Your old Sequencers...

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Postby rod samuel » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 4:16 pm

Loopy C wrote:Hey Rod, you still have a 244? I need to get one to transfer my archives (the rubber in mine is gone so no real transport (Play/REWIND, etc). $?

Sorry Loppy C, I got rid of it somewhere around the time I bought a 688.
I really wish I had kept it as now I am in the same boat as you are. :(
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Postby Heritage » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 9:00 pm

My first was a K2500, then DP (First version with Audio) and Master Tracks...

I'm pretty young, I guess.
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Postby funkyappledog » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:23 pm

80.s portastudio
fostex 8 track
later 80,s ..16..24... track two inch
EMU emulator2
built in sequencer
featuring (no editing:shock: ) midied out to 2x DX7
and drumulator ,all were deemed cutting edge in their time.
1988 till 1999
Roland MPC500 and then MPC500v2 midied to>
Akai sampler, dx7,dx21.dx11,Drumtrax,obxa then linndrum and R8 ,k2000,super jupiter,xp30,
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Postby Loopy C » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:55 am

rod samuel wrote:Sorry Loppy C, I got rid of it somewhere around the time I bought a 688. I really wish I had kept it as now I am in the same boat as you are. :(

Thanks for replying though :wink: I called Teac today and they still work on them! so I am going to get mine revamped, probably just needs belts and various rubber part replacements (I had already had a new head stack put in shortly before it's 'retirement') so once I am done with my archiving, maybe you can buy mine :o

I don't know exactly which ones but apparently many of the later models will also play 244 masters.
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Postby LennieJ » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 12:35 pm

I've got a 244 in perfect working condition. Either of you guys can borrow it anytime ya like. It just isnt for sale. :)
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Postby Swami Love » Fri, 21 Jul 2006 5:56 pm

Texture for MS-Dos was my first sequencer. I still have it in the box!

Its on 3.5 floppies, wonder if it would run with an MS-Dos install in Parallels on a MacBook? :shock:
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Re: Your old Sequencers...

Postby Fikonhjul » Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:48 am

Stumbled upon this old thread and it brought back so many memories I had to jot down my own progression:

  • mid 80's: Tascam 244, Casio VL-Tone VL-1, Boss Dr Rhythm + tons of borrowed stuff. Together with some friends I actually ran a small garage studio based around the Portastudio. People would pay us to come and record on this little four-track. Amazing. But some good music were made and we had a lot of fun.
  • 1988: Macintosh SE/30, MidiPaint sequencer and Jambox 4+ interface (both from Southworth Music Systems), Roland MT-32, Elka MK-88, Simmons SDS7 + more borrowed stuff. Still had the Portastudio and sometimes used SMTPE sync...
  • 1990: same Mac, switched to Opcode Vision (what a great sequencer that was) + all my pal's stuff
  • 1991: bought a used Macintosh IIfx and ProTools 442 (one of the first ProTools rigs in Sweden) - used Vision for all sequencing, ProTools for audio
  • rest of 90's: endless ProTools and SampleCell hardware upgrades, costing tons of money, also a short stint with Yamaha ProMix01 and outboard gear like Akai S2000, Alesis S4+ and E-mu Proformance 1+ (some of that still in closet...)
  • early 2000's: deciding the upgrade loop would cost too much money and energy, went shopping for software based solutions, finally settling on Logic
  • since then: MacBook Pro and Logic (and numerous soft synths) still works for me
Main stuff: ProTools since 1991, Logic since 2003. Now on Logic Pro X. A labor of love: Vild i min mun
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Re: Your old Sequencers...

Postby Ingalls » Thu, 30 Nov 2017 9:03 am

You've had some pretty neat setups during the years. Thanks for sharing.
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