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7 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:

No true hipster would self identify.

At some point they become self-aware, however.

Source: am hipster.

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You want a Microfreak. The synth engines sound really good (if a little counterintuitive at times)and there's plenty of them, with regular updates. The touch sensitive keyboard is really nice too, it responds to poly aftertouch. Having said that, I sold mine not too long ago lol to fund an Analog 4. 

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Three years ago when you could find them for under $300 easily I'd say "Akai S-6000"

 

In the under $300 range I'd say "Wavestation SR" now.

 

Under $200, probably the Sonicware Liven XFM. I haven't used it but based on how good the 8bit Warps has been and the fact that it the XFM is polyphonic 4 op FM and should be more flexible because of that, it seems like a really good choice.

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50 minutes ago, xox said:

What happened to the 50-squid moog?!

Have you seen the exchange rate on squid these days?  50 squid hardly qualifies as "budget."

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1 hour ago, TubularCorporation said:

Have you seen the exchange rate on squid these days?  50 squid hardly qualifies as "budget."

Not much any diff to croatian kuna but, waitaminute…waitaminute… hah i see that usa dollar is quite loooow!  
….I should buy something from the usa!

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15 hours ago, xox said:

Not much any diff to croatian kuna but, waitaminute…waitaminute… hah i see that usa dollar is quite loooow!  
….I should buy something from the usa!

I don't know why you're bringing money into this, I'm talking about squid.

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34 minutes ago, TubularCorporation said:

I don't know why you're bringing money into this, I'm talking about squid.

I know…. Kuna means marten in croatian! 
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49 minutes ago, xox said:

I know…. Kuna means marten in croatian! 
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Oooh I didn't know that so I didn't get the double meaning. Fucked that one right up.

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5 minutes ago, TubularCorporation said:

Oooh I didn't know that so I didn't get the double meaning. Fucked that one right up.

Noo man! 🙂 I didn’t expect you to know that 👍

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On 6/11/2021 at 9:07 AM, iococoi said:

Alesis Micron ...i would prefer an Alesis ION though..but they are usually around $500

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I'm sure I wrote about it elsewhere on here, but I reflect on my time with the micron with dark feelings. ymmv but it's less than the sum of its parts.

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On 6/13/2021 at 8:15 PM, BCM said:

I've just purchased a Model: Cycles too, hopefully turn up next week 🙂

Keen to hear some BCMtechre

 

Re: budget synth i'd most likely go for the liven warps

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On 6/15/2021 at 4:22 PM, TubularCorporation said:

I'm just waiting for my next payday (tomorrow) so I can get one of these:

 

https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/chassis-cage-hammond-steel-12-x-8-x-52

I prefer to have my one budget synth with a least a single oscillator but I’m liking the minimal design 😂

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I can totally concur on the Model:Cycles. You can write a complete tune with it. That's the downside of just getting a single synth like a Monologue (which is also a fantastic synth). I have to pack up all my gear in November and its getting shipped across the Atlantic home to the UK. The Cycles will definitely be coming in my luggage so I can have some gear while I'm in limbo.

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