Open Mic: What’s your favorite piece of electronic music making gear?
If you had to sell your gear to pay the bills, what would be the last thing to go?
Maybe your favorite gear is the first real synth you got. Or maybe your favorite piece of gear is something you had to wait and save to be able to buy.
Maybe it’s the instrument that best lets you express yourself.
Or maybe it’s a garage sale find, that you still can’t believe you stumbled upon.
If you asked me the question, I’d probably answer that my favorite piece of gear is my large format modular synth, because I built most of the modules myself, because it’s a joy to use, and because its capabilities seem to be infinitely deep.
Catch me on another day, though, and I might answer that my favorite piece of gear is my first ‘real’ synth, a Sequential Circuits Pro-One. When I first brought it home, I couldn’t keep my hands off it for hours, it sounded so fantastic. And I couldn’t believe that I actually owned it……
What’s your favorite piece of electronic music making gear? And why?
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