1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    Super_Nova's Avatar
    November 2006
    1,162 Posts
    Ok, so I'm getting a 4 track digital recorder from my uncle and I want a cheap synthesizer that can make a variety of sounds. I don't know much about playing keyboard, but I want to learn. Thanks!

  2. Post #2
    Awesome Member
    January 2006
    40,008 Posts
    this all depends on whether you wanna go digital or analogue.

  3. Post #3
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    Rad McCool's Avatar
    August 2009
    2,405 Posts
    If you want to learn to play, you want to get a keyboard with a soundbank. A synthesizer is something that you can create sounds with. I'm guessing you're just confused with the terminology here (if not, please tell!). Synthesizers are much much more expensive and often have a limited keyboard (some don't even have one at all) compared to the playing keyboards.


    Notice all the knobs and sliders! Notice how small the keyboard is.

    For the same price you can get a keyboard like this:


    If you actually do want a synth, then you can't really go cheap.
    A "cheap" synthesizer will set you back like a thousand bucks.

  4. Post #4
    Awesome Member
    January 2006
    40,008 Posts
    not true at all.
    where i'm at you can go analogue for under a thousand.

  5. Post #5
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    UnknownDude's Avatar
    December 2007
    3,655 Posts
    Roland Gaia SH-01

    Roland SH-201 (This one you will have to buy used, since it's no longer in production.)

    Both great synths, noob-friendly and affordable.

  6. Post #6

    December 2011
    156 Posts