I have always been a keen user of Synth Hardware as well as a developer of software plugins over the years. Since my late Teens I have had a constant flow of different synths and keyboards
However, I am now of an age when I can get into Museums for a reduced admission so when I started my synth journey the vast majority of synths were out of reach of my wallet.
This resulted in me making or adapting lesser music makers, in fact my first 'synth' was a Dubreq 350s which we attached to an old piano keyboard action.
Eventually though I was able to afford a real synth: The Korg 700!
Now in what would be the first of a series of trade-ins that would later feel regretable, I sold the K700 and got an EDP wasp, closely followed by a second. But the ball was now rolling
Having connections with a local music shop meant that I was able to 'borrow' a number of synths that would otherwise have been out of my reach. Synths such as the Korg Poly61, the Yamaha DX7, the Korg MonoPoly (a synth that I still covet to this day) etc. etc.
Then marriage, children and real life got in the way so other than various cheap Casio keyboards my synth buying had to take a back seat. However, more recently I have been able to rekindle my love of synth hardware. If you have discovered the Krakli Youtube channel you will have found various Krakli Studio tours and videos that describe the stuff that has been passing through my hands more recently
At the moment my keyboards consist of:
Casio PX5S
Alesis Fusion 8HD
Casio XW P1
Roland JV20280 with expansion
Korg Z1
Korg MS20 Mini
Arturia MicroBrute
Plus more recently the Eurorack...
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