What's in your rig ?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by dabmeister music, Aug 12, 2003.

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  1. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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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 ]
     
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

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    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.
     
  3. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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    Nate , you've got it going on & you have some cool stuff. I use to play on some of that vintage gear back in the day. I wish I had that mini-moog of yours. (laughing)
     
  4. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

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

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    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?
     
  7. Linwood

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    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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