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Desert Island Hardware Set Up
Old 10th March 2017
Desert Island Hardware Set Up

Hey guys

Interested to hear about what you'd pick for your desert island hardware set up.

You're allowed:

1 Poly Synth
1 Mono Synth
1 Reverb unit
1 Fx unit
1 Drum Machine
1 Sampler (including all its factory sounds)

What would you choose?

Assume you have a laptop to record audio and trigger MIDI (but where all the bundled plugins/synths/sounds are deactivated) - i.e. you don't need to pick hardware units that are good for the workflow of MIDI / arrangment / recording - more interested in hearing about which bits of hardware you couldn't live without - also interested to hear about the runners up in each category if it's hard to make a call.

PS Glastonbury 2004 was legendary.
Old 12th March 2017
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paul h's Avatar

ok Solon , i'll bite.

currently id pick

poly = prophet 6 , xpander cames a close second.
mono = arp 2600 super flexible and fantastic sounding.
reverb = eventide space . sound and knobs.
FX = eventide h3000 because I've never had one and would love to learn
drum machine = 909 , old friend rytm is a close second , new friend.
sampler = e3 because i want one! s900 second choice as I'm digging the old lo fi aka sound at the moment.

glad to have been of service at glastonbury 04!
Old 13th March 2017
hey paul - thanks for the response - great to hear your choices!

agree h3000 is a good choice for a desert island - it's so deep and has so many options that it's somewhat overwhelming for everyday work when there are so many other quicker options - but on the desert island it would be awesome cause you'd be forced to get in there and learn it.

interesting choice on the reverb front - was expecting something grand like lexicon 224 or 480 - makes me want to check the space the out.

thought it would be hard to go past the 909, but that's cool to hear a vote for the rytm - been thinking about that one for a while.

what about a desk to bring it all together? ssl? neve?

maybe we should get a crowdfunding campaign going to make this happen!!
Old 15th March 2017
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paul h's Avatar

Yes on second thoughts I would've better to have a lexicon either of those would do!

Desk wise I recon I'd go for a classic G series ssl.
Old 15th March 2017
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Excellent choice!

(and I note it's not the admittedly nice Amek that you had when I was last in Brighton to see you when I was working at TC Electronic)

PM me if you'd like to catch up, I'll pop in :-)

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