HArdware is now cheaper than Software

Discussion in 'Production' started by Radius, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    I just got an Akai s2000 for £40
    and it still shits on software samplers.
    Man for £200 you can get S6000 or Emu equivilaent

    Got a Roland Reverb top of range for £130

    jesus ..where dem Nord modulars on ebay now !!!
     
  2. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    Hah yeah and their price is likely to go up in a few years too... it's weird how this years passé is next years fancy already.
     
  3. Ch4ndler

    Ch4ndler I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Radius dont laugh im just asking, what does a AKAI S2000 do?
     
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    more of a pain to program though...
     
  5. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    where? £40?!
     
  6. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    it's a hardware sampler, you can edit wav files with it, process and play.
     
  7. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    yep yep. :p
     
  8. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    Where did you manage to pick one up for £40??

    I have seen them before second hand but ranging from about £150 to £200...

    Sounds like you got yourself a bargin mate.
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    shhhhh not so loud man
     
  10. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    E bay my bredrin...was teh basic one, but the art of watchi n for months always pays off..
     
  11. Bad Ace

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    i really want a virus.......like a Access Virus TI Polar Synthesizer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i want one now!
     
  12. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    I have been eyeing up a few Microkorg's on Ebay...

    It's tempting, but I'm just going by good reviews, I have never actually used one.

    When I get my arse in gear I'm going to pop round a mates house to have a play about with his Novation Supernova. They are supposed to be wicked.
     
  14. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    microkorg is brilliant mate, get it
     
  15. FatAsFunk

    FatAsFunk Fat As Funk Mastering

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    It's totally mental isn't it!!

    I've sold off loads of old drum machines & stuff for hardly anything, & at work there's an Akai sitting unloved on the floor, waiting for Ebay :(

    I've not looked recently but I hear the 303 still costs some serious dollar. That thing will never die!
     
  16. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    if you want a 303 get the xbxox, i think you have to build it yourself but from what i hear its waaay cheaper, if you want a 303 that is.

    another idea if you want a 303 is to get the novation bass station which does a really good 303

    there is a website doing comparisons and i used to think rebirth could do a really good emulation but compared to the real thing its the crippled faded imaginary cartoon cousin of the 303, the comparison is just scary
     
  17. thirty six cham

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    the price of studio hardware is rediculously low at the min over the past few months i got

    tascam da20 dat recorder (perfect condition) - £22.50
    rca spectrum analyzer (rack mount marks only) - £6.50

    synths will allways hold a good price the trick is to get something before it gets to vintage ie about a year after it comes out and everyone is selling them to get the next new bit of kit after about 2 or 3 years after release synths tend to go up in price
     
  18. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    hhaha 6 pound 50. funny
     
  19. Radius

    Radius Give me back my passport u slags

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    Jokes - i [picked up a TC Finalizer 48k for £300 incl postage...but now need some time to work it out proper, as it has some great presets if you want to make pop ...
    but man the sound you get out of it...wait until I have sussed it proper

    as for learning hardware...takes a while, but something liek an Emu is really easy, and once you have it sussed, its better,more flexible more powerful and sounds so much better.
     
  20. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    yeah really the emu is daunting at first but i swear it SO easy to use