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2008/12/22 12:22:01 (permalink)

OT:Strangest Thing in Your Collection

So, being the end of the year and all, what is the oddest piece of music gear you own? Mine - probably this thing



Triadex Muse


Calling this a synth would be a misnomer. It is really more of an algorithmic sequencer - with 8 sliders to control the way the algorithm work and 4 more for pitch volume speed and something else.

Honestly, some propeller head at MIT originally thought that this would eventually replace TV and radio. This is when the 2600 was just getting going. IT was going to be marketed through Saks or something like that.

A simulator is available on line

It is an odd beast. I have a few other very odd things (A gittler- perhaps?) but I do not think I have anything odder than this.

OK so I aired my dirty laundry. You?
post edited by Kate Watt [Cakewalk] - 2008/12/22 16:01:38

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 13:21:22 (permalink)
    Hmmm... not sure how odd it could be considered, but it is one of my most favorite pieces of gear and there were only about 500 made and sold before the company went out of business...



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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 13:36:33 (permalink)
    Don’t know how strange this is, but a little unusual just the same, as it wasn’t available for very long….

    A Motion Sound R3-147 rack mount leslie c/w built-in tube preamp. Real rotating horn and built-in adjustable mics. Takes up 4 rack spaces. Can be controlled via midi, plus the pedal offers infinite speed variations/brake, etc as well as switchable outputs so you can alter between the leslie and another amp.
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 13:52:48 (permalink)
    me
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 13:54:22 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: bapu

    me



    I still haven't figured out how it works (lost the owners manual) after 56 years, but it hasn't failed yet.

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 14:17:13 (permalink)


    Johnny's Magic Twanger. Built by the former drummer of the 13th Floor Elevators.

    I guess that makes it a pyschepholkie instrument.

    best regards,
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 14:38:34 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: space_cowboy
    This is when the 2600 was just getting going.

    Arp or Atari?
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 15:13:30 (permalink)
    I would guess ARP.

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 15:17:42 (permalink)
    If you ignore me it may just get stranger:



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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 15:36:35 (permalink)
    Mike
    I saw Golden Earing (Radar Love - Twilight Zone) in the 70s and they were all playing Dano Longhorns. But you have a humbucker - not a lipstick.

    Well not the drummer.

    I have one of these (These are stock pics - I am at work).


    One of these


    One of these (mine same color but with 3 single coils)


    This (mine is black)


    One of these


    A black one of these


    And one of these


    And a
    post edited by space_cowboy - 2008/12/22 15:56:29

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 15:36:55 (permalink)
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    post edited by ericyeoman - 2009/01/25 20:01:17
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 15:51:47 (permalink)
    No the Longhorn.


    Some people call me Maurice
     
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 16:35:38 (permalink)
    This..

     
    Jyemz
     
     
     



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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 19:07:37 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: jamesg1213

    This..


    nice mbira - i have one too, but mine doesnt look that old

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 21:09:28 (permalink)
    marimba's have their place in music.. a lot of avant-garde people I know have em..

    I was tempted to buy a stylophone or the korg ds10 for the nintendo..

    I've got an amiga midi box somewhere in that room + a sampler for it.. and a really old ensoniq half rack piano module that hasn't been used in years.

    oh and when my friend was clearing out their studio I got one of them mattel drum kit things, with 4 pads.. and some cheapo vocoder.. hard to miss it since it's bright pink on the front. never tried it though.
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 21:41:01 (permalink)
    Space,

    The twin neck Charvel is really HOT!


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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/22 22:42:43 (permalink)
    playable dot matrix printer synthesizer:
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 02:57:03 (permalink)
    Strangest thing I have is an e-BOW.

    post edited by spindlebox - 2008/12/23 03:00:16


     

     
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 04:27:53 (permalink)
    Paul I haven't seen that printer in almost 20 years, we used to have them at college back in the 8 bit days and when pc's were 8088
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 05:07:31 (permalink)
    Nothing terribly odd, but I do have a Chicken Shaker!

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 05:49:58 (permalink)
    A Stylophone.

    Come to think of it, I must get around to sampling it...


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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 06:50:27 (permalink)
    I've got an old bouzouki, bought in Corfu in 1980 - it never stays in tune and the fretboard is a complete pig to play - but once you've got it setup reasonably well, the sound is pretty good.

    Roland D50 1987 vintage and looks destined to appear on one of our new songs

    Tin whistles by the bucketload - none of them are in tune with each other or with themselves


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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 07:13:51 (permalink)
    Friend of mine who worked in a studio hooked me up with:

    A microphone that's made out of an old telephone hand piece... but instead of your normal curly wire coming out of it, an XLR cable comes out. Plug it in the board, instant phone-voice!

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 07:14:36 (permalink)
    This plugin
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 08:03:30 (permalink)
    A Stylophone.

    Come to think of it, I must get around to sampling it...


    Someone has already done it - and made a handy vsti plugin that sounds just like the real thing:

    http://www.sounduser.com/software/vstplugs/p19.html

    Now if I could just find a stylus midi controller........

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 08:25:17 (permalink)

    A microphone that's made out of an old telephone hand piece... but instead of your normal curly wire coming out of it, an XLR cable comes out. Plug it in the board, instant phone-voice!


    Pics please!!!


     

     
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 08:25:22 (permalink)
    Korg MonoPoly
    Absolutely impossible to get the same sound twice, as it seems to change timbre depending on atmospheric conditions.
    A beautiful sound though.
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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 08:37:42 (permalink)
    I still have my first electric guitar - a used Peavey Mystic
    its a black BC Rich Warlock wanna be guitar
    is that strange enough?

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 08:51:20 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: mike_mccue

    Space,

    The twin neck Charvel is really HOT!



    The best thing Mike is I got it for like $300. Someone had no idea what it was worth. According to Charvel, they only made a handful. Its kind of cool - lipstick twang of the surfcaster and a 12 to boot. Heavy though. Really heavy.

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    RE: Strangest Thing in Your Collection 2008/12/23 09:03:55 (permalink)
    I still use my Yamaha QX21 even though it's slow, simple seems so much better.

    I also love the KorgDS10 that is the strangest instrument I have ever had.

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