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Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups

(A bit embarrassed to share, cause it's over the top, and as a socialist, I don't think anyone should have too many toys when others don't, and as a Marxist with Buddhist tendencies, I'm damn skeptical of my own gear fetishes. But I'm recording like a fiend these days, using it as much as I...

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Roland TR8S - Drum machine with individual outs and sampling.

So it is a tr-8 with all expansions they had for and plus sample support? tr-8 is around 500, plus 100 for addon and 100 for samples looks right to me

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Recommendations for some under the radar vintage drum machines

I have kind of mixed feelings about the KPR-77. It's definitely true that the sequencer is reasonably advanced (probably the best of any vintage analog drum machine), and the user interface isn't really that bad so long as you can remember how to get into pattern write mode, but the sounds are kind of polarizing....

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The Roland TR-606 Drumatix is a programmable analog synthesis drum machine built by the Roland Corporation from 1981 to 1984. It was originally designed to be used with the Roland TB-303, a monophonic analog bass synthesizer, to provide a simple drum and bass accompaniment to guitarists without backing bands. The TR-606 was part of Roland's line of computer-controlled musical instruments that are now[when?] very highly sought after.[citation needed] The TB-303 and TR-606 launched in 1981 as a matched pair to provide solo artists the chance to practice without other individuals, solely using the TR-606 and TB-303 as drums and bass lines to practice to, but the programming and artificial sounds made the boxes uncomfortable to use and they soon lost their luster. The group was doomed to an early demise as popular music soon shifted to sampled drum sounds and real bass lines for hit songs, as sample capabilities were the newest development of the late 1980s. At one time, the TR-606 could be found in pawn shops for as little as US$50; since the resurgence in popularity of analog drum sounds for electronic music