Best synth for around 100?

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  1. JungleFever

    JungleFever Member

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    Want to buy a synth for around 100 can anyone recomend me on one, preferably with keys and fairly modern not some ancient thing (y)
     
  2. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    you wanna buy it with 100 what? US$? Euros? Pounds? Oranges?
     
  4. JReilly

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    You said with keys so I am guessing you mean hardware.

    If so, you probably wont be able to find anything new for 100 of anything.
     
  5. MisterApe

    MisterApe 8bit junkie

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    I'm guessing you mean hardware?
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    I'm guessing even if you did it would be sooo shite. £100 for new hardware would sound like a Beringher mixer - terrible.
     
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    Menosance aka OSOI

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    Arturia hybrid hardware? Forgot their names but check their website for more.

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    wreckd Old Skool Junglist

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    Your best bet is to get on ebay, you can get a used M Audio venom, or an Akai Miniak for around £100. If you are really lucky you might get a Roland SH201 for £150.
     
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    I got an alpha juno for $150. Fat reese bass machine.
     
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  11. alz

    alz compress to impress

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    firstly, sack keys off mate, you're gonna get something insanely shitty for that price.
    secondly, buy second hand, if you're gonna spend fuck all it'll most likely keep the resale value.
    thirdly, save more cash, seen arturia microbrutes going for about 160-180 second hand, well well worth that little bit extra.

    if you wanna ignore that then here's some stuff

    korg volca keys or bass.
    second mutable instruments shruthi-1 - sounds awesome, digital synth with analogue filters - i want one badly!
    waldorf rocket, also want one badly!
    dave smith mopho desktop - absolutely bitch to programme and probs not worth your time
     
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  12. Dj Sycamore

    Dj Sycamore New Member

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    Some stuff to maybe look at around that price range would be a microkorg (used) or maybe an old yamaha an200 (no keys but nice lil synth) Maybe an Ion. Another keyless cheap synth would be a Korg electibe ea I think? For your price range I would think groove box with a controller might be your best bet. 100? is not much for a piece of gear. Double that and you have some play. Also depending on what kind of synth you are looking for. Analogish? Fmish? Subtractive? Good luck
     
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  13. CNoize

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    I could only find the Korg Volca for about that price range brand new. If you are willing to pay a bit more, the Novation Mininova, Alesis Micron or Arturia Microbrute (+ other korgs) would be worth looking at.
     
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    Don't buy a hardware synth for 100(whatever).
    Good synths start around 500€ and nowadays i think they are not essential for tight productions anymore, because the sound of vsts is pretty close to all the digital hardware stuff.
    Great thing about hardware is that you can touch knobs, press buttons, play the keys, bend the pitchbend... This makes me, personally, feeling the sound more then just tweaking some stuff with shortcuts or my mouse.
    Or buy an analog synth, the sound is usually fatter, but you will have to pay a huge amount of money to get something valueable.
    For 100€ you could go for some great little midi keyboards that you can always use in a good way for your production. E.g.: http://cme-xkey.com/ (99$)
     
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  15. Mania

    Mania i fukin wot m8

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    You can get three of these

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    Already have an akai mpk49 or whatever it is, going to sell it and try and buy a half decent synth, not bothered about keys anymore, Il probably spend around 250 as im selling my keyboard.. May get a Roland ? any suggestions?
     
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    Check out the arturia Microbrute. I haven't used it but it's got some good reviews and probably the best choice in that price range.
     
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    ye nice looks alright actually, any other suggestions don't mind if its 2nd hand