||Gear you wished you'd never sold?
| br>We've all been there, I still wake up in cold sweats, still thinking I have my old VCS whatever it was, and then realise.........I don't.
Gear I've mistakenly sold and still dream about...
EMS VCS3 with DK2 keyboard.
Moog Mini Moog
SC Prophet 5
SC Pro 1
Roland Juno 6
Revox B77 X2
| br>Most of my gear. That's why most of it is the exact same stuff but 2nd generation. br> br>
FS1r br> br>
|Annwn wrote: |
|Most of my gear. That's why most of it is the exact same stuff but 2nd generation. |
Ha Ha! Well, it would cost me a fortune to replace what I sold, and, looking back on it, it was sold in a panic, for no good reason when I met my first wife, but of course, I saw it differently then. But I "could" have hung on to it if I'd wanted to.
The other annoying thing is that my instruments were an income for me, I was hiring my synths to a local studio, I was working during the day for a furniture removal firm, I used to pile the synths in the back of the van and my mate would drive them to the studio!
I gave it all up to live in the Netherlands for a while and my life changed completely. But here I am now, back in Blighty, without a wife, and without my synths!
I would say to anyone contemplating a sale, if you really can't think of any other way to get money, then keep it at all costs. That's my attitude now. br> br>
ems 2000 vocoder
ems 8 octave filterbank
cms modded arp2600 br> br>
|pelican wrote: |
ems 2000 vocoder
ems 8 octave filterbank
cms modded arp2600
VCS3's were popular! br> br>
| br>Major regrets:
Nord G2 expanded
Schippman Ebbe & Flut
Voyager Solar edition - it looked and sounded stunning
No regrets with any of the countless other things I've had and sold.. br> br>
| br>I sold my Monomachine a few months ago, then bought another one a month later. Def. not selling that one again. br> br>
| br>Tascam 38 8-track deck
My brothers API lunchbox (he sold them, ughhh.).
My baby MOTM modular (it was only seven modules but I had that 440 filter). br> br>
| br>Vermona DRM 1 MK 3
Novation Bass Station 2
Just those 3..
I had other gears (Access Virus B, Elektron MachineDrum Mk2, Dreadbox Erebus, Arturia Minibrute SE) that i wish i still have but just for some sounds, but the 3 that i posted earlier are, or better were, keepers that i just let go for naiveness.. br> br>
| br>Op-1 (bought another one)
Oto Biscuit (bought another one) br> br>
| br>Moog taurus 1
Tr-808 br> br>
| br>Regretfully sold over the years, typically due to failure to appreciate it enough at the time, lack of space in my spare room studio and/or need for $ to buy something else:
Korg Mono Poly
Korg MS-20 original (and MS-02 interface box, which I barely understood back then)
Roland MC 202
Roland Juno 60 w/JSQ 60 sequencer
Oberheim Matrix 6R and DPX-1 sample player (not missed that much) br> br>
| br>sold a lot of stuff over the last 20 odd years...but the only things I think I actually really regret are a Korg MonoPoly & MS20.
Luckily I was able to rectify the latter by getting an MS20-M kit - actually better than my old MS20.
But there's no substitute for the MonoPoly. I must have been mad.
Honoury mentions to the Micromoog & Yamaha CS-15.
I guess it would be nice to have my Juno-60 back as it was the first synth I ever owned, but I don't actually miss it as an instrument. br> br>
| br>the only thing I've ever sold that I thought about rebuying is the ensoniq SQ-R. It's hardly the most essential piece, but if I ever have 1 rack space open I think that it would be a cool cheap way to fill it. br> br>
| br>Sennheiser vocoder
EMT 251 reverb
RSF Polykobol II
Gleeman Pentaphonic Clear version
Trident Series 70 mixing board
looking back, I know why I sold each of them and at the time they all made sense. Given my currently limited space, I couldn't keep them without knocking down some walls...
even now, the gear that's here gets used and is integrated so I can play and record whatever I want without any hassles so it's not like I'm suffering or anything. br> br>
| br>cs-80 (300pounds...)
moog modular (gave it away...)
EMS AKS (200 pounds)
TR808 (500 pounds)
D-550 (gave it away)
Arp 2600. gave it as part of a trade for a Akai s1000
jupiter 8 (700pounds)
prophet 5 rev3 (700pounds)
the list goes on... it was 1991 after all....
edit: my cr-78... got it for free (a bonus when i bought a mc-202), sold for 50 pounds.... i hated it at the time... br> br>
| br>Don T
| br>Roland SH-101
Waldorf Blofeld Keys
Elektron Machinedrum mkii
And ones I'm on the fence about:
Cwejman S1 mk2 - i sold it to get 6u of Bugbrand which, from the moment I got it, I thought was more fun. I still miss the S1 though. Can't get that sound and functionality elsewhere really.
Ensoniq ESQ-1 - I sold it because I was moving around a lot and it was too large. I also didn't have the patience for the menu-diving, but I think if I had stuck with it it would have been worth it. br> br>
| br>styrmon blue sky
(got the big sky but not enjoying it as much. Not as immediate, but undoubtedly very impressive algorithms at work. Much more of a studio thing for me.... Need to fetch another blue sky... )
revisisted some recordings with this recently and it puzzled me a bit why i let it go. I wanted to move away from the hz/v system and just go cv. My studio space is small and i like to work quick. The ms20 took time to program and since it is a "separate" system the patches which took time to build were not really transferable. I didnt want to patch hz->cv randomly and hope for the best.. Bit afraid to break shit i guess. i found myself not switching it on for a few months and just fiddling about all the other gear which snakes around mighty proper.
But.... Yeah.... the ms series is great... Would love to have a the ms20 and ms10 and ms-02. Great machines. br> br>
| br>My two main regret have both been reacquired: E-mu Morpheus and Yamaha FS1R. br> br>
| br>None ever actually. I always know what and why I'm selling and I never look back. br> br>
| br>These are the ones that I regretted letting go. They all went to fund other instruments, so I couldn't have hung onto them all, even if I wanted to.
Korg CX3 then a BX3
Horner Pianet T (I still weep when I think I let that go)
Horner Clavinet E7 (a 2 man lift, but what a sound)
Wurlitzer 200A (yup I was that daft)
Split hammond C3
Roland D50 & D550
Korg Wavestation AD
Oberheim Matrix 6R
Ensoniq ESQ1, ESQM, VFX
......and a Jen SX1000! - my first ever synth. br> br>
| br>miss the mc909, esq1 and a weird sound generator built into a tin lunch pail i got off ebay once. :( br> br>
| br>Oto Biscuit
Ibanez RG507 (my first guitar)
Strymon El Capistan br> br>