I am looking into buying a synth but don't know much about them yet. Does anyone know what a good synth would be that would be able to get sounds from songs such as, "This Is Such A Pitty" and "Tired of Sex", as well "Friends of P" by The Rentals.
moog is def the way to go for that retro sound. in general though, you can kind of get whatever sound you want out of a synth (that's the point right!). you can buy a synth keyboard, synth guitar, or just download a synth software and synth pads for your computer, whatever you are most comfortable with. My suggestion would be look up the top ten list for synthesizers from a year ago or so. You can find those synths on the cheap, and they are all of amazing quality. For a custom sound, i recomend getting one on your computer, or at least getting a midi hookup and software to manipulate any physcial synth you get, cause then you can modify the sound coming out to get exactly what you want.