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Old 21st November 2018
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Born 1971. Kind of fun to put this together, might have forgot a couple things. Also a little embarrassing noticing how much I've gone through, oh well. Analog stuff in the 80s and early 90s was cheap to buy, but also cheap to sell. Bold stuff is currently owned.


Korg Polysix
Roland D-10
Oberheim Matrix 6R
Ensoniq EPS
Korg 707


Roland D-50
Roland D-70
Roland Jupiter 6
Roland Juno 106
Roland Sound Canvas
Ensoniq EPS 16+
Ensoniq ESQ-M
Ensoniq ASR-10
Ensoniq SQ-R
Yamaha FB01
Arp Odyssey (Black & Orange model)
Arp Pro Soloist
Arp Solina
Korg 05R/W
Korg DW-8000
Roland JP-8000


Alesis QS8
Roland JV-1010
Yamaha MM6


Moog Slim Phatty
Novation Ultranova
Korg R3
Korg MS20 Mini
Korg Arp Odyssey
Waldorf Streichfett
Arturia Minibrute
Arturia Microbrute
Roland FA-06
Roland JU-06
Roland JP-08
Dave Smith Prophet 08
Behringer Model D
Behringer Deepmind 12
Yamaha MX-88BK
Roland D-05
Old 22nd November 2018
Originally Posted by mallery7 ➡️
Kind of fun to put this together . . .
I think it's a fun thread as well. I like it because it gives you a completely different view of a member's sensibilities/perspectives over time, as compared with the "My Studio" pages. I was able to assign pretty accurate purchase dates by looking up when things were released, and certain life-events.
Old 23rd November 2018 | Show parent
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Seems like a fun thread, and I've got time and mood to spare

Here's my synth bio/resume/character profile. Didn't have much synth gear early on, as bass guitar became my main, so I filled out the back story instead.

Born: 1967

1984: Roland Juno 106
-- spent car savings to get it
-- total impulse buy with guitar friends at a music store
-- learned synthesis on it, began love of electronic instruments
-- house-shaking bass in Unison mode, full open saws my favorite sound
-- played keys in first rock band Vengence as a high school senior
-- 1984/Jump, Separate Ways, Don't Tell Me You Love Me, Home Sweet Home, Subdivisions, Bryan Adams Heaven, REO Speedwagon Can't Fight this Feeling
-- house parties and one pro gig at Disney World area hotel paid for 75% of the Juno 106 cost
-- brought to University of Florida, but found no bands; dropped out 3rd semester due to partying and no direction/drive
-- sold year later to pay for college fraternity debt/fees

1989: Korg DW-8000
-- bought used, played in original and cover bands -- 1 industrial, 1 acid jazz, 1 new wave/prog, but mostly rock and grunge (5)
-- learned bass guitar, keys became secondary, but still gigged them
-- got Turbo chip to make it bi-timbral
-- great variety of tones for the time; analog filter with strong resonance
-- built in FX made it self contained and stage worthy
-- assignable data slider made great live filter sweeps (2112 intro)
1999: lost at a pawn shop

2000's (pre-Kronos)
2005: Roland Fantom-Xa -- short 1 year love affair, traded for $$$
2009: Alesis Fusion 6 -- $300 floor model Guitar Center, poor-man's Oasys
2010: Alesis Fusion 8 -- $800 new at Discount Music
2011: Alesis Micron, Behringer BCR and BCF (for NRPN control of Micron)
2011: Novation X-station 61 -- used, gigged, and loved until early 2018
2012: Technics WSA1-r (novelty collecting dust)
2012: Yamaha EX5-r (started to embrace VL until falling plywood knocked out front panel)
2013: Yamaha DD65? e-drumkit (novelty)
2013: Alesis Performance pad (novelty, but fun toy drum kit paired with DD65)
2013: more Alesis stuff -- X-guitar, monitors, laser beam FX things, ipad deck, etc
2013: Kurzweil Expressionmate
2013: Ensoniq VFX-SD1 (for the polyaftertouch; keybed defective)

2000's (post-Kronos)
2014: Korg Kronos (OG)
-- expanded with RAM and SSD, OS3.1.2
-- got back into music scene after a decade dry
-- stretched synth/workstation chops learned on Fusions
-- actually programmed dozens of cover songs
-- still largely unexplored, desert island synth
2015: Korg Volca bass (returned)
2016: Roland Integra 7

2017: Alesis Andromeda A6
2017: DSI Prophet 12 module (returned)
2017: OB-6 (sold year later)

2018 (banner year):
Casio Privia PX-5S (for keyboard zones and great piano action)
Mac Book Pro 2015 w/ Mainstage (largely unused, hardware preferred)
Slim Phatty
Matrix 1000

Behringer Model D
DSI Prophet Rev2 (almost returned to fund One)
Arturia KeyLab Mk2 with Analog Lab 3 (unused, Rev2 growing on me)
Moog One (still within grace period, undecided atm)

Prophet XL ?? if sampling import and bugs fixed
Behringer UB-XA if 5 octave bi-timbral w/ presets
sell off everything unused in last 2 years
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