Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by hyphen nation » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:19 am

In 1991 I had a squire telecaster, a Japanese Fender Strat w/ a Floyd Rose, a Yamaha Acoustic and a Yamaha solid state amp that sounded better to me than a Roland Jazz Chorus. I also had a DOD flanger and a Dunlop Wah...I still have all of it except for the Strat and the Yamaha amp [kinda miss it, but I bet I could find one for similar $ to what I sold it for in 1997]...

Ten years ago, I had a go with a borrowed MPC, and my life changed...I kinda hated the thing at the time, but it opened a ton of doors for me in my thinking about how to make music....

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by V301H » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:52 am

Up until the first few months of 1992 my stage rig consisted of a Yamaha DX-7, Roland S-50 and S-770, Korg Poly-800, Oberheim Matrix 12, Yamaha RX-5, 360 Systems MIDI Patcher, Atari STacy 4 w/Creator, and Ultimate Support triple tier A-frame stand. Fortunately, in those days most of my gigs were 5 nights a week with a 2-4 week duration so I didn't have to move the setup very often.
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by pflosi » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:52 am

20 years ago is more or less when I started to play the piano. So: my parents' upright piano :)

I took lessons for about 9 years, then was too lazy to practice as teenie. Obviously I hated myself for stopping when I started to make music electronically about 6 years ago...

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by jeeroj » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:49 pm

pflosi wrote:20 years ago is more or less when I started to play the piano. So: my parents' upright piano :)

I took lessons for about 9 years, then was too lazy to practice as teenie. Obviously I hated myself for stopping when I started to make music electronically about 6 years ago...
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:02 pm

In 1992, I had:

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by cryabetes » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:16 pm

Let's see, twenty years ago I was rocking one of these

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by pflosi » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:16 pm

jeeroj wrote:
pflosi wrote:20 years ago is more or less when I started to play the piano. So: my parents' upright piano :)

I took lessons for about 9 years, then was too lazy to practice as teenie. Obviously I hated myself for stopping when I started to make music electronically about 6 years ago...
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:25 pm

20 years ago I might have had an SK-1 around somewhere, but I was playing drums and hadn't gone "synth" just yet. But then I was rocking a 1960's Sonor International kit (13/16/20) with a Mapex steel piccolo snare and a combination on Zildjian Scimitar and '70s hollow logo cymbals.
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by madtheory » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:31 pm

Wow, master tracks pro on a borrowed Mac was my first computer sequencer. Here's my rig 20 years ago:
http://madtheory.com/site/?p=363
I'd use the Casio sequencer and transfer to the Mac later. Still fire up an old Mac occasionally to retrieve Mastertracks stuff, although I did have the foresight to export most stuff as MIDI.

Some of you had seriously good setups then!

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by cornutt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:54 pm

madtheory wrote: Some of you had seriously good setups then!
In my case, the gear was better than I was at the time. In particular, the S-750 was over my head when I first got it. It took me several years to learn that sampler well enough to do much of anything interesting with it.
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by princefan3 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:08 pm

Great post...looks like my rig today ha ha...still using an atari and AN emulator II. Love It.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by mharris80 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:09 pm

The only thing I had 20 years ago was my SK-5, which I'm happy to say I still own. Unfortunately, I was also a dumbass 11 year old kid who thought Nintendo was way cooler than making music. :banghead:

10 years ago I had a Fender Mexican Strat (still have it), an early 90's Ibanez RG-570 with EMG pickups (regrettably sold 5 years ago due to financial difficulties) and a solid state Marshall amp, which mercifully is long gone. :lol:

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by StepLogik » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:24 pm

20 years ago I would have been 17, so my rig was very basic. Synth-wise, I had a Korg Poly-800, Yamaha DX-100, and a Casio CZ-101. I had a Roland TR-505 drum machine as well as the Synsonics drums.

I was "sequencing" everything on a Yamaha EMQ-1, which was pure evil in a box. It was basically a 2-track MIDI recorder with those awful QuickDiscs. I had an Apple IIe at the time but never got a MIDI interface for it - I should have. Fortunately I would discover the Alesis MMT-8 soon enough!

I mixed everything on a Boss BX-600 cheapo mixer and had an even cheaper Radio Shack mixer to use a sub-mixer. I recorded everything live to a Akai consumer-grade hifi cassette deck. My monitors at the time were a cheap pair of hifi speakers.

I also had some various Casiotones at the time (MT-100, MT-205, SK-1, none with MIDI) and the DP-1 drumpads that connected into the MT-205.


Of all that equipment, only the SK-1 remains!

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by CZ Rider » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:00 pm

20 years ago, had the same setup I had for quite a long time. From around 1980 to about 1998 was the same pair of Minimoogs a chopped Hammond L-100 and a CS-80. Had a Mu-tron bi-phase and EP-4 Echoplex for FX, and a crappy Tapco keyboard mixer. Still own them all today.
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I'm really,really surprised that my old setup has finally become acceptable again. For many years in the 80's and early 90's this was considered an obsolete setup. Although I had tried the new MIDI keyboards in the stores many times back then, I never really thought they had the same balls a CS-80 and Minimoog had. I was not impressed enough to buy something new, so I stuck with what I thought sounded best to me and my style of playing. I was shocked in the late 90's when someone told me my "vintage" keys were once again sought after. Back in those days it seemed I was the only one playing out with these old heavy dinosaurs. MIDI....Wussat? ;)
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by bad andy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:03 pm

20 years ago was off to college for me.... my setup was small and I was able to set it up in my college dorm:

Korg DW800 (still have)
Yamaha YS200 (I actually sequenced on this thing, sold)
DOD 8-ch mixer (have somewhere?)

All on an X-stand. Used to borrow a friend's Tascam 8-track cassette to record.

A considerable difference to what I have now :oops:

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