1980. My 2nd synth: The Korg Delta. Aah ... the polyphony. I didn't keep it for long - it felt too limited. Had I been able to afford keeping my MS-20, it would probably have been a great combi. However, it got me my first published review at the age of 16 - I just mailed it to my favorite german music magazine and was overwhelmed to find the review and a check in the mail 4 weeks later. I had that experience over 300 more times later, but it never felt the same ;)
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