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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by plikestechno » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:56 pm

abruzzi wrote:
plikestechno wrote: Korg DSM-1
I completely forgot that I had one of these years ago. I never got sampling properly situated in my process back then, so it was happily sold. Now that I'm getting into sampling, I'd love to have one again, just to see what I could make with it, but their prices have gone way up.
If you have the room the DSS-1 is much better and much more useful. As soon as i got one, I sold the DSM-1.
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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:18 pm

I forgot to include:

Triadex Muse

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by AdamAnt316 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:31 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:I forgot to include:

Triadex Muse

Stephen
Nice! Always great to see another Muse owner out there. :D Do you have any of the accessories which go with it? Mine came with the "Light Show Module", which is a glorified color organ, but really adds to the Muse experience. 8-)

Anyway, here's my rough list. Within manufacturers, roughly in order of age:

ARP: Solus
Boss: Dr. Rhythm DR-670
Casio: VL-1, Casiotone 403, CT-102, MT-70, MT-68, MT-100, CT-310, CT-810, (2) SK-1 (incl. 1x Realistic Concertmate 500), HT-700, CT-630, PT-100, PT-12, (3) SK-5 (incl. 2x Realistic Concertmate 650), SK-8, MT-207 (Realistic Concertmate 700)
Dubreq: Stylophone
Farfisa: Compact, VIP-345
Gakken: Mini Theremin, SX-150 Mark II
General Electric: Tote-A-Tune N4002A
Hammond: Solovox J/K, M-1
Harrison: Minimum Theremin 101
Hohner: Organa 12
Korg: KR-55B "Rhythm 55B", Poly 800, PSS-50 "Super Section", DS-8, Monotron
Magnus: Audition
Mattel: Optigan 35012, Bee Gees Rhythm Machine, Synsonics Drums
Moog: Werkstatt-01
PAiA: Theremax
Roland: EP-11 "PianoPlus", TR-505
Sparkfun: Sparkpunk
Suzuki: Omnichord OM-27
Triadex: Muse
Wurlitzer: 207VL
Yamaha: PSR-15, TX-16W, PSS-470, SU-700

I still have pretty much all of it. :roll: Guessing I missed a few things. Also, didn't include effects units, since they don't really produce sound on their own.
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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:31 am

I think this is it, but it was probably more:

Moog:
Minimoog
Opus 3
Sonic Six
Micromoog
MG-1

Modern Moog:
Minitaur

Korg:
MonoPoly
Delta
Lambda (x2)
MS-20 (x3)
MS-20 Mini
MS-50
MS-10 (x2)
PS-3100
Volca Keys
Volca Beats
Volca Bass
Volca FM
ARP Odyssey
Trinity Rackmount
Prophecy
C-15s

Arturia:
MiniBrute
MicroBrute

Dubreq:
Stylophone S2

ARP:
ARP 2600
Avatar
Axxe
Omni 2
Solina

Roland:
SH-1000
SH-2000
Juno 106
A-80
S-10
MSE-1
SH3A
SH-09
JX-3P (x3)

DSI:
Pro 2
Prophet 6
OB-6

Yamaha:
DX-100
CS-50 (x2)
CS-15
CS-15D

Ensoniq:
ESQ-1
EPS-16+ (x2)
EPS
ASR-10
KT-76

Hohner:
Clavinet E7
Pianet T

Analogue Solutions:
Nyborg 12 (x2)
Leipzig S
Megacity
Oberkorn 3 (x2)

Haken:
Continuum

Mattel:
Optigan (x2)

Hammond:
Novachord

Kawaii:
SX-210

Wersi:
Synth Baß (kit version)

Wurlitzer:
145A

E-mu:
e6400
E-Synth
ESI-2000

Jen:
SX1000

Synthesizers.com:
44-space system

Technics:
SY-1010

Rhodes:
88 (x2)

RCA:
Theremin

Casio:
SK-1
CDP-100

Thomas:
Bandmaster

Simmons:
SDS-9

Alesis:
HR-16
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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by Tekhed66 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:45 am

In for a penny, in for a pound...

Stuff I foolishly sold:
Roland JX3P
Roland JX8P
Roland SH-101
Roland Juno 106
Korg Poly 61
Akai s3200xl (actually I'm glad I sold this as it gave me money to buy my s5000)

Stuff I foolishly use or have:
Casio 403
Roland JD-800
Roland JD-990
Roland XV-5080
Roland A-880
Roland R8
Korg M1
Korg Radias
Yamaha An1x
Akai s5000
Akai APC-40
Novation Impulse 49
Axiom 25
Boss MC50 MkII
Innerclock Systems Sync-Gen Pro II
Macbook Air / Live 9
A bag full of cables and odds 'n' ends

Don't get me started on my guitars and pedals.... or the STUFF I WANT!!!!!!! :roll:

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:27 am

Tekhed66 wrote:[...] Don't get me started on my guitars and pedals.... or the STUFF I WANT!!!!!!! :roll:
Interestingly, my want list is fairly short -- most of the stuff I wanted for ages has become incredibly expensive or unobtainium or both so... why bother chasing dreams? Or phantoms, for that matter.
AdamAnt316 wrote:
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:I forgot to include:

Triadex Muse

Stephen
Nice! Always great to see another Muse owner out there. :D Do you have any of the accessories which go with it? Mine came with the "Light Show Module", which is a glorified color organ, but really adds to the Muse experience. 8-) [...]
Ex-Muse owner. I found mine at a carboot sale for musical instruments -- I used it for two albums but decided to let go of it because I'm no collector, I wanted something that is musically a bit more usable than the Muse.

Nice conversation piece, though.

Stephen
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https://doombientmusic.bandcamp.com/

https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/

https://stephenparsick.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by Tekhed66 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:13 am

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Tekhed66 wrote:[...] Don't get me started on my guitars and pedals.... or the STUFF I WANT!!!!!!! :roll:
[/quote]Interestingly, my want list is fairly short -- most of the stuff I wanted for ages has become incredibly expensive or unobtainium or both so... why bother chasing dreams? Or phantoms, for that matter.[/quote]



Oh c'mon...

Don't you know the song?

"Talking, talking, talking, happy talk...
Talk about things you like to do...
You got to have a dream...
If you don't have a dream...
How you gonna make a dream come true?"

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :roll:

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:11 pm

Tekhed66 wrote:[...]



Oh c'mon...

Don't you know the song?

"Talking, talking, talking, happy talk...
Talk about things you like to do...
You got to have a dream...
If you don't have a dream...
How you gonna make a dream come true?"

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :roll:
I must confess I'm a bit like this:

Image

But thanks for cheering me up anyway.

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https://ramp1.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by Walter Ego » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:46 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:I think this is it, but it was probably more:
Nice list...now how about the list of machines you've PLAYED in the last thirty years (or just the ones you've made vids for in the last five years)? :mrgreen:
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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by ItsMeOnly » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:02 pm

Starting from the very beginning:

1990: Casio SA-1
1993: Yamaha PSS-590 (traded for...)
1994: Yamaha PSR-38 (gave it away to a nephew)
1995: Vermona Synthesizer (broke it)
1996: Yamaha QY-10 (sold to a friend)
1998: Yamaha CS1x (still with me although getting more broken each year)
2002: Kawai K1m (sold)
2003: Roland U-220 (developing cold solders every once a while, but still works)
2003: Behringer 1222FX Pro (still works as a submix)
2003: Kawai K3m (bought from Peter Connelly)
2004: Korg Wavestation (still my most favorite)
2004: Akai S2000
2004: Behringer Virtualizer 2024 (currently just eyecandy)
2005: Yamaha CS01 (sold)
2005: Yamaha DX100 (currently a bit fried)
2005: Casio VZ-1 (broken)
2005: Yamaha Promix 01 (stereo in developed ADC issues, but otherwise working)
2005: Roland D-50 (can be seen on a photo of JMJ signing it, traded for...)
2005: Roland D-550 (...a few weeks after the D-50 came to me)
2006: Yamaha PSS-790 (for fun, friend's kids have it right now)
2006: Casio VZ-10m (still with me)
2006: Yamaha KX-88
2007: Akai S1100
2007: Roland PC-500
2007: Yamaha TG-77
2007: Yamaha TX802
2008: Lexicon MPX-100
2008: Korg 01R/W (it was really a love-hate relationship, until I discovered A27 Analog Pad - after that, it was just love)
2013: Roland JV-90 (broken)
2016: a pair of Symetrix 501 analog compressors/limiters (actually a gift from a colleague, who runs local radiostation)

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:48 pm

Walter Ego wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:I think this is it, but it was probably more:
Nice list...now how about the list of machines you've PLAYED in the last thirty years (or just the ones you've made vids for in the last five years)? :mrgreen:
You know, I don't think that would add a huge amount to the list, really. There isn't much I've played that I haven't owned, weirdly enough.

Moog modulars
ARIES 300
Moog Apollo
EMS VCS3
EMS Synthi AKS
Oberheim 8 Voice
Oberheim TVP
Korg M1
Yamaha DX7
Moog Memorymoog
Sequential Prophet 5
Alesis Andromeda
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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by griffin avid » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:04 am

I wanted to ask Marc what the h**l made him buy an ASR-10? And what did you do with it?
You was sampling??????????

When the....what the.....

But everyone has something on their list that I want to ask about and hear the story, but that would derail/hijack the thread for sure. But yeah, there's some weird pieces that I want to know if you got it when it was 'first out' like way-long ago or did you bargain bin it and see it somewhere and snag it up. I wish we had little icons like

SIDUO (still own, dont use often)
LG (long gone)
IU (in use)
B (broken)
CK (collection keeper)
WPE (worst purchase ever)

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by madtheory » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:49 am

In fairness, the ASR-10 is probably the most "synth-like" sampler ever :)

Ya I'd like to hear the stories too. Some instruments just click, but sometimes not because they're great, but because they were all you had and you squeezed everything out of it, made it your own.

@Itsmeonly: why did you keep the VZ? I've recently started to want mine back. I've totally forgotten how annoying it is to program LOL!

@stephen: I liked what you did with the Triadex Muse on your Soundcloud. Or is that about all it does? Or was it just worth far too much money?

@Tekhed66: I would've thought the JX8P was better than a 3P, or a Juno, or a Poly 6, no?

The Yamaha TX16W is one, for me. Since I sold mine last year, I'm using it a lot more (!) in the form of the Cyclone plugin. Although mostly just to transfer the samples out in Kontakt because they usually sound better there LOL. But the ADC on the Yamaha, and the sample rate conversion, does nice things. Also, I organised my library and found some gems. Typhoon 2000 is still the best OS ever on any sampler. It does stuff even Kontakt can't do (unless you have Redmatica Keymap).

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:36 pm

madtheory wrote: [...] @stephen: I liked what you did with the Triadex Muse on your Soundcloud. Or is that about all it does? Or was it just worth far too much money? [...]
Much obliged, Sir.

It's basically what the Muse can do -- when using plenty of outboard processing, that is. There is no filtering, there is no clearly defined pitch, and the way the four long-throw sliders interact is a bit, erm... erratic, i. e. you can't play it like a musical instrument. It's more like random bursts of notes at random pitches, with a simple pulsewave generator with continuously variable frequency providing the raw material.

For this single purpose, it simply was too much money (and too little musical use) sitting in my closet. That's why I decided to let go of it -- and bought an original white-face ARP Odyssey with the proceeds. I just can't abandon the idea of being more of a musician than of a collector...

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Re: Your lifelong equipment list

Post by ItsMeOnly » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:26 pm

madtheory wrote:@Itsmeonly: why did you keep the VZ? I've recently started to want mine back. I've totally forgotten how annoying it is to program LOL!
Honestly, I'm not using it that much, but I kept it for the looks;-)

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