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New to forum, got some old gear I'm messing around with...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Madman330, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Madman330

    Madman330 Guest

    Hey all, pleased to meet ya. I've been involved with some local musicians & producers over the years and may have some stupid questions about some of the gear I've amassed over that time, so I'll apologize ahead of time in my first post, lol.
    I've got a few racks worth of all kinds of fx and some older Roland gear that I'll be going through soon. Gonna keep what I like and maybe get rid of some - been in need of extra funds lately. Here's a few I've dusted off lately:

    Roland MC 300
    Roland MC 500
    MOTU 2408 MkII
    Rocktron Chameleon 2000
    Rocktron Intellifex
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    And so your question is what? This is still all viable equipment you have. What do you want to do with it? Cryptic descriptions with no questions means a definitive lack of responses. But what you've listed here is not " a few racks worth of all kinds of effects". Racks are generally over 6 feet tall and you have 3 full of stuff and you've listed only 5 U worth of pieces that really don't have anything to do with each other and that ain't 3 racks. So what are you saying? If you're thinking about selling some of those you have to tell us what you have? Or is it just those five items that you want to sell? Or is it just five items you want to use? Or are you asking what these five items are as the MOTU 2408 mkII is not an effect device. It's an 8 line level input/24 x 24 digital inputs/outputs, a computer audio interface & standalone converter. It's not an effect! But it also requires the PCI 324 PCI card for the desktop computer. The other items you have listed are guitar effects. So again, what is your question?

    I have equipment but not enough to record with what do I need?
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  3. Madman330

    Madman330 Guest

    RemyRAD Response

    No question really, just an introduction that got a little wordy. I'll probably be looking to sell the gear, but only after I decide I don't want individual pieces. The ones I listed I'm pretty sure I want to get rid of. And yes, there's a rack and some other loose units in the back room that I haven't gotten to yet, it has a couple digitechs, yamahas, and some other stuff, but I won't know what til I get a chance to clean out the room. It's a big, time consuming project.
    Just sayin hi really, pleased to meet u...
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Well it sounds like you got some cool stuff that's worthwhile to keep. Especially if you do some recording work. That 2408 is quite a good computer interface I have the identical unit. It's particularly effective if you had TASCAM DA88's and their other models and you wanted to transfer from or to Alesis optical ports. And they can be used without the computer for that purpose. So you must have quite a load of stuff to get through? There'll be plenty of people here that may be interested in some of your stuff. I personally already have more than I need but this is a sickness. An obsession. We can't stop ourselves. We have to keep buying equipment & microphones until we die!

    Five years beyond death
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  5. Madman330

    Madman330 Guest

    I understand. Keep in touch with me and I'll make sure I let u know as i dust these off, it's gonna take awhile...
  6. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Okay, thanks. But Madman330, wouldn't it be more MC (musically correct) if you were Madman440? Maybe 435? 330 sounds like the time you get out of school?

    4 AM for the Outer Limits on THISTV.com
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  7. Madman330

    Madman330 Guest

    330 is just my area code, I've been out of school for awhile now, haha. Although, I could definitely use some schooling on recording and producing, as almost all of my involvement with talent in my area over the years has been promotional and organizational. In other words, all the gear I have sitting in storage is just laying in racks that have no rhyme or reason to them, and in most cases i haven't even used them. My girlfriend has an imac and uses garage band currently, but we plan on getting training from a protools-certified friend in the near future. I want to promote her creatively and am open to the possibility of keeping the right gear out of what we have, but we have to be selective and if that means getting rid of all of it to have funds to personalize a small studio to her needs, then so be it. I was there today and dusted off a Yamaha TG77 tone generator and a Digitech Studios Quad4 fx processor from the same storage rack - doubt I'll need either of them but I want to research with her first. I'll get a chance to itemize what all is there over turkeyday weekend - should I assume you'd like to see the total list at this point? Also, I'm kinda new at the forum stuff (more school needed possibly, haha), but should we move this discussion to another forum? Don't want to annoy anyone if it's not too late, lol
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I used to sell Roland professional in the 80's. The MC 500 was pretty cool in its time but like all these products, they are so primitive now, I wouldn't waste my time on them. If you see floppy drives, keep walking. The Akai MPC 60's took them out. Still, lots of fun though.

    Welcome to RO.
  9. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Ahh but some of these archaic pieces are still educational to get a full understanding of. In our current culture it appears that complexity has been exponentially ramped up to a point where folks can no longer really learn the basics. At least we don't have too many folks here trying to make recordings with carbon microphones? ...Oh oh? I probably shouldn't have said that? Look what has happened with ribbon microphones. And we're always going to have to have somebody handy to keep banging on those carbon microphones to unstick those carbon granules when they start to bunch up together. I hate when they do that. Didn't you ever fix the telephone by slamming the receiver down? I guess you're too young for that?

    Wow that's Carbonic!
    Mx. Remy Ann David
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff


    You are always adding some spice. well said.

    This is astonishing. I've mentioned this in a few posts and its appropriate to mention it again.
    I was told Guitar Center has 100 million in returns a year over people not being able to comprehend what they are buying.

    That being said, I've always found Roland gear to be confusing. Always seems its being built around someone more logical design and changed just enough to get it passed. Their smaplers and sequencers were so goofy and confusing. But you wouldn't know that unless you had the opportunity to own more expensive technology.
    These MC sequencers are a total mess compared to the Linn and Akai OS. Same thing with lets say, Pro Tools compared to Sonar or Cubase. Sonar has so much more, but its goofy and cluttered.
    And then there is Sequoia that cost $3000 for just the software, and its so logical.

    Over the last 35 years I find most of the more expensive gear is priced higher because it actually makes sense and does what its supposed to. Might not always have all the bells and whistles of the more popular stuff, but I don't want all the crap and confusion. I just want it to make sense, flow and work.

    And to contradict all this... then there is Reaper, for what... $60 bucks, that kicks serious ass for what it it.

    Yup, I remember those phones. That was were my interest in audio began. Phones where my first speakers.

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