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pick 5 of the very best.

Post by clueless » Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:51 am

Imagine you had to get rid of all your gear and choose only one of the following for the your pleasures:

1 Poly
2 Mono
3 Drum machine
4 Sequencer
5 Wild card ( your own choice.)

Only 5 pieces and No modulars allowed!!

There is a genuine reason for this.... I may (sorry...will)have to get rid of all my gear because the new appartment I'm moving to barely has room for my family. No space for a studio. :cry: Thought about getting rid of the family but that would be........... nah, just couldn't!

So.... what is the altimate setup guys?

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:23 am

1. Korg PS-3100
2. Minimoog. (Yes, I know.)
3. I sold all of my drum machines.
4. I could let my sequencer go. Since I don't have a drum machine OR sequencer, does that mean I can keep whatever I trade my modular for?
5. CS-50
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Post by WWBJD » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:23 am

1) Juno 60
2) MS-20
3) TR-808
4) Mobius
5) Sherman Filterbank 2

Lots of great filtering options there.

And I'm in love with the Filterbank.
6, 60, 600 and other assorted things.

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Post by mamsyjamsy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:32 am

1) Juno-60
2) Synton Fenix
3) TR-606
4) Atari ST1040 w/Steinberg Cubase -or- Roland MC-202
5) Korg MS-20

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Post by hinotori » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:43 am

1 Juno 106 (standard, its rarely switched off . sorry environment . i got to get those solar panels put in)
2 Arp Odyssey (its usually a mono but is it too duophonic or too modular for this list?)
3 Movement Drum Computer (too beautiful not to use)
4 Simmons SDS6 (LEDs)
5 Fairlight CMI IIx (classic)

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Post by Wiglaf » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:46 am

1 V-Synth
2 OSCar
3 MachineDrum
4 Sequentix P3
5 TB-303
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:42 am

1. Poly Evolver Keyboard expanded to 16 voices
2. MS-20
3. Machinedrum UW
4. MPC2500
5. V-Synth

Maybe not all that vintage, but there's very little you couldn't do with that setup.

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Re: pick 5 of the very best.

Post by Neonlights84 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:45 am

clueless wrote:Imagine you had to get rid of all your gear and choose only one of the following for the your pleasures:

1 Poly
2 Mono
3 Drum machine
4 Sequencer
5 Wild card ( your own choice.)

Only 5 pieces and No modulars allowed!!

There is a genuine reason for this.... I may (sorry...will)have to get rid of all my gear because the new appartment I'm moving to barely has room for my family. No space for a studio. :cry: Thought about getting rid of the family but that would be........... nah, just couldn't!

So.... what is the altimate setup guys?
Poly- Roland Jupiter 8
Mono- Pro One
Drum Machine- Vermona DRM1 Mk II
4- FR Mobius
5. Roland TB 303
Gear: Novation Ultranova, Korg Monotribe, Korg Electribe EMX-1, Electro-Harmonix Memory Boy, Lexicon MX200.

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Re: pick 5 of the very best.

Post by Xab » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:03 am

Hi,

For me that would be the following
1 Poly -> Roland Jupiter-6 w/Europa
2 Mono -> Studio Electronics SE-1X
3 Drum machine -> Elektron Machinedrum
4 Sequencer -> GenoQs Octopus
5 Wild card -> Roland S-760 (if samplers allowed) or else Roland MKS-70 w/ PG-800

Taking into account the need for space expressed by clueless, I would probably use the wild card for a compact mixer or even a rack digital multi-track like the Roland VSR-880 or and E-mu Darwin. From the size standpoint however, the Octopus sequencer is probably not a good choice but in any other aspects it rocks !!

Xavier

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Post by kulten » Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:11 am

1 Juno 106
2 SH-101
3 TR-808
4 Moebius
5 none
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Post by Shanesaw » Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:29 am

Uh...question, why would you get rid of your kit if its just a matter of space? Can't you just store your studio stuff and synths somewhere? Unless of course you need the money or something.

Poly - PEK
Mono - SEMblance
Drum machine - Xbase09
Sequencer - Live
Wild - Nord Lesd 2x

This is actually my whole studio with the exception of an ER 1mkII.
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Post by mono/noise » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:30 am

1 Prophet 5
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3 MD UW
4 P3
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Post by Carey M » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:33 am

Poly: Jomox Sunsyn
Mono: Moog Minimoog Voyager (with a cool white+solar colour scheme)
Drum machine: Jomox XBase 999
Sequencer + wild: Yamaha Motif XS6

I'd rather get a Macbeth M5 than a Voyager, but since modulars are not allowed... :)

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Post by nathanscribe » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:33 am

Sorry to hear of the downsize, Clueless. I'm sure you'll be able to find a good home for whatever you sell on (cough ;)). So here's a list based on keeping it compact:

Poly: It's not perfect, but the nord rack gear should cover plenty of bases. Or a PER, using software as the interface. Or some old Roland analogue. Etc.

Mono: Little Phatty! They're ace! And the keys transmit poly over MIDI, so it can be used as a controller too.

Drums: Something that samples or allows the shaping of sounds would be best. Though if it were me, I'd just keep my 606.

Sequencer: A laptop running something like Cubase so you can sequence, use GUIs for synths that have them, and record audio.

Wild card: What, no FX? Get some lexicon , and whatever interfacing you need to make everything work, including a small mixer. I know that's more than one thing, though if you do use a computer, you can add effects via software.

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Post by Umbe78 » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:28 am

1) Nord Lead 2
2) SH2 .... if it comes !!!
3) Machinedrum
4) Live
5) Gibson SG

these in my actual setup

1) Jupiter 8
2) MS20
3)MAchinedrum
4) Live
5) Gibson SG

these in my future (I hope) setup
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