V301H wrote:The Juno 60 has an invertible Envelope Generator, stepped High-Pass Filter, and continuously variable VCA level all lacking on the Polysix.
GuyaGuy wrote:And if you need chorus you can get it from a $40 DOD analog stomp box.
polyjuno wrote: two envelope controls (can someone elaborate on how this can affect sound?)
What I fear about the Prophet 600 is that is isn't as capable of sounding lush and warm as the Junos or the Polysix are. It has been described in many places as being very versatile, but not very good for more lush and etheral sounds (and above, as being more aggressive.) I'll be using the synthesizer a lot to make nice pads and bass lines. Is this something the Prophet 600 can do as well (or nearly) as the Junos for example?
The more I read about the Prophet 600, the more it seems like a bargain at the prices (relative to other synths) that it's sold for now. It has CPU controlled tuning, which is something the Polysix lacks. I don't know how important it really is though? It has a nice sequencer (it seems?), two envelope controls (can someone elaborate on how this can affect sound?) and portamento, which only the Juno-106 has. However, as I asked yesterday, are there any weak spots to look out for? The membrane buttons were mentioned, and it's not hard to imagine that they can be a problem. Are there any other known problems? By the way, how is the keyboard on this compared to the Junos'?
Still, the Polysix seems quite attractive to me. It seems to have a really nice, more organic and alive sound. I'd not dare to say more musical, but it seems to have a great feel to it. (I'll also have to admit that I'm a bit of a sucker for retro design. Of course it doesn't really play a large role when deciding which one to choose, but the Junos (6 and 60 especially) and the Polysix just look a lot nicer than the Prophet 600 to me.)
polyjuno wrote:Thanks, I think I understand.
I'm starting to think that the Prophet 600 will be ideal as my first analog synth. It has a lot of features, and it's cheaper than any of the others (that have been serviced and checked. I won't even consider auctions by the typical "I HAVE TESTED THIS A FEW YEARS AGO IT WORKED FINE" sellers.) The Polysix is still the most impressive sonically, but I figure I could just go after one later when I've got som skills at using these things. I'd still welcome answers to the questions in my last post. I haven't quite decided which one to buy yet.
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