Korg Wavestation-EX This synthesizer is from 1990-1994 and I think it is one of the most incredible synthesizers ever . It would take maybe 100 pages here to describe it and I am sure you will have heard the sound somewhere in a song or maybe in the background in a comercial. I love synthesizers that have their own special sound and can't be compared to any other. This machine is marvelous for creating "soundscapes ".
A few technical details here. Each sound can be build on max. 8 patches and each patch can be made by 4 sounds and each sound can be made out of 1 wave or a "wave sequence " (making up to 255 waves in steps connected to each other). It has a REAL! quadraphonic output meaning 4 independant outputs and you can assign a patch to an output. With the joystick yo can let these waves travel between the 4 outputs or have it automated ! As I have 4 powered speakers connected to the 4 outputs I can really be in the middle of the sound which can travel to front back diagonal ...etc .... Sorry must be boring for the "non" synth lovers . Anyway it is an incredible machine ( also have it "virtually " on my computer but it is only stereo out). I really can talk hours about this synthesizer . Btw ..I connect my Casio midi guitar to this ( check the page weird guitars)
Talking about Casio , This is a mini synthesizer but it is really a marvelous machine . For the synth lovers this is a FM synthesizer like the famous Yamaha DX 7 Once took the challenge with a guy to make a "Bell " sound ,him on the DX7 and me on this tiny one. Right.... you have to know your machine ,but my "Bell" sound won ! Midi In- and Out ( Out can be Tru ) Well it is not touch sensetive and has tiny keys but it has portamento and believe me you can really make some incredible sounds with it .
Let's stick with Casio
Another "weird" instrument the Casio DH-100 midi sax. No it is not really a synthesizer but it is a midi controller . Has some build-in sounds that can be played over 3 octaves like a saxophone ( fingering ) or like a german flute . But what is really marvelous ...this has "breath control" YESSS This means when you connect this sax to a synthesizer that can accept breath control ( like the DX7) you can really play it like a real sax because the harder you blow the louder the sound will be !
Alesis S4 module It's a synthesizer module based on the synthesizers of Alesis QS-6 -7 and 8 . To be honest it is not a spectacular synth but together with the Korg Wavestation connected it gives the extra sound.