Putting together a rack...

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Putting together a rack...

Post by mortenkirkegaard » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:52 pm

What would I definitively need to have in my rack!?

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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by Psy_Free » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:05 pm

Probably some synths and rack effects would be best.

If you are asking which ones, then you might need to provide some more info, such as what type of music/sounds do you make, what is your budget, do you have a preference for digital/analog, vintage/modern etc etc.
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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by mortenkirkegaard » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:50 pm

Well I play all sorts of music.

I have all the necessary keys etc. to get "started".

I like analog over digital but it's not a must to be analog.

It was more ment like: "if you're into racks (no pun intended), and want a setup of approx. 8-9 units, covering most studio needs - you will surely find this one interesting"... :D

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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by danbroad » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:56 pm

Virus TI
Prophet 08
Eventide Eclipse

Or

Slim Phatty
TC Fireworx
Nord Lead 2X

Or, lower budget..

Novation KS
Oberheim Matrix
Roland JV1080
TC M350


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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by Psy_Free » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:59 pm

OK how about :

1. Roland V-Synth XT
2. Minimoog Voyager RME
3. Korg Wavestation SR
4. Roland JD-990
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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by CfNorENa » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:49 pm

Studio Electronics Omega 8
Moog Voyager RME
Eventide H8000FW
Bricasti M7
API 2500
API 5500

Anything less than the above is just a big waste of money.



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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by megamanx » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:14 pm

On mine I have

MOTU MIDI Express
Korg Radias
DSI Prophet 08

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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by fh991586 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:28 am

For 200-300$, you can get a Yamaha TX81Z, a Korg M3R and a Roland U-110 or U-220. That's a pretty good start for low budget synths that delivers.

Most of all, you should buy a power bar (Furman) and put it ontop of your rack to protect the gear.
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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by loungedumore » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:28 am

Need ? Power conditioner , Line Mixer , and a midi interface ....unless you plan to daisy chain + what ever synths samplers or rack FX you want ;)
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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by Richard Gear » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Microwave XT
Moog Slim Phatty
Akai MFC 42 filter

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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by mortenkirkegaard » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:57 pm

Thanx for inputs:-)

So far I have:

BBE Sonic Maximizer 822A
DBX Project 1 Compressor Gate 266
Alesis Midiverb 4
Boss SE-70
Boss EH-50
Yamaha REV500
Novation Bass Station
Roland JV1010 (with Vintage Synths)
Roland SC-55

But I think I need a cool drum rack - maybe the Novation Drum Station. And some sort of arpegiator.

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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by BlackGnosis » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:24 am

The only two things I suggest for any and every rack are a Fuhrman power conditioner, and a BBE Sonic Maximizer.

the maximizer can be swithed out if you get effects or synths wityh built in sound enhancement... but a fuhrman is a often overlooked and misunderstood device, providing cleaned up power distribution and some even provide power input voltages and lights... I'd get the lighted ones :D or if they are still around the ones with gooseneck sockets. this way you can see your rack better in the dark.
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Re: Putting together a rack...

Post by danbroad » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:52 pm

It's worth noting that here in the UK, a power conditioner is far less of an absolute requirement. Not a UK vs USA one-upmanship thing, but a feature of our different power grids, supply infrastructure and much shorter distances. We just don't get the same spikes and wallows, I'm told.

A surge protector is still worth it due to storms or local upsets.
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