desmond wrote:RX11... RZ-1... Korg DDM-110?
OK now you're just listing all my other drum machines and making me feel bad. :D
Ultimately it's not about the gear, so much as the music and the experience of making it. What annoys me most about silly prices is that it prevents people starting out with not much money from having a go at doing stuff in old ways that they might find inspiring. Back on topic slightly, Behringer are certainly capitalising on the vintage fetish, but for me part of the magic of it back in the 90s or whatever was just chancing on bits of random gear in free-ads or in one of the high street gear shops' used section in the basement... no internet, so you had to just try stuff, work it out for yourself, photocopy reviews for hints... and prices were not hiked by nostalgia, so much as set by the newness of the technology. So when you were starting out with a little cash from your Saturday job, old gear was what you bought. Things are very different now!