As some of you will know I'm just a banjo / guitar player with pretensions but I do dabble with keyboards now and again. I have a cheap and nasty $100 keyboard controller but I really wanted something a bit better than that.
In return for tidying up his website, a friend of mine gave me an old partly functional SCI Prophet 2000 keyboard circa 1986. I stripped it down last night and got it fully working and I'm now using it to play Garritan samples via Sonar as a MIDI controller and I'm delighted with the result. Although it works fine in its own right as a sampler / synth - even the disc drive is working, I don't think I'll be doing much 12 bit sampling with 256k of memory!
That got me thinking, there must be loads of old kit out there that is still useful in the 21st century. Do any of you still use your old legacy equipment or has it been retired or sold on eBay? Anybody still using tape machines to record as my friend does?
PS. I won't be doing any old Ultravox or Depeche Mode covers...