Gear

On this page you will find the gear that I currently own. The rows with a gray background shows the gear I once owned but is not in my possession anymore. The gear is ordered by purchase date from most recent to the oldest. Click on the image to find out more information about the piece of gear.

Year Month Bought/Sold Description Image
2014 October Bought 2nd hand Yamaha SY77
I was curious about this synthesizer for a while and had the opportunity to buy it.
Yamaha SY77
2014 September Sold Minimoog Voyager
50th Anniversary Edition
No I have the Voyager Old School I don't need it anymore.
Moog Minimoog Voyager
2014 July  Bought 2nd hand Minimoog Voyager Old School with VX-351
I could not get used to the digital overhead of my Minimoog Voyager
50th Anniversary Edition.
Minimoog Voyager Old School
2014 June  Bought new Synthesizers.com Q106 VCO and Q130 Clipper/Rectifier
I needed an extra VCO and the I was curious about the the Q130 for a long time.
Synthesizers.com Q106 and Q130
2014 May Bought new MOS-LAB 995 Attenuators
I needed these attenuators to control the outputs of the STG Digital Attenuator.
MOS-LAB 995 Attenuators
2014 May Bought 2nd hand MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid
I needed something smaller than the The M-Audio NRV10 to save desk space.
MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid
2014 April Bought New One Synthesizers.com Box11 frame and two Q109 envelope generators
Needed extra space for the newly acquired modules.
Synthesizers.com Box11 Frame
2014 March Bought new and 2nd hand STG Digital Attenuator, SSL 1250 Quad LFO and Corsynth C104 VCO
Needed some extra modules. Three VCA's, four LFO's and a VCO.
STG Digital Attenuator, SSL 1250 Quad LFO and Corsynth C104 VCO
2014 February Bought new CorSynth C105 CorSynth C105 Voltage Controlled Noise / Lo-Fi Machine
Wondered if this device would give me that Mark Schreeve sound. To some extend, it does.
CorSynth C105 Voltage Controlled Noise / Lo-Fi Machine
2014 January Bought 2nd Hand M-Audio NRV10
I needed a mulitrack FireWire device at Anne's place. And this is a mixer and FireWire device in one.
M-Audio NRV10
2013 October Bought New Sequentix Cirklon with CVIO option
I was wondering about the real-time possibilities of this hardware sequencer.
Sequentix Cirklon
2013 August Bought New Two Synthesizers.com Box11 frames and Q174 MIDI Interface
To convert the remaining Synthesizers.com modules in my cabinets to Box11.
Synthesizers.com Box11 Frame
2013 August Bought new CorSynth C103 Frequency Divider / Multiplier
Was curious about the possibilities and there was a discount offer.
CorSynth C103 Frequency Divider / Multiplier
2013 June Bought New Synthesizers.com Box11, Q108 VCA and Q109 EG
I want to convert my cabinets to Box11 so first get one to see if it is suitable.
Synthesizers.com Box11 Frame
2013 March Bought New DBX 166xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate
I wanted to experiment with a puncher sound or the sequences.
DBX 166xs
2013 February Bought 2nd Hand Minimoog Voyager
50th Anniversary Edition
The classic MiniMoog re-engineered to today's standards.
Moog Minimoog Voyager
2013 January Bought 2nd Hand Yamaha CS-30L
A monophonic analogue synthesizer with 2 VCOs, 2 VCFs, 2 VCAs and lots of possibilities.
Yamaha CS-30L
2013 January  Sold Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai
After buying the T.C. Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay, I did not need this anymore.
Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai
2013 January Bought New T.C. Electronic
ND-1 Nova Delay
Wanted a good delay which I can visually set to a BPM value.
T.C. Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay
2012 November Bought 2nd Hand Moog Prodigy
Wanted some Moog synthesizer for the sound and this seemed a good one to start with.
Moog Prodigy
2012 November Bought new Sony MDR-7506 headphones
Wanted some good closed headphones. The Pro Tools discussion group on Linked-In pointed me to this one.
Sony MRD-7506 headphones
2012 November Sold Nord Wave
Great machine if you are into sampling and I am not.
Nord Wave 
2012 October Sold Korg PE-1000
G
reat retro sounds. Sold it because you cannot sustain sounds: it is a percussive instrument by design.
Korg PE-1000 
2012 October Bought 2nd Hand Oberheim OB-Mx
Wanted something analog and then this came up.
Oberheim OB-Mx 
2012 July Bought 2nd Hand Korg PE-1000
Always was curious about this instrument.
Korg PE-1000 
2012 July Sold Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire
Sold it because I have the Mackie Onyx 1620 now.
Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire 
2012 June Bought 2nd Hand Mackie Onyx 1620
I am missing gains on the Alesis MultiMix 16 Firewire and this one has more aux options.
Mackie Onyx 1620 
2012 May Bought 2nd Hand Nord Wave
Always was curious about this synthesizer and now had the opportunity to buy it.
Nord Wave 
2012 May Sold Creamware MiniMax ASB
Sold it to Rene de Bakker who wanted something that sounds analog. And I wanted something new.
Creamware MiniMax ASB
2012 March Sold Roland Line Mixer M-160
Did not need it anymore because I now have the Alesis MultiMix 16 Firewire.
Roland Line Mixer M-160
2012 February Bought new OSC HRM from Rob Hordijk
Was looking for an extra VCO and this one intrigued me.
Synthesizers.com Q172/Q147
2011 August Birthday presents Synthesizers.com Q172 Quantizer Aid and Q147 Distributor
Two modules which were on my list for a while. The Q172 to complete the quantizer section and the Q147 is just useful to have.
Synthesizers.com Q172/Q147
2011 April Bought 2nd Hand Zoom G1
An effect pedal with lots of possibilities.
Zoom G1 
2011 February Bought 2nd Hand Doepfer A-189-1 Voltage Controlled Bit Modifier
The cheapest way to produce the Mark Shreeve bass sound with that metal edge to it.
Doepfer A-189-1 VBM 
2011 February Bought 2nd Hand Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire
Bought this to be able to perform multitrack recordings.
Alesis MultiMix 16 FireWire 
2011 February Bought new Avid Pro Tools 9
Upgraded so I can use any audio interface.
Pro Tools 9 
2011 January For free Yamaha SY22
Got this one from my boss because he didn't used it anymore.
Yamaha SY22
2010 August Birthday presents Synthesizers.com Q171 Quantizer Bank, Q963 Trigger Bus, Q128 Switch and Q109 Envelope Generator
I needed a quantizer for the Q960 to make tuning easier and the trigger bus and switch to be able to mute sequencer steps.
Synthesizers.com Q171/Q963/Q128/Q109
2010 August Bought 2nd hand Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai
I needed another delay and this seemed a good choice.
Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai
2010 May Bought new Synthesizers.com Q960 Sequencer and Q962 Sequential Switch
This is a long standing wish come true.
Q960 Sequencer and Q962 Sequential Switch
2010 March Sold Korg 900PS
I haven't used it for a while now and I needed the money for a Synthesizers.com Q960.
Korg 900PS
2010 March Sold Spirit Folio SX mixer
I don't need it anymore now I have the Roland Line Mixer M-160. Also need the money for a Synthesizers.com Q960.
Spirit Folio SX
2010 February Bought new Novation Launchpad
Wanted to experiment further with Ableton Live with a controller to activate the clips.
Novation Launchpad
2010 February Bought 2nd hand Roland Line Mixer M-160
Needed a smaller (in size) mixer for the keyboards and Modulars.
Roland Line Mixer M-160
2010 January Self built Dual Slew / Ring Modulator
Self built using the YuSynth schema for the dual slew and the MFOS schema for the AD633 Ring Modulator.
Dual Slew / Ring Modulator
2010 January Bought 2nd hand Blacet MiniWave
Been curious for the possibilities of this module for some time.
Blacet MiniWave
2009 September Bought 2nd hand Doepfer R2M Ribbon Controller
Always wanted to try a ribbon controller with my Modulars.
Doepfer R2M Ribbon Controller
2009 August Birthday present Pro Tools LE 8.0
Just bought a new PC because the one I used had some problems. And the new PC has sufficient resources to run Pro Tools LE 8.0 whereas the old one had not.
Pro Tools LE 8.0
2009 June Bought new MFOS Dual VCA
I needed some extra VCA's and this seemed a good one, also because each VCA can be linear or exponential.
MFOS Dual VCA
2009 June Sold Kawai K5000R
I sold it to finance a new PC because the current one gets exhausted.
Kawai K5000R
2009 May Bought 2nd hand and new Resonant LoPass Gate
I was intrigued by this module so I wanted to have it. The PCB and most electronic components are 2nd hand, all the hardware is new.
Resonant LoPass Gate
2009 April Sold Akai AX80
I sold it to finance the Waldorf Q Keyboard. I think I am going to miss this fine keyboard in a while.
Akai AX80
2009 March Bought 2nd hand Waldorf Q Keyboard
Looked for a replacement for my AKAI AX80. The replacement should have many knobs for real time control and a diverse sound palette like e.g. the Kawai K5000R. I think this keyboard has that.
Waldorf Q Keyboard
2009 March Bought 2nd hand Universal Audio UAD-1 PCI adapter
Looked at the new UAD-2 before but was not sure if this was something useful for me. Now that I have this UAD-1 adapter I'm running into limitations because I use Pro Tools LE. So I have to figure out if I am keeping it.
Universal Audio UAD-1
2008 November Bought new Full kit for the Ian Fritz All-In Envelope Generator
An extra envelope generator with some functions not found on other envelope generators.
Ian Fritz All-In Envelope Generator
2008 October Bought new Full kit for the Ian Fritz 5Pulser Waveshaper
A mysterious device to generate alternate waveforms.
Ian Fritz 5Pulser Waveshaper
2008 September Bought 2nd hand CGS Steiner Voltage Controlled HP, LP & BP Filter (CGS35)
A filter with lots of character.
CGS Steiner VCF
2008 September Bought 2nd hand Oakley Equinoxe (Voltage Controlled Phaser Module)
A phase shifter to be used with the Modulars.
Oakley Equinox
2008 August Birthday present Synthesizers.com Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter
A copy of the famous Moog filter which I had to have.
Q150 Transistor Ladder Filter
2008 July Bought new Synthesizers.com Q124 Multiples and Q131 Single-Width Blank Panel
The Multiples is because I am running out of them making more complex patches and the Blank Panel is to fill the cabinet. The Blank Panel will be replaced with a 'real' Synthesizers.com module in the future.
Q124 Multiples and Q131 Single-Width Blank Panel
2008 March Bought new Synthesizers.com modules:
2 x Q106 - Oscillator with the Q106CRS option
1 x Q108 - Amplifier
2 x Q109 - Envelope Generator
1 x Q112 - 4 Channel Mixer
Together with the Q107 these modules make up a very basic Modular synthesizer. But together with the self built Modular and the Doepfer MAQ16/3 it makes great fun.
Synthesizers.com cabinet
2008 February Bought new Synthesizers.com Q107 Variable State Filter
This is the first module to take my self built Modular to the next level.
Q107 Variable State Filter
2007 September Bought new Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser
I wanted a phaser for the Modular for grungy sound. It sounds really good and it does not cost much.
Behringer VP1 Vintage Phaser
2007 September Self built My First Modular
Started building it in January 2007. For more information, see the My First Modular section of the web site.
My First Modular
2007 September Bought 2nd hand ZOOM RhythmTrak RT-323
I wanted a drum machine to just play along with for some time and this seemed a good choice.
ZOOM RhythmTrak RT-323
2007 August Birthday present Akai Head Rush E2
I was looking for an effect unit to provide tape echo possibilities like the Roland Space Echo and the WEM Copy Cat at an affordable price. This one also has delay and looping with is fun to play with.
Akai Head Rush E2
2007 August Sold Akai AX73
I sold it because I have the AX80 now.
Akai AX73
2007 June Bought 2nd hand Akai AX80
I expected it to have more or less the same sound as the AX73 but it does not sound that warm. But still a fine synthesizer with 2 VCOs per voice. A pity all the parameter programming has to be done with just one knob.
Akai AX80
2007 June Bought 2nd hand Korg 900PS
Bought it because it is analog and because of the looks; I like the colors. But soundwise it has more possibilities than I expected.
Korg 900PS
2007 April Bought 2nd Hand DigiDesign Mbox 2 including Pro Tools LE 7
I was looking for new sequencer software. I own Cubase VST score 5.1 which is really good with MIDI. With a new computer I wanted to record audio and Cubase is too much hassle for me. Tried Tracktion 2 which I really liked. I was waiting for Tracktion 3 to come out and then this offer passed my way. Now I also like Pro Tools LE.
DigiDesign Mbox 2
2007 February Bought new Kenton Pro Solo MKII
A MIDI to CV/Gate converter which I need to control my Modular. And it does that really well. No hearable stepping in pitch bend or modulation and it has a LFO and portamento on board.
Kenton Pro Solo MKII
2006 August Birthday present Behringer B-Control Nano
A cheap MIDI controller which I use now to control the LFO and portamento on the Kenton Pro Solo MKII for the Modular. I wish the size was also 'Nano' because I think it is way to big.
Behringer B-Control Nano
2006 August Birthday present KRK Rokit RP-5
I always was mixing on my headphones and I wanted some powered speakers. I compared some speakers in this price range and these were the best for me.
KRK Rokit RP-5
2006 April Bought new Creamware MiniMax ASB
The poor man's MiniMoog. I really want to own and discover a MiniMoog or a Voyager once in my life but right now I can not afford it. The MiniMax gives me some of the feeling of how it must be.
Creamware MiniMax ASB
2005 November Bought 2nd hand Roland A-880 MIDI Patcher/Mixer
Great as an electronic MIDI patch panel. No need to plug and unplug anymore.
Roland A-880
2005 August Bought 2nd hand Doepfer MAQ16/3
I really like some of the old and contemporary electronic music like Synergy and Redshift. Tried some software step sequencers but I didn't liked it. Bought this one. I like it but I am missing some real time control like skip step and last steps buttons.
Doepfer MAQ16/3
2005 August Birthday present TC Electronics M300
I was looking for an effect unit to expand possibilities alongside the Lexicon MPX-100. This one has a phaser, thats why I wanted it.
TC Electronics M300
2005 April Bought 2nd hand Akai AX73
I don't like the keyboard and I don't like to program all parameters with one slide. But I do like the sound. Would like to trade it one day for a VX90 module.
Akai AX73
2005 February Sold Kenton Control Freak Studio Edition
I did not use it anymore so I decided to sell it.
Kenton Control Freak Studio Edition
2005 January Bought 2nd hand E-MU ESI-2000
I wanted to use this to get some realist drumming sounds. But I found out there is more to it than just sounds.
E-MU ESI-2000
2003 August Birthday present AKG K240 Studio headphones
I had a Sennheiser HD565 Ovation which was going faulty on the wires. The AKG still is a very good headphone for me.
AKG K240 Studio headphones
2003 July Got 2nd hand Clavia Nord Lead 1 extended
Still one of my favorites. Only knobs, no menus and the best pitch bender ever used.
Clavia Nord Lead 1
2003 July Traded in for Nord Lead Korg Wavestation EX
Difficult to program, terrible keyboard but lovely sounds
Korg Wavestation EX
2003 May Sold VOCE DMI-64 Mark II
Because I got the XP-80 which organ sounds, this module got redundant.
VOCE DMI-64 Mark II
2003 March Sold Roland JV-1000
Sold it because I got the XP-80.
Roland JV-1000
2003 March Bought 2nd hand Roland XP-80 with 60/70 and vintage synth expansion board
Another step up in the JV/XP line. More and better sounds, more possibilities.
Roland XP-80
2003 February Bought 2nd hand VOCE DMI-64 Mark II
I wanted some module with real Hammond organ sounds. This module has just that and it is affordable.
VOCE DMI-64 Mark II
2002 August Birthday present MIDIMAN MIDISPORT 4x4 USB
Because I needed more MIDI connections.
MIDIMAN MIDISPORT 4x4
2002 June Sold Roland JV-80
After I bought the JV-1000 this one got redundant.
Roland JV-80
2002 June Bought 2nd hand Roland JV-1000
A step up in the JV line. Bought it mainly because of the bigger keyboard. Possibilities and sounds more or less the same as the JV-80. Has a sequencer but I did not used it.
Roland JV-1000
2002 April Bought 2nd hand Korg Wavestation EX
This was a mysterious machine for me and I wanted to explore it.
Korg Wavestation EX
2002 April Bought 2nd hand Spirit Folio SX mixer
All the connections on the Behringer mixer got full so I needed more connections.
Spirit Folio SX
2002 February Bought 2nd hand Kenton Control Freak Studio Edition
Bought it to be able to have some real time control over the K5000R.
Kenton Control Freak Studio Edition
2001 August Birthday present M-Audio Delta-44 soundcard
Still use this soundcard which does the job for me.
M-Audio Delta-44
2001 May Bought 2nd hand Kawai K5000R
A much underrated beast this is. I really like its sounds but it is hard to program.
Kawai K5000R
2000* May* Bought new Lexicon MPX-100
My first outboard effect unit. First tried a Behringer Virtualizer but the Lexicon was much better.
Lexicon MPX-100
2000* * Sold ELKA Rhapsody 610
Was in its case on our attic for almost 20 years. Had moded it with a switch above the 4 buttons on the left to switch the string modulation on and off. In the off position the strings sounded like a harmonium. Sold it for a hundred guilders with case and legs. Now I wish I had not sold it.
ELKA Rhapsody 610
1999* * Sold Fatar CMS-161 MIDI Controller Keyboard
After having bought the JV-80 this one became redundant.
Fatar CMS-161
1999* May* Bought 2nd hand Roland JV-80
My first workstation. I really liked it. Also like the keyboard action.
Roland JV-80
1998*  Bought new  Behringer MX 802A mixer
Needed it to be able to mix the computer audio card and the SC-880. Still use this mixer.
Behringer MX 802A 
1998* May* Bought new Roland SC-880
My first hardware unit in almost 20 years. Got it because of a special arrangement provided by the company I work for. It was fun to discover this one but nowadays I rarely use it anymore.
Roland SC-880
1997* * Bought new Fatar CMS-161 MIDI Controller Keyboard
I bought an AWE-64 sound card with 8MB soundfont memory. I needed a keyboard to make music and this was it. Very handy because the computer keyboard and mouse can be put in the area on top of the keyboard and you can see the computer screen while playing.
Fatar CMS-161
1990* * Sold Fender Rhodes 73 Mark I
I needed money to buy a computer. Also sold a Fender Twin Reverb around that time. Needles to say I have regrets about that. But today I earn my money with computers so it has not been in vain.
Fender Rhodes 73 Mark I
1982* * Returned it to my parents home Eminent organ
I did not use it anymore.
 
1981 April Left at parents house Philips Philicorda
AG 7500
I did not use it anymore.
Philips Philicorda
1981* * Sold  ELKA Rhapsody 490
The ELKA Rhapsody 610 was repaired again so this piece became redundant.
ELKA Rhapsody 490 
1980* * Bought 2nd hand ELKA Rhapsody 490
The ELKA Rhapsody 610 got broke and I needed a replacements for some gigs. Together with a Korg Lambda, which I borrowed, this did the trick.
ELKA Rhapsody 490 
1980* * Bought new Fender Rhodes 73 Mark I
I wanted to develop my piano playing. This one had some water damage on the legs so I got some discount at Saris in Dordrecht.
Fender Rhodes 73 Mark I
1978* * Bought 2nd hand ELKA Rhapsody 610
I wanted a string machine and back then the choice was a Solina or this one. The Solina was too expensive for me so I bought this one at Peverelli in Dordrecht. Bought it also because Vangelis was using it.
ELKA Rhapsody 610
1978* * Present from parents Eminent organ
Because the Philicorda was in the bands rehearsal room, I needed an organ at home. This one had 2 manuals, a bass pedal, springreverb and a real mechanical leslie inside.
 
1977 November Bought new Kawai Synthesizer-100F
My first synthesizer. All about synthesizers I learned on this one. The price was 1199 guilders and I bought it on a loan with the help the Tidal Wave band members. Bought it at Spiering in Dordrecht.
Great synth but I wish it had an extra VCO. Round 1981 expanded it with the help of Wieb Klaver with 2 VCOs, VCF, VCA, LFOs, ADSR and Noise. The controls for these modules were on a plate were the keyboard is. The keyboard was in a separate case.
Kawai 100-F 
1976* * Present from parents Philips Philicorda
AG 7500
My first keyboard. I already was playing the guitar but wanted to expand my horizons. I wanted to be able to play the same instruments like Mike Oldfield did....
Some time later used it in the band Tidal Wave for rehearsals.
Philips Philicorda 

* This means I am not sure about the year or month