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

Anything about hardware musical instruments.
analoguesque
KVRist
50 posts since 28 Feb, 2004

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:01 am

Analog Synths
Novation Bass Station II
Behringer Model D

VA Synths
Roland System 8
Roland JP-08
Studiologic Sledge
Novation MiniNova
Novation X-Station 49
M-Audio Venom

Samplers/ROMplers
E-Mu Esynth (keys)
Yamaha MODX6

Controllers
Novation Impulse 49
Arturia Keystep

Drums
Alesis Command Mesh

Other
Mindburner 7-Way MIDI Thru
Behringer X2222USB Mixer
Focusrite Scarlet 2
FL Studio Producer
Fender Mustang DSP Amp
Epiphone Special II guitar

Recently sold my Yamaha SY-77, Casio CZ-1, and Roland JU-06.

GASsing, but have absolutely no money, for a DSI Rev2, Synthstrom Deluge, Behringer Odyssey, Crave, MS-101, or RD-808. Oh, and a Roland TR8S will work too ;).

Ian
http://analoguesque.x10host.com/

chk071
KVRAF
18928 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 am

Mine is 10 inch. ;)

analoguesque
KVRist
50 posts since 28 Feb, 2004

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:06 am

Sequent wrote:
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:44 am
Better GAS for gear rather than being hooked on substances, gambling, etc., imo ....
Gambling and substance might be cheaper though. ;)

Ian
http://analoguesque.x10host.com/

analoguesque
KVRist
50 posts since 28 Feb, 2004

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 am

chk071 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 am
Mine is 10 inch. ;)
Hahahha, touche!
:clap:

Ian
http://analoguesque.x10host.com/

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Deep Purple
KVRian
794 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:02 pm

Guitars
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Schecter Elite
Jackson Dinky 7 string
Squier PJ Bass
Vox Pathfinder Amp
Fender Mustang Amp

Pedals
Tech 21 SansAmp Tube Amp Emulator
Tech 21 SansAmp Para Driver
Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Wah
Boss SD-1 Distortion
Electro-Harmonix Green Russian Big Muff Pi

Acoustic Instruments
Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic
Gretch Bobtail Resonator
Ibanez Acoustic-Electric Mandolin
Epiphone 5 String Banjo
Apple Creek Mountain Dulcimer

Wind Instruments
Akai EWI USB controller
Etude Alto Sax
Etude Concert Flute
Bansuri
Dizi
Tin Whistles
Hohner Chromatic Harmonica
Hohner Diatonic Harmonicas

Keyboards/Synths
Yamaha Arius YDP-181 Piano
Yamaha MX61 Production Synthesizer
Arturia Keystep
Roland SE-02 Synthesizer
Behringer Neutron
Akai MPK Mini
Korg NanoKey Studio

Other
MacBook Pro
Novation LaunchPad
iPad
8 Channel mixer
Sweet child in time...

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:57 pm

SJ_Digriz wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:53 am
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.

Gear porn alert,
The keys side of the room missing a couple of semi recent additions.
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Desk side of the room with the Mackie HRs
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Guitars/Bass's/Pedals
In the closet are a custom built Egnator 60 watt amp with 2x12 Celestion Alnico Blues in a Birch cab, and a Ampeg V-4B and Ashdown 4x10+Horn cab.
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Ya know, I'm grateful for this post. Now I can show this to my wife and say 'see honey? There's someone out there crazier than I am!' :lol:

Seriously, though: you have some nice equipment, and it surely needs a dedicated space for it all. :clap:
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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Ed A.
KVRist
284 posts since 27 Jul, 2004 from Outer Bongolia

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 pm

Only hardware I still own:

Emu Xboard 61
Arturia KeyStep

Still on the fence about getting a Korg Kronos 61, don't know if I really need it.


Synths and samplers (with year acquired) I've owned but have sold:

PAIA 2720 (1974)
Moog Minimoog (1979)
ARP 2600 (1979)
Crumar Stratus (1980)
Korg Polysix (1980)
Alpha Syntauri (1981)
Moog Memorymoog (1982)
Moog Memorymoog Plus (1982)
Yamaha DX7 (two) (1983)
Emu Emulator II (1984)
Casio CZ101 (1985)
Emu Emax (1986)
Ensoniq ESQ1 (1986)
Roland D50 (1987)
Ensoniq EPS (1988)
Korg M1 (1988)
Yamaha SY22 (1989)
Roland D110 (1989)
Kawai K4 (1989)
Korg Wavestation EX (1990)
Emu Proteus (1990)
Roland JD800 (1991)
Korg 01W/fd (1992)
Kurzweil K2000S (1993)
Roland JV880 (1993)
Korg Wavestation SR (1993)
Waldorf Microwave II (1997)
Waldorf Microwave XT (1998)
Kawai K5000S (1999)
Roland JP8000 (1999)
Yamaha FS1r (1999)
Nord Modular Keyboard (2000)
Nord Lead III (2000)

ghettosynth
KVRAF
11433 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 pm

Ed A. wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Only hardware I still own:

Emu Xboard 61
Arturia KeyStep

Still on the fence about getting a Korg Kronos 61, don't know if I really need it.


Synths and samplers (with year acquired) I've owned but have sold:

PAIA 2720 (1974)
Moog Minimoog (1979)
ARP 2600 (1979)
Crumar Stratus (1980)
Korg Polysix (1980)
Alpha Syntauri (1981)
Moog Memorymoog (1982)
Moog Memorymoog Plus (1982)
Yamaha DX7 (two) (1983)
Emu Emulator II (1984)
Casio CZ101 (1985)
Emu Emax (1986)
Ensoniq ESQ1 (1986)
Roland D50 (1987)
Ensoniq EPS (1988)
Korg M1 (1988)
Yamaha SY22 (1989)
Roland D110 (1989)
Kawai K4 (1989)
Korg Wavestation EX (1990)
Emu Proteus (1990)
Roland JD800 (1991)
Korg 01W/fd (1992)
Kurzweil K2000S (1993)
Roland JV880 (1993)
Korg Wavestation SR (1993)
Waldorf Microwave II (1997)
Waldorf Microwave XT (1998)
Kawai K5000S (1999)
Roland JP8000 (1999)
Yamaha FS1r (1999)
Nord Modular Keyboard (2000)
Nord Lead III (2000)
This is next for me. I like my hardware, but, I never use it. Even setting up a bunch of it and giving it its own mixer has not changed that.

machinesworking
KVRAF
1525 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:02 pm

ghettosynth wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Ed A. wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Only hardware I still own:

Emu Xboard 61
Arturia KeyStep

Still on the fence about getting a Korg Kronos 61, don't know if I really need it.


Synths and samplers (with year acquired) I've owned but have sold:

PAIA 2720 (1974)
Moog Minimoog (1979)
ARP 2600 (1979)
Crumar Stratus (1980)
Korg Polysix (1980)
Alpha Syntauri (1981)
Moog Memorymoog (1982)
Moog Memorymoog Plus (1982)
Yamaha DX7 (two) (1983)
Emu Emulator II (1984)
Casio CZ101 (1985)
Emu Emax (1986)
Ensoniq ESQ1 (1986)
Roland D50 (1987)
Ensoniq EPS (1988)
Korg M1 (1988)
Yamaha SY22 (1989)
Roland D110 (1989)
Kawai K4 (1989)
Korg Wavestation EX (1990)
Emu Proteus (1990)
Roland JD800 (1991)
Korg 01W/fd (1992)
Kurzweil K2000S (1993)
Roland JV880 (1993)
Korg Wavestation SR (1993)
Waldorf Microwave II (1997)
Waldorf Microwave XT (1998)
Kawai K5000S (1999)
Roland JP8000 (1999)
Yamaha FS1r (1999)
Nord Modular Keyboard (2000)
Nord Lead III (2000)
This is next for me. I like my hardware, but, I never use it. Even setting up a bunch of it and giving it its own mixer has not changed that.
I'm completely conservative when it comes to buying hardware.
My list of used to own is maybe ten items over 30 years.
So my list of what I own is bucket list items, things I'm not abandoning for software anytime soon.

I'm a fool for DAWs and plug ins though. that's it's own post. :clown:

jochicago
KVRist
392 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:04 pm

I'm a guitar/piano player so I have what most normies would describe as "too many guitars".

My contribution to this thread:

E Guitar
I found that you only need one good one for recording. Something that plays very well, and that has some pickup diversity. The favorite of mine is a Mexi Strat with HSS configuration. The bridge is a fat-sounding Seymour Duncan (don't remember the model, but not expensive), and the single coils are a very delicate vintage sound, like your softer 59s. This guitar is perfect. It can handle any situation, from the most delicate melody in a soft song to aggressive distortion with the humbucker. Plus once in the DAW you can reamp, add aggression, etc.

Acoustic Guitar
Same philosophy, you just need one good one. Although with acoustics I'm more partial and I feel I need 3 more in my collection, in reality I can get anything done with my Yamaha CPX 900 (same as a 1200). These guitars are top of the line, not just acoustically but the built-in recording electronics are insane. The bridge has a mix of piezo + built in microphones, so it can adjust the tone to taste and it sounds great every time I plug it in. Very versatile to get the sound I need for each project. Excellent recording work horse. Of course it does sound better mic-ed with an external condenser, so you can do that too if so inclined, but the built-in line out is terrific.

Keyboard
I learned from a cheap Novation keyboard that you are shooting yourself in the foot with a cheap midi controller. I also own a pro stage piano, the Yamaha CP 33. It has midi out via USB. It plays like a dream, to me the feel of it is indistinguishable from a real grand piano (perhaps only in that I prefer the feel of the CP 33 because I'm more used to it :D). So being able to record midi parts using this keyboard is huge, it feels perfectly natural and it doesn't hold back the performance even 1%.

The cheap Novation keyboard RUINS every single performance I try to make with it.

BTW, all these things can be had easily and inexpensively second hand. Yamaha makes things to last, and the Mexi Strat can be used as a self-defense weapon and still finish a gig.

machinesworking
KVRAF
1525 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

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

Post Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:53 pm

Hardware instruments and FX:
Lintronics Memorymoog,
Oberheim Xpander,
Metasonix Wretch Machine,
Vermona Re-Tube-Verb
AKAI MPC Live,
Marshall JMP-1,
Hush Super C,
Guitars
74 Gibson Ripper,
74, Gibson J160E
78 modded Les Paul Pro with Gibson humbuckers.
2005 Gretsch Powerjet
SM57, SM58, some cheap mics...

So yeah, actually some decent mics would be good, and a tube guitar amp.
Plus the Seaboard Rise 49, which IMO should count as "hardware", like the Push 2 here should count..
I've got a crazy old tube amp I'm thinking of modding for guitar. Searches online said it worked well for that.

Sold is a litany of hard times. mostly stuff I wouldn't have sold if I didn't have to.

1969 Marshall Major with slanted 4x65 watt cab,
Metasonix Filter and Oscillator pedal boxes.
DSI Poly Evolver,
Yamaha TX81Z,
Moog Source - Radio Shack version,
Midiverb 3
Art SGX 2000
Alesis SR-16
Ensoniq Mirage...

Come to think of it only the first three or four items on this list do I miss at all! :hihi:

K-Bee
KVRAF
2125 posts since 9 Mar, 2009 from Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Post Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:25 am

At the moment:

Korg Kronos (2)
DSI Prophet Rev 2
Korg Minilogue
Novation x-station 61
Roland V-Synth (including the d50 and vocoder cards)
Novation Mininova
Korg Triton Taktile 25
Waldorf Blofeld Desktop
Roland XV 5080
Yamaha MU135 (old GM module which I don't really use)

Controllers
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S MKII 49
Roli Seaboard Rise 49

A no name acoustic guitar that was given to me. I can't play it at all :lol:

Sold within the last few years:
Roland A90
M-Audio Venom
Yamaha DX7

What I want
Hmm...maybe some Hardware effects and a monosynth

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