My hypothetical acid setup

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My hypothetical acid setup

Post by Tyler2000 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:24 am

Have:
EA-1
Commodore 64/Prophet 64
TR-626 (on it's way out)
Siel MDP-40 (preset rhythms, but good sounds and midi)
Kaoss Pad II (on loan)
Alesis Philtre
some other effects

Getting:
DR. 202
ER-1 (probably)

Need:
Commodore midi interface


What do you think? Will it be enough? Will it be missing something. it's 3-4 drum machines, and 2-3 sequencer synths, plus effects. Do you think I'll have to buy a midi hub? I'm pretty excited to get started. Total remaining cost: $80



PS- what's your acid setup?
so what do I put down here now?

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Post by MicroFi » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:29 am

If I were you, I'd stay away from the DR-202.

I've had it for a time, but I sold it because it sounded too weak.
If you were about to choose between the DR-202 and the ER-1, I'd definately go for the ER-1.

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Post by konvert » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:32 am

Pretty little setup, but where's the.. well, the acid?

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uh oh.. :oops:
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Post by tunedLow » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:38 am

konvert wrote:Pretty little setup, but where's the.. well, the acid?

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uh oh.. :oops:

That's exactly what I was thinking -- where the h**l is your microkorg??

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Post by JJQ » Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:45 am

Ecscuse me, but you ssem to miss a TB-303. :o

Ive collected acid records for 15 years, and when I have to sell or trade some its always the ones without real 303 that has to go

Without 303 no acid. :!:
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Re: My hypothetical acid setup

Post by crystalmsc » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:15 am

Tyler2000 wrote:What do you think? Will it be enough? Will it be missing something. it's 3-4 drum machines, and 2-3 sequencer synths, plus effects.
it's a nice set up actually, but a really nice mono with audio input will make it a more complete set-up.
Tyler2000 wrote:Do you think I'll have to buy a midi hub? I'm pretty excited to get started.
hmm, with that amount of gears, I won't call it a start though :wink: and it is not suggested to chain more than 5 gears for some tight midi timing, so a midi interface would be nice.
Tyler2000 wrote:Total remaining cost: $80
save it and sell some more to get some Future Retro stuff or MFB SII.
Tyler2000 wrote:Have:PS- what's your acid setup?
I'm not really into acid, but here's my lit'l acid setup:
MC-307, Waldorf Pulse+, Bass Station Rack, Drum Station V2, X-station, AN200, AN1x
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Re: My hypothetical acid setup

Post by Soundwave » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:01 pm

Tyler2000 wrote:Have:
EA-1
Commodore 64/Prophet 64
TR-626 (on it's way out)
Siel MDP-40 (preset rhythms, but good sounds and midi)
Kaoss Pad II (on loan)
Alesis Philtre
some other effects

Getting:
DR. 202
ER-1 (probably)

Need:
Commodore midi interface


What do you think? Will it be enough? Will it be missing something. it's 3-4 drum machines, and 2-3 sequencer synths, plus effects. Do you think I'll have to buy a midi hub? I'm pretty excited to get started. Total remaining cost: $80



PS- what's your acid setup?
The Prophet64 will work with DIN/sync24 so get a cheap Phill Rees style MIDI/sync24 converter unless your TR-626 has sync 24?
I'd also go for the ER1 for electro drums and use a distrition pedal on your EA untill you can get a squelchy analogue 303 clone or somthing.

Or perhaps sell all your gear and get Rebirth with a nice MIDI controller and soundcard?

(See below for my acid setup) :wink:

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Post by ronmcdonald » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:16 pm

My acid gang:

MC202, SH101, ESQ1, TR707, TR606, RZ1, Boss SYB3. MMT8 sequencer.


I had an ER1 but sold it, it were rubbish. A bit fake sounding, though quite fun to use. I never got a really decent kick drum out of it. And the snares were very poor. Maybe try a Boss Dr550 or something along them lines?

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Post by micahjonhughes » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:04 pm

If you are serious about making acid its time to specialize your set-up. Acid is a genra that has a specific sound made on very specific gear. 303s have become really expensive but some of the drum machines are still affordable. Get yourself a casio RZ-1. There are several classic tracks done only on the RZ-1. Tr-707s are the classic acid drum machine. You can get one for no more than the ER-1. Sure it does less than the ER-1 but it has the acid sound.

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Post by kulten » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:17 pm

ronmcdonald wrote:My acid gang:

MC202, SH101, ESQ1, TR707, TR606, RZ1, Boss SYB3, MMT8 sequencer.
how do you use SYB-3 for acid ? it's not really an "acid" gear... (yes, at last one SYB-3 secret I don't have).
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Post by Fresh Pine scent » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:24 pm

I like and use my DR 202, just use some effects on it and away you go. I had a ER-1 but like the 202 better, more like drums than bleeps and zips, I can do that on my synths.

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Post by tallowwaters » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:55 pm

it always helped me to have a lucky shirt whenever i dropped acid.

it was an all over shirt that had a coral reef on it. we would all sit around and stare at it for hours...
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Post by haricots » Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:59 pm

I agree, Acid is based around specific equipment - some may disagree with this strict definition however.

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Post by ronmcdonald » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:08 pm

Kulten, if you put the right sounds into it, you can make acid-ish stuff. It slides automatically, and that filter is quite harsh, so it works well. Otherwise i use it to process other sounds. Which works well too. My friend has my syb3 currently, so i can't post any examples or give a more detailed explaination.

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Post by WWBJD » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:36 pm

That's.. an odd acid set up..?

I do agree with Haricots that "acid" is based around specific equipment.

But h**l, even that specific equipment can be used for different types of music. Hmm.

As long as you can get some nice lines, claps and squelches I guess you'll be ok :)
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