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Which gear have you sold and but moreover why?


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  • I sold my Roland SP-404SX. Didn't quite do what I wanted (switching between loops smoothly). No regrets
  • edited April 2015
    The volca keys.

    I have owned a monotribe for years. when i heard about the keys i assumed it was as phat as the monotribe. it is. However the mini knobs dont really seem to fit well with the many editable synth paramaters on the keys. they are a bit to random and id prefer the big giant moog knobs to get the sweeping arcs etc... comically the fiddly little knobs work great on the sample. they are somewhat random adn that actually works on the sample! If Korg decides to make a volca keys but fullsize synth i would buy one in a heartbeat@!
  • Sold my Elektrons (OT, MD UW+, A4) and my RME UFX (needed for recording synths) as I've never bought any guitar or an amp that cost one of these synths, and first of all I'm a guitarist.  All that GAS started with the OP-1 (which is a keeper for droping down ideas and backing tracks for blowing).  Also, I've lost too much time plugging, setting, syncing, preparing those machines for not much made music.  With my two kids, time is valuable.


  • sammyjams said:

    I sold my Roland SP-404SX. Didn't quite do what I wanted (switching between loops smoothly). No regrets

    Care to go into more detail? I am currently eying one of these. Are you talking about switching between loops on different pads while playing or something different? If there's a problem with jamming on it maybe I'll look at something else.
  • @anomalous jamming was the problem for me. I wanted to use it to play beats that I made on the OP-1 in a live set up. DJ mixer with the SP on 1 channel and the OP-1 on the other. At first, I sampled each individual track to separate pads. It was really tough to hit even more than 1 pad at a time at exactly the same moment to get the samples to line up. So when that failed, I sampled full 4-track beats to different pads, but it was still hard to switch between loops in a fluid way for me. The pads on the SP are too stiff for my liking. It has a lot of great features and sounds great, but I never got good enough at using it on the fly. Maybe with more practice I could have made it work.
  • I was a little worried worried about the stiffness but more worried with something technical like maybe an unexpected delay when doing certain things. I can get a 555 (which I hear has nicer pads) for a good price too but I want to keep things small and the 404sx is already bigger than I would like. I have seen proof that people can adjust to it, so I think I'll take a chance on it. If it doesn't work out maybe that 555 will still be around or maybe I'll look at something else.

    Anyway, thanks for the info.
  • Ha! It would take me most of the day to type up a list of all the gear I've had and sold and write reasons why.
  • edited April 2015
    i´m thinking about selling all my gear (op-1, micro brute, dark energy, mixer, effects, cables and some other noiseboxes etc.) and getting an analog four. i have to kids, a little spare time and mostly i´m fiddling at the microbrute, just having some sound. i have no fixed desk for my music gear, so i´m thinking about having ONE box including all effects, mixer sections, sequencer, synth machines + an lpk25 keyboard.

    but i don´t know..

    + i´m getting an phenol in june...i was very excited about it so i pledged it on kickstarted. now 6 month later i´, a little bit unsure if it fits to my behavior
  • The volca keys.

    I have owned a monotribe for years. when i heard about the keys i assumed it was as phat as the monotribe. it is. However the mini knobs dont really seem to fit well with the many editable synth paramaters on the keys. they are a bit to random and id prefer the big giant moog knobs to get the sweeping arcs etc... comically the fiddly little knobs work great on the sample. they are somewhat random adn that actually works on the sample! If Korg decides to make a volca keys but fullsize synth i would buy one in a heartbeat@!

    You can use another midi controller (with bigger knobs) to control a lot of the functions on the Keys couldn't you?
  • LAUNE said:

    i´m thinking about selling all my gear (op-1, micro brute, dark energy, mixer, effects, cables and some other noiseboxes etc.) and getting an analog four. i have to kids, a little spare time and mostly i´m fiddling at the microbrute, just having some sound. i have no fixed desk for my music gear, so i´m thinking about having ONE box including all effects, mixer sections, sequencer, synth machines + an lpk25 keyboard.


    but i don´t know..


    I would keep all the gear myself, unless you are really  in to sequencing, at which point the a4 is a good option. if you do decide to sell the dark energy tho, drop me a pm ;)


  • edited April 2015
    The first gear I had when I picked up producing again was the Korg ESX, never made a tune with it, never liked it either. You can do pretty gnarly stuff with it but it never inspired me. I also bought a Korg Kaossilator Pro, really cool for putting down some quick live things but again it did not inspire me so I got rid of both. 
    Bought me an OP-1, no regrets.
    I added a Volca beats and keys, I really liked their sound, but I kept having stupid midi issues with them, couldn't fix it and thus I sold them.

    One piece of gear I didn't want to sell was my Eventide TimeFactor, needed the coins to buy a secondhand laptop. Maybe I will buy one again if I have the cash.

    @LAUNE ever thought about the OP-1 + iPad(mini) combo? Very hard to beat combination especially if you don't have any place to put your gear... with the gear you are selling you can buy a 1st generation mini for the sequencing and a newer one for synths and effects. Just a thought.
  • My favorite subject is this, damn what a school of caprice has been for me this  i really dont know where to start from the volcas keys i also gave as weak ass ,for the miditribe pushed for a mopho pushed for a shruthi on a rush of course as both mopho and miditribe are excelent tools .probably the Tenori on was a strange incident in my life as i was precent in Radio France when the inventor showed it off and bam i was fucking amazed ,bought it 300 euro by a hommie  gave me hours of cut ups cause it is a quick motha sequencer but hell i blew it cause its sounds crapilicious as a synth  .uncertain for many i think we are divided in trained profecional  musicians (not funny /pattern /boring  ) the kids smelling the  ephemere (why not) and the frontliners who chose to do the trial and search for the pleasure of industrial re evolution them machines represent     maybee? ah and i will say it once more if you have the DSI Mono Evolver keybord dont push it (i warned you)
  • Oh wow I totally forgot about the Shruthi, my god, awesome sound but dismal OS/UI
  • Got rid of my Native Instruments Maschine Mk II. When I finally fell in love with my OP-1 (took a little bit of time), I really liked the feeling of freedom from my computer. Now looking to sell/trade my Panorama Nektar P4 and Kontrol F1 too. 

    Less software, more HARDWARE!  :)


  • @Heron I will drink margaritas  to NO NO NO soft ware at all  . ok apart for mixing but only for those who mix , they have a slight excuse  but cannot drink or get drunk or embrace the love for  big mistakes turn into muzak hardware spills. 
    SHERMMAN FILTERBANK i was in love we slept together quite sometimes  she was a grizzling bitch i will never forget me pimping her 
  • I'm probably going to sell my Korg Electribe EMX as I've got the V2 product. I'm debating selling the MPC 1000 and replacing it with an Octatrack.
  • Got rid of the Maschine Mk I. Was not my type of kit. 
  • @marjin - funny, i keep thinking i want to get rid of mine, but i keep not quite being able to sell it. Its a real love hate relationship.

    I'm not a huge fan of the Elektron workflow for reasons i have elaborated about elsewhere on this forum, but i have been using the MD for a few years by now and I have learnt how to use it to the point where using other drum machines feel weird. If it broke i wouldn't replace it tho (or would i...)

    (damn)

    I sold the strymon bluesky recently. The Strymon verb sound so perfect and clean that they are actually a bit boring as there are no flaws whatsoever! Seems like a weird complaint but i'm finding i dont miss it. Am using a spring reverb and an old boss reverb and am much happier :)
  • thor said:

    @Heron I will drink margaritas  to NO NO NO soft ware at all  . ok apart for mixing but only for those who mix , they have a slight excuse  but cannot drink or get drunk or embrace the love for  big mistakes turn into muzak hardware spills. 

    SHERMMAN FILTERBANK i was in love we slept together quite sometimes  she was a grizzling bitch i will never forget me pimping her 
    Right! I will never get rid of the computer, especially for post work like you said, but there is something really satisfying about real tactile feedback.


  • sammyjams said:

    @anomalous jamming was the problem for me. I wanted to use it to play beats that I made on the OP-1 in a live set up. DJ mixer with the SP on 1 channel and the OP-1 on the other. At first, I sampled each individual track to separate pads. It was really tough to hit even more than 1 pad at a time at exactly the same moment to get the samples to line up. So when that failed, I sampled full 4-track beats to different pads, but it was still hard to switch between loops in a fluid way for me. The pads on the SP are too stiff for my liking. It has a lot of great features and sounds great, but I never got good enough at using it on the fly. Maybe with more practice I could have made it work.

    @sammyjams Is this what you were trying to achieve? Here I extracted loops from ableton projects, 1 for drums, 1 for main loop+bass, 1 for extra melodic layer and 1 for vocal sample. Basically jamming with them with built in fx. That was a couple months ago and I found more live jam tricks since. It took me a while to get a hang of it but now the SP is my only live performance gear. Love it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwjioguOOQI
  • I sold my Boss Acoustic Simulator pedal, becuase you can't make an electric guitar sound like an acoustic :)
  • Sold my OP-1 as I didn't use it much while traveling as I moved and now use my bike.  Also had a good price for it and still happy with Komplete 7 + Ableton intro + Old Macbook Pro - Novation X-Station - Tascam U800 and DR100Mk2 field recorder.  Back to the basics.


  • I sold my old Yamaha RM1X a few years ago. Still miss it and thinking about getting another one. Sold a roland SP808 at the same time and dont regret it. Sold a Fender Cyber Twin Amp and Roland VS1680 and don't miss them either.
    Those Rm1x's are the bomb and have become classics I think. Great workflow and limitations and the beat repeat and midi delay fx were awesome. Damn I miss it :(
  • I sold a working Realistic MB1 (basically a Moog Rogue in Radio Shack clothing) in the mid-90's for £50! Oh hindsight you wonderful thing! 
  • edited January 2016
    I sold most of my guitar pedals.
    And now I'm about to sell an ultra-rare TWA Great Divide 2, the most amazing octaver, for about 350€.
    I feel like it's a mistake, but I don't use it much nowadays.
  • Sold a Virus A, Microkorg, MC303 and Yamaha SU10, TG300 and RM1X to get a laptop and Reason.  I didn't regret it at the time but now I'm back on a hardware tip, I'm starting to slightly regret all the sales.  It's the Virus and (funnily enough) the Microkorg that I miss the most.

     

    Recently I got rid of a Volca Bass. I thought it would be a perfect companion for the OP-1 but I just couldn't get along with it and found I was shoehorning it into songs just for the sake of it.  Oh well.....   

  • About a year ago I sold my Akai MiniAK (basically a rebranded Micron). It was just too big and "normal", and a pain to program. Heavy on presets, low on being explorable. Sold of my Korg MS2000BR too for similar reasons, though I liked that one a bit more and at least it had more exposed knobs for tweaking and exploring. Sold my Electribe EMX-1 back then too, again for similar reasons. The Electribe was fun but it had that Electribe encoder-shorting-out problem that was getting worse and making it less and less fun to use.

     A lot of those proceeds went towards getting the Op-1 and Oplab with aluminum case combo. No regrets, especially as the Oplab has become a critical piece of my small setup.

    I'm doing another purge this year and the main thing to go is the Akai MPC500. It's a good looking and decent sounding little box but the UI is horrible and while I was able to put together a few good little beats (and some experimental/noisy crap) with it over the years, I could never put together a complete song or a rich loop. I'm more interested in sample manglers like the Microgranny and have my eye on either a Phonogene or Octatrack for grander manipulations; the MPC500 just has little in the way of real-time manipulation and I understand that's not its target or strength now.

    Also about to ditch my guitars. I never get past learning a couple of scales. So to hell with six strings - I just want more cigar box guitars now!
  • I recently sold my Volcas

    I was disappointed with beats and keys
    Wasn't the sounds I was looking for
  • edited January 2016
    Back in the day when I was painfully ignorant about analog synths in general, let alone vintage gear (like 8-9 years ago), I got into the possession of a Moog Sonic 6 duophonic synth, totally free of charge. It was originally purchased by the Hungarian State Radio in the early '70s, they used it to record sci-fi tunes and other noises for radioplays, then it went out of service and for decades sat on a shelf in the same room where my cousin used to work as a sound engineer. He would always tell me about this obscure instrument and how forgotten that was by practically everybody at the radio. In the '70s, the socialist model of economy was wildly popular in our country so no goods were officially allowed to import from Western countries, hence the Moog was kinda smuggled into Hungary. It was never taken into any inventory, officially it never existed. This I knew from the cousin. It took me quite a few years to talk him into grabbing that synth and 'deliver' it to me. :)  (through his office window, in the middle of Budapest, in broad daylight... like in the movies.. :) ). So, I had it finally, took it home, powered it up, started fiddling with the knobs and sliders, but then wasn't much impressed by the sound that I love so much today. I just didn't find it cool enough so, without much thinking, I swapped it for a desktop synth module, a Novation I guess (that is also long gone...). Here's where the story of my analog-ignorance ends. In hindsight, I think this was just fair trade; got a vintage synth worth of US$ 3-4000 as a kinda soft-snap, a giveaway, but I was neither worthy of it, nor ready for it, so it went to someone who knew what he was dealing with. Still, my eyes start twitching to this day when I think about what a fool I was. :) 
  • @jooga1972 wow, that's a real hurt story.
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