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30 years later, not much has changed.

Discussion in 'Recording' started by audiokid, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    30 years later, I'm looking at what we were doing in the 80's. Not much has changed other than its more ITB now and we have been spending the last 20 years trying to get it to work.. We used hardware and midi. It looks like Korg is getting back to the basics.

    This is like looking at Roland back in 1979, where it all began.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgqztaxA8JQ&feature=em-uploademail

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4avXZq-1BU
  2. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I still have my old Korg M1 which have a sequencer in it.. I use it as a controler now. I think I bought it in 90' for 3000$. It was all over TV shows at the time. :) Gears that work for that long are hard to come by !!
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Ha, I have an M1 here too. A classic indeed. The keyboard made me a lot of money. I used an MPC 60 with it. I owned or used most of that gear back them
    I had racks of keyboards, Emax/ Emulators, SP12, TR 909, TR 808, TR 303, MC 500, MSQ 700's, Jupiter, Juno's DX7, MOOG's All the ARP, RHODE, oh my.... so many.

    Fun days indeed.
  4. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    I still have an Ensoniq KS32, that if it wasn't for the battery dying (or dead by now) it would work just fine. ;)
  5. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    That's funny I need to change the battery of the M1, got the info on google, just need time open it.. ;) (a simple CR2032)
  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    me too. I have the battery for it but its been in storage for about 10 years lol! I wonder if its still useable. I spoke with Korg USA last year and they said it was a collectors item now.
  7. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Kurzweil K2000 ver 1.29 just added to my setup ($265.00 off goodwill, a steal!). I remember looking at these when I bought my Ensoniq TS-12 and Roland XP-80 (Just sold these finally about 2 years ago, wish I hadn't now...) I never had a big rack of keyboards. But I am from the days of Jupiters, M1s etc too. First synth I actually owned, cost me about $990 AUD, a Korg Poly 800. Jupiter 6 came actually a few years later, second hand. It's amazing to see what they fetch now... sold mine for $600.00. I currently have a Yamaha Motif XF-8 and the Kurzy, and an old TX81z module. For more sounds I then rely on Native instruments stuff, they do amazing work. Have to admit, I keep looking at the new Jupiter 80 and thinking it might make it in my studio in the future.

    Toured with a Cp 80 OBXa a few Sh101s and something else, not mine, was interesting before midi hey :).
  8. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Korg are still happy to repair M1's, although I understand their real expert on them has retired. Our band still use one because the sounds are right for the period we cover - Flybe smashed it up but Korg were able to fix it.

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