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#6904 - 03/12/04 10:42 AM Frankenstein
danb Offline
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Registered: 12/28/98
Posts: 306
I wanna try playing this tune but what cheaper synth can I use to recreate the sound that Edgar Winter use in his ARP 2600?

Dan

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#6905 - 03/12/04 12:10 PM Re: Frankenstein
3351 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 1194
Loc: Toronto, Canada.
The sound is very basic and very easy to recreate on almost any synth that has a sine wave LFO, 12Db lowpass filters and at least PWM or a hard sync.

If you're after true analog, the closest thing to a 2600 would be an ARP Odyssey. Look on e-bay, they go for about $200 to $400 US.

If you're opwn to digital, then try GMedia Ossity, which is a software version of an Odyssey. It's very good.

On a hardware side, synths like NORD lead, NORD modular, Novation Supernove or NOVA, Korg prophecy, KOrg MS2000 etc.
Basically any virtual analog synth.
Good luck!

-ED-
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#6906 - 03/12/04 12:54 PM Re: Frankenstein
Synthoid Offline
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Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 27
Loc: USA
Another suggestion for a virtual analog synth would be the Alesis ION. We've seen them for less than $700 new.

Watch out for used vintage synths. A lot of stuff from eBay can be junk. Even if it's from a legitimate seller, older analog synths suffer from tuning problems, among other things.

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#6907 - 03/12/04 02:30 PM Re: Frankenstein
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 1194
Loc: Toronto, Canada.
Well, that's certainly true. Getting an old analog synth in a good condition and maintaining it in working order is a very tricky business.

Go to www.synthesizers.com forum and ask a few guys there about what it takes to own a true analog synth.

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