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Good find for 350$??
Old 27th June 2009
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Good find for 350$??

I have seen the Roland 880 and ended up scoring a 880 EX for
80$. It has some wonderful effects. I like the ease of it all...

So i came across a deal...

A Roland VS 1880,Alesis 100 Watt Power Amp,
2 Event 20/20 Monitors, 2 inch thick roll of Quantegy 499 Tape,
Tube Pac Tubed Pre Amp, 286A Pre Amp, A bag of XLR's,
Stage Master 24 input Snake, a Furman Surge with Working Lights,
Behringer Rack Mount (sounds like crap), a Eq which name slips my mind
right now, and a VS-CDRII SCSI with a removable media bay burner.

Anyways i got this all for 350$$ board and everything just needed some dusting off, Recording my first album, New as New gets, is this a good find??

I feel it is since the VS-CDR goes for 500$ in some spots on the web.

Also a Electro Harmonix Bass Synth Pedal..

Thanks and Keep Moving...

Joshua
Old 27th June 2009
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killer deal for $350. alot of fairly outdated gear, but the snake and monitors are good. alot of stuff to get you moving in the right direction.


rich
Old 27th June 2009
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killer deal for $350. alot of fairly outdated gear, but the snake and monitors are good. alot of stuff to get you moving in the right direction.


rich
Thanks also snake is 150 ft and included a AKG Mic
but no Tape Machine.
Old 27th June 2009
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You really have to ask if this was a good deal...ughhh
Old 27th June 2009
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Well that's one damn good deal!

...want to sell that EH Bass synth to me? :P

-tomi
Old 27th June 2009
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Well that's one damn good deal!

...want to sell that EH Bass synth to me? :P

-tomi
Thanks,

I will try it out fully, and I shall let you know.
Since it has all these analog knobs, I wanna try hooking
it up too a Micro Korg.

Joshua
Old 27th June 2009
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You got all that stuff in working condition for only $350? Someone basically gave it all to you for free!
Old 27th June 2009
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You got all that stuff in working condition for only $350? Someone basically gave it all to you for free!

was it stolen? your list just keeps getting bigger for $350!
Old 27th June 2009
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was it stolen? your list just keeps getting bigger for $350!
I firmly believe in not stealing anything involving anything.

But yes ill have the full list soon and pictures.

The individual owned a studio and label but sold it, name and all.
Which i know he said it was 8 years plus old.

But for Pre Production im having a blast , since most of my stuff involves
drum machines and Acoustics.


Joshua
Old 27th June 2009
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You got all that stuff in working condition for only $350? Someone basically gave it all to you for free!
Yes working condition, Also some knobs made a little noise
when turning them, which i need to clean those and faders a tad.

The Furman Conditioner lamps are really really ultra hot.
So i might need to replace those.

Also my monitors are Banana Clips, Which i think should be
Quarter Inch or XLR?

Thanks im so new

Joshua
Old 27th June 2009
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Thanks im so new

Joshua

Hope most of the stuff serves you well. My VS880EX was like $1800 when I bought it back in the day brand new. Insane to think about now...
Old 28th June 2009
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It's very cheap for the VS1880 alone, and a bargin with the CD-R unit.

Everything else is just a lucky bonus.

The Roland VSs are senior citizens, but they're still monumentally useful. A VS2400 is still my main platform these day - so much more reliable than a software DAW and once you learn how everything works, they're very fast to use too.

The VS-1880 can do 8 track simultaneous recording and play back a maximum of 18 tracks. Depending on the kind of music you mostly engineer it may or may not be enough to do everything in-the-box, but it is very portable and great for location multitracking... say, take it to a studio or rehearsal space to capture basic rhythm tracks of a full band, then come back to your own studio to do overdubs, etc.

Another neat thing is that you use the VS8F-3 effects card on the 1880 so you can run VS plugins. Bear in mind these are now discontinued so if you want 'em I suggest you move fast... Roland Australia still have them going for a mere AU$99... the actual cards can be found in a few places for US$300 or thereabouts.

I highly suggest you visit Roland VS and Home Recording Support, Tips and Community: VS-Planet Homepage... this is the main forum online for VS users.

Have fun with your new acquisition!
Old 28th June 2009
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It's very cheap for the VS1880 alone, and a bargin with the CD-R unit.

Everything else is just a lucky bonus.

The Roland VSs are senior citizens, but they're still monumentally useful. A VS2400 is still my main platform these day - so much more reliable than a software DAW and once you learn how everything works, they're very fast to use too.

The VS-1880 can do 8 track simultaneous recording and play back a maximum of 18 tracks. Depending on the kind of music you mostly engineer it may or may not be enough to do everything in-the-box, but it is very portable and great for location multitracking... say, take it to a studio or rehearsal space to capture basic rhythm tracks of a full band, then come back to your own studio to do overdubs, etc.

Another neat thing is that you use the VS8F-3 effects card on the 1880 so you can run VS plugins. Bear in mind these are now discontinued so if you want 'em I suggest you move fast... Roland Australia still have them going for a mere AU$99... the actual cards can be found in a few places for US$300 or thereabouts.

I highly suggest you visit Roland VS and Home Recording Support, Tips and Community: VS-Planet Homepage... this is the main forum online for VS users.

Have fun with your new acquisition!

Thank you so much,

I feel odd going away from the guru of all audio sites....

But it will def. come in handy!!!!

Also thanks for mention of effects cards, None are on board
like my VS 880EX which specializes in that end....

I really like the Ping_Pong Effect and Reverb is the 2nd member
of my one man band....

Joshua Matthew Badillo
Old 29th June 2009
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hehe no probs.

If you like the VS8F-2 effect patches you can buy secondhand units on eBay and VS classifieds for around US$100.

I'd also recommend the book Roland VS Recorder Power! (Amazon.com: Roland VS Recorder Power!: Chris Skelnik, Vince Gibbs, Karl Frick: Books). It's kinda expensive and I found it a bit lacking in info on the VS 24x0 recorders, but it's by far the best book out there for getting the most out of earlier 8x0/16x0/18xx recorders.

Cheers, Ben.
Old 29th June 2009
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The dbx286A is a half decent budget preamp... I have a pair of them that get used pretty frequently...
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