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Post by Monotremata » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:15 am

An MPC! Always wanted one, they were too expensive.. By the time I could afford one, I decided pattern based sequencing sucked and I HAD to have a DAW to create. Fast forward 20 years later the MPC replaced Logic Pro 4 months ago here. Still haven't gotten the hardware yet, paid about the same for the MPC Studio that I could've gotten a 2000XL for, but the Studio/Software does soooooooo much more.. Getting a Live as soon as I can to go computer free except when I need to pretend I have a 24 track 2" deck with Logic..

Samplers too heh.. Seeing Akai's for $3000 in the late 90s meant I was NEVER getting one. Nowadays those things are everywhere. Just bought an Emu E5000 Ultra at 2am this morning for less than $300 heh.

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Post by vav » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:25 am

i bought a les paul. it's the most inspired i've felt to play and write music in close to 20 years.
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Post by anselmi » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:42 am

modular of any kind
a good sampler
buchla 200e
good quality fx
Moog stuff
a 303
a 101

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Post by dubonaire » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:38 am

my whole studio

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Post by Rigo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:51 am

tehyar wrote:
ObsoleteModular wrote:
lisa wrote:Now I’m using a $20000 eurorack setup
Wtf?!! :woah:
a high stakes job .
Ah! I see. :party:
It’s not that crazy. With the piecemeal nature of eurorack, shit adds up before you know it.
I lusted after a Cwejman S1, but thought it too expensive ... so I started with some eurorack. Really don't want to know how many S1s I could have bought by now :help:

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Post by chaocrator » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:49 pm

well, about a half of equipment i have at the moment:

Command Stations
Novation Nova (Laptop)
Virus B
Roland MC-80 EX
even RM1x was not affordable (and available) here when it was new.
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Post by nectarios » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:56 am

chaocrator wrote:...
Virus B
That was one of my dreams as well. I went through B rack, Polar TI, C, Snow TI and now have a Indigo 1 which I ended up keeping cause I keep buying and selling Virus synths...and the Indigo 1 I got for 370€...crazy when you consider how much it cost when I first wanted it.

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Post by blw » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:40 pm

Zymos wrote:...oh but also.......all those synths and samplers from the 80's and 90's that I don't even want anymore but I could now buy for a couple hundred bucks.

Came so close to drunk-buying a Wavestation EX a couple of weeks ago, but started to question my nostalgia...
Good call. My Wavestation didn't stick around very long. It sounds pretty cool, but you could make a pretty solid case for the VST version with that one.

Owning one was kind of fun for recognizing presets from songs and soundtracks of that era, though. It was obviously pretty popular back then.

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Post by LektroiD » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:33 pm

That's easy, D50 and M1. Not that I have any sort of affinity for them, but they are synths I couldn't afford in the day, and now they're two-a-penny.

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Post by sutekina bipu-on » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:27 am


shit even my doepfer case / setup i couldnt have afforded for most of my life, i used to sit in the computer lab in high school and look at the doepfer site

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Post by tron23 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:36 am

dubonaire wrote:my whole studio
Same here! :guinness:

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