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    what gear would you buy instead? Costing the same amount of money as your current setup...

    say what you have now (only the main stuff... don't list all your specific mics/power conditioners/patchbays/etc... ) and what you'd replace it with...
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    I'll start...

    current
    casio keyboard
    ESi 4000 sampler
    Akai S2000
    Lexicon reverb
    Behringer 8chn mixer
    PC
    Stanton Str8-80 turntable and ESM-11 mixer
    + $350 of extras (the patchbay/power conditioner/etc... I was talking about... list those as exras)

    what I'd get instead:
    MPC2000xl studio plus (w/ everything)
    Event EZ Bus
    Kurzweil PC2X
    cheaper PC (well I can get the same thing I've got now for less than half what I paid for my current PC... so same specs)
    cheaper TT (used this time)
    and same dj mixer

    and I think that's about the same price as my current studio... a little more is ok...

    so... what about you?
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    i have a roland vs-1880 as my main piece.... i would have went for more of a computer setup with a little digital mixer and some kind of recording software.
    "In my heart and in my soul,
    I wanna kill you, with my rock and roll..."

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    a car, a hooker and a beer hat.
    Whyyyyy why mm big monkeeee pie. Donkeee go pieee-yieeeee.

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    LOL
    not a bad way to go ukcoolat
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    i would have not bought my roland sp-808ex and my djx2 and just gotten a better keyboard.....

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    If I could go back, I wouldn't have bought cheap gear just for the hell of it.

    I bought an MMT-8, S612, and a DDD-1 just because they were so cheap. I'm in the process of getting rid of it.

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    Originally posted by logancox
    i have a roland vs-1880 as my main piece.... i would have went for more of a computer setup with a little digital mixer and some kind of recording software.
    how is it? what can it do? can a computer program do the same....?

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    the 1880 is a really rad machine but there arent to many ways to upgrade it other than buying those effects cards. if i would have gone with a cool little digital mixer(or analog), more ram, a descent sound card and a really nice recording software i could always upgrade software or get a new sound card or anything that got out-dated. i could still go into the all computer domain though by using my 1880 as a mixer... but i am already familar with everything on the 1880.
    "In my heart and in my soul,
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    Yea when i first started buying stuff i was only 15, so a lot of my purchases were cheap ones - i got a Roland MT32 and a Roland TR505. Later I sold them - and now i regret it. Okay maybe not the MT32 (I have a D110 in the rack now which is the same but with front panel editing and the biz). But the TR505 was useful.

    DON'T SELL THE Akai S612. I'm currently on the lookout for one at the right price because they're so cool. Failing that i'd like an Ensoniq Mirage. When you start producing some real cool stuff with great gear, you sometimes wish for the cheap crustiness of older gear.
    Whyyyyy why mm big monkeeee pie. Donkeee go pieee-yieeeee.

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