Who's Online Now
21 registered members (Everett Adams, couchgrouch, Barry David Butler, Delmont, Dave Rice, Calvin, Harriet Ames, E Swartz, 9ne, 3 invisible), and 299 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Perfectpitch
Perfectpitch
Indianapolis,IN USA
Posts: 515
Joined: May 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
I Like Walking Beside You
by Janice & Bud. 06/25/18 09:28 AM
Clint's Mandolin (tribute to my step pa)
by Janice & Bud. 06/25/18 09:22 AM
Must Read about Creative People
by KaseyNi. 06/25/18 08:34 AM
Daltrey says Rock is Dead.....
by Delmont. 06/25/18 08:14 AM
What Last Song Do You Still Need To Write?
by Everett Adams. 06/25/18 07:41 AM
SWEET DREAMS TONIGHT.
by Travis david. 06/25/18 02:06 AM
Another Gone Midnight Song
by Travis david. 06/25/18 02:04 AM
"That Empathetic Man"
by IronKnee. 06/25/18 02:03 AM
Win Your Heart
by E Swartz. 06/24/18 11:03 PM
Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster - WV
by floyd jane. 06/24/18 03:48 PM
New CD from Colin's band, Rosewood Creek
by Fdemetrio. 06/24/18 02:03 PM
Charles Krauthammer
by Martin Lide. 06/24/18 12:14 PM
The Dance Of The Brogla Bird
by Barry David Butler. 06/24/18 11:13 AM
Cross Your Heart
by Marvin Adcock. 06/24/18 07:26 AM
Don't Feel the Rain
by Marvin Adcock. 06/24/18 07:22 AM
'Chasing Ghosts' - Single Release
by Philip Marino. 06/24/18 07:15 AM
top ten songwriters of the last fifty years.
by Daddio. 06/24/18 03:27 AM
Carpool Macca
by Fdemetrio. 06/23/18 09:13 PM
What Everyone Says
by Noel96. 06/23/18 08:48 PM
Playing To An Empty Room
by Deej56. 06/23/18 06:34 PM
So Beautiful
by mikegouthro. 06/23/18 11:18 AM
So Blue (acquired taste song)
by John Lawrence Schick. 06/23/18 10:31 AM
Yes I really do care
by Moosesong. 06/23/18 09:25 AM
Keep Your Head Up
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 08:26 AM
What is your favorite Broadway Musical Song?
by Barry David Butler. 06/23/18 08:20 AM
What are friends for. Vic
by Vicarn. 06/23/18 05:49 AM
Race to the Bottom
by Vicarn. 06/23/18 05:43 AM
Father & Son (My Version) HAPPY FATHERS DAY
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:38 PM
I'm Not Givin' Up On Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 03:54 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,466
Travis david 10,898
Kevin Emmrich 10,539
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,830
glynda 8,574
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,882
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,313
Dave Rice 6,707
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,432
Joe Wrabek 6,401
ben willis 6,092
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Vicarn 5,651
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,385
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,618
Blake Hill 4,528
Neil Cotton 4,365
Bob Cushing 4,351
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,029
Roy Cooper 3,997
nightengale 3,965
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,781
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,381
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
E Swartz 3,123
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,885
Harriet Ames 2,869
Nigel Quin 2,806
MidniteBob 2,706
Nelson 2,562
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,182
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,914
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
maccharles 1,855
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,615
Rick Heenan 1,576
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Tom Franz 1,452
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
Janice & Bud 1,416
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
GocartMoz 1,340
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,085
Gerry 1,084
joro 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
lane1777 1,013
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 930
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 734
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 722
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
9ne 694
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
Deej56 640
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 599
Irwin 589
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
Moosesong 528
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
R&M 458
Philjo 454
Fdemetrio 451
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#652899 - 09/17/08 03:35 PM Affordable/CHEAP analog synths?  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,885
PopTodd Offline
Top 100 Poster
PopTodd  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,885
Western Springs, IL, USA
I am a guitar player, but have come to the realization that, no matter what the song the following adage always applies:
More Moog = More good

So now I want a Moog or something resembling said instrument in sound and feel. Sadly, the only things that I seem to find are $500 or more. Even the used ones on eBay. And the ones on the low end appear to be real pieces of junk.

Sticker shock.

Is there anything out there that a poor noodler like myself can pick up for less than $300 or so? Of decent quality?

Probably not, but I figured that I'd ask.

#652943 - 09/17/08 05:15 PM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: PopTodd]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
BIG JIM MERRILEES Offline
BIG JIM MERRILEES  Offline

Top 20 Poster

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
Edinburgh, Scotland. UK
Hi Todd A second hand Korg synth seems the best bet. There are various on Ebay for under $100. There are second hand Moogs on Ebay from time to time but they tend to be expensive. The old Moogs can be a bit temperamental btw.

#680486 - 01/09/09 08:13 PM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 174
RE_Goldenbird Offline
Serious Contributor
RE_Goldenbird  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 174
Brattleboro, VT, US
Heya Todd,
If you record on a computer you can always use a VST synth they work & sound great, here's a good free VST MiniMoog

http://www.home.no/gunnare/downloads.htm

Now, if you want to play live with that it becomes more complicated, however there is the VST Machine. It's about $600.00 but it makes playing all those great VST plug-in's live a breeze.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/SM-Pro-Audio-Vmachine-Stand-Alone-VST-Player?sku=241884

Cheers,
Rick



"Wave your flag, wave the bible, wave your sex or your business degree
Whatever you want -- but don't wave that thing at me"
-Bruce Cockburn

I'm just a verb living in the body of a noun.

#701557 - 03/15/09 03:03 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: RE_Goldenbird]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
mattbanx Offline
Serious Contributor
mattbanx  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
Northern Minnesota
You are most likely aware of the Casio, Yamaha line.
I like recording on minimal means with sparse overdubs.

But I like Casio CTK-411, the more recent CTK-720, and Yamaha Portasound PSS-470 for some quirky eighties type sounds.

I have more synths, but having a bunch of synths can not camoflouge whatever poor songwriting I have though. Or what I am out to do with my artistic goals

But the 411 and Portasound are the synths that I have used online.

The Casio CTK-720 comes with software.
Although all synths most likely do now.

That is how old most of mine are.

#710183 - 04/13/09 02:18 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: mattbanx]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 219
Darius Babylon Offline
Serious Contributor
Darius Babylon  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 219
Originally Posted by mattbanx

But I like Casio CTK-411, the more recent CTK-720, and Yamaha Portasound PSS-470 for some quirky eighties type sounds.

But the 411 and Portasound are the synths that I have used online.

The Casio CTK-720 comes with software.
Although all synths most likely do now.

That is how old most of mine are.

Those Casios are not Analog. Some purists won't even call them synths.

Cheapest analogs I've seen are the Roland Junos (around $100); Korg DW8000 ($100) and the Kawai SX.

You can go the Virtual Analog route and get an Alesis Micron ($400new, $300 second hand) or a Korg Microkorg (same price as Micron)

#710192 - 04/13/09 04:26 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: Darius Babylon]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
mattbanx Offline
Serious Contributor
mattbanx  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
Northern Minnesota
I notice the MOOGS mentioned in the post.
That came a bit before my time.
Those would probably be considered antiques (collectors).
Wonder if they would cost more even?

I was speaking of the keyboards before the internet revolution came along.
Those would still be digital though, though cheap.
Some of mine don't even have MIDI.

I saw one of these old, fancy keyboards once that had the tape player in them and also a DAT player and recorder.
Wanted to purchase it, but someone snapped it up.

Now I want something MOOG based.

Am I to understand that MOOGS are still made?

The thing I like about Casio is the realness in the sound and there seems to be more power behind the sound then the other synths I have tried.

I play guitar also.

I like having a compression in a sound but not overdoing it and having control over it, and I don't care for using software for compression or effects.

Last edited by mattbanx; 04/13/09 06:32 AM.
#710444 - 04/14/09 10:37 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: mattbanx]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
BIG JIM MERRILEES Offline
BIG JIM MERRILEES  Offline

Top 20 Poster

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 8,463
Edinburgh, Scotland. UK
Moogs are still being made but by different companies than the original. Old Moogs are collectors items and usually this is reflected in the price. Some of them are very unpredictable and temperamental. There are modern Moog VST plugins available and most folk will use these as a first choice as originals can sell for thousands of bucks.

#711414 - 04/17/09 06:48 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: BIG JIM MERRILEES]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
mattbanx Offline
Serious Contributor
mattbanx  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,384
Northern Minnesota
Thanks for that info Jim.
It is hard telling what a reputable company is with the scams online.

Perhaps the dealers of the MOOGS sell used ones too?

I am going to check the companies out from this post and see about the companies that made the MOOGS in the seventies.
If they still exist.

I have become increasingly afraid of frauds.

#719118 - 05/10/09 11:58 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: mattbanx]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,186
Joice Marie Offline
Top 10 Poster
Joice Marie  Offline
Top 10 Poster

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,186
Cornish Flat, NH, USA
looks like some good used ones here

http://usedsynths.com/


perfection is unattainable, excellence is totally within reach

http://www.youtube.com/joicemarie
http://www.myspace.com/lemonmcfartney
#724556 - 05/28/09 04:02 PM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: Joice Marie]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,781
Kolstad Offline
Top 100 Poster
Kolstad  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,781
Denmark
I don't like the sound of the moog's at all, so I fail to see what your need is?

As a guitar player who likes to fiddle, you should get a midi interface and get a sampler like Kontakt from NI or some of the others. Gives you a lot more space to run on IMO..


Buzz Tracks
Making media sweeter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buzztracks
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/buzztracks
#724994 - 05/30/09 01:39 AM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: Kolstad]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 219
Darius Babylon Offline
Serious Contributor
Darius Babylon  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 219
yup to each his own. If you think about it, a minimoog is monophonic, has non velocity sensitive keys and has a lot of quirks. And so does a trumpet! But somehow, many players and listeners have loved the wheezy, fat organic sound of the minimoog!

I just scored a Korg 707 for $120- not analog but 1987 FM - sounds ok but really a just good strap-on controller (keytar baby!). And there's another one for sale locally - a Korg Poly 800 for $140 that I'm seriously thinking about buying.

#726981 - 06/05/09 10:08 PM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: Darius Babylon]  
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 219
Darius Babylon Offline
Serious Contributor
Darius Babylon  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 219

#740430 - 07/24/09 05:09 PM Re: Affordable/CHEAP analog synths? [Re: Darius Babylon]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 3
Erick Anderson Offline
Casual Observer
Erick Anderson  Offline
Casual Observer

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 3
Minneapolis/On Tour
Dave Smith Instruments makes a dope analog desktop synth called the Mo Pho.....Its mono with midi input and output and sounds super phat.....and its like 400 bucks..
Plus dude invented midi and is real cool in person....


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
Omid, Frauwin, mikegouthro, Firebull777, KaseyNi
21048 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics118,080
Posts1,112,637
Members21,048
Average Posts Daily39
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"It is amazing how much there is to learn when we think we know it all!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Carl McLaughlin (74)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0