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Mini synthersizer for pads-leads-synth sounds

Postby DimitrisPl » 21 Jun 2019, 10:03

Hi guys!I have a Nord Electro 5d 61 (for organ-e.pianos) and a Nord Lead A1 (for leads and synth-pads).Thinking of selling nord lead a1 cause i am playing on small stages so i want something smaller for 2nd keyboard.Which ''mini'' keyboard would you suggest that has nice pad/synth and lead sounds?I was thinking of Korg Microkorg or Novation Mininova but i think they are not that good compared to Nord lead a1.I play funk pop-rock music!Also i don't care about the keybed , i just want nice sounds! Price range 400-600E.

Thank you very much in advance!
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Re: Mini synthersizer for pads-leads-synth sounds

Postby Jon Lukas » 14 Jul 2019, 04:40

How about Korg Minilogue xd? It’s analog plus a digital oscillator...it might in some ways sound better than the A1.
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Re: Mini synthersizer for pads-leads-synth sounds

Postby DimitrisPl » 14 Aug 2019, 12:17

Hmmmm i think it doesn't sound as good as Nord Lead A1!From my research , I think there isn't any mini synth (25 keys or 37 keys or something like this) better than A1.Thanks anyway for your suggestion!
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Re: Mini synthersizer for pads-leads-synth sounds

Postby catosim » 14 Aug 2019, 17:32

DimitrisPl wrote:Hmmmm i think it doesn't sound as good as Nord Lead A1!From my research , I think there isn't any mini synth (25 keys or 37 keys or something like this) better than A1.Thanks anyway for your suggestion!


Well.....If you don´t think there´s any better than tha A1, better keep it then :)
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Re: Mini synthersizer for pads-leads-synth sounds

Postby DJKeys » 14 Aug 2019, 18:07

I have the NS3 and the A1 as well, and I personally don't think you will find any smaller or lighter keyboard that will sound better. The A1 sounds fantastic, weighs 11 pounds and has a pretty small form factor as well.

I would consider just keeping it as an option.

What kind of stand do you use? Perhaps you could lessen your stage footprint with a more compact keyboard stand instead of buying a new synth.

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