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

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KVRAF
5711 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:44 am

Not sure if I previously took the bait on this thread. Some things I own in the rack I can't tell you the make/model without looking at them.

But we're basically setup in two locations and one has become a chore to get to. We call that one the studio, which is a converted 10*12 bedroom. There we have:

Korg N5
Korg M3exp with Radias
Korg Radias
Korg Kronos X 88
Roland V-Synth-GT
Yamaha Montage 7

Roland R-70
Roland RMP-12
BOSS BR-1600CD

Korg pad Kontrol
NI Maschine Studio
Studiologic VMK-188+
Emu XBoard 61

ART Pro MPA II
TC-Helicon VoiceWorks+{x2}
MOTU 24IO
MOTU MIDI Express xt

Our other space is a smaller multiple purpose room. There, we have:

Studiologic VMK-188+
Emu XBoard 61
NI Maschine Mikro mkII
Korg nanoPad 2
Korg nanoKontrol 2
Sonar VS100

And there are three Behringer Eurorack line mixers looming about but not currently in use.

Since our drive between the two "studios" went from 17 miles to 88 miles and the spouse touch requirements are changing, we're contemplating some major changes though.

Previous keyboards???
To the best of my memory -
Baldwin 54a; F. Rhodes MKI Stage 73; H.Clavinet D6; Vox Baroque; ARP Axxe, SC ProOne & Drumtrax; Moog Model D; Memorymoog; Yamaha DX7/DX7s/Motif ESr/Motif XSr; VBE{2}; Casio VZ10m; Alesis: SR/SR+/QSR{2}/SR16; Roland: D5/D110/R70{2}/HPD15; Emu: MPS/MPS+/Proteus fx{2}/Proteus 2000/UltraProteus/Longboard XBoard25/XBoard 49; Novation XStation49; Peavey DPM V3{2}/DPM V2{3}/DPM SP; Kawai 3m/K4; Korg: K1/M1/Triton Extreme76{2}; Lync LN1

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foosnark
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4692 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:11 am

I'm amused to see I answered this thread three years ago and it's almost completely different...

I still have:
Maschine MK2
Arturia Microbrute (but it's not connected now...)
Bleep Labs Thingamagoop 3000, which I use maybe once or twice a year
a now 9(!) year old PC running Windows 7 (but I'm gonna replace it in a month when the Ryzen 3 series is out)

And now:
Yamaha Reface CS
Behringer UMC1820 interface
Red Panda Tensor
Chase Bliss Dark World

and Eurorack:
MDLRCASE 114HPx12U studio case, birch, with two Meanwell RT65B PSUs and custom pyrography by my spouse
2hp Trim
ADDAC200PI pedal integrator
Bastl Multiples x2 (used as breakouts for my audio interface)
Befaco Sampling Modulator
bpcmusic TELEXo
Bubblesound cvWS (shipping, arrives tomorrow)
Circuit Abbey Gozinta
Dave Jones O'Tool+
Doepfer A-138m matrix mixer
Doepfer A-188-1B BBD
Doepfer A-196 PLL
Instruo tanh[3]
Intellijel Rainmaker
Joranalogue Filter 8
Ladik P-075 dual switch
Make Noise Contour
Make Noise DPO
Make Noise Erbe-Verb
Make Noise Maths
Monome Teletype
Mutable Instruments Marbles
Mutable Instruments Rings (x2)
Mutable Instruments Shades
Mutable Instruments Stages
Orthogonal Devices ER-301 Sound Computer
Pittsburgh Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter
Rabid Elephant Natural Gate
Rossum Electro-Music Panharmonium (preordered, ships July)
Soundmachines LS1 Lighstrip
SynthTech E370 quad wavetable VCO
The Harvestman Kermit
uO_C (running Hemisphere Suite)
Xaoc Tallin

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justin3am
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10754 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

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

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:04 am

justin3am wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:02 pm
Some of this stuff is setup, some is in the garage. There maybe more in the garage that I'm forgetting... :oops:
Wow, my setup really hasn't changed much since 2016. My modular has expanded a bit and I got rid of the stuff that was in storage. Here are a few updates (in bold):

Synths and Samplers:
Roland V-Synth GT Replaced with...
Waldorf Quantum
Roland VP 9000
Mutable Instruments Ambika
Microbrute
Arturia MiniBrute 2
Nord Drum
Elektron Octatrack
Elektron Analog 4
Make Noise Shared System
9u Eurorack modular
9u Eurorack Drum Synth
104HP Eurorack skiff for sequencing
104HP Eurorack skiff for other stuff
Arturia Rack Brute
6u DIY Eurorack synth
4ms 60HP Pod for stereo effects
Casiotone MT45 (circuit bent)
M-Audio Venom broken

FX:
API 2500
Kush UBK Fatso stolen
API 500 rack w/ 2x Lola Pre, Elysia XFilter, Karacter, Xpressor
TC Fireworx
TC M-One
Elektron Analog Heat
Modded DBX 166XL
Modded Alesis 3630
Koma FieldKit
Koma FieldKit FX

Boss SE-50
Boss RPS-10 (circuit bent)
Boss RSD-10 (circuit bent)
Eventide Pitchfactor
Roland SDE-2500
Roland Demora
Roland Bitrazer

AVID Eleven Rack
Line6 HD500
Korg Kaoss Pad KP3
4x Realistic Reverb :hihi:
Too many pedals to name them all

Mixing/routing:
TAC Scorpion 24x8 (in storage)
Alesis HD24 (in storage)

4x Berhinger Patch bay
M-Audio Tampa Pre
Carvin 12 channel mixer
Rane HC6

Audio interfaces:
MOTU 16A
MOTU 828 mk3
Presonus Digimax FS
M-Audio Project Mix I/O
M-Audio Profire 610

M-Audio C600

Monitors:
Focal Solo6 BE
Eve SC204
JBL Active1 Monitor controller


MIDI stuff:
Nektar Panorama P6
Nektar Panorama P1
Nektar Pacer
Nektar SE25

Novation Launchpad
Arturia Beatstep Pro
E-RM Multiclock
2x Alyseum AL88-c

Guitars:
Line6 Variax Standard
Ibanez SD500
Epi acoustic

Epi Les Paul

Amps:
Line6 DT25
Crate V18


We recently bought a new home and so I got a new studio desk and a lot more room to expand. It's a much more comfortable space to work in and I have an enclosed patio which I plan to covert into a live room.

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8323 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

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

Post Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:54 pm

SYNTHS
Currently Own & Use:
  • Elektron Analog Keys
    Audiothingies Micromonsta
    IK Uno
    Modal Skulpt
Currently Own But NOT Using:
  • Novation Ultranova
    Waldorf Rocket (currently for sale)
    Waldorf Pulse 2 (currently for sale)
Previously Owned, 1982 - 2018:
  • Roland SH1000
    Roland TB303 x 2
    Korg Mono/Poly
    Arp Axxe
    Korg Delta
    Roland SH101
    Yamaha DX9
    Roland RS09
    Casio CZ101
    Korg DW8000
    Korg DSS-1
    Korg Poly800
    Korg M1
    Ensoniq ASR-10
    Korg 01R/W
    Korg Trinity (with MOSS board and audio recording board)
    Ensoniq ASR-X
    Kawai K5000R
    Yamaha CS1x
    Yamaha CS2x
    Alesis Micron
    Korg microX
    Roland Boutique JP08
    Roland Boutique JU06
    Korg Minilogue
    Korg Monologue
DRUM MACHINES
Previous 1982-1993:
  • Roland TR606
    Roland TR707
    Korg DDD-1
    Korg DDD-5
    Korg S3
SEQUENCERS
Previous 1985-1999:
  • Yamaha QX7
    Korg SQD-1
    Korg M1
    Korg 01R/W
    Korg Trinity
MIDI CONTROLLERS
  • Line 6 KB37 (also back-up audio I/O device)
    Arturia KeyStep
    Arturia MiniLab Mk11 (bandmate uses it)
    Roli Seaboard Rise 25 (currently for sale)
    NI Maschine Mikro Mk II (only purchased for the software bundle, never really used it)
    Roli Seaboard Block
    Roli Lightpad M
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Googly Smythe
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2409 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

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

Post Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:18 pm

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deastman
KVRAF
7169 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

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

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:12 am

deastman wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:40 pm
Sorry, I can't be bothered to make such a list. To be honest, I don't understand why any of you would.
I was possibly not in a great mood when I wrote this, three years ago. :lol:

I guess I still don’t see the point of these lists, to be honest. Maybe the original question about synths that are particularly bad and should be avoided has some merit in terms of discussion, but otherwise, why does it matter what gear individuals can put on their lists? I’ll address that question instead, since I don’t keep a list of my gear and I have way too much to even keep track of in my own head.

My first synth was a Korg DW-6000. I’ve posted on here many times over the years that I consider it the worst sounding synth ever made.... obnoxiously bright and digital, and impossible to fit into a mix. Well, a funny thing happened. People kept talking about how great the DW6k and DW8k were. A friend whose opinion I trust kept talking up its filter. Espen Kraft posted a demo of his 8K presets, and darn it if they didn’t sound really good. Eventually I sort of realized that my DW-6000 hadn’t met my expectations back in the 80s and 90s because it didn’t have that classic Roland sound. I wanted techno and trance, but the DW was closer to a Microwave or PPG with those digital wavetables. There was really nothing wrong with the synth if I could accept it on its own terms. I’ve continued to see a significant uptick in conversation around these synths, and then there was a preorder on a really impressive hardware editor that can control both a 6k and 8K simultaneously. That made me think it was time to dust off my poor neglected 6k. And... um... I also bought a DW-8000. :oops:
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8323 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:13 pm

Really? I'm the opposite. If you look at my list, which is chronological, you'll see that I had a lot of Roland gear until I discovered how much better Korg stuff sounded. To me, Roland has always been very middle of the road - nothing too terrible (except maybe the TB303) but nothing really great, either. Roland used to pack their synths with features but never really had a great sound. OTOH, even unloved Korg stuff like the Delta had a sound that I couldn't hope to get close to with any of the Roland synths I had. It was mostly in the filters, the Korg stuff had a real edge to the sound that I really liked. Still do. When I got the Axxe, it also showed up a lot of weaknesses in the Roland sound, only this time it was in the oscillators. The Korgs could cut it against the Arp but none of my Roland synths could.
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foosnark
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4692 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm

I really hated the DW-6000 that I had for a while... but wonder how much my perspective would have changed since then. I think I owned it at the wrong time in synth history and for my own experience/tastes.

I loved the Poly-800 II in its day -- probably because the one I tried was a friend's and I was jealous.

I do generally prefer Roland filters over Korg though. I agree Roland is kind of ordinary sounding, but I just am not into the MS-20 filter sound, and the Monologue and Minilogue were just plain disagreeable when I tried them.

cgnat
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201 posts since 7 Oct, 2004

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:21 pm

Buchla 20 modules, Arturia Origin, Yamaha DX200, Virus Snow, DSI Evolver, Little Phatty, Octatrack, Analog 4, Sceptre S8, Fender Strat CS, Fender Deluxe Reverb, Ibanez RG1570, Impulse 61, H9 and a broken JD-800 :(

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Aloysius
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23932 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:26 pm

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deastman
KVRAF
7169 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

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

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 pm

I’m not criticizing Korg in general. They made some great synths. But at a time when everyone was using a Jupiter-6/8 or a TB-303, the DW-6000 was simply the wrong tool for the job.

This video changed my mind.
https://youtu.be/ky8868Xbej0
Incomplete list of my gear: 110V AC to 12V DC 1.5A power supply (+ tip)

deastman
KVRAF
7169 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

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Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 pm

Also, in case anyone is interested, this is that new programmer. It’s expensive, basically the same price as my DW-8000 itself. But if you read what it’s capable of, it goes far beyond your typical classic programmer such as a PG-800.

https://retroaktivsynthesizers.com/prod ... ynthesizer
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8323 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

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

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:34 pm

foosnark wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm
I really hated the DW-6000 that I had for a while...
How come? My DW8000 was something of a revelation for me. It was just so usable compared the the DX9 it replace din my rig and made lots of great sounds. Nobody thought about analogue or digital back then, it was just about getting good sounds and the DW8000 seemed full of 'em.
I loved the Poly-800 II in its day -- probably because the one I tried was a friend's and I was jealous.
I had a Mk I but it was too limited to be of much use, so much so that I forgot about it yesterday when I was making my list.
I just am not into the MS-20 filter sound
I've never used an MS-20, not even the Legacy Collection VSTi (stupid UI with scroll bars).
Monologue and Minilogue were just plain disagreeable when I tried them.
Minilogue is a bit pedestrian but Monologue has real clout, especially with the DRIVE turned up. The thing with it is, you can always tone down a filter like the Monologue's but you can't ramp it up on something like Minilogue or Roland stuff when you want a bit more, so the Korg filter ends up offering more than the others. There is nowhere that is more obvious than with the Poly-6. On the face of it, it was a fairly limited synth but the sounds I can get out of the VSTi version I have are incredible and that's all down to its filter.
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Scotty
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1821 posts since 23 Dec, 2002

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

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 am

Synths and Controllers

Access Virus C
Behringer Model D
IK Uno
Moog MG-1
Moog Subphatty
Yamaha CS-5
Korg Volcas (all but the Drum)
Korg XD Minilogue
Korg MS-20 Mini
Roland SC88 Pro


Efx
Ensonic DP/4
Behringer Virtualizer Pro
Various Stomps

Controllers
Native Instuments Komplete Kontrol S2
Arturia Analog Lab Keyboard
Korg Stage Piano

DSP Based Audio Effx/ Synths
Sonic_Core System
UAD-2 Cards
Use Audio Plugiator
Korg Oasys PCI

Samplers
Elektron Digitakt
Yamaha A4000
Ensoniq EPS 16

Drum Machines / Beats
Akai Tom Kat
DrumBrute
Boss DR 110s (Modded)
Native Instruments Maschine MK III
The LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine

Hardware Sequencers
Zapsequencer (BCR2000 Sequencer Firmware)
Korg SQ-1

Plan to Mod
Sony Triple Head Reel to Reel conversion to Tape Delay

Hoping to Buy
Behringer Pro- One
Behringer 808
Behringer Crave
Asusp9712Core,RayDats,OASYSPCI,Cubase9,KorgLeg,Avalon737s+2022,UA4710D,6176,DCS,LA610MK2s,Neve, ARC2, Soundtoys,UADOCTO,AdamA7X, SphereMics, BCF+R2000s, DrmBrut,MiniLog,Volcas,MoogSubPhat,EnsqDP4,VirusC,Scope,MinBrut,Plugiator,NIS61 Ultimate,ComposrsCld.

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

Post Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:49 am

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