musicians : your gear ?

category: general [glöplog]
Besides every audio software we know and use, what hardware instruments / components are you using ?
Many have sampled TB 303's and TR 909's back in the days, and a few nowadays use guitars.
Tell here your massive destruction tools.
added on the 2006-07-02 13:49:20 by willbe willbe
nothing beats a good female voice ;)
added on the 2006-07-02 13:51:54 by Zest Zest
Defactor - our musician uses a sonar cakewalk software, cubease and reason3...
Hardware components used by Defactor:

Access Virus C Rack XL,
Yamaha CS2X,
Swissonic CK490 USB
Behringer Eurorack UB 1832 FX Pro
Alesis M1 Active MK2
AKG 241
EMU 1212m + M-Audio Audiophile USB
Audiotrack USB Midi System

- Sound Processors:
Ultrafex 3200,
MDX 2600 Composer

And many real instruments, not only samples.

Here you will find some tunes composed by Defactor:
added on the 2006-07-02 14:24:16 by wie8 wie8
Some years ago I had a good old GDR - made Vermona synthesizer:
I mean this pretty baby... :D
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i mean this pretty baby...
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I mean this pretty baby
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added on the 2006-07-02 19:41:25 by Virgill Virgill
the discussion is probably old in the i-want-to-get-signed-at-warp-records-too scene, but i'm wondering anyway: is there any decent reason to use any hardware other than input stuff (midi controller, keyboard, mikes) and real instruments (for instance guitars)?

i mean, is there anything samplers and synths and effect boxes can do that a computer can't do for a much lower price and often much higher flexibility and ease of use?
added on the 2006-07-02 19:54:56 by skrebbel skrebbel
At least their processing power won't run out, no matter how many hw-effects you have ;)
added on the 2006-07-02 20:22:39 by teel teel
Skrebbel : indeed this is a good question.
Actually i'm switching from software to hardware.
Mainly because i aim to play live, and because i don't think being behind a laptop makes a decent show.
Also, using multiple hardware devices multiplies dedicated, ready-to-use control surfaces. It's a completly different workflow, with no bugs around. You sit and make music, without any stupid fan buzzing.

Just so you know, my own pretty babies are called Korg Electribe S and A, with a Denon DN-S1000 CD player and a Tapco 6 channels mixer.
added on the 2006-07-02 20:41:44 by willbe willbe
I shall be giving an evil eye to skrebbel next party.

And a good one to wilbe.

My current hw is a Yamaha sy99, korg mono/poly and oberheim matrix 6. I'm trying to get rid of the matrix and get myself a roland jd800 and a SCI multitrak.

And some behringers are coming in next week so I can finally make something that sounds great on other speakers than my behringer headset (at 20 eur).
500 MHz PC + sucky Radium 49 keyboard
A load of half-completed circuitbent stuff

That's all I think...
Oh yeah, almost forgot: ring modulate me beautiful
added on the 2006-07-02 20:51:21 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
impulse tracker (registered, 2.15)
adobe audition
fl studio 6

+ headphones (monitors)
+ philips 100w speakers

friend with professional vocal studio
added on the 2006-07-02 21:37:26 by ninja ninja
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and a swedisk machine:
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added on the 2006-07-02 22:12:19 by _-_-__ _-_-__
monomachine rox.
also virgill's bass does.
as for me, i use korg n5 synth which has typical korg's patches and a fender strat and a mixer and dynaudios to hear all the stuff.
pretty satisfied with that, don't want any hw "analog" synths. may be, nordlead2, just because of it's little stick which is soo nice for solos.
added on the 2006-07-02 23:05:08 by ton ton
not that i would consider myself a scene musician, but i have'nt seen any software yet that could mess with my trusted mpc-60 sp12 combo beatwise. same goes for decent outboard eqs and dynamics. (no, i'm not talking about the bear-ringers)
your mileage may ofcourse vary..
added on the 2006-07-02 23:46:00 by madMixx madMixx
I shall be giving an evil eye to skrebbel next party.

about time you start attending those again then!
added on the 2006-07-03 00:03:58 by skrebbel skrebbel
(may i suggest demozone?)
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You may suggest everything to me, Eggy! Unfortunately, I'm having lunch in Derby that day for the races..but hey, I know this nice, cosy norwegian party coming up where your presence will be appreciated!
i liked you better when you lived in denmark!
added on the 2006-07-03 00:28:04 by skrebbel skrebbel
I'm not claiming to be a musician but I like my Roland D-50 for when I crave good old italo chords.
added on the 2006-07-03 00:36:15 by Caradhraz Caradhraz
I droped most hardware several years ago when VST's became attention worthy. With machines like albino2, reaktor, minimogueVA, absynth, clavius +remakes of old machines like the prophet5 i dont really need it. Only hardware im attracted to is NLIII, and i have one ordered.
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