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Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:24 am
by gcoudert
I have reasons to believe that the 'What's your latest musical purchase?' thread also disappeared following the recent spam attack.

I have just bought a Yamaha TX802 to quench my thirst for FM synthesis. I have owned a TX81Z, a DX7 Mk1, a TX7 and a DX7S in the past and I really miss them all so I thought that'd be the right thing to do as I can't afford a TX816. At this stage, I intend to use it as two 8-voice synths and for identical-but-detuned patches rather than for layering or 8-part multitimbral use but you never know, really. I am still looking for a JP-8080 so I can have a rompler/sampler, FM and (virtual) analogue combination. I also got a RAM cartridge for the TX.

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Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:34 pm
by Mooger5
A Roland JD-XA. Which I already sold!
Loved the digital section, found the analog too restrained. My Moog Rogue while not half as versatile, sounds more raw and wild.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:36 pm
by kulten
Effect stomp boxes to improve the synths sounds : BOSS DD-7 Delay (multiple delay modes including a "Hold" mode wich is a great mini-looper) and FB-2 Booster/Feedbacker (boost, EQ, enhancer, overdrive).

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:18 am
by AdamAnt316
I recently picked up a nice Technics SX-K700 keyboard at a flea market. At first glance, it seemed like a glorified Casiotone, but it offers quite a bit more, and is far more well-built than their consumer models. I have yet to fully plumb its depths, but it seems to have loads of potential (well, as far as a preset-and-auto-rhythm keyboard can), and came with lots of nice extras like a carrying case and dust cover. Here's a couple of samples of it in action, with every sound supplied by the K700, and no overdubs:


Here's a video of a Technics SX-K700 like mine:
Watch on youtube.com

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:11 am
by AnalogKid
I'm not sure what this is. It says Synclavier on it. I got it a few weeks ago at my local Salvation Army thrift shop for $15. For some reason, the top is missing. I can get it to make a few sounds, but I don't know how to work the buttons. It does make a sound that sounds a lot like the beginning of the Michael Jackson song Beat It:

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Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:59 pm
by megamanx
I bought a fender Johnny Marr Jaguar (black).

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:12 pm
by sam
After years of working on studer desks I invested in a studer 169 for myself.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:07 am
by gmeredith
I have two of those TX802's - they are absolutely fantastic. Except that I believe I have discovered a little known firmware bug. When you use the individual outs, sometimes the patches going to a particular allocated output socket changes to another output randomly. For example, if you have a bass patch coming out of ind output no.1, and other sounds allocated to other ind outputs, occasionally you'll get another patch sound burst over the top of that ind output channel - even if you've restricted the polyphony allocation on all the outputs to only 1 (monophonic). We had this trouble because we were using the TX as an all-in-one sound module running bass, synth sounds, synth lead, and a single sound out for a vocoder feed all on separate outs, and occasionally the vocoder feed synth sound would burst through one of the other outputs really loud and totally mess up everything. Not good when you're playing live. The only way to fix it was to switch it off and then back on again - again, not very good during a live performance. It has the latest firmware, too.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:38 am
by Push-Pull
My last purchase:

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Just changed the knobs for more comfort and fun.

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:34 am
by Tekhed66
I got weak-willed and bought a Kurzweil K2000 ... it was too good a price to ignore (well, I thought so anyway...)

It came with max 64Mb RAM, a 512Mb internal HD, USB-floppy emulator but no sampling option though I was so weak, I ordered the sampling upgrade off eBay and it will be here sometime next week. I can hook up my Jaz drive to it so storage isn't a problem.

I have plans to trick it out even more (latest OS and maybe the P/RAM option too)

No point in being the richest corpse in the cemetery ... I plan to go out penniless and coughing up blood on my keyboard like all of the other great composers from times past (not that I'm a great composer mind you but you know what I mean...) ;)

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:46 am
by DocDeF4U17
I bought a Korg MFX guitar pedal, man what a steal and also a danelectro bacon n eggs, (my mad max amp)
These were cheap enough and I know ill get some good use out of them, but am already singing thru the mfx pedal which I forgot I was needing it for...
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Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:26 pm
by madtheory
AnalogKid wrote:
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Why do people always line up the centre of the mod and pitch wheels? Do they actually like constant vibrato on every patch?

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:45 pm
by desmond
madtheory wrote:Why do people always line up the centre of the mod and pitch wheels? Do they actually like constant vibrato on every patch?


The wheel isn't necessarily routed to lfo depth. A lot of filmic types use them for volume/expression, for instance.
But looking a the state of that keyboard, where the mod is set is unlikely to alter the audio outcome that much! :)

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:10 pm
by madtheory
Or it's OCD ;)

Re: Your latest musical purchase

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:02 pm
by desmond
madtheory wrote:Or it's OCD ;)


Or just an attention-to-details presentation aesthetic... ;)