Interesting Synths / Your Wish List
Premiere | Model:
2011.01 | Novation Ultranova
2013.08 | Novation Bass Station II
2015.01 | Moog SUB-37 – [DONE!]
2015.06 | Sequential Prophet-6 – [DONE!]
2015.08 | Roland JD-XA – [DONE!]
2016.02 | Korg Minilogue – [DONE!]
2016.05 | Sequential OB-6 – [DONE!]
2016.12 | Behringer DeepMind 12
2017.01 | Arturia Matrixbrute – [DONE!]
2017.06 | Sequential Prophet REV-2 – [DONE!]
2017.07 | Novation Peak / Summit – [DONE!]
2018.01 | Korg Prologue – [DONE!]
2018.07 | Moog Grandmother
2018.10 | Moog One
2019.03 | Korg Minilogue XD – [DONE!]
2019.05 | Arturia MicroFreak – [DONE!]
2019.10 | Moog Matriarch
2019.12 | Modal Argon-8 – [DONE!]
2020.01 | ASM Hydrasynth – [DONE!]
2020.02 | Sequential PRO-3 – [DONE!]
2020.03 | Korg Wavestate
2020.06 | Waldorf Iridium
2020.06 | Dreadbox Typhon
2020.07 | Twisted MEGAfm
2020.08 | UDO Super-6 – [DONE!]
2020.11 | Korg Opsix – [DONE!]
2020.11 | Modal Cobalt-8 – [DONE!]
2021.01 | Beetlecrab Vector Synth
2021.02 | Arturia Polybrute
2021.06 | Korg Modwave – [DONE!]
2021.09 | Sequential Take-5 – [DONE!]
2021.12 | Dreadbox Nymphes
2021.12 | Waldorf M
2022.02 | Aodyo Anyma Phi
2022.05 | Oberheim OB-X8
2022.06 | Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave
2022.10 | Arturia Minifreak
2022.11 | Sequential Trigon-6
2023.02 | Roland SH-4d
2023.05 | Behringer PRO-800
xxxx.xx | Melbourne Instruments NINA
xxxx.xx | Aodyo Anyma Omega
This Post Has 62 Comments
I would be really interested to see you review the Vector Synth as it seems to be quite unconventional and might interest you. The other curious thing I’d like you to test is Norand Mono (there seems to be MK2 on the horizon). Elektron Digitone is also worth exploring – it sounds phenomenal and is more than meets the eye:)
Hi! I was contemplating the Vector synth – do I understand correctly that it can only be ordered thru the manufacturer’s website? I haven’t seen it in my online shops.
Now that you have the Trigon 6, would you consider it over the OB6, does it sound better, or there’s quite a bit of overlap? Thank you!
I wouldn’t say any of the P-6 / T-6 / OB-6 trio sounds better. They’re the same league. I’d say this instead: Prophet sounds modern & clean, OB-6 sounds vintage & fizzy, while the Trigon-6 is an ambiguous timbre that sits somewhere between the two;)
Jexus, have you played the Yamaha SY77? Do you like it? You said you like DX7 and SY77 is DX7 on steroids. Maybe you ever use it?
I recently bought a DX7 and to be honest, if it wasn’t for your DX7 demo, I would probably pass it by. It has had such a profound effect on me, I’ve watched it countless times, I think it’s the best synthesizer video in all of YouTube.
Hey Jexus I love all of your reviews and hope you are doing well! Recently I discovered the PWM malevolent and it seems like it’s perfect for a Jexus review! Would love to hear your opinion on how it sounds!
I’m fine, thanks! And now there’s the new PWM – the Mantis:)
Im excited to hear more sound demos of the mantis! The Mantis and the Super Gemeni where some of the coolest things I saw in superbooth videos so far. Have you considered writing up a quick Interesting things at superbooth review? Even if it was extremely brief I would find it very interesting!
A modern FM synth! (Im watching now DX7, and yes I saw you have done the OpSix). I guess you only demo synths with KEYS? 😀 Else I would ask the PreenFM2/FM3 as YouTube is 99% devoid of these FM synths!
Thanks for your suggestion! I also demo keyless synths – like the UDO Super-6;)
Elektron Analog Keys, would love to see what you do with its crazy sequencer and mod routings!
Synthstrom Deluge please!
Jexus how about April Fools/relaxed episode with some famous free VST in your freetime (I guess you haven’t got much of it though)? Im sure a specialist like you might crank a lot from Synth1 and such stuff.
I’ve been thinking about doing a video other than the usual synth demo… but right now all my free time is devoted to programming & editing.
Didn’t I read you’re doing the Cobalt next? It would be great if you could somehow combine that with a revisit of the Argon8, because since your review of that synth it has now also been given a lot of the features you’ll be seeing in the Cobalt – all the filter types, drive, etc. It’s been vastly expanded.
Yep, I know about the Argon. But first Cobalt and then… 2 new synths;)
+ for modal 002 or 008
Nord Modular G2 please
I remember catching your videos in the early days of your channel and was really impressed by your video on the Korg Prophecy. I had justt bought one and was looking at videos on how to use that complicated ass synth, only to stumble on your video and realize it’s capabilities outside of the middle eastern genre. It inspired me to really dig dep into it and get it as nasty as I could (I wrote industrial style music mostly then). I still watch that video from time to time, such a cool memory from an era where I was just getting obsessed with synths (and they were still relatively inexpensive to acquire). I still love the prophecy more than any synth I have. If you stil have yours, that would be my wishlist sound bank for sure.
Please, Prophet-12 and Wavestate
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hey… maybe Teenage Engineering’s New $1,599 Field Desk ? 😀
I would absolutely love to see your take on patches for the Anyma Phi. I find the raw sounds it can create to be very fresh to my ears. ツ
Thanks! it’s on the list:)
Got your Modwave soundset, quite interesting sounds there, I like it. I think you would love the Waldorf Quantum/Iridium sound. Sounds like your thing.
A soundset for DSI / Sequential Prophet-12, after 10 years still one of my favs besides the Novation Peak, Waldorf Blofeld and Dreadbox Erebus V3 🙂
Jexus, any chance of seeing a Korg Wavestate video in the future? I know you didn’t like him, but he’s on your list, which is why I’m asking.
Ah… the Wavestate… I rejected this synth, but that was before the Modwave. Ever since Korg released the software editors I’ve been thinking if I should get the Wavestate back…
Modal 008 and 002 would be a great addition.
I d love to have your presets for prophet x(i think that you ll fell in love with this monster), bass station ii, se 1x
.. Also kurzweil k2000 is a great instrument with the deepest synth engine ever…
People have been mentioning the K2000 since I remember, gotta give it a try some day!
Yummy and not so yummy aliasing everywhere in that one 😀
The Waldorf Quantum with the latest beta version , also has several 16 voices options….some combine Analog and digital filters.
Kodamo – EssenceFM MKII
Elektron analog four.
I had the impression, sequential is not your favorite company, but you tested most of there stuff recently.
And there is a take 5 demo coming?
I really want to see the polybrute.
Or waldorf m. Waldorf quantum is the iridium with analog filters.
I really like your mucrofreak demo and the sequentual p6 demo. Allthough i like the ob6 more as a synth.
Thanks. I don’t have a favorite company;) Each company has its strengths. I have the Take-5 and I’ll be making a demo for Spring 2023. But first Modwave & Cobalt-8.
Have you played the polybrute yet?
Any plans or nothing specific?
I haven’t played the Polybrute yet. No clear plans either…
Prophet 12, please.
And take my money, stat.
Include the pro2 still really competitive synths these day!
C15 – NONLINEAR LABS & GROOVE SYNTH 3D WAVE with the MOOG ON 16 they are the sick ones to hack man, got the C15 and it’s a beats of weirdness like the ONE !
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Just out of curiosity, by testing and making sounds for all of these ‘new wave’ synths, which let’s say 3 are the keepers for you, that you’d actually use for your music? As at times you mention you borrow them for your demos, but which are the ones you really keep for yourself:)
This kind of question is hard to the point of being unanswerable;) But if I were to keep just 3 for the purpose of making music, I would take the Matrixbrute (dirty sound & ease of use), Prophet-6 (timeless sound & ease of use) and Opsix / Modwave (for unique textures / timbres).
Yamaha reface CS
John Bowen Solaris
You should like it as much as hydrasynth 🙂
i would add:
what about the sequential prophet x?
this is one of the most interesting synth from sequential i think.
korg 2600m if the matriarch is also on the list but i think that is not your kind of taste. you don’t really like modular stuff, do you?
Elektron analog four or keys or mk2
i really like to see.
Kodamo – EssenceFM MKII
a powerful fm synth with good sound and interface as i read
for me, although the obx8 really sounds great, was a very boring experience for me. it is very samey, really expensive and though doesn’t shine in all its sound capabillities. i think i am not a fan of the obx or xa as a whole.
Thanks. Which Waldorf is “a Quantum in a rack”? The Waldorf M or the Waldorf Iridium?
Iridium. TL;DR – plus 8 voices, minus analog filters.
Dreadbox Typhon Sequential Take-5
Thanks. Just bought the Take-5:)
I am excited to read your thoughts on this. I miss mine. I bought one, got an OB-6 module, said I don’t need a Take 5 too, sold it, then sold OB-6 because I felt it was too expensive to keep. Now no Take 5 or OB-6. I have a Peak, but I don’t have those nice feeling keys from the Take5.
Prophet 5/10 or if possible the old Pro One 😊. So flexible and alive sounding for this simple Architecture.
Moog Matriarch is a must. I have to see what you can do on the Matriarch. It’s not on your wish list but may I suggest the Roland V-Synth. I know it’s old school but the Roland V-Synth was made for you. I still can’t believe you haven’t done a review of that synth. It’s a classic. Keep up the good work.
Thanks:) But Matriarch is on the list! Between Arturia MicroFreak & Modal Argon-8.
Korg Modwave, Wavestate, Moog One would be interesting to see and hear coming from you.
I can confirm a Modwave demo is coming. However, I can’t say the same about the others yet.
I’d add the Behringer Pro800 and Groove Synthesis 3rd Wave and you’re basically covered with all the current and upcoming modern synths 🙂
P.S. Not confirmed, but there are rumors about Korg working on something new… Next flagship? Maxilogue or Prologue XD? Who knows lol