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Hello fellow musicians, looking for some advice
« on: January 19, 2013, 04:32:48 pm »
So now that I am enjoying a situation where the household income is just my income, and I have some new financial freedom (read, I can buy the shit I want, when I want) I'm looking to get myself a synth.  Basically, something I can use for composition that would give me some great flexibility in terms of the kinds of sounds I can create, but also just play when I want to tinkle the (faux) ivories.


Anything you have that you'd recommend?
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Re: Hello fellow musicians, looking for some advice
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 05:20:47 pm »
Wish I could.


However- Naked Guy plays the synth. I might ask him.
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Re: Hello fellow musicians, looking for some advice
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 05:34:24 pm »
As someone who is quite keen on having faux ivories that approximate real ones well, I am happy with the Roland FP-4. Not very portable, it has many respectable keyboardy and chromatic percussion sounds, plays nicely and I'm sure that the wizardry of MIDI would make it, coupled with a PC, sound a million shades of strange, though I haven't tried this.
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Re: Hello fellow musicians, looking for some advice
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 03:15:24 am »
What's your budget? Kurzweil makes pretty awesome, weighted-key synths. But they are fairly pricey.

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Re: Hello fellow musicians, looking for some advice
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 03:34:48 am »
I'd probably finance it.  I was actually thinking about a Kurzweil.  My music Prof had a really cool one with tons of voices and sounds, and even had this slider bar where you could hit a key, but then change the pitch by sliding a finger up and downthis ribbon. 
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