recommend me a synth/keyboard to start with synthbass

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dnp41, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. dnp41


    May 10, 2016
    Hi guys,

    I would like to expand my horizon and check out some keybass/synthbass. I've been really digging the lines on the new Bruno Mars album so I'm looking for something that can cover that sound. I also want to use the keyboard just to learn some more theory and play some simple chords along with songs. Can you recommend me a super cheap option that is stage ready?
  2. I don't know how you define super cheap but I have a Novation BassStation II that I've performed with. You can dial in some pretty sweet sounds with it (or purchase ones from people online). I've also performed with the Arturia MiniBrute. I prefer the BassStation for a couple of reasons. 1) you can save the tones you dial in and 2) there's a greater range of actual/useable bass tones. The MiniBrute seems better for leads than bass.

    Hope that helps
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  3. dnp41


    May 10, 2016
    Thanks for the reply. I'm looking for something within the 250-350 euro range so the BassStation would fit that bill.
  4. Yep, Bass Station 2 seems to be almost universally considered to be the best bass mono synth you can get for that money. I gassed for one big time a little while back and did tons of research/comparisons etc.

    The next best thing would be a moog Sub Phatty but that's jumping up into a higher price bracket.
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