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The Elf
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Re: Have keyboard OEMs lost the plot? new [Re: hollowsun]
      #983510 - 21/04/12 03:21 PM
Too right! They were mad times and there were insane bargains to be had.

I bought a MiniMoog for 150 during the analogue=bad / digital=good years. I also snapped up a couple of Moog Taurus. I was also *given* an SH-09, a TR-808 (who needed those with the new sampled-based drum machines around?) and a Logan String Synth. Times were good.

God bless the DX7 (and Korg M1) - it populated my studio with the analogue unloved!

I wish I could say I was smart enough to have realised what was happening at the time, but I was also chasing digital synths. Unfortunately I turned down an ARP 2600 for 400, a Wasp Deluxe for 40, a Korg BX3 (with pedals) for 150, a mint Jupiter 6, a JP8 with a leaky VCA, a Korg MonoPoly...

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Re: Have keyboard OEMs lost the plot? new [Re: The Elf]
      #983559 - 22/04/12 12:56 AM
Quote The Elf:

I wish I could say I was smart enough to have realised what was happening at the time



Me too.

Unfortunately, my circumstances changed, I moved to London, didn't have room so sold all the goodies (though I did pick up a MemoryMoog for £250 to take with me to - kind of - compensate)... if only I'd known, I would have hung onto it all somehow.

But I could barely give my stuff away! More FM variations, the D50 was upon us then the M1 plus stuff like the Kawai K1, Ensoniq, more samplers, etc. - analogue still out of vogue as everyone chased digital.

Odd times!

And then it went all silly the other way, of course!

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