Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by depulse » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:37 pm

1992 I had:

Roland JX10p + PG800
Akai S1000PB
Yamaha TX7
Roland Juno 106
Roland TR505
Alesis HR16
Alesis Midiverb II
Yamaha SY77
Korg M3R

Yamama MT120 4 track tape recorder (synced to the Atari) for recording vocals

Roland M160 mixer

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by madtheory » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Again, some serious rigs. And still MORE TR-505s!

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by StepLogik » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:44 pm

madtheory wrote:And still MORE TR-505s!
:lol: It was a very popular drum machine back then. Affordable, decent sounding, and enough sequencing power to be taken seriously.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:19 pm

gcoudert wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:
masstronaut wrote:Have to say I'm mighty impressed with b3groover's dad running twin G5 towers in 1982. 8-)

:lol:
I'm laughing so much I can feel tears running down my legs! :lol:
Damn, you have discovered my family secret! My dad was actually a time-traveler from THE FUTURE!!!

In all seriousness, those are Yamaha RA-50 rotary speakers. Aka, Japanese Leslies. They sounded pretty cool. And yes, they look like G5 towers from the side... damn Apple is so unoriginal! :)

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by 8bit9bot » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:26 pm

loungedumore wrote: +1 Impulse Tracker was My first real "DAW" after a brief stint with Scream Tracker that is .
Not quite 20 years for me either , but close :?
i started on Scream Tracker too... then moved onto IT a couple of months later

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by astroidmist » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:16 am

Wow, back in 1992 I still hadn't bought much yet. I got going in 93 mainly.

But what I was messing around with back then:

Apple Mac SE (system 6.5.5) with HyperCard and some audio playback XCMD's and XFCN's.
SoundEdit 1.0 (bootleg copy)... 11 kHz 8 bit, 4 mono track mixer, pitch bending, reverb, etc.

Yamaha SK-20 analog (didn't last long because I was dumb enough to try to modify it, but it sounded good)
Some kind of cheesy Yamaha PSR kiddy electronic ROMpler that my grandma gave me. Not sure which model. 99 sounds.

my dad's Piano

some dual cassette recorders and boomboxes I messed around with to learn about overdubbing.

All I can say is I got some really good drum machine scripts going in HyperCard and I started learning a bit about digital audio editing and sample manipulation. SoundEdit even had a real simple FM generator in it that helped me learn a bit about FM synthesis.

All the stuff I learned about MIDI and everything else I learned from friends and teachers and books and magazines in the years to come. It would be in the next year that I bought my first serious synth, a Casio CZ-5000 from a guy who sold acoustic equipment and he thought it was "junk" so I got it for $400, which was a good deal back then.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by stephen » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:52 am

Er.. Octamed and an Amiga, I seem to recall!
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by Nannerfan » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:22 am

Phollop Willing PA wrote:How about 30 years ago, October 9th 1982.


OMG! thanks so much for posting.

This is basically everything I love about life.

1982 arcade culture.. .and free-form new-wave synth music.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by gcoudert » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:25 am

StepLogik wrote:
madtheory wrote:And still MORE TR-505s!
:lol: It was a very popular drum machine back then. Affordable, decent sounding, and enough sequencing power to be taken seriously.
Yes, and you could assign unused drum sounds (mainly percussion sounds in my case) to any MIDI note and trigger simple musical sequences from the MIDI Out that were perfectly in sync with the drums. In Song Mode, the sequence could come in and out as you wanted, which was very useful. I would have preferred a TR626, which had more sounds, but that was beyond my reach.

I now do something similar with my Roland R8. I have built drum kits in the Akai S5000 (Linn Drum, CR78, SP12, Fairlight, Drumulator, TR707/727, TR909, hybrid and acoustic kits, etc.) with sounds whose MIDI notes match those of Pad bank A of the R8. The latter is connected to the sampler's second MIDI In, which allows me to program patterns on any of those kits from the R8.
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by Jinsai » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:56 am

1992:
- Casio CZ-101
- Yamaha DX-7
- Akai S1000 with 16 MB expansion
- Roland R-5 drum machine

At the time I was mostly writing on guitar, so I had 2 electric guitars, a Roland GP-8 effects unit, and an amp rig.

All of this was recorded on a Tascam cassette 8-track machine.
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by polar69 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:40 am

Back in '92 I had a post natal depressed wife and a screaming offspring, luckily I decided to keep them and they have increased in value.

I also had an Atari St and one of those red yamaha keytars, a couple of guitars and at my Mums house a casio SK1.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by Denms20 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:30 am

I got out of it in about 82, but at the time I had a Korg Poly 61, Yamaha CP25, MS-20, MS-10, SQ10, Korg Lambda, Clavinet, Pro-one, Yamaha drum machine (I think it was an RX13?) and an upright piano I stuck thumbtacks in the hammer on to go honkytonk. The band owned the C-3 I kept the MS20 and clavinet. I had a chance to get a lambda used a few years back, bought it and found out it was the original one I had. SOld it in a week, the memory sounded a lot better than the actual synth did. I do miss that CP25 though!
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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by stillearning » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:26 am

A little over 30 years ago, but here's an old photo from a sound check.

Baldwin Electro-Piano with Yamaha CP30 on top, to my right is a Yamaha YC-30 organ with an ARP Quadra on top. Leslie is off stage. In the rack is Sequential Circuits Model 800 sequencer, a mixer, equalizer, and some various effects. To the best of my recollection.

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As always, kindly allow for the possibility I have no idea what I'm talking about.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by Sexor » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:11 pm

I can only go as far back as 1999.

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Re: Your Rig---but 20 Years Ago

Post by tomorrowstops » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:48 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:How about 30 years ago, October 9th 1982.

Awwwwwesome. Two Korg MS-20's? or something else?

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