What's in your rig ?

dabmeister music

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I'm curious to see what's being used in most studios. I need to make a decision on a possible hardware upgrade. This is my current setup and please give some concrete feedback as to what you think I may need to upgrade or improve on. Now I have a pretty large rack that houses a :
  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Kurzweil K2500RS module ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">a Korg Triton rack module ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Korg 01R/W module ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">a Roland JV-1080 w/ the hiphop & vintage synth expansion cards ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">a Emu Planet Phat module ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">a TC helicon Voice Prism module ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">an ASR10 (w/ the flouresent screen) 61 note sampling keyboard ,
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  • <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">and a 76 key Roland A-70 midi controller .
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">My two drum machines are the Akai MPC4000 and the Roland R-8 w/ a couple of expansion cards. :cool:

[ August 21, 2003, 08:00 AM: Message edited by: dabmeister17 ]
 
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Nate Tschetter

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Feb 28, 2001
Howdy

Good topic.

I've really downsized over the years. Softsynths and crankiness led to my synth whore demise.

Here's what I currently have:

KEYBOARDS

1960 Hammond B3 / Leslie
Fender DynoMyRhodes Piano

SYNTHS

Moog Minimoog w Big Briar MIDI kit
Yamaha VL1
Yamaha VL1m
Yamaha Motif 8
Yamaha CE20
microKorg

DRUM MACHINES

MAM ADX-1
Yamaha RX5

CONTROLLERS

Novation Remote 25
Yamaha KX5 (if only I had Chick Corea's leather jumpsuit...!)

SOFT SYNTHS

NI Absynth
NI Battery
NI Kontakt
NI Reaktor
NI B4
NI Pro-53
NI FM7
Steinberg PPG
Tascam GigaStudio

What would I _really_ want? A good 88-key Rhodes, a D6 Clavinet, Wurli and a real Grand piano.
 

Nate Tschetter

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Feb 28, 2001
Howdy

Thanks. I'm really itching to have more time with the softsynth stuff. So far, I'm just too busy.

I got the Minimoog for...get this...NOTHING! A buddy of mine gave it to me like 10 years ago. Works great. Gotta be thankful for those deals 'cos they're rare.
 

Nate Tschetter

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Feb 28, 2001
Howdy

Just bumping this to the top. I want to see what everyone else is using these days lest I become terribly out of touch.
 

Todzilla

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May 12, 2003
Location
Neuse River Watershed
I'm a cheapskate, so I'm always trying to get the most variety out of not the most expensive stuff.

Here goes:

Keyboards:

Roland D-50 - I love this guy, even if it is digital
Korg X5 - I don't care for plasticy Korg stuff, but I needed a knock around keyboard, it was cheap and it has pretty damn nice tonewheel sounds
Korg Prophecy - I know I just disparaged Korg stuff, but this is a really cool keyboard
Farfisa Professional - a little rough around the edges, but the grey and white keys can't be beat.
Wurly 140B - coolass tan flecked model. Lost the sustain pedal years ago (arggh!) and some of the tines are flat or broken. A refurb for the winter months?

Rack:
Emu ESI-32 - good cheap knockaround sampler. I got some ridiculous deal on 9 Emu CDs from Emu themselves for about $50. Sweet
Roland D-550 - in case the D-50 funks up. Also, the only good way to get multi-timbrality from a D-50
Roland U-220 - nice cheap ROMpler. Good piano sounds.
Roland MKS-7 - much maligned, but cool sounding analog synth. Interface from hell.
Peavey Spectrum Organ - Surprisingly good tonewheel sounds. Goes great with my MotionSound Pro3.
Yamaha P-50m - Piano ROMpler. Sounds passable but not stellar. Got for $100 new. What can I say?
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Dream Synth - Oberheim Matrix 12. Anyone have one for sale for $100?
 

Linwood

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Dec 9, 2001
DynoMy Rhodes
B3 W/122 ( but I just sold it and it leaves 8/21)
(I know -idiot)
Wurli model 200 - in the process of rebuilding it

S90
XV5050 ( techno and string cards)
1080 ( pop and orch cards)
E4XT -loaded
MKS-20
SY-77
midimini - studio electronics
samplecell II - I still like these cards
 
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