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Re: Older gear that just "works"
Rod S #2887368 10/27/17 10:21 AM
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Kawai MAV-8 Midi Patchbay.


JL Cooper MSB+. Bought one, then two more over the years. Excellent boxes.

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Re: Older gear that just "works"
The Real MC #2887375 10/27/17 11:02 AM
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Sycologic M16R (x2) - thats the remote controllers
Sycologic M16 (x2) - thats the 16-In/16-Out MIDI matrix switcher
Sycologic M16X - thats the 16-Out MIDI matrix expander.

Works since 1987 when I bought all new.
I grabbed some spare parts and a service manual early enough to keep all alive and replaced the rechargeable VARTA battery packs by newer ones, delivering more mA/h in addition.

Being combined w/ Miditemp PMM88E, which I use successfully since the 90s too, up today its the best MIDI processing and distribution system I ever used.

And I knew the JL Cooper Synapse as well ...
The Synapse is in a friends studio and works like a charme til today too.
Very good piece of gear !

My list of still working gear from the past is too long to type here.
Id say the old gear was much better build quality than todays gear and much more reliable.
It was definitely made for the gigging/touring musician and studio session artis who had to move the gear to different studios all day,- and not for the masses of amateurs in 1st place.
But OTOH, that was the reason why some manufacturers went bancrupt soon too.

A.C.

Re: Older gear that just "works"
Al Coda #2887409 10/27/17 01:10 PM
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I'll say, like others, Korg stuff. I've got a near-mint Triton Studio 88 that works great for me. I love the Triton's ease of use/programability, and the auxiliary outputs. The action is just about perfect for my taste, too.

Also, an old Yamaha P50m that I use (layered with K-Sounds piano samples)... for live use, the P50m gives me the "cut", and the K-Sounds samples give me the authenticity. Mixed together, they work great for live rock cover band stuff.


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I still use my old Alesis QS7 live, particularly when it's a multi-band gig and we have limited time to get set up and tear down. Often I'll just use it programmed with my own stuff, splits, layers, etc.

I keep my Polysix and Kawai K4 in my studio and use them but have a second K4 that I gig with on occasion.


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Re: Older gear that just "works"
Skinny #2887458 10/27/17 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Skinny
I'll say, like others, Korg stuff. I've got a near-mint Triton Studio 88 that works great for me. I love the Triton's ease of use/programability, and the auxiliary outputs. The action is just about perfect for my taste, too.


I thought it matters the older it is ...

In regards of KORG,- I offer M1Rex, Wavestation SR and SG-Rack.

Originally Posted By: Skinny

Also, an old Yamaha P50m ...


Yamaha:

DX7mkIIFD
KX76
KX5
TX816
TG77
TG500

REV7
D-1500

I sold the SPX 900s years ago, 3 of em ...
Theyre great too, but didnt need em anymore at the time I sold em.
Sometimes I regret I had sold devices because they were so reliable ...

1st owner !!!

I hope I didnt forget an item ...

smile

A.C.

Re: Older gear that just "works"
Dave Bryce #2887467 10/27/17 09:51 PM
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Quadrasynth Plus with the Classic Synths expanson card.

I still use my Alesis Quadrasynth Plus as my main controller both in the studio and for the occasional gig. I bought it new in 1996, only thing I've had done was replace a couple keys that got broken back in 2000. I also still use the AP patch, it sounds good in a band setting.

Re: Older gear that just "works"
dougb415 #2892990 11/29/17 02:55 AM
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Triton extreme, if mine didnt had such a horrible power supply related death, I still be gigging with it. Im also glad to see so much love for the alesis QS line, I take mine out from time to time when I want a very specific sound

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tucktronix #2892991 11/29/17 02:59 AM
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My Apex stand.


I still have mine.. 26 yrs
about 10 years on mine

Re: Older gear that just "works"
Bosendorphen #2893095 11/29/17 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bosendorphen
I still use my old Alesis QS7 live, particularly when it's a multi-band gig and we have limited time to get set up and tear down. Often I'll just use it programmed with my own stuff, splits, layers, etc.


Had a QS7 with several q-cards, sold and bought a QSR when I moved back to Brazil so I still had the sounds I liked. Sold it about 10 years ago - Still regret it, needed the money then...

The QS series was built like a tank and excellent bang for the buck.


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Re: Older gear that just "works"
Rod S #2893236 11/30/17 11:31 AM
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Same here- I also had the 7 and still have and use the QSR. It gets MIDI'ed under pretty much everything for added thickness.

..Joe


Setup: Korg Kronos 61, Roland XV-88, Korg Triton-Rack, Motif-Rack, Korg N1r, Alesis QSR, Roland M-GS64 Yamaha KX-88, KX76, Roland Super-JX, E-Mu Longboard 61, Kawai K1II, Kawai K4.
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