If you were given $1,000,000 to spend but it had to be on musical equipment or music related items. What would you buy?
Fenix Modular Synths
Roland's RSS 3D Sound Processor
Eventide Modular Synths
Original Roland TB 303
48 track mixing desk
High end AKG reference Headphones
Some high end speakers, and a pair of podspeakers because Blue Room
Kangling and Damaru
hella mics some vintage/some new
a nice mixer
effect pedals out the ass
a couple amps
a rack compressor/limiter
reel 2 reel tape recorder
sitar and a shamisen
a couple mid-tier electric guitars and basses
a vintage gibson dreadnought acoustic
some high end headphones
a replica drum kit of Can's drummers kit
every auxiliary percussion instrument ever made
a nice cabin somewhere to put all this shit in
id get these just to piss off dadrockers but you could probably only afford two or three at the most
i would buy a million dollar mansion and pass it off as 'my reverb hall'.
Free awesome house and i get to record with natural reverb coming from the sound of my whore girl who thinks im filthy rich because of my house, but i really only have a cat, my 4chan reputation and skills in atonal post-modern genre-bondre
I'm buy really nice monitors and build a computer cluster. I don't really need hardware. I have a bunch already and it just gets dusty.
Alternatively, I'd start building instruments based on kinetic sculpture.
I'd upgrade my amp first.
Got my paycheck today. What do you guys reccomend?
All my other equipment is pretty cheap/inexpensive, but I'm genuinely content with it.
Besides that I just have a couple mid-range saxophones and a cheap Chinese Fender for fucking around. I guess I'd buy a sitar and learn to play.
$300,000 into a hard-wood/timber house with a large circular living room/playing space.
SSL Desk, Neve preamps.
Lots of good ribbon mic around the room.
A few guitars, a thinline tele at least.
Ludwig drums, change my current hats, china and splash for better ones.
Arabic rugs all around.
Genelec and Amphion speakers too.
I'd just buy a Yamaha grand piano, a 10 track mixer, A Korg Electribe 2, Arturia MicroBrute.
Then a Zoom audio recorder and then blow the rest on what will be the worlds largest collection of Korg Volcas. I would go to festivals and set up some Volcas, and let people walk up and play.
Glad to see other people interested in modular.
I don't have one myself, but I've been interested in them for a while. They seem like great fun, and a really organic approach to electronic music.
But, like >>55071671 said, I have a hard time actually finding a lot of interesting music that's made on them. I guess people with modulars tend to get more interested in achieving new sounds than actually composing music.
> 70's J-Bass
> 60's Telecaster
> Old Ampeg amp
> Drum Kit
> 80's synths just for playing around
> Proper mixer
> Neumann and Oktava mics
> Some instruments that I might wanna use later
I'd give the rest of the money to my family or something
>I guess people with modulars tend to get more interested in achieving new sounds than actually composing music.
yeah but there's a difference between people making shitty, self-indulgent music and people making music that doesn't have the features and elements that you specifically want to hear; plenty of masterful stuff is completely abstract, but when I hear people complaining about this stuff, it's usually because they want something poppy and accessible
anyway it's more the workflow and fetishization of everything retro and analog that I find boring
It's a circuit bending breakout box, they can have all kinds of controls on them but it looks like this one has a patchbay. You can plug cables in the contacts to short circuit that drum machine in weird and interesting ways.
Nah, you can get all sorts of neat distortion effects out of it, and due to the nature of a breakout box the drum machine can work the same as it always did if you need it to. I'm actually working on doing this to a casio sk-5 right now.
the problem is that it affects all the sounds globally in a way that isn't really controllable, and most of the variations, which you can't navigate in any remotely intuitive fashion, are distorted to the point of being useless
I built shit like that like 15 years ago and it all either hit the trash can or immediately started collecting dust; it's just not a recipe for a useful instrument
Woo audio WA-6e (+tubes)
A record cleaner
Some electrostatic speakers
A new electricity group for this and power regulator for a perfect flow
Probably build a room around all of that, that's soundproofed.
A good violin, and violin lessons.
And last but not least i'd buy the albums i currently have pirated.
so now i have 850.000 left if not more.
I'd love to invest in some new saxophones.
When I was at CMEA, I tried these Yamaha's that blew mine out of the water. These special edition (Brass or copper? I don't remember) horns. I tried the tenor (since I usually only play tenor) and I was INSANELY impressed but I think the price was way out of my range. Played beautifully though.
I'd love to own a bari sax ;_;