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Post by Mooby » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:06 pm

Yesterday i went into a local shop and didn't expect to see anything interesting. However, a mint Boss DR-202 caught my eyes. I didn't know that it's battery powered until I checked the rear side! So good 'cos I always have to travel for business. $100 seems a good deal for a mobile gear/drum source so I bought it. Very satisfied with what it offers.

Now I'm thinking that if there's a list of anything battery powered, be it a sampler/drum/synth/controller, it could be very useful for any1 who's searching for something to play live/travel with. I'm starting here:

Boss DR-202
Alesis PhotonX25
Akai MPC500
Roland SP 404

Anything else? :roll:
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Re: anything battery-powered

Post by JSRockit » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:22 pm

Mooby wrote:Yesterday i went into a local shop and didn't expect to see anything interesting. However, a mint Boss DR-202 caught my eyes. I didn't know that it's battery powered until I checked the rear side! So good 'cos I always have to travel for business. $100 seems a good deal for a mobile gear/drum source so I bought it. Very satisfied with what it offers.

Now I'm thinking that if there's a list of anything battery powered, be it a sampler/drum/synth/controller, it could be very useful for any1 who's searching for something to play live/travel with. I'm starting here:

Boss DR-202
Alesis PhotonX25
Akai MPC500
Roland SP 404

Anything else? :roll:
Microkorg
Roland SH-101
Roland MC-202
Roland TR-606
Roland TB-303
EDP Wasp / Gnat
Korg Poly 800
Casio CZ-101
EH Mini Synth
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Novation X-Station
Novation BassStation
A shitload of consumer casios
A shitload of consumer yamahas
Paia Gnome
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Yamaha CS-01 / CS-01 II
Boss SP-202
Stylophone
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Nanoloop
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Post by memedesigner » Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:23 pm

Yamaha SU-10 sampler is a lot of fun, and you can feel like Bjork walking on the beach with it (image from one documentary, I forget the name).

They can be fetched from ebay dirt cheap.
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Post by StepLogik » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:00 pm

The Yamaha QY-100 is battery powered. But, I found that to be the most frustrating and impossible to use bit of kit ever.

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Post by JSRockit » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:48 pm

StepLogik wrote:The Yamaha QY-100 is battery powered. But, I found that to be the most frustrating and impossible to use bit of kit ever.
yep, you can add all Yamaha QY handhelds to the list...and that crappy Roland one too (PMA-5?).
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Post by translucencecs » Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:58 pm

Casio CZ-230s
Yamaha DX100
Boss DR-550 (Mark 1 and 2)

I've also made external battery packs in the past for my old Mark II Korg Electribes and MC-303s - they don't come battery powered as standard, but they can be made to run off them if you have the time and the parts! :)

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Oh, yeah, and my old Yamaha RY-8 was also battery powered, as, I believe, are the rest of the RY series)

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Post by nathanscribe » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:27 pm

Boss DR-55
Roland TR-505

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Post by B00gie » Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:04 pm

Boss Dr-110

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Post by tallowwaters » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:17 am

yammy ry10 rocks a*s. hard.
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Post by artfulideas » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:39 am

DONT FORGET THE SU200!!!

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:06 am

Man, I love battery powered stuff...but everytime we do this type of thread...nothing new comes up. I'm just dying to see something I don't know about.
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Post by hageir » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:53 am

JSRockit wrote:Man, I love battery powered stuff...but everytime we do this type of thread...nothing new comes up. I'm just dying to see something I don't know about.
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Post by translucencecs » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:04 am

Thinking about it, my Soundmaster SR-88 (elderly analogue drum machine) can be battery powered... I only ever run it off of a mains adaptor though.

EDIT:

Oh, and the Yamaha EZ-EG and EZ-AG, too...

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Post by MitchK1989 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:07 am

so... What out there gives me a simple rechargeable battery pack that I can plug standard plugs into (like the sockets in my house). I know canadian tire makes something like that, but it also includes a light and car charger and is geared at campers, so I'm hoping I can find something without that c**p and marketing for cheaper. All I want is a black box I can plug non-battery powered gear into so I can bring a drum machine or groovebox with me when hanging out with a bandmate and sketch out ideas. So unless korg makes a battery powered EMX, I'm going to need one.

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Post by translucencecs » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:14 am

MitchK1989 wrote:All I want is a black box I can plug non-battery powered gear into so I can bring a drum machine or groovebox with me when hanging out with a bandmate and sketch out ideas. So unless korg makes a battery powered EMX, I'm going to need one.
What you want is called an inverter. They're definitely available, but the battery weight would be significant, because they're usually designed for heavier-duty applications, so this would make it restrictive. You'd need at least one 12V lead acid battery to work with it, or at least something equivalent.

When I make up my own battery packs, I only do it for the gear that runs off of external mains adaptors, like the 1st and 2nd gen Electribes, the MC-303, etc. I'm considering making one up for the MS-2000R and Yamaha RX5, but I'm not sure why I'd need it, nowadays - the way I work is kinda different to back when I was messing with grooveboxes...

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