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Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Rod S] #2887368 10/27/17 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted By: Rod S
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" [Re: The Real MC] #2887375 10/27/17 11:02 AM
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Sycologic M16R (x2) - that´s the remote controllers
Sycologic M16 (x2) - that´s the 16-In/16-Out MIDI matrix switcher
Sycologic M16X - that´s 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 it´s 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.
I´d say the old gear was much better build quality than today´s 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.

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Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: 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.


Stuff and things.
Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: Skinny] #2887425 10/27/17 02:37 PM
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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" [Re: 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 ...
They´re great too, but didn´t 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 didn´t forget an item ...

smile

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Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: 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" [Re: dougb415] #2892990 11/29/17 02:55 AM
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Triton extreme, if mine didn’t had such a horrible power supply related death, I still be gigging with it. I’m 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

Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: tucktronix] #2892991 11/29/17 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
My Apex stand.


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

Re: Older gear that just "works" [Re: 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" [Re: 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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