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Post by Romeo Knight »

Browsing some old piles of photos, I found a nice one.
This is what my "production environment" looked like around 1992 when history was made :) :

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left to right: Ensoniq EPS16+ Sampler, Atari Mega ST4, Zoom 9030 Multieffect Processor (for guitar sounds), Yamaha SY77 Synthesizer Workstation, Amiga 500 with Deluxe Sound-8bit Sampler, some old noname mixing desk, Roland alpha-Juno II Synthesizer (which was borrowed by Ifadeo AFAIR :) )
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hehe, a little peice of history for us all.. AND a great little picture of darkseed up in the top there :D

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Those were the days eh? Where you spent a fortune on Hardware :)

Here is what I had around the same time.

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- Alesis 16 Track Mixing Console
- Roland W-30 Sampling Workstation
- Pyramid DJ Mixer
- Roland MKS-30 (Planet S)
- Kawai XD-5 Drum Synth
- BOSS (Roland) SE-70 FX Processor
- Alesis MIDI Verb II
- Not Pictured but you can see the Mouse. Atari 1040STE
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Post by Pex `Mahoney` Tufvesson »

Nice photo, Romeo!

Yamaha SY-77... I had one, too. Really nice synth, I just can't believe how noisy the delay and reverb effects were, though :) Listening to them today, I get the feeling that I'm using some kind of sound masking system for people with Tinnitus ;)

And still today I use the Yamaha SY-77 as my MIDI master keyboard, so both Armageddon Man and Thrust and all other Visa Röster tracks with music were played on that one! (after I got "the feeling" by playing it on my regular piano in the living room!) :D

Other than that, I got stuck with Noisetracker on my Amiga 500, for some strange reason (!). 8)

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I had an SY85 at that time. I remember how amazing I thought it was was being able to load in samples via the floppy drive (which took about 2 mins to load the full 1mb capacity) AND put them through the filters and effects!

WWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!

I sampled me a fair few C64 sounds into my SY85 I can tell ya, including a full c64 Hubbard drumkit! :)

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Oldschool!? :shock: ... can't seriously be so!? ... Now I've been hoarding hardware since 1996... guess I'm just not up for the soft-revolution :lol: ... Still building up the studio, adding MIDI cables, Audio cables and only GOD knows what other spaghetti horror scenarios :roll:

but them hardware synths sound damn cool if you ask me 8) (no no... I'm not starting a soft/hard discussion, mind you! :lol: )

Shall have a picture up some day...

Regards, Razmo... (who are still lurking, waiting for the right moment to strike :P )
Regards, Jess D. Skov-Nielsen (Razmo).
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razmo wrote:
Regards, Razmo... (who are still lurking, waiting for the right moment to strike :P )
Hoping this post from nowhere means the right time is now??? :D
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<fnordpojk> Dan_Gillg: Is WoW down, or what brings you here? ;)

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He he! ... well, I wish it was so, but I'll have to strike the keys a few times first before anything strikes the scene :lol: ... but It'll happen... soon... true!! :oops:

In fact I'm building a MIDIBox SID synth at the moment to add some extra nostalgica into the remixes, but If it'll be finnished for the first releases will only the gods know right now :)

Regards, Razmo.
Regards, Jess D. Skov-Nielsen (Razmo).
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It'll be nice to hear your music again raz :)

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Hi there Infamous! ... yeah well, I admit I've been quite absent for a long time :oops: ... but I have my reasons :)

On the other hand, I've amassed quite a lot of gear in the meantime, to get a more impressive toolbox to work with... especially a great deal of 80's hybrid digi/analog gear... it will definitely sound analog... and digital hehe! :P ... two more synths, and my rig is up at 16 hardware synths :? ... yes, I know it's crazy, but hey! life is crazy! 8)

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Wohoaaaa looks like my studio (now/2008) i have an
Ensoniq EPS, Tascam porta 244 and 3 more tape porta studios..

The best one is the korg with built in speekers and guitarrfx., CR-4

My mixer is An yamaha km802

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sorry for the bump :duh:

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yeah, i remember your old 'studio'... but i didn't know that i had a roland synth... i always thought i had only korg, yamaha and kawai stuff, btw. dr.future still had my kawai k1m synth.... ;-) hey eike did you remember that cheesy red 60er höfner strat that i borrow you...

cheers

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Hmm, I've never had any advanced setups like you guys. I've had a Kawai K1, Ensoniq SQ1+32, Fostex XR-5, Atari 520ST (with oooold Cubase). I wish I could find an Ensoniq SQ1+32 again, I have a whole bunch of rescued sysex-dumps with sounds and songs that I made ~15 years ago that I'd like to revive somehow.

Nowadays I use my PC (with X-Fi platinum's ASIO capabilities), Studiologic SL161 midikeyboard, Fender Strat and a Peavey Bandit 112. Keeping it simple (mainly because it's so damn expensive to buy hardware of any kind these days).
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ifadeo wrote:yeah, i remember your old 'studio'... but i didn't know that i had a roland synth... i always thought i had only korg, yamaha and kawai stuff, btw. dr.future still had my kawai k1m synth.... ;-) hey eike did you remember that cheesy red 60er höfner strat that i borrow you...

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Mmmh, if it wasn't you I borrowed the synth from, who was it then? :?
And of course I remember your cheesy red Höfner Strat! Those were my first steps
on the guitar (I mean literally)
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At the times i had, between the others, two Juno 106 but i would have killed to have an alpha juno :-)
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