skinnypuppy wrote:I do have one concern: I can only find the Roland V-Synth GT, which is aparently $2,000. Are you guys referencing a different model? Also, I can see myself using the Alesis Fusion 6HD, but I can find no sellers.
Finding these synths online is a bit of a challenge. Musician's Friend doesn't sell the Aleis Fusion. I've never used Ebay for anything. Is there a great place that sells these? Can I directly contact Roland and ask them for a VSynth?
both the original V-Synth and the Fusion are long discontinued and no, you cannot buy them direct from Roland or Alesis. forums such as this are usually a good place to begin looking, also there is craigslist and ebay. here is a nice tool- http://www.searchtempest.com
for what you're after, those two would actually make a nice pair and you should be able to get them both fairly easily for under $1500
the V-Synth is also my "desert island synth", and that is in comparison to every synth/sampler that has yet existed. seeing that you're into Skinny Puppy, cEvin Key is a big fan of the V-Synth and has made use of it since SP reformed.
however, it is probably worth mentioning that there is a reason that you cannot find much for new samplers on the market and that is because computers just do it better. personally, were I in your shoes and wanting to do much with sample manipulation I would instead consider something like the Ableton Live Suite
as it's Sampler instrument is fantastic and with a few extra plug-in instruments such as Camel Audio's Alchemy
and iZotope's Iris
, no hardware can compare. I also feel that Propellerhead's Reason
is a great all-in-one bundle for the money, if you're on a budget.
a V-Synth is great but for as much as I love it, I'd choose my laptop + Push controller over it in a heartbeat.