[linux-audio-user] suggest a synth

Ryan Gallagher ruinaudio at comcast.net
Thu Nov 4 08:41:20 EST 2004


On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 07:34, Ryan Gallagher wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-04 at 02:34, Florin Andrei wrote:
> > On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 21:27, vord wrote:
> > > 
> > > ive somewhat recently begun composing, and also experimenting a little
> > > with sound in linux ... so far though i only have a schumann baby
> > > grand piano and this gentoo linux workstation. i decided earlier this
> > > week to branch out a bit and purchase a synthesizer; and i figured i
> > > should poll this list for suggestions. my budget is pretty slim though
> > > ... $500 max.
> > 
> > Pretty slim indeed. There's only one good synth that's in your price
> > range, and that's a mini version of a bigger one (see below).
> > 
> > > new/used ... new/old ... analog/digital ... doesnt
> > > really matter to me. i just want rich sounds and plenty of knobs for
> > > twiddlin'. :D
> 
> In the US you can get any number of Roland digital/analog synths and
> modules for under $200
> 
> Look for a Roland MKS-50, usually $100 or so, of course to get all the
> knobs you'll need a midi slider/knob box that sends midi, or if you're
> lucky one of the original controllers that came with.
> 
> For around $800 you can get the king of midi/analogs (imho) the roland
> mks-80
> 
> -ry

Sorry, that should be "a midi slider/knob box that sends sysex"

-ry



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