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What gear have you owned and used over the years?

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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5786
This might be interesting.... Let's list a bunch of the synths and keyboards we have used over the years!

OK, I'll give it a go....

70's: Vox Continental, Farfisa (forgot the model!), Boosey and Hawkes Hammond X-5 type portable organ, Hammond L-series, B3, Rhodes, Yamaha CP-30, Vox piano, ARP Odyssey, Crumar Multiman (Orchestrator in the US), Yamaha CS-60 (baby brother to the CS-80).

80's: Yamaha DX7, Oberheim XPander, 2x Ensoniq Mirage's, Ensoniq ESQ-1, various drum machines and sequencers.

90's: Korg CX-3, Ensoniq SQ2, Roland RA-90 (first arranger), G-800, sold quickly for a G-1000. MGS64 module and a Yamaha KX-5 keytar, Kurzweil K2500S and Korg Triton.

2000's: 2X G70 (one new, one used, still have my original)

2010's: BK-9 (seeing a trend? LOL)

Life has been pretty simple for the last 20 years or so, LOL

Who's next? Come on, let us know your distant, dirty past!
1 month 6 days ago Last edit: 1 month 5 days ago by Diki.
BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5787
Never too sure of the years.Hammond organs,M100,T500 with 760 Leslie speaker.
Only ever had Roland arrangers.E20,E70,E86,E500,Em2000,E80.Still have the last two.
I also have a patch commander which was the only way to call up hidden banks of styles
in the E70.
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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5788
I'm going to split this off from another thread, as it kind of derailed the OP.

But I would be interested to hear your gear arc over the years, what you started out on, and how you progressed through the decades. And, I hope, so would others!
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BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.

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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5790
Being not a PRO player :) but like to play.

1988: Yamaha SHS-10 ; A kind of keytar with mini keys ; this got me started.
1989: Yamaha PSS480 ; keyboard with mini keys
1992: Yamaha PSS790 ; having more options and better sound
1996: Roland E-66 ; My first keyboard with normal sized keys.
1997: Roland E-96 ; I was going for more options.
1999: Roland EM-2000 ; A very versatile keyboard. Used it for 12.5 years!
2011: Roland E-80 V2 Music WorkStation Arranger keyboard
(with Roland SRX-06 expansion board and Roland SR-G01 expansion board)
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Roland E-80 V2.03 + SRX-06 + SR-G01, FC-7, PK-5, SC-8820 and EMU Xboard61.

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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5797
Chord organ (unsure of make); my first keyboard instrument. Ruined in a flood.
Yamaha PSR-11 (gift from my parents)- wore it out (battery / power supply issues)
Yamaha PSR- 295- very limited chords, sequencer, style editing. Gave it to my nephews.
Yamaha PSR- 3000- A revelation! Traded for PSR-s910.
Korg Pa50- sold, upgraded to Pa800
Roland E-50- Great feature set, so-so sound engine. Have original +1 backup
Yamaha PSR-s910- traded for Tyros 5
Korg Pa800- still have
Roland Prelude- in storage, lacks features and panel controls compared to E-50
Korg MicroArranger- traded, great feature set, didn't like the on-board speakers or tiny keys
Roland BK5- inferior to E-50 in some ways. Has a few bugs in the style composer workflow. Traded for BK-7m.
Yamaha Tyros 5- still have
Roland BK-7m- have; midi'd to Tyros 5

So basically I have the Tyros and one MOTL arranger from each of the major brands

In addition to the main progression above, I've experimented around with some lower-end boards over the years. Some of these i haven't spent as much time with:
Yamaha PSR-510- AMAZING feature set for its time, MIDI, portable and battery-powered. But not nearly as refined as the PSR-3000 (which was 10 years newer!) Gave away (should have kept!)
Yamaha PSR-270- This model has an interesting chord assist that was never incorporated into the top range models. Gave away to a young person in my apt complex.
Roland EM-55- Gave away, replaced by EXR-5s.
Roland EXR-5s- Sold. This and the EM-55 both featured Roland's excellent chord intelligence (simplified fingering system.) They could trigger an auto bass and 3- or 4-note chord with the accompaniment stopped. This could be output to MIDI, which in turn could drive the style engine of another arranger. Probably should have kept the EXR.
Roland GW-8- Not a great arranger, but compact and lightweight. About the smallest board with built-in chord intelligence. Should have kept for portable gigs. Traded in.
Roland RA-800- still have, still works. Need to upgrade the 3 1/2 floppy to USB.
Ketron SD3- still have. Not my cup of tea.
Gem Genesys XP- interesting, very complete feature set, the orphan of a defunct brand, needs a battery and OS update.

That's all I can think of.
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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5800
Hi,

My differents gears :

1989 : Casio MT 240 - 20 styles - 20 sounds - mini keys
1993 : Yamaha PSR 410 (Sold)
1999 : Roland EM-2000 (Sold) - My first TOTL arranger
2005 : Roland VA-7 (Sold) / Korg PA1x (Sold) / Ketron X1 (Sold) and a PSR-2000 second keyboard (Sold) - I like to try others bands
2007 : Yamaha MM6 <--> Korg PA-50 (sold) / Roland E-80 (Ex girlfriend still have)
2008 : PSR-3000 (sold) / Korg PA-500 (sold)
2009 : Roland E-80 v2 SR G1 (sold) and Roland GW-8 (sold)
2010 : Roland E-80 v2 SR G1 + SRX 09 (still have)
2011 : Korg M50 <--> Korg PA-500 (sold)
2014 : M-Audio Venom (still have)
2017 : Roland D-50 (still have) My favorite with the E-80
2019 : Roland GW-8 (still have)
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Roland E80 v2.03 + SR-G1 + SRX 09
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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5837
Love this

1- I start with a Yamaha PSS-680 the one with drum pad below?
As my first keyboard
2- Yamaha PSR-4500
3-Roland E-70 arranger/synth.
4-Roland E-86
5-Roland G800
6-roland G1000 fast after g800
7-VA76 I just had this new and the g70 come's out (so i skipped the g70)
8-GW8 really great sound! but it ends up into a dramatic OS to be a (real-time) arranger
9- 1year just PC vst-sounds over E-mu 0404/usb and a second-hand 88key studiologic sl880 Still have!!!
10-the great solution come !!!!!! the Roland BK7m(cover the whole range of Roland arrangers) together with the sl880 and a edirol PCR800 and still the e-mu0404 together as my home studio setup!
11-Roland FA-08 i don't own this ! but play on it on stage with my u2 cover band
12- upcoming still wait on delivery Dexibell S9 to replace the Sl-880 and to use live on stage with the U2 band

that's it
Well one thing stays forever my real acoustic upright piano
1 week 5 days ago Last edit: 1 week 5 days ago by Ronald#Roland.
BK7m,StudiologicSl880,edirolPCR-800,.....E-MU0404-usb,FA-08
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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5838
I have in different years:
Yamaha CS-5, (1984-1988)
Yamaha PS-55, (1985-1989)
Yamaha PSR-36, (1990-1991)
Yamaha DSR-1000, (1991-1992)
Yamaha DX-21, Yamaha RX-11, (1991-1993)
Korg Polly-800, (1986-1988)
Roland TR-626, (1985-1986)
Roland Juno-106, (1988-1989)
sequencers Roland MC-50mkII and Kawai Q-80 EX,
Roland E-20, (1989-1991)
Roland E-86, (1994-2009)
Roland E-50, (2010-2015)
Roland E- 80, (2011)
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Roland E-80 v.2.01 (SRX-01, 10), Roland Fantom XR, Yamaha Motif-Rack ES, Roland M-GS64, Ketron SD-2, Edirol PCR-500, Edirol M-16DX, Kawai MAV-8, JBL 4312E

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What gear have you owned and used over the years? #5839
First had an entry-level Yamaha-can't remember the model
Korg 01/W with controller
Yamaha PSR-740
Yamaha PSR-1100
Casio WK-3200
Roland BK-3
Yamaha PSR-S750
Roland E-A7
Korg PA900
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