How much gear did you have in high school?

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Post by meatballfulton » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:19 pm

My mom bought a Lowrey organ in my senior year. Before that, nada.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Post by CloudOnAFly » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:49 pm

meatballfulton wrote:My mom bought a Lowrey organ in my senior year. Before that, nada.
my guitarist just bought one
...simply put..


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Post by oberheim » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:21 pm

A casio VL-tone and a huuuuuuggge wish list
[RO] SH101, D550, D-110 JV1080, MKS70, S750, S550 [KW] K1r, K5m, R-50 [AK] S700, S1100, [EMU] ESI32, ESI2000, Proteus 1 [KRG] EX800, X5dr, M3r, Wavestation SR, P3, Symphony, DW6000, DSS1, DS-8, Poly61, S3, DDD1, [NV] A Station, [OB] Matrix1000, [NRD] MicroMod, [YAM] TX7

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Post by WildmanWills » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:09 am

I did not have any. I think I played with Fruity Loops (then...that is what it was still called) in 02-03 ... my senior year.

EA-1 & ER-1 - It's a start for a poor college kid :o
Reason / ReBirth too but I like hardware better.

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Post by case » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:28 am

Now that's a while ago... some time during my first year, I picked up an Ace Tone GT7 organ for virtually nothing and bought a "Synthesizer" to go with it for a horrid amount of money. That was nothing less than a Roland SH-1000 - without a shadow of doubt the worst piece of equipment I have ever paid money for. No wait - that would be "second worst"... I also had an absolutely useless Carlsbro combo amp at the time that definitely takes the prize.. About a year and a half later, I spent the better part of my savings to get a real Rhodes Mk.I, that soon became my main instrument and took a bit of the pain out of being stuck with the SH-1000 ;)

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Post by oscillik » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:32 am

in secondary school (high school for non-UK residents!) i had my Pentium 166MHz MMX (overclocked to 200) and eJay v1!

back in primary school i had a Casio SK-1 which i swapped for something really stupid (hey i was a kid, how was i to know it'd be so useful to me as an adult!)
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TB-303
TR-909
TR-808
MC-202
Nord Lead 2x
Machinedrum SPS-1
Atari Falcon030 14MB (Emagic Logic)
Yamaha AW4416 Audio Workstation
Casio SK-1 (Circuit Bent)

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Post by elsongs » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:36 am

Here's me during my high school years, playing my very first band gig in June 1986. Wow, 20 years ago...

TOTALLY RAD!

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Post by hellokitty » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:11 am

im a freshman............so far its the jx3p, poly800, and a ddm110. awlright dont tell me i only got the ddm cuz my parents wont pay for anything, i love the cheesy sounds!!! Im hoping to get tons more stuff in the future tho,.....im the coolest chick in school seriously :D

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Post by edgar_0587 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:55 am

I had (and still have) and ensoniq sq1, roland xp10 (a total waste of money), a KORG M3R, and cakewalk 2004

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Post by Architecture » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:05 am

im 19. When I was in high school
Akai S-612
Akai AX-60
Casio MT18
Tascam 424 Multitrack
Korg EA and ER 1
and that was it.
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an actual picture. The computer was mearly just a decoration for handling midi. thats it.

as of today
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Post by Tyler2000 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:50 am

Architecture wrote:Image
I think you can set drinks on the PSS-130, too!

By the end of high school I had 5 guitars (2 electric/3 acoustic), a bass, a banjo, a trumpet, a tub bass, a few ukuleles, 3 amps, a pile of effects pedals and other stuff like harmonicas, Roland HS-60, Casio CZ-101, VL-1, SK-1, Thomas Californian 263 organ, Siel MDP-40 drum machine, and a f**k PILE of toy keyboards (mostly casio!).

But to be fair, I was stricken with GAS at the beginning of middle school (6th grade). h**l, I was stricken with gas before could play any of it!
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by Joey » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:01 am

Well I'm 18, and I just started college, but I had basically all of my gear minus the electribe while I was in high school.
No one cares, no one sympathizes,
so you just stay home and play synthesizers.

http://wearereplicants.com

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Post by square_bubblegum » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:20 am

I had a SK1, a commodore c64, a blues harmonica, a sh-t hondo guitar I borrowed with a chorus pedal and a crackling amp.
sometimes I would borrow a psr or some yamaha drumpads from a friend.
I recorded reggae and punk songs with friends on the mic input af my stereo using walkman headphones.

I started electronic music with rockmonitor IV on my c64, anybody remembers this cool tracker?

after that it took me more than 10 years to get my roland D2, my first 'serious' hardware.
now i don't own much gear, because I like working with limitations, that makes me really push the possibilities of my machines.

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Post by elsongs » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:54 am

If I were a kid in high school today, I'd probably be all into software. I mean let's face it, al those early 80s MTV videos made me want to covet synth gear.

Then again, if I were a kid in high school today, I'd probably be some lame emo kid with no interest in synths and probably play guitar with a knowledge of 3 chords and get all depressed because I wouldn't be happy with my guitar playing because it's not as good as Dashboard Confessional or whatever s**t emo kids listen to these days.

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Post by MitchK1989 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:59 am

elsongs wrote:Then again, if I were a kid in high school today, I'd probably be some lame emo kid with no interest in synths and probably play guitar with a knowledge of 3 chords and get all depressed because I wouldn't be happy with my guitar playing because it's not as good as Dashboard Confessional or whatever s**t emo kids listen to these days.
:lol:

As much as I laugh, I'm finding it hard to locate a real guitarist to work with, since nowadays it's a "cool" thing and 70% of the student population claims to be guitarists. You aren't a guitarist if you can't improvise and don't know the patterns for scales so you can play in multiple keys, so shut up about it.

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