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 Post subject: So this 505 business ;)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:38 am 
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After watching those videos (thanks olby!)

I'm just wondering.. how much do sp-505's sell for these days?


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I think anything between 250$ and 400$ are reasonable second hand prices, but I've only seen them go for about 300$ .. 350$..

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got it last year off the ebay for $270 + $30 for shipping. never looked back. sorry to say but currently 404 is collecting dust besides my 505 and mpc. i am one of those producers who likes some space to unleash their creative ideas.

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Olby wrote:
got it last year off the ebay for $270 + $30 for shipping.


they jacked up the price cuz of you.


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dunno maybe, but the unit was unexpectedly creative. i was sampling and chopping in no time. yeah it is slow when it comes to normalizing and importing wav files (thats why i always sample from wax) but it really good for quickly laying out simple beats. and with a bit of experience and knowledge of this machine it is possible to create very complex and rich beats.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:26 pm 
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i copped mine for 150.00 oh yeah im selling a sp 303 as is first dial for editing samples doesnt work who ever want it make me serious offer.


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Check out Bye, October, perfectstorm and late night epxpression. Those are some of my old 505 beats.. I think it shows a good range of what the 505 is capable of.

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Cool stuff Frantic - do you still use the 505, or has the 404 and 555 pretty much replaced it? I was just listening to your 404 beats collection again, and I must say they are really cool and inspiring.

I often think that, despite what everyone likes say (ie - it's all about the person, not the machine, etc) there is something to be said about how a machine's interface and workflow just leads and lends itself to the creation of beats you might not otherwise have come up with.


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^ true true

I saw a great change in my music when I switched my studio center from sp to mpc. Now i am produce more eerie, deep, bassy beats. Something like cypress temples of the boom and some scary ass shit blended with it.

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Yeah, that's definitely very true, it does provide a different work-flow and different limits, so naturally your work itself will be different.

It's very noticeable not just when looking at when I'm making a beat on my SP-555 or on my SP-606, the music that will come out will be pretty different, even with the same sample sources.

Has anyone ever tried to make the exact same beat on different machines? I tried, but did not manage to really succeed.

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I do that all the time! I make a pattern on the computer, then translate it to my RY30, SP-606 or MC-505.

All three of those machines have capable step-sequencers, yet they all end up sounding completely different - not just the actual sounds, but the way they skip and move etc.

When you come up with a killer pattern, it's always worth seeing how it sounds from another machine...

The man might make the magic, but the machine certainly adds its own flavour..

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I gave the 505 to one of the dudes in my crew. The 404 pretty much replaced the 505 for me. And yes, the workflow def leads to different results.

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Yes,each machine has "its way of doing things"...lol
I come from a Sampletrak background so I was looking for a 404 or 555 and I got the 505 by accident and I'm surprised that my workflow is better with it.
I found it really slow at first but now it's cool.


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ya.. thats what moved me away from the 505. Just to slow. Thats what I love about the 303/404/555. I can do everything as fast as I can think it. I really miss the pitch function on the 505 tho. The sequencer was damn nice also. I loved being able to swing on the eighth note !

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What do you mean by "slow?" I'm interested in getting one. Is it slow because of the visual interface, or slow because it has like fat loading times?


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