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#2878543 - 09/12/17 03:29 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Michael Wright]
willf Offline
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Originally Posted By: Michael Wright
Originally Posted By: SkiGuy777
Korg 01W/FD as well, mine is still in perfect condition. The Kronos is out of this world when it comes to sounds, but the 01W/FD is still great.
I'm a big fan also. I have two of them! They're built like a tank!


I have a Korg 01/W Pro. It is still working fine, albeit the display is a little dim these days and one or two of the buttons sometimes need to be pressed more than once to 'work'.


Edited by willf (09/12/17 05:26 AM)

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#2878551 - 09/12/17 05:22 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: willf]
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I have refurbished and brought old T-2, T-3 EX, M1 O1WFD keyboards from the dead. They were made well and some parts are available. Look at the residual on these boards on EBay sometime.
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#2878557 - 09/12/17 05:53 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: synthizen2]
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Emu Command Stations. Love my XL-7 and wish there was a modern version with a better computer interface and effects. This was Ableton Live in hardware before there was an Ableton Live.
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#2878582 - 09/12/17 07:52 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: RABid]
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#2878624 - 09/12/17 10:34 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: RABid]
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Originally Posted By: RABid
Emu Command Stations. Love my XL-7 and wish there was a modern version with a better computer interface and effects. This was Ableton Live in hardware before there was an Ableton Live.


+10 Totally agree. Such a versatile bit of hardware. Still my go to midi controller/sequencer.
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#2878639 - 09/12/17 11:21 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Karl Schmeer]
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Roland RD300 c-1986 version. I've got 2 at home and one for the road (76-key version, SW).
Piano 3 cuts thru the live mix an can be roped in for studio as well.

Also, Ensoniq ZR76. 20-something years old, and remains a vital studio tool. Strings, synths, APs, EP,s, even very useful drum machine.

Korg BX3 v.2. When run thru a real Leslie, Motion Sound, Vent, etc. it can be very cool. Great interface, great looks, ultra-tweekable. Nice piece.
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#2878743 - 09/12/17 06:20 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: sagetunes]
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My Apex stand.
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#2878756 - 09/12/17 07:40 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: J. Dan]
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My cx3... from mid early 2000's.
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#2878767 - 09/12/17 08:16 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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If we're talking synthesizers, standard Triton 61. Stupid thing just will not die. And I still think that Yamaha FS keybed Korg used in that and many other of their classics is one of the best synth actions ever made.

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#2878774 - 09/12/17 08:45 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: I-missRichardTee]
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Another CX3 ver 2 user here.. going on 9 yrs. My old Korg X2(bought used in 2003) still sits in my home studio. The battery needs replacing, but it is used nowadays as a controller for either my iPad or Logic.
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#2878857 - 09/13/17 09:22 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: J. Dan]
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
My Apex stand.


I still have mine.. 26 yrs
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#2878968 - 09/13/17 06:09 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: tucktronix]
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Still love and use my Roland Super JD-990.

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#2878983 - 09/13/17 06:37 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: GDP]
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My Ensoniq SD-1 is still kicking. I use it mainly for a lower manual for my Electro 3. I like the feel of the keybed WAY better than the Electro though......

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#2878996 - 09/13/17 07:48 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: area51recording]
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I've got a Roland JD-800, don't really see it or hear of it ever, but the things a beast. The base tones might not be that spectacular, but the simple layering and editing and all those sliders are a joy. also still using my NE2 despite plenty of increase in clonewheel capability. I love it. Just got some OB1 drawbars from a fellow forum member too, the beast has new life.

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#2879644 - 09/16/17 08:27 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: scottasin]
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Can't forget Invisible Stands.

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#2879670 - 09/16/17 11:30 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Michael Wright]
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Where would one begin? Depends on care and maintenance, right?

Still goin...
Cable baby grand
Hammond A-100, B3, C3, and 122's
Rhodes Suitcase
Wurli 206
Ensoniq ESQ1, EPS 16
Mattel Optigan
Korg MS10
Moog Model D
Kurz K2000 (although the they used can rot away, it's still going).
SCI 6-Trak
ARP 2700
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#2879680 - 09/16/17 01:20 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: joegerardi]
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Originally Posted By: joegerardi
Can't forget Invisible Stands.


I coud. Not a fan of those.

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#2879692 - 09/16/17 04:29 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: The Real MC]
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#2879695 - 09/16/17 04:43 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: David Loving]
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#2887035 - 10/25/17 11:24 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: 16251]
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o1w back from doctronics with a new blue screen, battery, cleaning and action lubed!! Better than new!
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#2887041 - 10/25/17 12:14 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Michael Wright]
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Yamaha P-200.

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#2887063 - 10/25/17 01:51 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: lvercaut]
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Another vote for Yamaha DX7IID. I sold it earlier this year and replaced it with a Roland System 8 but the DX7IID worked very well as a chief 2nd to my SV-1. cool
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#2887078 - 10/25/17 03:08 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: ProfD]
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We brought the JV-90 to the recording session of our church band, but the left side output crapped out. Oh well...
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#2887198 - 10/26/17 07:28 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: sagetunes]
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Originally Posted By: sagetunes


Also, Ensoniq ZR76. 20-something years old, and remains a vital studio tool. Strings, synths, APs, EP,s, even very useful drum machine.


Was that similar to the Ensoniq MR61?

I had one for a while; the sequencer and idea pad were super cool, but it had a few quirks that I couldn't get past. Like I always felt like there was a delay between pressing a note and hearing it. If the ZR fixed those issues, I would totally buy one again.

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#2887201 - 10/26/17 07:34 AM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Michael Wright]
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Quadrasynth Plus with the Classic Synths expanson card.

One of my secret weapons. That card in that engine with that keybed was magic for me.

...and my D-50. And my Mini. And this lamp...

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#2887258 - 10/26/17 12:40 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Dave Bryce]
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#2887265 - 10/26/17 01:14 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Iconoclast]
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Kawai MAV-8 Midi Patchbay.

Still keep it around too hook up some of the gear. Very simple but very useful.
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#2887288 - 10/26/17 02:58 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Rod S]
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#2887332 - 10/26/17 09:18 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: hardware]
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Roland XV-5080. No functioning rotary encoder, but the Inc/Dec buttons work just fine. Still sounds like a beast.

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#2887333 - 10/26/17 09:19 PM Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Rod S]
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Originally Posted By: Rod S
Kawai MAV-8 Midi Patchbay.

Still keep it around too hook up some of the gear. Very simple but very useful.

Still have mine, too.

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