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Old 18th January 2013
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+1 for SWAN808's idea - Alpha Juno and 101, way more mileage. Also seconding S950 suggestion.

I have a 60 and it is overpriced. If you fid not buy it when it was cheap, forget about it.
Old 18th January 2013
  #32
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what others have said re get a few bits and bobs... (especially an akai)

For £1000.....

106/jx8p synth (£400)
S1100/s2000 sampler (£100)
Korg M1/X3/tr rack/jv2080 (£300) (x3 and tr have all the m1 sounds, jv2080 has most the classic roland digi sounds.. jd800 etc)
Alpha Juno 1 (£150)
yamaha fb01 fm synth/alesis 360 compressor (£50)

My bro did some session work for perfecto in the 90s and the 106 and akai s1100 were the main workhorses apparently. If its good enough for oakey...?

Good luck whatever you choose.
Old 18th January 2013
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On a budget I'd say the Roland Alpha Juno and a TX802 (great for basses) will do the business.
Loads of good options mentioned.
Old 18th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by duvalle ➡️
old synths are great, but ....

i wouldn't invest in another analog synth just for that "90's house" sound.
if you get the korg m1 plug in for the cheesy house piano (and some other somewhat dated sounds) plus something like omnisphere you should get all the sounds you will need ... ...
the problem with this is that whilst it does make sense those synths dont have the depth in tone of the real hardware. Omnisphere is a bit platicy to my ears (not enough multisamples) and the M1 plugin is pretty thin.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Plunkett ➡️
what others have said re get a few bits and bobs... (especially an akai)

For £1000.....

106/jx8p synth (£400)
S1100/s2000 sampler (£100)
Korg M1/X3/tr rack/jv2080 (£300) (x3 and tr have all the m1 sounds, jv2080 has most the classic roland digi sounds.. jd800 etc)
Alpha Juno 1 (£150)
yamaha fb01 fm synth/alesis 360 compressor (£50)

My bro did some session work for perfecto in the 90s and the 106 and akai s1100 were the main workhorses apparently. If its good enough for oakey...?

Good luck whatever you choose.
yeah that plus a mackie mixer pretty much is 90s house.
Old 18th January 2013
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Korg M1, Mono/Poly, Polisyx....a lot of Roland stuff...and (even if not properly a synth) the sampler Akai MPC
Old 18th January 2013
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlRoda ➡️
i'm looking to buy a new synth for my studio and i want to find the classic sounds from the 80's - 90's in House music.
If you think of something like this:



All synth parts were made on Juno 6.
Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
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+1 for Juno 6/60/106

Of course, for house music you need some rompler/sampler:
* JV 1080 incl. House card
* EMU rompler like Orbit 9090 or Extreme Lead XL1
* Ensoniq VFX SD
* Maybe even Quasimidi stuff
* Sampler

And: Pay attention for the right drums
Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Solaris ➡️
If you think of something like this:



All synth parts were made on Juno 6.
I loved this when I first heard it in about 1989. Beautiful record.
I know they used a Yamaha FM synth (I think TX802) too but maybe not then.
Old 19th January 2013
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Roland Alpha Juno.. and any FM synth.. and you're close.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Solaris ➡️



All synth parts were made on Juno 6.
Pure Class, that bassline...
Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Solaris ➡️



All synth parts were made on Juno 6.
Pure Class, that bassline...
Though I'm sure Larry Heard posted on here ages ago that the bassline was a Jp6?
Old 19th January 2013
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Originally Posted by steveman ➡️
Pure Class, that bassline...
Though I'm sure Larry Heard posted on here ages ago that the bassline was a Jp6?
Interesting... always struggled to reproduce that seemingly simple sound

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Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
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https://www.gearslutz.com/board/elect...ue-thread.html

Not for synths only ... but i thought i ll provide this link with GED thread ...


PEACE


MORDICUS
Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
  #44
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dubmunkey ➡️
Interesting... always struggled to reproduce that seemingly simple sound
Me too.. I always assumed it was FM.. from too many years of listening to B12.

I finally stumbled upon the sound on the Juno 6/60 very easily... basically just take the sub oscillator only.. and add chorus.

That said, I'm still more curious about the sound of B12... and the slightly more "woody" basslines.
Old 19th January 2013
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Originally Posted by djugel ➡️
Me too.. I always assumed it was FM.. from too many years of listening to B12.

I finally stumbled upon the sound on the Juno 6/60 very easily... basically just take the sub oscillator only.. and add chorus.

That said, I'm still more curious about the sound of B12... and the slightly more "woody" basslines.
Cool i did have an AJ1 years ago but reckon the sub on my sh101 could do it. I always thought the movement in the patch was some kind of pwm but could never get close

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Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Morechips ➡️
Roland JX8P!! its cheap, it has 2 oscillators, cross mod, the roland chorus and to my ears sounds great. Regarding the chorus, I routinely turn it off on my Alpha Juno 2 despite the variable rate option, on the JX8P it works so well for some sounds! The JX8P also has the best House organ sound I have heard.

The real JX8P has some 'fizz' that I doubt the soft version can replicate. There are freeware editors available for Mac and PC.
<3 my jx8p, esepcially since I started to master the various types of cross-mods....

pwm on it sounds amazing imho...people will hate on me for it, but in a bang for the buck competition, the jx8p blows the juno 6/60/106 out of the water!
Old 19th January 2013
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Definitely agree with everyone, get an analog Roland. Romplers wise, get an Emu, they reek of 90s sounds, in a good way of coarse.
Old 19th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steveman ➡️
Though I'm sure Larry Heard posted on here ages ago that the bassline was a Jp6?
It appears to be Juno 6 after some detective work by Mr.Varaldo:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/7321663-post35.html
Old 23rd January 2013 | Show parent
  #49
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Thanks to Everyone for all your suggestions, finally today i sold my Nord Lead 3 and i will start buying a Roland Juno 60 and continue with some of the things that all of you have mentioned here, and in special from the list below.

Hopefully i will bring back to my music that Classic House Sound!

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!

PD: if anyone know a site where i can find a nice deal for the juno 60 let me know, as ebay is too expensive

Already found some around 700$ and waiting for an answer about shipment.

Cheers,
Carl.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Plunkett ➡️
what others have said re get a few bits and bobs... (especially an akai)

For £1000.....

106/jx8p synth (£400)
S1100/s2000 sampler (£100)
Korg M1/X3/tr rack/jv2080 (£300) (x3 and tr have all the m1 sounds, jv2080 has most the classic roland digi sounds.. jd800 etc)
Alpha Juno 1 (£150)
yamaha fb01 fm synth/alesis 360 compressor (£50)

My bro did some session work for perfecto in the 90s and the 106 and akai s1100 were the main workhorses apparently. If its good enough for oakey...?

Good luck whatever you choose.
Old 23rd January 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Yoozer ➡️
+1 for SWAN808's idea - Alpha Juno and 101, way more mileage.
+2

202 + MKS-50 would be the cheaper option.
Old 24th January 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by CarlRoda ➡️
I will definitely try it out thanks for the tipi! I prefer to use machines if it is possible of course, i have komplete ultimate 8 from NI so i use soft too but if i can touch some buttons is more fun and another sound
I've had amazing success with NI's Kontact Scarbee Mark 1 coming out of a RME interface and routed thru Moogerfooger ring modulator, space delay and filters. Juts an example of some of the "work arounds" for those of us who do not have, or no longer have, some of the more popular vintage keyboards.

But if you have to go hardware then it has to be the Juno-60, Juno-106. They are incredibly overpriced though on the second market.
Old 24th January 2013
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I don't think the Juno 6/60 is really a key "house synth". I'd take the Alpha Juno 2 over that.

Yeah.. "Can U Feel It" is all the rage these days... Seems like I hear that track 3 times a night at the bar.

I bet there were more DX-7's being used.. or even Poly 800's.

If I had to pick one for that era, I'd say Ensoniq ESQ-1.
Old 24th January 2013
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I had a juno 60, and sadly sold it. If I had to buy another analog, I'd just get the AJ1/2 over the J60- way cheaper, and better sounding for house imo. The J60, feels and has the vibe of a dirty, raspy, vintage, funky synth, I think better suited for new funk or all those those new electronic bands or new wave, or whatever else that needs a vintage, really dirty sound. Kinda harsh imo.

Never had an AJ; but from the demos I've heard and seen, it sounds noticeably smoother, juicier, bubbly and bouncy compared to my J60.. perfect for classic house. Nicer sound for house, and you'll also an extra $500-1000 in your pocket too
Old 24th January 2013
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My oberheim ob8 does 90s house. It can even sound a tad virus-ish at times. Quite versatile.
Old 24th January 2013
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I love my Alpha Juno 1 for early house type sounds. It has juicy deep bass and punchy sounds. Combined with the dx100 crystal top end and rawness it's a cheap and fun way to go.
Old 24th January 2013 | Show parent
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I think this is a major problem that people have when
trying to recreate that old house music vibe of the past that we love .
I think what most fail to realize is it's not about the gear .

You could have all the deep sounds in the world but it wouldn't
Matter if you don't know how to create that vibe .
You would be better off working on your technics then finding
The old gear . That Nord you sold could of couse make that old house
Music vibe but you have to feed it that . Remember it's not the gear
But the user .

Remember also that a-lot of that music was sample based you could probaly do half of it with just a MPC and some sample if you know
What your doing . IMHO .
Old 24th January 2013 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by golden beers ➡️
the answer is juno..
thr answer is any synth.. from a cheapo casio cz to the jupiter 8 they all blossomed in house music. Ive a crumar bit 01 / bit 99..

great quasi analo house synth for less than 600 euro
Old 24th January 2013
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A lot of interesting videos in this post from another thread. I agree with the Juno 6 the best choice though....

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/6857949-post4.html
Old 24th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by audioconsult ➡️
thr answer is any synth.. from a cheapo casio cz to the jupiter 8 they all blossomed in house music. Ive a crumar bit 01 / bit 99..

great quasi analo house synth for less than 600 euro
Yep, the Bit has great house tone. I sold mine as it annoyed me how it always triggered slightly differently. Makes it feel 'on the move' in a weird way. But it was very cool and it gets missed now and again.

My new friend Akai AX73 does a great hovering, shimmering VCO house chord so I'm not sad.

I agree with roc though, an mpc and any synth will make great house if the pilot is blessed with the vibe.
Old 24th January 2013
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Akai MPC 2000 XL higher spec than reg 2000 apparently same converters as the 3000. Basic enough to keep you on track.

Juno 60, 106, alpha juno, Korg polysix, JX8P or JX3P good sounds from these. If that blows the budget look for old Ensoniq gear-much of it can be had for peanuts.

If you have any cash left buy a drum machine with midi: Roland TR-707, Oberheim DMX etc

You should be able to put some house jams together with that.
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