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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:12 pm
by jimi_t
ThinkTanx wrote: For cheap, why not just get an Electribe ER-1 or the like? I think you can get them for less than $100 these days. I don't know how TR-like the sequencer has to be, but I have used an ER-1 to sequence Impulse before and it was pretty fun.
Nah. They're like $200+ over here, but good call otherwise.

Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:24 pm
by ThinkTanx
jimi_t wrote:
ThinkTanx wrote: For cheap, why not just get an Electribe ER-1 or the like? I think you can get them for less than $100 these days. I don't know how TR-like the sequencer has to be, but I have used an ER-1 to sequence Impulse before and it was pretty fun.
Nah. They're like $200+ over here, but good call otherwise.
Wow. Really? An MK1 model? What if you bought a used one off eBay from America? Still cost that much once you got it to Ireland with exchange rates and all?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 12:12 am
by jimi_t
ThinkTanx wrote:Wow. Really? An MK1 model? What if you bought a used one off eBay from America? Still cost that much once you got it to Ireland with exchange rates and all?
Cheapest I've seen recently was $230

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Korg-Electribe-ER ... dZViewItem

Most ebay.com auctions and similar won't ship out of the US for a start. Then you have to include shipping (40$ odd) and customs. It's a pity, I know. You can't even get NOS or blowouts from online stores because they're illegal to sell in most of Europe due to that lead solder law brought in about a year ago.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:55 pm
by JSRockit
Would an older TR machine work... like a 707, 626, or 505?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:10 pm
by jimi_t
JSRockit wrote:Would an older TR machine work... like a 707, 626, or 505?
Yeah, see I've been gassing over the TR-707 for ages; it looks like a competent enough standalone if I ran it through a few effects, and it seems like it would make a great step sequencer (just for drums obviously). Only problem is, again, the price. Cheapest one I've seen recently was $335.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Roland-TR-707-Cla ... dZViewItem

And I frequently see them @ $400+. Like, whats the going rate over in the states? Is there anything new and cheaper that has the TR-909 or 707 style step-sequencing ? I'm at a bit of a loss here, I'm currently just drawing them in on the piano roll which ain't much fun.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:31 pm
by JSRockit
The cheapest thing around here is the Electribes... at least that I can think of.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:32 pm
by ThinkTanx
JSRockit wrote:The cheapest thing around here is the Electribes... at least that I can think of.
Yeah, I can't think of anything else.

Sounds like you might just have to splash out for one (never thought I would use the phrase 'splash out' in reference to an Electribe). You can do good things with Electribes on their own if you work with them. I have myself, and I've seen people more talented than me get some really amazing stuff out of them. So if you shop right, and get one that you think could be useful in sound creation, then you wouldn't be spending your money on simply a step sequencer for Impulse.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:41 pm
by m03
jimi_t wrote: And I frequently see them @ $400+. Like, whats the going rate over in the states? Is there anything new and cheaper that has the TR-909 or 707 style step-sequencing ?
707s were around $125-$150 here last time I checked. I know where there's one in a local shop for $100. Since I've got 707 samples, and I can manipulate them more in my ESX than the 707 even allows for, I figured that it wasn't worth the trouble of picking up.

A used ER-1 or ES-1 would be a good atlernative for sequencing.

---Just checked eBay, and they seem to be going closer to $200+ now.---

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:09 pm
by ThinkTanx
m03 wrote:
jimi_t wrote: And I frequently see them @ $400+. Like, whats the going rate over in the states? Is there anything new and cheaper that has the TR-909 or 707 style step-sequencing ?
707s were around $125-$150 here last time I checked. I know where there's one in a local shop for $100. Since I've got 707 samples, and I can manipulate them more in my ESX than the 707 even allows for, I figured that it wasn't worth the trouble of picking up.

A used ER-1 or ES-1 would be a good atlernative for sequencing.

---Just checked eBay, and they seem to be going closer to $200+ now.---
Did you just completely miss the rest of the discussion? He is in Ireland. Bit of a different proposition.

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:48 pm
by m03
ThinkTanx wrote:
m03 wrote:
jimi_t wrote: And I frequently see them @ $400+. Like, whats the going rate over in the states? Is there anything new and cheaper that has the TR-909 or 707 style step-sequencing ?
707s were around $125-$150 here last time I checked. I know where there's one in a local shop for $100.
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Did you just completely miss the rest of the discussion? He is in Ireland. Bit of a different proposition.
No, but apparently you did. He asked "whats the going rate over in the states".

I even quoted it when I replied.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:45 am
by ThinkTanx
m03 wrote:
ThinkTanx wrote:
m03 wrote: 707s were around $125-$150 here last time I checked. I know where there's one in a local shop for $100.
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Did you just completely miss the rest of the discussion? He is in Ireland. Bit of a different proposition.
No, but apparently you did. He asked "whats the going rate over in the states".

I even quoted it when I replied.
My bad man. I misunderstood which drum machine you were referring to.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 1:37 am
by jimi_t
Cheers for the help guys, I'd say I'll just suck it up and get quicker at using the piano roll... I'd rather justify spending that kind of cash on a used MPC than on either of those two drum machines based on pure utility.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:07 am
by ThinkTanx
jimi_t wrote:Cheers for the help guys, I'd say I'll just suck it up and get quicker at using the piano roll... I'd rather justify spending that kind of cash on a used MPC than on either of those two drum machines based on pure utility.
A used MPC would be killer too, if that is your thing. But it is definitely a different proposition to a step sequencer. Cheers, though. Good luck with the piano roll. :D

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 3:07 pm
by JSRockit
jimi_t wrote:Cheers for the help guys, I'd say I'll just suck it up and get quicker at using the piano roll... I'd rather justify spending that kind of cash on a used MPC than on either of those two drum machines based on pure utility.
Huh? Pure utility? It is the most unique drum machine on the market. That said, I can't live without an MPC either.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:00 pm
by JSRockit
JSRockit wrote:
jimi_t wrote:Cheers for the help guys, I'd say I'll just suck it up and get quicker at using the piano roll... I'd rather justify spending that kind of cash on a used MPC than on either of those two drum machines based on pure utility.
Huh? Pure utility? It is the most unique drum machine on the market. That said, I can't live without an MPC either.
Oops... your the 707 guy and ER-1 guy... I thought I was responding to the thread starter. Well, I'm going for the MD.