What was the worst gear that you ever owned?

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Mike Goodwin
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What was the worst gear that you ever owned?

Post by Mike Goodwin » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:47 am

For me it was....
behringer tube composer pro.

And the gear that most lost its value......

EMU XL7 in 18 months I lost..............
1600 CAN. if you include tax! :evil: DAM YOU EMU!

Or I guess it could have been my EMU E5000........
2100 in three years :twisted:

That is the way it goes I guess. Now I just buy software and upgrade it.
Or buy OLD hardware.

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Post by jerry123 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:08 am

With out a doubt, the worst piece of music gear I have had to use, and still do, is a computer.

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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:39 am

jerry123 wrote:With out a doubt, the worst piece of music gear I have had to use, and still do, is a computer.
well said

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Post by pan0ramabanana » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:02 am

for my first post, i'm going to have to say my old m-audio ozone. i'm glad that that thing is gone. really.

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Post by Left Eye Dominant » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:18 am

The MAudio Quattro, crap sound, cross channel bleeding and the thing got so hot that it could actualy cause a first degree burn if you touched it. Thankfully it stopped working thirteen months after purchase!

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Post by minimal » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:45 am

roland MC 303
behringer composer pro and modulizer

but I was 16 back then...

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Post by eyeknow » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:20 am

So many things that suck/sucked..........!

Maudio fw410. It was the anti-christ :evil:

Or maybe the 500 coffee-cup coaster, Sonar 3pe

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Post by MrYellow » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:00 am

Everything is useful.....

Even old guitar leads make cool sounds.

Who cares how much it's value goes down if u never sell it.

-Ben

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:40 am

I used to have a Roland JV2080. It was just before softsamplers and romplers took off. Had an idea I needed acoustic instrument samples - mostly orchestral... So I sold my Microwave XT and bought the 2080... :cry:

Kept the 2080 for a short while then sold that as well - I was very disappointed. Now I miss my XT. But at least there are competitive VSTs - but without that nice orange powder coating and surface full of knobs.

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Post by forge » Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:56 am

Left Eye Dominant wrote:The MAudio Quattro, crap sound, cross channel bleeding and the thing got so hot that it could actualy cause a first degree burn if you touched it. Thankfully it stopped working thirteen months after purchase!
he he - another vote here for the Quattro - what a black hole in music technology history - I couldnt get a sound out of it on 3 different computers

then a bit of trawling the internet I found out most people who owned it seemed to have problems with it

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Post by eyeknow » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:10 pm

MrYellow wrote:Everything is useful.....

Even old guitar leads make cool sounds.

Who cares how much it's value goes down if u never sell it.

-Ben
That is the kind of positive thinking that will get you nowhere my friend!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Left Eye Dominant » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:14 pm

forge wrote:
he he - another vote here for the Quattro - what a black hole in music technology history - I couldnt get a sound out of it on 3 different computers

then a bit of trawling the internet I found out most people who owned it seemed to have problems with it
After a dreadful experience with the Quattro, I swore that I would never buy another M Audio product EVER!!! Shame because the Project Mix i/o gets some good reviews (mind you so did the Quattro).

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Post by spiderprod » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:33 pm

my worst gear was a peavey sampler i imported from usa a while ago ,
it came with 2 audio expanders ,was 3 units high , only 4 seconds sampling memory & if i can remember the sampler unit had 8 meg or memory .
at the time this was pure luxury , i could not make it work without having to go thru the manual as the menu system was so complicated .
once akai came with their nice sounding samplers i moved the peavey in the attic , it's still sitting there .

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Post by sqook » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:15 pm

eyeknow wrote:Maudio fw410. It was the anti-christ :evil:
I second this. Fucking driver problems, hardware problems, and they all persisted with two separate cards...

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