1. avatar feline1
    Many people ask where they can get analogue synfs.

    The usual route for a lot of folk is to scan classified adverts
    and music shops for 2nd-hand 'bargins'.

    However, there are many problems with this route - often,
    you'll be getting an old instrument which no longer works
    very well (analogue synths tend to need careful servicing
    and calibration every year or two, just as geetars need
    'setting up' etc...), and it won't have a manual or
    guarentee... you can often find yourself having to spend
    a further couple of hundred quid fixing up what ewe've bought.
    Moreover, the selection of machines available on this 2nd-hand
    market often tend to be rather unexciting - they're the ubiquitous
    cheap 'entry-level' models of yesteryear, which didn't have many
    exciting features (eg Roland Juno & JX3P polysynths, SH101 monosynfs)
    - a far cry from the top of the range beasts which the professional
    musicians of 1979 actually used to make fantastic sounding records.

    But -
    fear nat,
    cos what ewe may not realise is that there are a good few modern
    companies making brand new analogue synths these days.
    Their prices are competitive with any other modern piece of new
    music gear you could buy in a shop,
    you get something that comes with a guarentee and after-sales support,
    and the features on these machines incorporate all the advances
    in electronics in the last 30 years.

    For example:
    Analogue Solutions of Cornwall [url]http://www.analoguesystems.co.uk/[/url]
    Analogue Systems in the Midlands [url]http://listen.to/concussor/[/url]
    Döpfer & Touched By Sound (sold in the UK by [url]http://www.emismusic.com/[/url] of Bristol)
    In America:
    Dr Robert Moog's BIG BRIAR [url]http://www.bigbriar.com/[/url]
    PaIA [url]http://www.paia.com[/url]
    Edited by: feline1 at: 9/17/01 11:23:45 am