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The uglier it is, the more I seem to love it
Old 12th January 2019
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The uglier it is, the more I seem to love it

I was just browsing synth videos and something occurred to me. I was stopped dead in my tracks and thought to myself, "My god, that synth is horrendous looking, I LOVE IT!". I am not quirky like this with any other aesthetics. I find it kind of humorous that when it comes to synthesizers, and modules; the uglier it is the more I am endeared! post your ugly sexy synth/modules here.I need to establish the ugliest most beautiful synth ever imagined.
Old 12th January 2019
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There was a thread about the ugliest synth ever made. Try the search function. Lots of examples in there
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Ugly synths feel like brutalist architecture (cement everywhere!) and I love both

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Old 12th January 2019
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Also, tacky in a “it’s the millenium, let's make everything silver!” plasticky crappy late 90’s way:





I used to think that these were HIDEOUS for the longest time, but now they look SO dated, that I can’t help but fee nostalgic for them and like them, whilst still remembering the previous distaste. It’s an odd feeling.
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Ugly synths feel like brutalist architecture (cement everywhere!) and I love both
Very nice! Looks like Im not the lone ranger when it comes to synth aesthetics!
Old 12th January 2019
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I couldn’t live in the same space as something this gaudy, but I know there are those who find it absolutely beautiful.
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I couldn’t live in the same space as something this gaudy, but I know there are those who find it absolutely beautiful.
inspired by Liberace's bathroom. I'm going to have to let this one soak in for awhile.
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The DK80 is almost an inbred cousin of the YS200 in the looks department.
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Korg Electribe 2. Well, more super dull than ugly, I guess
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Ugly synths feel like brutalist architecture (cement everywhere!) and I love both
Huh. I never knew there was an "official" term for that style other than, ahem, "post-modern". We always just called those buildings "big cement dumps" meaning a great amount of cement was dumped there, a dump being a place for refuse only a secondary meaning. Some I like, some are hideous beyond belief (and not in a good way.)
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I couldn’t live in the same space as something this gaudy, but I know there are those who find it absolutely beautiful.
There's Rococo. And then there's this.
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The DK80 is almost an inbred cousin of the YS200 in the looks department.
Wow, I'd like to throw some hydrolics on that, like the kind gangsters put on hot wheels.

Finishing touch would be neon glow in the dark fingernail polish. Might be a DIY in my near future.
Old 13th January 2019
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no love for the OSCar?
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Old 13th January 2019
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Then you'll love the gold Kronos.


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Old 13th January 2019
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XK-6 Xtreme Fugly Keys


These made no sense. Same sound engine as the Command Station but without all the knobs and sequencer despite having 4 times the panel space for it.
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Keyboard for Sleestak. I love it!
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Liberace Edition Voyager?

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"I know it well, ugly and sweet
A temperament who said believe in his dream"

~R.E.M.
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I couldn’t live in the same space as something this gaudy, but I know there are those who find it absolutely beautiful.

Is that in the lobby of Trump Tower?

I didn't realize how many ugly synths there are out there.
Old 13th January 2019
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I hate to say it, but almost all synths are ugly. I’m just happy when they’re intuitive to use.
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Here’s one ugly f#$ker of a synth.

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Old 13th January 2019
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Everyone taste is not the same. I find the Teisco SX400 and Wersi MKI that Xanderbean showed very good looking. Some praise Clavia or Hartmann designs but I find them horrible.
Not very important really, I find my beloved ASR-10 really ugly looking. I much prefer the looks of former EPS's.
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some eurorack setups are fugly as hell... hell most modular is fugly.
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Gotta wonder if this one is intentionally ugly in an ironic hipster way.

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For me, the most ugly is when form gets in the way of function.
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I wouldn't call any of those particularly ugly. I think the Teisco, Ensoniq and Kurzweil look pretty sweet actually. Some later in the thread are quite grim though!
Old 13th January 2019
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Yea Reverb dot com does a lot of ugly or obscure posts. I loved their recent one on obscure soviet era Russian guitars. They’re so awesomely bad I can’t get enough. I don’t think you find ugly synth’s beautiful, no. I think they’re not really ugly to begin with but actually beautiful, you just like a certain style and you’re labeling them “ugly”
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I love the Korg silver bodies, especially the Z1 though I do think Prophecy looks like something you'd find in the clearance bin of a department store.

I have to tip my hat off to the Fusion for its strange design.

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