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As many of you know, I did a big sell off of music equipment. I"m retired. I don"t gig. I don"t need 20 keyboards, 6 trumpets, 12 guitars and a dozen beat boxes. Selling off items has been a nice boost to my early retirement income. For two years everything was going out. Nothing coming in. ⦠⦠⦠But last night.

 

I ordered a Roland MC-707. It really is just what I wanted for sitting on the porch and putting together a song without extra devices and cables. I have most of the Elektron boxes but the truth is, they all need to be connected to something to give me enough polyphony and sounds. The MC-707 has plenty of poly and sounds.

 

I didn"t sleep last night, at all. And this morning I got up and started watching YouTube reviews of the Jupiter X. I want one. ⦠⦠⦠I WANT ONE! ⦠⦠â¦

 

Why did I do it? I was cured. I was clean. I was happy. I was ⦠You know, if I sell my System 8, TR-8S, and a few other little devices maybe I can justifyâ¦

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You"ve got enough G.A.S. to fill the Goodyear Blimp fleet..........ie; you"re normal.

 

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Being a musician is not a job that you can retire from. It's a big part of who you are. I've quit several times, only to go back.

 

Maybe the retirement and sell off was your subconscious saying it was time to make room for new stuff.

"In the beginning, Adam had the blues, 'cause he was lonesome.

So God helped him and created woman.

 

Now everybody's got the blues."

 

Willie Dixon

 

 

 

 

 

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I like some things about the Jupiter X and some things I don't. I am thinking about it but don't want to be the first to jump in.

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I been wanting a workstation Montage, Fantom, Kronos. What keep my GAS under control is first my apartment is so full of crap until I do a major clearing out of stuff there is no room for another big keyboard. Two I'm still a beginner when it comes to keyboard so all that great workstation abilities would just be a distraction at this point. But at night I keep telling myself, but-but, but I could sequence backing tracks to practice with, I could......
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I can admire keyboards and not buy them.

 

I must be the outlier in that I have patience or self control or slow to toss the plastic, etc etc

 

Also have a theory that new prices on the high end will be dropping due to economic circumstances.

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You sold 6 trumpets and I didn"t know about it?ð¤¦ââï¸

 

Actually, sold 3 Yamaha's and a Bach, and gave two trumpets to the local junior high. Also sold my alto sax which I was not playing. Still have two trumpets and a flute.

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It happens to us all. I have been very lucky that only one synth has given me uncontrollable GAS in several years, and I am writing about it in the GearLab right now. I am hoping I don't have to sell anything to get it, because I don't own anything that's worth that much any more.

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SAG would never work for me. I play my gear until it really needs to be replaced, meaning it has no street value anymore.

 

I can easily resist a Jupiter X. I don't like Roland. Never have, never will.

"In the beginning, Adam had the blues, 'cause he was lonesome.

So God helped him and created woman.

 

Now everybody's got the blues."

 

Willie Dixon

 

 

 

 

 

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I can easily resist a Jupiter X. I don't like Roland. Never have, never will.

 

I tried to like Roland's stuff but I don't like them either. The only Roland in my arsenal is a PM-16 drum to MIDI converter, and I'm not entirely happy with that either.

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As many of you know, I did a big sell off of music equipment. I"m retired. I don"t gig. I don"t need 20 keyboards, 6 trumpets, 12 guitars and a dozen beat boxes. Selling off items has been a nice boost to my early retirement income. For two years everything was going out. Nothing coming in. ⦠⦠⦠But last night.

 

I ordered a Roland MC-707. It really is just what I wanted for sitting on the porch and putting together a song without extra devices and cables. I have most of the Elektron boxes but the truth is, they all need to be connected to something to give me enough polyphony and sounds. The MC-707 has plenty of poly and sounds.

 

I didn"t sleep last night, at all. And this morning I got up and started watching YouTube reviews of the Jupiter X. I want one. ⦠⦠⦠I WANT ONE! ⦠⦠â¦

 

Why did I do it? I was cured. I was clean. I was happy. I was ⦠You know, if I sell my System 8, TR-8S, and a few other little devices maybe I can justifyâ¦

 

Money from the sales eating a hole in your pocket. ;)

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Well, the box is in and I love it. The real fun began as I was watching the ARP movie and was inspired to set up 8 channels of synth patterns, pretending that it was a monster modular with 8 channels of sequencing. I really like the Ableton Live type structure of the sequencing blocks and the ability to mix patterns of different lengths. It is the closest thing I have found to the old Emu Command Stations.
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As many of you know, I did a big sell off of music equipment. I"m retired. I don"t gig. I don"t need 20 keyboards, 6 trumpets, 12 guitars and a dozen beat boxes. Selling off items has been a nice boost to my early retirement income. For two years everything was going out. Nothing coming in. ⦠⦠⦠But last night.

 

I ordered a Roland MC-707. It really is just what I wanted for sitting on the porch and putting together a song without extra devices and cables. I have most of the Elektron boxes but the truth is, they all need to be connected to something to give me enough polyphony and sounds. The MC-707 has plenty of poly and sounds.

 

I didn"t sleep last night, at all. And this morning I got up and started watching YouTube reviews of the Jupiter X. I want one. ⦠⦠⦠I WANT ONE! ⦠⦠â¦

 

Why did I do it? I was cured. I was clean. I was happy. I was ⦠You know, if I sell my System 8, TR-8S, and a few other little devices maybe I can justifyâ¦

I can't imagine selling off electronics these days to pay down any significant debt unless you need the proceeds to keep your house.

Everything is depreciated so much that any sale is a minuscule amount unless one has very rare items or hundreds of items to sell. I could be wrong for specific situations but wondering.

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Well, the box is in and I love it.

Enjoy. There should be enough under the hood to have fun with for a while. GAS resolved. :thu::cool:

PD

 

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