List your current hardware instruments and/or FX and what you would add if anything is missing

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ObsoleteAcc99
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:20 pm

wowee! hey that triple decker KB stand seems perfect for me.. may i ask the brand? Yours looks to be holding some decent weight without an issue.

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SJ_Digriz
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:57 pm

Can't remember the brand, will try to remember to look at it when I get home tonight. I will say that it isn't quite as ergonomic as I thought it would be. It was very difficult to get it into a good configuration. There needs to be two additional adjustments (rotate the arms clockwise/counterclockwise, raise/lower each tier) that it doesn't do. So you end up with tilts you don't want.

However, the result is very stable. And I trust it completely with a heavy load.
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Sequent
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:18 pm


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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:54 pm

SJ_Digriz wrote:Much easier to show than to write.

The synths now include a M32 and DSI Pro2. And I am really an analog guy. I have not found the advantage to a hardware digital synth yet. VSTi have become too awesome.

Trying to list Virtual stuff would be tendinitis inducing. I primarily use Falcon, Halion and Kontakt, recently Geist 2 is getting a good run, Strobe 2 for MPE and BFD3. There are oodles of spectacular virtual synths these days. I still use Diva and Bazille quite a bit. Occasionally GForce MTron and VSM. Mostly because they are only needed from time to time. I recently have been spending time with Arturias Synclavier.

Lynx Aurora interface. And although I think the Aurora is an excellent interface, I will go UAD when they get their heads out of the nethers on proper windows support for their high end interfaces with Unison support.

I do have a bunch of Mackie gear, and a couple of UAD pres. Probably my biggest gap is mic and pre choice.

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ObsoleteAcc99
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:17 pm

Sequent wrote:Theo, take a look at QuikLok...

http://www.quiklok.com/catalog/?p=produ ... ame=QL-723

thanks they look perfect :grin:

Havent' located in oz yet but will keep digging :)

Cheers

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1217 posts since 1 Aug, 2006 from Italy

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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:32 pm

Sequent wrote:Theo, take a look at QuikLok...

http://www.quiklok.com/catalog/?p=produ ... ame=QL-723
Another solution:
Z-716L stand with Z-720L bar, then add a Z-727 second tier and finally (if you can find it, the site states it's a legacy product) a QLX-3 which you can mount as a third tier.

I bought the first three items as a whole package if I recall correctly (first tier: StudioLogic Numa Concert - around 20 Kg of weight), then I added another second tier (so my second tiers hold respectively a microKorg and a Roland Gaia), then I added the QLX as a third tier (it was sold as a second tier for another line of stands, but I found it fit very tight on my second tiers... to the point it scratches the painting off!) and it currently holds a Reface DX.
The second tier can supports easily a synth with a decent weight, like a MS-20 mini (I had it on my second tier before moving it to my desk where it currently sits), while the third, in my experience, feels safe only with a light keyboard (probably because I have little weight on the second? maybe it would be sturdier with more right weight under it).

On my setup I shorted the depth of the Z-727 (I sawed it off) because I was wasting precious space with my small keyboards.
The Z-7xx series feels solid to me, the squared tubes help a lot to that feeling; the only drawback is the horizonal bar of the Z-716L, which means you can't put anything under it (I'd like to use that space for one or two racks).

I'd like using an A-shaped stand to have room for placing things under it, but I'm unsure about those round tubes (and I don't know if there's something for an 88 keys).

ObsoleteAcc99
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Post Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:14 pm

Thanks so much for such detailed help.

I decided if i get the kronos 76 which is heavy, i will put that on my computer table right in front of me, and get a triple stand to hold the KX61/AN1X and an EX5. Those weights should all absolutely be OK and really it still takes the same space in the studio as the 1 tier keyboard stand i have the an1x on now :)

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:23 am

My stand is http://www.prolinestands.com/products/i ... ands&uID=7

Although it is sturdy, I don't really recommend it due to the goofy restrictions to each level. For example the only way to lower the tiers is to lean them forward. You can't actually lower them. It looks like the quicklock takes care of that. However, it looks plasticy. I happened to get this 3 tier for something ridiculous like $40 or something. So it was a no brainer from that perspective.
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:26 am

zerocrossing wrote: I'll be right over. What kind of beer do you like? :clown:
FREE is my favorite kind :lol:
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:38 am

TheoM wrote:The other problem is, say in a normal track i have 32 vsti tracks.. well.. many of the synths you listed are mono timbral with lo polyphony and even IF they are multi timbral, i often use the entire polyphony with one patch anyway! So really, since i like to work in realtime and not commit to audio till it's absolutely the time to do the final mixdown and all composition is done, i still can't work 100% all hardware even with all the stuff i have now, without running out of poly. I get maybe 16 midi tracks before everything is tapped out atm. Hmm, will need to think though..
:-o That's a lot of tracks! I don't do anything nearly that complicated. I've never owned anything more than a 16 track adat system and more often than not I was constrained to 8 analog tracks. I learned to work lean, though to be honest, I never thought of it that way. 16 tracks seemed decadent. I rarely exceed that.
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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:54 am

Working on the computer is a lightly different paradigm. Whereas on a regular multitrack you do want to be economical and punch certain things in and out as needed, etc. On the computer, I like to keep separate elements on separate tracks regardless of duration. Maybe that's just my way of working.

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:31 am

Sequent wrote:Working on the computer is a lightly different paradigm. Whereas on a regular multitrack you do want to be economical and punch certain things in and out as needed, etc. On the computer, I like to keep separate elements on separate tracks regardless of duration. Maybe that's just my way of working.
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kobain
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Post Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:47 pm

E-mu Systems
Proteus 1
Proteus 1 Plus Orchestral
Proteus 2
Proteus 1000
Proteus 2000
Mo'Phatt
X-treme Lead 1
Virtuoso 2000
Orbit 9090

Alesis
QSR
S4
DM Pro
D4

Yamaha
Motif Rack XS
MU100R

Kurzweil
PC2R

Korg
Kronos 2 88
Triton Rack
TR Rack

Roland
Integra 7
Fantom XR
XV 5050
JV 2080
JV 1080
JV 880
U 220
U 110

Manikin Electronic
Memotron Rack

Midi Controllers
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61
Native Instruments Maschine MK2
Alexis VX49

Would like to add a Yamaha Montage 61 to the mix and maybe a Roland JUNO DS61

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Vectorman
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Post Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:43 am

Sequent wrote:Working on the computer is a lightly different paradigm. Whereas on a regular multitrack you do want to be economical and punch certain things in and out as needed, etc. On the computer, I like to keep separate elements on separate tracks regardless of duration. Maybe that's just my way of working.
Same here. That's one of the reasons I ditched Pro Tools native way, way back when...early on, Digi had limited it to 24 tracks (couldn't have it competing too much with their TDM hardware, naturally) and inevitably I'd have to start rendering bits of audio because I couldn't have different sounds that needed different EQ, etc. on the same track. Heck, on the song I just finished, I had 10 tracks of guitar alone.

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Post Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:01 am

TheoM wrote: I'd love to know if there's anyone else here that has completely stopped using software synths also.
At the moment I've almost stopped using my software synths in favour of my hardware. Here is the complete list of my hadrware:

- Virus Snow

:D

Yeah, it is really that versatile for me.

However, having made a couple of tracks using only virus (and some ITB processing) I'm thinking of re-introducing my software synths into my workflow and even buying one or two new ones.
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