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Let's discuss Richard D James's Gear list

Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:13 pm

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:13 pm

You bastard, I know you're a member here. :hug:
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Post by mamonu » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:16 pm

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Post by Dogma » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:18 pm

HUh? are you having a coversation with yourself? I havent seen this list but I just heard the new track - DAMN! I mean wow! I thought he disappeared up his own ass years ago but this is perfect balance between twitch and dance.

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Post by sascha.victoria » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:14 pm

On first glance this is the most used piece of equipment:

http://www.sounddevices.com/products/722/
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Post by hageir » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:36 pm

mamonu wrote:Image
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haha :yay:

Jeez that's a ton of gear!!
Nice to see he's liking the API stuff, I really want that 550B EQ, yumm!!!

I don't see the SCI Studio 440 on his list, which was given to him by a friend in the 90s when he was starting out (read that somewhere)

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Maybe he didn't use it this time. I doubt it's a complete list.
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Post by amnesia » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:35 pm

MC202?

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Post by hageir » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:49 pm

Paranormal Patroler wrote:Maybe he didn't use it this time. I doubt it's a complete list.
good point! hehe

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Post by amnesia » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:52 pm

My thinking is its everything used on Syro. it is not a complete list bar far.
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Post by amnesia » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:57 pm

Its not complete because there is no EMS Synthi 100 listed.

Especially this.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:28 pm

Actually there is one of these close to where I'm located. I should go take some photos in front of it if I can as well, I mean I own a lab coat so why not?
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Post by extra testicle » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:38 pm

^ there is a modulars category lol same deal w/ plugs

i'd guess the dots line up with the tracks used on. what do the black squares mean? and some stuff is listed and unused...probably spells out some secret message. haha

it's an interesting shift in track title naming. his take on a gear demo, live to 2 tracks? lol

imo the spaces used is the only part that makes the gear list interesting. it's funny to imagine him setting that stuff up in bed. and the names of the spaces let you imagine the feel of the room without seeing the gear, which is cool. when you're using your own gear you aren't checking it out. the lodge makes me think twin peaks. is the mod room where he tinkers with shit or where people go to use psychedelic drugs? it's better not knowing.

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Post by soundwave106 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:30 pm

hageir wrote:Jeez that's a ton of gear!!
While not every professional musician out there has the same GAS as some of us amateurs, it's refreshing in a way to know that -- well -- a heck of a lot *do*. (Aphex Twin is by far not the only pro with insane gear lists.)

At least we're not guitarists, I guess. :deadbanana:

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Post by Cymatics » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:55 pm

amnesia wrote:My thinking is its everything used on Syro.
That's kind of obvious isn't it? The dots denote what track each item is used on.

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Post by thetwlo » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:04 am

this is going to turn into the Nurse with Wound list, isn't it?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse_with_Wound_list

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Post by 101010oxo » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:49 am

I thought it quite interesting that he used the Sound Devices 722 so much...

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Post by petejm » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:00 am

You can get a sense of each setup if you do a bit of work. :hihi:
Anyone want to help categorise the gear: instruments, mixers etc? I'm not familiar with a lot of this stuff.
There were a couple of items that don't seem to be listed against tracks, so maybe some errors here...
  • minipops 67 (source field mix) - Lodge
    • allen organ spring reverb
      arp 2500
      bode vocoder
      chandler delay black
      chandler zoner limiter
      disklavier mkiv pro custom
      emt 140 plate/stereo/tube
      eventide dsp4000
      fulltone tape echo
      korg minipops7 midi, sepouts
      korg ps3300 x3
      lexicon 480l
      marion prosynth x2
      micmix dynaflanger
      midimoogs x2
      MTI Ensemble
      Neotek Elite 64 Channel Custom
      Pearl Syncussion, racked/midi/mod x4
      Plugins, various
      Quantec Room Simulator
      RME Fireface800
      RMI Harmonic Synth
      Roland MKS70
      Sci Prophet VS
      Sci Prophet5, racked/keyboard
      Studio Electronics Code8 Full
      Synton Syntovox 221 x2
      Tantek Flanger/Delay
      TC1210
      Valley People Gain Brains
      Valley People Kepex x10
      Wildlife
    XMAS_EVET10 (thanaton3 mix) - Basement & Lodge
    • AKG Contact Mics
      Allen Organ Spring Reverb
      ARP 2500
      Bode Vocoder
      Chandler Delay Black
      Chandler Zoner Limiter
      EML 101. Modded
      EMS 2000 Vocoder
      EMT 140 Plate/Stereo/Tube
      EMT 240 Gold Foil
      EMT 258 x4 Filters
      Eventide DSP4000
      Fulltone Tape Echo
      HAT Mechanical Drums
      JH Tau Phaser
      Korg PS3300 x3
      Lexicon 480L
      Lynx Aurora 16
      Marion PROSynth x2
      Meinl Water UDU
      Midimoogs x2
      Moog Memory Lintronics
      Mum&Dad Vocals
      Neotek Elite 64 Channel Custom
      Oberheim OBX, racked
      Oberheim Modular SEMs, racked
      Pearl Syncussion, racked/midi/mod x4
      Plugins, various
      Roland D550
      Roland MKS70
      Roland R8/R8M
      Sci Prophet VS
      Sci Prophet5, racked/keyboard
      Sound Devices 722
      SPL TD4
      SSL X desk
      Studio Electronics Code8 Full
      Synton Syntovox 221 x2
      TC1210
      Tongue Drums
      Valley People Gain Brains
      Valley People Kepex x10
      Wildlife
      Yamaha EX42
      Yamaha FS1R
      Zither AFX-scale
    produk 29 - Lodge
    • Allen Organ Spring Reverb
      AMS RM10
      Dytronics FS1
      Eventide DSP4000
      Fulltone Tape Echo
      Korg Minipops7 Midi, sepouts
      Korg PS3300 x3
      Lynx Aurora 16
      Micmix Dynaflanger
      Micmix Masteroom 2
      Midas Venice Desk
      Midimoogs x2
      MTI Ensemble
      Mum&Dad Vocals
      Neotek Elite 64 Channel Custom
      Plugins, various
      Sci Prophet5, racked/keyboard
      Songbird Trichorus x2
      Sound Devices 722
      Tantek Flanger/Delay
      TC1210
      Valley People Gain Brains
      Valley People Kepex x10
    4 bit 9d api+e+6 - Mod room
    • Allen Heath Mix Wizard
      Crumar Bit01 White
      Dytronics FS1
      Eventide H949 x4
      Kawai K5000R
      Lexicon 480L
      Modular Systems/Eurorack
      Moog Memory Lintronics
      Orla DSE24
      Pearl SC40
      Plugins, various
      Roland CE1
      Roland TR606, modded
      Sci Prophet VS
      Sound Devices 722
      Yamaha EX42
      Yamaha FS1R
    180db_ - Bank thin room
    • AKG BX25
      Midas Venice Desk
      RME Fireface800
      Serge Modular 9-panel
      Soundcraft Ghost
    CIRCLONT6A (syrobonkus mix) - Bedroom
    • API 8200A
      Boss BX16
      Boss BX8
      Boss GE7
      Casio FZ10 + F220M + HXC
      Chandler Delay Cream
      Cirklon Sequencer
      Drawmer Stereo Gate
      EMT 258 x4 Filters
      Helios x2
      JH Arp Quadra Phaser
      JH Storm Tide Flanger x2
      Korg Minipops7 Midi, sepouts
      LPG
      Make Noise DPO
      Midas Venice Desk
      Roland 101e, modded
      Sound Devices 722
      TR9090
      Yamaha DX100, modded
    fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 -Bedroom
    • API 8200A
      Boss BX16
      Boss BX8
      Casio FZ10 + F220M + HXC
      Cirklon Sequencer
      Korg Minipops7 Midi, sepouts
      Midimoogs x2
      Sound Devices 722
    CIRCLONT14 (shrymoning mix) - Bedroom
    • API 8200A
      Boss BX16
      Boss BX8
      Casio FZ10 + F220M + HXC
      Chandler Delay Cream
      Cirklon Sequencer
      Intellijel Rubicon
      JH Arp Quadra Phaser
      Jomox Sunsyn V1 x2
      Modular Systems/Eurorack
      Roland 101e, modded
      Roland R8/R8M
      Roland TR808
      Sound Devices 722
      Yamaha CS80
      Yamaha DX100, modded
    syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix) - Bedroom
    • API 8200A
      Boss BX16
      Boss BX8
      Casio FZ10 + F220M + HXC
      Chandler Delay Cream
      Cirklon Sequencer
      Cwejman RES4 x3
      Cwejman VCO6
      EMT 258 x4 Filters
      Helios x2
      Midas Venice Desk
      Musicmaid Claptrap x4
      Neumann U473 x2
      Quad Eight 248 x2
      Roland 101e, modded
      Sound Devices 722
      TR727
      Yamaha CS80
      Yamaha DX100, modded
    PAPAT4 (pineal mix) - Lodge
    • Atari 1040 + Midi Expansion + HXC
      Chandler Delay Black
      EMT 252 FX
      Lynx Aurora 16
      Midimoogs x2
      Modular Systems/Eurorack
      Neotek Elite 64 Channel Custom
      Pearl Syncussion, racked/midi/mod x4
      Plugins, various
      Rhodes Chroma
      Roland MKS70
      Studio Electronics Code8 Full
    s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix) - C-shape
    • A Designs Reddi
      A Designs Pacifica
      ADT Toolkit x4
      Akai S950HXC
      Alice Mixer
      Calrec Minimixer
      Chandler Delay Cream
      Cirklon Sequencer
      Ensoniq ASR10
      Korg DS8
      Korg PS3200
      Siemens V78 x2
      Sound Devices 722
      SSL 4000 Channel Strips x5
      Synthoma Elkorus
      Yamaha TX16W x2
    aisatsana - Big room
    • Calrec Minimixer
      Disklavier MKIV Pro Custom
      DPA 4052
      EMS 2000 Vocoder
      Nagra IV-S
      Shure Auxpander
      Sound Devices 722

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Post by twincities » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:33 am

glad to see it looks like they'll be some (prepared?) piano stuff again with the disklavier!

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Post by JahBones » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:17 pm

RMI harmonic synth! Glad I googled that, what a looker! Anyone actually ever seen one of these in person?

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Post by thetwlo » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:00 am

JahBones wrote:RMI harmonic synth! Glad I googled that, what a looker! Anyone actually ever seen one of these in person?
no, no one, ever. Weird, right? :lick:
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Post by Kent » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:13 am

I've played one of them. It was cool looking and only slightly special.

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Post by m0rb1d » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:37 am

Here's a nice spreadsheet someone put together.


Fascinating to read, this is one of the best parts of the new album.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:40 am

I bet the Cirklon will now get to top of the list for a lot of people that didn't even know about it. :mrgreen: Also what delights me most about this gear list is that musicians like Aphex Twin and Squarepusher have been known to push devices to their limits. Always striving to get more from what the machine is supposed to give. And seeing new devices on these artists lists, devices that were designed with a mind-frame to overcome said limitations, I'm happy and excited to see what new boundaries these artists might reach.
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Post by Heathfinnie » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:34 pm

JahBones wrote:RMI harmonic synth! Glad I googled that, what a looker! Anyone actually ever seen one of these in person?
I owned one. I agree with Kent. Looks way cooler than it actually sounded. Don't get me wrong, it was special but I couldn't justify keeping it given my thoughts on the sound. It ended up in the hands of Billy Corgan who I think now owns one of everything and could probably rival the Aphex List.

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