Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by danski, Jan 7, 2011.
Like the title says.
Anyone know the going rate?
Thanks in advance
No idea, but you'd have to be bonkers to buy one.
last time i looked they were around the £1000 mark on ebay, which is a fair bit more than they were a couple of years back IIRC.
ebay is exceptionally pricey for that sort of thing... in fact I looked just now and the last 3 sold went for between £1200 and £1500!!!
Any amount of emulators out there far better sounding.
Waste of money IMO. Buy yourself this instead:
load into your preferred sampler/vsti 'drum machine' and away you go. Of course you haven't got the 'cache' of owning an 808, but it's what you produce not what it's produced on IMO!
Thanks for all the help.
I'm not actually looking to buy anyhting, just doing research
D16 do a good vst/standalone version too
i'm getting the distinct impression that the op will be making an ebay listing in the not too distant
what ever gives you that idea?
I'll give you a tenner for it
Give it a good clean with Isopropyl spray, and you should be minted.
Amazed people are still holding onto them given the amount of virtual emulators out there now.
Beard strokers innit?
i dunno, i would genuinely like one, as I really love the feel of old hardware (and even it's idiosyncrasies). For example I recently built myself a 303 replica (thread here) and it kicks the shit out of any 303 software I've tried for both sound and hands on fun. Can't think of anything better to sync it up to than an actual 808.
Having said that, I mainly built it as a way of learning a bit more about audio electronics as that's somthing that's always interested me and I definitely wouldn't buy a full price 2nd hand 303 or 808/909 etc.
wouldn't say that makes me a beard stroker, maybe a geek, but no more geeky than all my laptop based musical setup already makes me.
There is a joy to the step-programming, the little LED lights crackling on and off.
Trouble is you need to put limiters and compressors on it, spend another 400 quid just to make it sensible, otherwise the long kick will melt woofers.
As a collector's item it's awesome, but as a functional machine, even with the cv sockets linked with all the other synths, at £1000 it's way more grief than it's worth.
Wow! Just seen one in the states go on ebay for just under £1100.
It's crazy isn't it? I'd rather have a Machinedrum.
That's why I'm selling it and some other stuff. Got a really good deal on one and a Monomachine, well relatively speaking as they aren't cheap but oh, so worth it
Good on you. They look like loads of fun. Everything the 808 is plus more. Accept if your a beard stroker that is
Yeah, loads of fun but a real depth to them and I've hardly scratched the surface yet. Sadly don't seem to have much time to do so either.
Still, they're not going anywhere
From what I can gather they're the only one worth bothering with. Your a lucky man/woman
Ooh, I've never been called a manwoman before. Cheeky
do you mean the monomachine as opposed to the machinedrum? I thought the machinedrum was meant to be great?
Either/Or. I would imagine the Monomachine does drums as well as synthesis all be it not to the extent the Machinedrum does. To be honest I've not looked into the Monomachine. Only the Machinedrum. I got a bit obsessed with it a while back. That and the Waldorf Blofeld.
808? Beautiful piece of kit, very much a trophy piece in the studio, just like the Akai MPC 3000 or something like that. I'd love to own one, just like I'd love to own an original Fender Rhodes...but plenty of high end Plug-Ins or NI Maschine can give you all that a vintage drum synth gives you and some more.
I've got rebirth on the ipad. That'll do me
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