Which was your first music toy?

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by kosmasepsilon » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:44 pm

first it was a bontempi melodica, then a yamaha psr-6, plus a kinda-like church organ a neighbour gave to me, because he was short of space :)
at the age of 8 i needed a drum machine, so i put a mic in the stereo and started hitting my bed to produce something that sounded like it :p

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by tallowwaters » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:56 pm

A toy xylophone when I was 5. Those colored tines still f**k with me to this day, though that thing is long gone.

Later it was the portable tape recorder I found in a drawer. I must have been 8. I would tape myself singing and s**t and do weird dances and s**t while it was playing back. Not very different from how I operate these days, though it was a good deal cheaper to embarass myself in front of others back then.
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Jack Spider » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:36 am

OriginalJambo wrote:This:

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Still have it and it still works.
:lol: :lol:
Now that brings back a lot of memories! My brother had that one when he was a kid - if I recall correctly, the demo song is 'Yankee Doodle', isn't it? The 16-beat drums at full speed still haunt me... :shock:
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by StepLogik » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:22 am

i always wanted my parents to get me the full size synsonics drum set from the sears catalog:

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$800! That was serious cash back then. I'd like to get my hands on the synth module now...

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don't see those much.

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by OriginalJambo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:40 am

Jack Spider wrote: :lol: Now that brings back a lot of memories! My brother had that one when he was a kid - if I recall correctly, the demo song is 'Yankee Doodle', isn't it? The 16-beat drums at full speed still haunt me... :shock:
It is indeed - delightfully cheesy, complete with appropriate program changes and wimpy beats. h**l it's one of the best things about this keyboard - that and the banjo preset. ;)

Might be worth digging out so I can sample the drums. Good for a laugh I suppose.

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Zonkout » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:08 am

Realistic Concertmate 650 aka Casio SK-5.
Oh, how I loved to listen to the demos with the dog bark sound on! And of course sampling fart noises....
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Why did I sell it at a garage sale in my early teens for a few dollars? If I had waited, I could have gotten $100 for it on Ebay.

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by killedaway » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:18 am

Zonkout wrote:Realistic Concertmate 650 aka Casio SK-5.
Oh, how I loved to listen to the demos with the dog bark sound on! And of course sampling fart noises....
Whatever happened to the simple pleasures in life?
Why did I sell it at a garage sale in my early teens for a few dollars? If I had waited, I could have gotten $100 for it on Ebay.
sneak-peek in my messy studio closet... bring back any memories?...

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Zonkout » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:21 am

Haha. I think I threw away the box with the xmas wrapping paper....
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Hossinfeffa » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:24 am

First thing I ever played with I believe was this:

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Around the age of 2.. I guess? My father had a music studio, and I remember playing around the the Vox mostly. Later on I got a small Yamaha that had a harp preset I enjoyed a lot.
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:28 am

I lobbied hardcore for some early full-sized key Casio. As I recall, it had one synth-sounding sound. It was over $300 and everyone in my family balked at such an expensive thing. I never got any music toys, and had to settle for making weird recordings of objects in the house with my tape recorder.
The first electronic music toy I got was an SK-1... but that was after I already had a Juno 106!
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Cam VanDerHorst » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:07 am

sepiakeys wrote:Just for fun (and quite likely not the first thread of this kind):

What was the first music-toy, keyboard or synthesizer you owned as a kid? Do you still have it and use it?

Here is mine. I got it from my aunt when I was about 10. It even has sliders to tweak the little FM-engine (that's how I got to know what "attack" and "decay" means) and a programmable drum computer! Will never give it away.

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I bought a PSS-460 as my first "synth" but my first sound toy with keys was a Casio SA-39, which I recieved for Christmas when I was in the third grade. I still have it, albeit with a missing key, and in fact I'm using samples of the drums on a track I'm working on now.

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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by tallowwaters » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:59 pm

killedaway wrote:
Zonkout wrote:Realistic Concertmate 650 aka Casio SK-5.
Oh, how I loved to listen to the demos with the dog bark sound on! And of course sampling fart noises....
Whatever happened to the simple pleasures in life?
Why did I sell it at a garage sale in my early teens for a few dollars? If I had waited, I could have gotten $100 for it on Ebay.
sneak-peek in my messy studio closet... bring back any memories?...

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Hot Keyz! An amazing machine.
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by killedaway » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:44 pm

tallowwaters wrote: Image

Hot Keyz! An amazing machine.
well done, sir. keen eyes! when i uploaded the pic i thought, "i wonder if anyone's gonna recognize it... nah, not at that angle". this one's in pretty bad shape, but it works. of course it resides with my SHS-10.
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

Post by Computer Controlled » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:41 pm

I never had anything as a kid. I didn't get into buying synths until 1996 when i was 24. My first synth was a Korg PolySix.
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Re: Which was your first music toy?

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