a synth but I thought it was I was only 22 at the time using only a Wurlitzer Electric piano,it was more of a string machine but it was my first and I made it kick ass.

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    The filters on the Poly-800 are fairly gritty yet musical. It's a fun synth.
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    I have to quibble with supercreep. The Juno106 is hardly underappreciated. It's pretty much de rigeur for house/dub music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todzilla
    I have to quibble with supercreep. The Juno106 is hardly underappreciated. It's pretty much de rigeur for house/dub music.

    LOL, I thought your sig said "internet massage therapist". I was like, damn - what a great idea. BTW, you're really tense today. That will be $30.00.


    I suppose you're right about the 106, however in the circles I run in, I've got the only one.

    If'n you give me another chance, I'll suggest the Sequential Circuits Six-Track....

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    This is one I don't even need to think hard about. The Yamaha DX-200 all the way.

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