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Post by MrFrodo » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:50 pm

Try abbreviating as many of the instrument/brand names as you can.
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Post by whiteyhouston » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:21 pm

I don't like gear list for a few reasons..
a) it seems to promote gear snobbery and
b) promotes elitist attitudes towards those whose list is paltry.. (i.e. your opinion is somehow less valid if you only have a microkorg and a es-1)
c) still seems like bragging to me
d) makes me wonder if guys with huge collections ever even use the awesome gear they have or if it sits behind glass in a precious collection.
e) makes me realize I need a better job to be able to afford some of the s**t I'm always GASsing over.
f) often reminds me that I didn't buy a prophet 5 for $200 back in 1993 for some reason!! guh
g) reminds me of bad independent bands listing their gear in their first (and only) CD liner notes. Tragi-comic!!
h)makes me jealous as h**l!!!

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Post by Jexus » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:12 pm

whiteyhouston wrote:
f) often reminds me that I didn't buy a prophet 5 for $200 back in 1993 for some reason!! guh

Buy Casio CZ5000 and Yamaha DX7 today for 200$ and wait 20 years when their price will have multiplied by 10 and you'll have a reason to be happy :lol:

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Post by JSRockit » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:01 pm

whiteyhouston wrote: b) promotes elitist attitudes towards those whose list is paltry.. (i.e. your opinion is somehow less valid if you only have a microkorg and a es-1)
I haven't seen that attitude here... if anything, I have seen people make great stuff with low-end gear...and get commended for it.
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Post by clusterchord » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:27 pm

spookyman wrote:Image
this is hilarious !!!!!

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Post by tallowwaters » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:57 pm

whiteyhouston wrote: h)makes me jealous as h**l!!!
probably what all the other bullshit reasons you listed are based on.
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Post by neandrewthal » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:26 am

whiteyhouston wrote:b) promotes elitist attitudes towards those whose list is paltry.. (i.e. your opinion is somehow less valid if you only have a microkorg and a es-1)
While this is generally not a positive thing it does have it's place. For example, who would you listen to when the topic is how the Prophet 5 and Jupiter 8 compare, someone with a Microkorg and ES-1 or someone with a Prophet 5 and Jupiter 8?

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Post by whiteyhouston » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:41 am

tallowwaters wrote:
whiteyhouston wrote: h)makes me jealous as h**l!!!
probably what all the other bullshit reasons you listed are based on.
I was just trying to be jocular there guy... sheeesh..

levity > brevity

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Post by tallowwaters » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:47 pm

whiteyhouston wrote:
tallowwaters wrote:
whiteyhouston wrote: h)makes me jealous as h**l!!!
probably what all the other bullshit reasons you listed are based on.
I was just trying to be jocular there guy... sheeesh..

levity > brevity
hey hey, i was being jocular too. i just left off the winky/smiley face.
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Post by whiteyhouston » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:13 pm

tallowwaters wrote:
whiteyhouston wrote:
tallowwaters wrote: probably what all the other bullshit reasons you listed are based on.
I was just trying to be jocular there guy... sheeesh..

levity > brevity
hey hey, i was being jocular too. i just left off the winky/smiley face.
ok phew... I was about to take you off my christmas card list..


:D


anyway.. even though my reasons are admittedly bunk, I still don't really like ye olde gear list sig... or in liner notes... unless you're six finger satellite or ryuichi sakamoto

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Post by synthetic88 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:09 am

I, for one, agree that gear lists sigs are silly.
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Post by MrFrodo » Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:29 am

I'd be proud to post my list in my signature [Roland JX-10 - Alesis QS6 - Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue - Korg 05rw], if I thought it mattered. When my friend, Charlie Lang only uses a Yamaha Motif 8 for his music, it's hard to recognize the point in I, myself listing all that gear time and again.

But, I'm glad to see others' lists.
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Post by synthetic88 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:24 am

Whatever it takes, man. The guys with the longest gear lists are usually the ones who aren't ever posting any music. (OK, I've never posted any HERE because my stuff is more soundtracky/orchestral. You can find my music at my site if you're curious, but analog synths take a supporting role.)
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Post by Hades » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:11 am

KnowGood wrote:The only reason that ever crossed my mind for not having one was because I would be afraid it would open me up to theft. I may meet someone on this forum or another one and the next thing you know my front door is kicked in or the rear window smashed.
I used to worry a bit about that too a few years back.
untill I realised no one's gonna bother.
it takes so long to deconnect my gear and get it down the stairs and out the door, that the whole street would have noticed by the time they'd only have taken 3 pieces or something. a lot of racks here, plus the ones with keys are usually quite heavy.
plus what would they do with it ? these things aren't like flatscreen TV's that everyone would want in their house.

I once did have one guy calling me on my landline phone asking me about an ebay-auction. that kind of freaked me out, too much direct contact. he just saw in which town I was, and took my last name from my email address and searched the phone book.
very easy to do of course, and I could have been more careful, but I honestly don't care much.
no one's gonna bother.
they simply don't steal synths unless they're worth tons of money (several thousands). they steal flatscreen TV's and popular cars.

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Post by Hades » Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:32 am

I'm definitely against gearlists.
I guess it's partly because when I started out with synths, I couldn't wait untill I had a decent setup to put in my gearlist, and was always jealous at people with a huge setup. I guess I still believed getting synth A or B was really necessary to improve my music/synthskills.
I consider myself a fool when I look backwards now...
the longer you're into this, the more you realize that whatever gear you have doesn't change so much about what you do with it.
they're all only "instruments".
and once you have so many synths you start downscaling again, you feel it's completely useless to post a gearlist.

but I can understand the people who say it opens you up to questions from others that are interested in getting something you own.
so if there ever is a time to post a gearlist without having the feeling you're bragging, I guess this is, so here goes :

roland XV88 (with techno, vintage synth (both JV) and supreme dance (SRX) expanded)
roland JX10 and MKS70 + PG800
roland D550 + PG1000
roland Juno 60
Ensoniq Fizmo
Korg 01r/w
Oberheim Matrix 1000 + access programmer
Kawai K5000r+ macro control box
Jomox Airbase99
Novation K-station
Kurzweil K2500rs (on ebay for the moment)

other stuff :
TC electronic fireworx and M300
soundcraft FX16 and allen & heath GS3 (24ch) (allen&heath will be replaced soon)
mackie HR624
echo audiofir8
digital music corp. MX8 midi patchbays (2x)
Samson S-Patch plus audio patchbays (2x)
Sony Vaio laptop with Vista
Ableton Live 6

some softsynths, but I'm not gonna bother with all that.

I also owned a crumar Bit01 that I really regret selling.
all the other stuff I ever sold (not so much) was just plain c**p like MC303,... that I bought many many many years ago, before the internet was widely spread and you believed whatever the local music store told you :lol:

but they're all only instruments. and I think that if some fire would destroy my studio tomorrow, I'd probably only really get back half of the synths in there, just 4 or 5 I couldn't live without, the rest is just nice extra's to have around.

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