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04-09-2002, 06:40 PM
Right. I'm involved in a musical project and we are about to spend some serious cash upgrading, adding to and improving our current setup. We have a long list of wants, wishes and needs, but a few bits are necessities. If anyone wants to sell, knows of someone who wants to sell, or could 'aquire' any of the below stuff, or anything similar, we will be more than willing to discuss prices. The only stipulation is that the eqpt works and is in reasonable condition. The list is a bit odd, and some items are more for sentimental / amusement reasons.
Akai S1000 or S2000 Sampler (or any S- model)
Roland JV1080 or JV2080
Farfisa Compact Duo
Novation Bass Station (Rack or Keyboard)
Roland TB-303 Bass Station
Roland TR-606 Drumatix
Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer
Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer
Casio VL-Tone VL-1
04-09-2002, 07:03 PM
I might have a Casio VL-Tone lying around at my mums. If I can find it, its yours matey.
04-09-2002, 07:05 PM
Moog Minimoog ? Three oscillators that drift in an out of tune... is this a retro-concept album ( if that's not tautology)?
04-09-2002, 07:09 PM
Cheers Maidstoned! The VL-Tone is more for fun than anything else, but we'd love to have one. If you can find it let me know and we'll do business.
Pidster, the Moog is for the live side of things which we hope to be able to do by Christmas. Mercury Prize winning double concept album next year (or maybe we'll just stick to the 808s and so on when trying to record stuff!).
04-09-2002, 07:10 PM
have a look on the reader ads at www.sospubs.co.uk
Should be some of that stuff on there, I know there's loads of JV-1080's going at the moment, around £300-350. I'm picking up a Kawai K4r for £85, if I wasn't so broke I'd get a TR-rack as well.
04-09-2002, 07:16 PM
As far as the Rolands go, don't you fancy getting Rebirth and/or Reason instead?
Rebirth emulates the Tb-303, 808 and 909.
04-09-2002, 07:30 PM
We've just got hold of Reason actually Worthing, and are currently awaiting a consignment of new Macs to run our studio with. However the live side of things will work better for us using solid state eqpt. rather than all sitting about with computers, especially as we've got some old-fashioned instruments (guitars and so on!) which will obviously play a large part in the live work. The plan at the moment is to stack up as much gear as we can get our hands on, see how much fun we can have with it all, and how far we can stretch each bit of kit and worry about it later. What d'you reckon?
04-09-2002, 07:40 PM
Following on from Lil' Matt's plea... please unload yourself of all Gibsons, Fenders, and top of the range custom built accoustics to me. Donor must deliver. MUST BE RIGHT HANDED
Matt..good luck in your mission ( and what's wrong with ARP odsysseys ?)
04-09-2002, 07:46 PM
Well I personally like having hardware, except for recording where I've always used sequencers rather than a hard-disk multitrack...I like having the visual display of the track in front of me, while my dad prefers the traditional recording methods. I also don't use any external effects, just VST plug-ins.
Virtual Synths thouhh don't really appeal to me, mainly because the latency means you can't play them directly, and editing patches on the screen is a lot harder than on the front panel of a module.
Rebirth does the same job as a Roland tb-303 and the other two, but I know that having the actual machines is a lot cooler...just a lot more expensive...especially if you've got a dodgy copy of Rebirth.....
04-09-2002, 08:10 PM
I agree with most of your sentiments. Having played around with Rebirth a while back I concur that it's very fiddly, especially on a small screen in a noisy environment. Having the real kit around is quite fun too. At the moment it looks as if we're going to go for the best of both worlds (ie a bit of each) and see what happens. We've agreed that playing live is important, so hopefully we can achieve some sort of balance. The only problem is getting hold of all the kit at good prices and soon. Oh yes, weve also got to sort out our tunes as well, but that's another story all together...
Cheers for the advice. All comments and suggestions are helpful when it comes to spending this much cash.
04-09-2002, 09:00 PM
my main problem isn't equipment, I'm pretty happy with what I've got at the moment, considering it hardly cost me anything, I can produce professional-sounding music.
I just can't decide what music I want to make! One day I'll be making some experimental electronica, the next a ballad, then a hip-hop rhythm and bassline, then some modern R&B, then some laidback instrumental tracks. And then when my mate Brett comes round, out comes the Gibson and I'm writing heavy rock! With a few bevvies down us we then tend to get silly and things like our "Kermit the Frog Dance Mix" result!
Already this month I've gone from writing instrumentals which I could send off for use as library/production music, to writing electronic stuff with the ultimate aim of maybe getting a deal with someone like Warp Records.
I've got so many half-finished tracks in so many different styles, I really need to settle on one, but I don't enjoy writing one any more than the others. :confused:
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