Synth Site: Tiesco: Synthesizer 60F: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Sean a professional user from England writes:
I've just become reaquinted with this synth again, and for the life of me, i cannot understand why i let it go in the first place. first let me lay something to rest about this synth and its bigger brother the s110f, neither of them has anything inside designed or built by arp, ok thats a lie both used arp's patent on the rubber pitch control nothing more, and teisco (kawai) built it not arp, they just used the same idea. so if you see this synth or its bigger brother advertised as being built under liscence from arp, or that its a Axxe clone, it isnt. now onto the synth itself, i bought one of these years ago and used it alongside a sh101 and a moog source, and it gave as much variety as either of the other two. it has a smooth 'creamy' filter, and for a 1 osc synth can be quite big sounding. you can create alsorts of weirdness with it, and i did on many occasion, if you compare it to a axxe which its supposed to be a clone of, the differences are quite startling, the axxe sounds harsh and stark, where as the s60f sounds more human and organic and rounder in all respects, make no mistake this could kill off the second hand market for the axxe if it was better known. its also way more stable, one word of warning its bloody heavy for its size. all in all a simple good analog which has stood the test of time. but heed me it is not now nor has it ever been an axxe clone, this arp sticker merely tells you that the rubber pitch control uses their patent.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-21-2010 at 17:07
Thierry a hobbyist user from Montreal, Canada writes:
I bought my first analogue synth like 10 years ago, a Teisco 60-F from a collector in France and was in love with its incredible versatility. Who knew only one oscillator could do all that? It was MY synth until it was stolen at my friend's place. I never really recovered from the loss. I mean there are all kinds of synths out there but I really have a soft spot for this little marvel of simplicity. I liked the sliders which allowed to put your hands all over the thing and triturate by the handful, like some sonorous massage! Mine bore a label underneath which seemed to indicate ARP made those but I am confused today as I learn its name changed to Kawai some time after. Anybody know about this? Anyway I wish I could get one again. By the way, I kind of like its size over the 100-F, which I find a little bulky. What's the main difference? An extra oscillator? Thanks.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-08-2006 at 16:27
Ian a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I have one, bought new in 1981, relegated to back of the set in 1983 when I got my DX7. The DX is long gone, but the 60f remains and still works perfectly ( even after supporting several colonies of mould and fungus whilst stored in a damp garage for seven years ). This machine encourages you to think about and delve into sound....sonic bliss.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-12-2004 at 08:14
David Brans a part-time user from Netherlands writes:
I bought the 60f 2 years ago for a very low price, The original owner used it for 2 weeks, and never played it again, till i bought it in NEW condition 19 years later. very flexible performance synth. i still use it on stage for resonance fx.strongest feature is the lfo. and the range set to low. add the talkin modulator from a triton and it screams!! it can produce great flute sounds. and jungle sub basses, if you can get one for a good price,you should buy it. And its a great and simple introduction to analogue synthesis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-07-2001 at 10:12
Andreas Kouthoofd a professional user from Sweden writes:
Hi all! This was my very first synth, I got it from my parents for my 13th birthday. I loved it, but then in middle of the eighties (the all belowed FM era ;)) I sold it to some youngster as I worked in a musicstore. If someone has one for sale, hand it over! ;)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-11-2001 at 16:07
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