Suggestions for Hardware Industrial Music Gear

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Suggestions for Hardware Industrial Music Gear

Post by kogmachine » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:38 am

Ok, so I have the Alesis Ion and do a type of dark, a little trancy, heavy distorted beats, industrial electronic music. To expand my hardware setup I was looking to the Virus TI, Waldorf Q phoenix, and Alesis Fusion 8HD. The first two synths are too expensive for me at the moment, and even the Fusion is unreachable. I have a Roland R8mkII for drums and hook a guitar processor to it to get harsher drums. I'm working with what I have now, but was looking for enlightenment on other good pieces of industrial gear. I've been looking at Electribes and wondering how well they would work with my style. So can anyone out there suggest alternative synths and DM's for industrial music?
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Post by sacredcow » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:56 am

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Re: Suggestions for Hardware Industrial Music Gear

Post by Andy_X69 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:39 am

kogmachine wrote:Ok, so I have the Alesis Ion and do a type of dark, a little trancy, heavy distorted beats, industrial electronic music. To expand my hardware setup I was looking to the Virus TI, Waldorf Q phoenix, and Alesis Fusion 8HD. The first two synths are too expensive for me at the moment, and even the Fusion is unreachable. I have a Roland R8mkII for drums and hook a guitar processor to it to get harsher drums. I'm working with what I have now, but was looking for enlightenment on other good pieces of industrial gear. I've been looking at Electribes and wondering how well they would work with my style. So can anyone out there suggest alternative synths and DM's for industrial music?
Waldorf Micro Q, or Blofeld (when it comes out).
Wait a while for the Virus TI (its worth it).
Evolver of any kind (really sounds brutal if you want it to).
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Post by 9mm » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:47 am

I think the Electribes would work well for you. For the price, you can't beat them. Have a few friends who do similar music with them, and seen plenty bands with them in their rigs.
Would suggest the ESX for access to the tube output for distortion, sampling, etc.
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Post by Entropy Farmer » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:57 am

ESQ-1/ESQ-m

Just got one and I immediately fell in love with it

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Re: Suggestions for Hardware Industrial Music Gear

Post by crystalmsc » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:19 am

Andy_X69 wrote:Waldorf Micro Q
+ 1, it's cheap and nice for what you are looking for, specially in the price range. it could also be a nice modern sounding addition to the ION.
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Post by voltageHead » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:04 am

the esq-1 sounds alot like skinny puppy my esq-1 has a bad voice chip.

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Post by Salad Warehouse » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:24 am

Two spoons, a shitty mic, and a distortion pedal. Seriously. Drums up the wazoo.

On the subject of synths, I asked this question once and got a response to this effect...

It's not about what you have, it's about how you use it, anything works, really

Other than that, get an ESQ-1
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Post by haricots » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:30 am

Here's another vote for a desktop Evolver. You can get them used for $400 +/- a few.

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Post by killedaway » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:03 am

i recommend something pure FM, and a sampler/beat box of some kind (ESX or ES-1, MPC, SP-404, similar). those plus your ion will get you all the way there, i think.
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Post by Constantine » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:24 am

yes, get an evolver. i do similar kind of music, and was pleasantly surprised how well does it suit post-industrial/ambient genres.

I think Ion will cover your other synth needs for a long while, it's very good.

electribes are OK.

You will also need a sampler for processing drums, vocal samples, and so on. I suggest something like e-mu 5000 ultra. It's powerful and very cheap these days.

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Post by ReaPeR » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:36 am

+1 for the Waldorf Q (can sound really metallic and harsh)

and the Evolver Desktop

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Post by hollandturbine » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:18 pm

Kawai K4.

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Post by JSRockit » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:49 pm

Everytime I used the evolver or MEK...all I came up with was industrial sounding stuff... the output hacks, feedback, and grunge just layer on distortion that fits the industrial I have heard. I cannot think of any other synth that fits this genre without external effects.
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Post by divineaudio » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:29 pm

all good recommendations so far, especially esq1 and evolver. get one of those for synth sounds and then get a decent sampler for drums, noises and fx and you will be set. you might also want to invest in a cheap mic and some kind of flash recorder or minidisc to record/ sample miscellaneous sounds on the fly, outside or wherever.
salad warehouse wrote: It's not about what you have, it's about how you use it, anything works, really
very true. industrial is a state of mind, not a pile of gear. :wink:

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