"As for hardware synths, Rjd2’s Clavia Nord Lead Electro, Korg Polysix, Yamaha CS-80 and SY-2, ARP Pro Soloist, and Moog Minimoog provide color to his beat-pulsing tunes. The “synth room” holds an ARP 2600, Moog Polymoog, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and Prophet T8, Rhodes Chroma, Oberheim Matrix 12 and Oberheim OB-Xa, Roland Juno-60, Elka Rhapsody 490 String Machine, and Elka Synthex."more
"The Jupiter 8 gives me the automatic delayed vibrato that I prefer to the modulation wheel type, for instance on the Prophet. The Poly Six's chorus, on ensemble setting, beefs up the effects and gives a nice fat sound, particularly on chords. The System 100M is useful for discovering unique sounds."more
"Well, I've always quite liked Korg stuff. I've got a Polysix and a Mono/Poly which I use a bit, and then most recently a DW8000. They're the only ones I find suitably different-sounding from anything else. And that's the reason I buy machines, after all - because they don't sound like anything else."more
"Our sound sources include quite a lot of original analog gear (OSCAR, Korg Poly-6, EMS synthi, Roland Juno60 - all midi-retro fitted BTW) plus the usual samplers (Emax, s1000, Samplecell II). These are controlled by sequencers including Studio Vision, Cubase and the "retro-style" Doepfer (originally made for Kraftwerk). The sounds are intially effected by various standard echoes and FX including a Roland SDX-330 Dimensional Expander (3D-ish) and a Boss SE70 (good vocoder presets!)."more
Sadly i use this for a huge percentage of my synthwave arp basses. well.... this and my Korg Arp Odyssey. frankly i use them for the snappy basses for more than just synthwave. it just happens to lend its self to beautifully to retrowave/synthwave/darkwave or what ever u want to label that sh*t lol --- right. -- i mentioned sadly. Sadly??? you ask?... well, because it's capable of so much more! i've made some creamy old school brass sounds on it which i have utilized for a couple tracks. honestly, i tend to use it a lot for arp basses because like i said: the envelope is pretty snappy. retro arp basses are pretty choice with it. (which i really love my polysix (mine has midi retro fit)
This is a really nice synth, better than the JUNO's to me, but these are a nightmare when they start getting old, battery board in particular can go bad and send the whole synth into meltdown. Has a phat modular 70's sound, think Vangelis circa 1978. Can get very noisy and hissy if not serviced properly.
I have it from the 80ties and still an aggressive synth. Not so big like a Prophet 5 but very interesting. It has now some noise problems about the years. Now I use the original software version from Korg.