I’ve always been more into samplers, but I’ve been having a ball with my new MS-101, and it’s got me excited about synths for the first time.
I came across this tutorial on the PBS intro, and I realized that’s the synth aesthetic that I love. This turns out to have been originally done on an EMS VCS 3.
I’ve always associated this kind of sound with Boards of Canada and I’m wondering what other synths have this kind of vibe. With so many old synths being remade at affordable prices, I kind of want to know what poly synth I should keep my eye out for to accompany my MS-101.
How about the Prophet 6 or Jupiter 8?
While I had sworn off buying soft synths, in a moment of weakness I bought the Arturia V collection since it’s 50% off and I had another $50 off coupon from them. I figure it might be able to help me figure out what synths match the sound I’m after.
BTW, the EMS synth in here has a definite BoC vibe! One of my favorites so far.