PRO SOUND GEAR: MICS-PA-RECORDING-DJ
Audio Technica Digital Reference Wireless Mic, new-old-stock, model DR3300, frequency 207.000MHz, The receiver features an advanced di-pole antenna system providing extended operating range. InvisibleLink circuitry delivers optimum sound quality. The transmitter features a unidirectional dynamic element and superior internal shock mounting. Features pro-quality Audio Technica cardiod mic. With a list of $349 and store priced at $259 save big on this one, new in the box, for $149(available in Baltimore).
Samson SR-22 Wireless Mic with Shure SM58 Element, (mic), (receiver). Samson Channel 1. When it comes down to vocal wireless you have to start with quality mic. Many of the budget units on the market today might have clarity and good noise reduction, but ask yourself, would I choose THIS mic if I were going to use a cable mic? Don't buy a no-name wireless set when you can get a fantastic Shure SM58 mic for less. The SM58 has been the industry standard vocal mic for 4 decades. The Samson SR-22 operates within the VHF-FM band, with very little chance of interference from other devices. It's True Diversity system, with A/B channels - if it detects a weak signal, it switches to the other antenna. It has good a good quality noise reduction system, dbx, and has a standard 1/4" instrument cable output jack.. Bottom of the mic has a "Mute" switch to turn off the signal, plus an "On/Off" switch to turn off the mic, with a red LED to let you know it's on. Comes in original plastic case, in fair condition, with foam padding. This system works perfectly, sounds great, and for an SM58 wireless, nicely priced at $175.
Samson SR-2 Wireless Mic with EV BK-1 Element, (mic). Samson Channel 4. Similar specs to the SR-22 above, except with a single antenna receiver - but again with a killer microphone - the Electrovoice BK-1 Condenser mic. During much of my music career I used a wired BK-1. It was crisp and clear, and powerful enough to pick up the subtle nuances of my high falsetto backup vocals. My only issue with the cabled version was that it took a very expensive camera battery that cost 4X the price of a 9V. The SR-2 receiver has the same features (same VHF-FM band, dbx noise reduction, level control knob, 1/4" output jack) as the SR-22, but it's not dual diversity, meaning it only has one antenna. Is that a drawback? Technically I guess it is, but the fact is I've never used a dual diversity system and I've never had any drop-outs or interference with a Samson system. The SR-2 will do quite well, no worries. At $175, worth it for the price of a wired BK-1 alone.
Samson SR-22 wireless, Samson Ch. 8, comes with lavalier mic but can be converted to headset if you’re ambitious, missing one antenna but still works well, $50
OTHER MICROPHONES and In-Ear Monitors:
AKG C1000S Condenser Microphone Pair, (detail). Excellent mic for solo vocals, choirs, and instruments, and a top quality choice for home studios - but its massive aluminum shaft and capsule shock mount reduces handling noise and makes it an excellent choice for live stage work as well. Get a pair of these to capture a stereo field and they can cover most of your recording needs including vocals, ambient room sound, acoustic guitars, and even works as a drum mic for snare, toms, high hat, or overheads for live or studio. Especially good for acoustic guitars - try one near the soundhole and another at 18" away from the top. Operates on 9V battery or phantom power - on/off switch saves battery life when running on batteries. For a great database of mic spec's, sound clips, pics, Click here for specs and detailed manual at coutant.org. With a current list of $399, the later silver model sells online for $199- $279/each. These are the earlier version, in a back matte finish but it has the same characteristics and you can have this, in mint condition, for just $139/each - or $259(HOLD-Duke 2/11/13) for the pair. Includes mic clips, wind screens, and AKG pouch/case.
Neumann KMS 105 Condenser Mic, (close-up). Best known for their world class studio condensers like the U87 and U47, Neumann makes truly fine stage mics as well, clearly in their own class. While the KSM 105 is fine for the studio, it was specifically engineered for the stage environment with rugged construction and superb gain before feedback. The frequency response of the mic is wide and clean, clearly balanced for close-mic applications and with a high-end brightness which works well on vocals but it's sufficiently neutral in its characteristics to provide excellent reproduction on a wide range of acoustic or amplified instruments. For full specs click here for Neumann. If you're looking for perhaps the best stage mic you've ever heard, that can double as your best vocal mic in your home studio, try the KMS 105. If you're hesitant to try a new one for $699, this one's in very clean shape and just $475.
AKG C4000B Condenser Mic, (sealed box). Traditionally multi-pattern mics have had a true capacitor capsule but with the C4000B, AKG has developed the world's first dual-diaphragm, multi-pattern mic with an electret capsule. Aimed primarily at home and project studios, the side-firing C4000B is rugged and flexible, and is intended to serve equally well in the studio or on stage. The new mic features an internal preamplifier which offers high sensitivity, low self-noise, and a very wide dynamic range. It requires phantom powering of between 9 and 52 Volts for the head-amp. Switches on the mic's body provide three polar patterns (omni, cardioid and hypercardioid), a 10dB pad (giving the mic a very high SPL -- Sound Pressure Level -- capability), and a bass-cut filter. An integral wind and pop screen is provided, and the C4000B package is completed by a 'spider suspension' shockmount, a large expanded-foam windshield, and a solid, lightweight aluminum carrying case. For full specs and info, click here for AKG. Sells new for $649 ($849 retail) but this one's new in factory-sealed case for just $479 or, of course, guitar trades.
Audio Technica lavalier mic, 803S, ex cond, $45
Behringer Super XM2000 Vocal Mic. For the musician on a really tight budget, this isn't a bad sounding mic at all and while it wouldn't be my first choice for my lead vocalist, its a suitable choose for backup vocals. Nice solid feel with cast metal frame, steel mesh screen, matte black finish. $15. (Add a new 20' cable, if desired, for $8.99)
CAD Audio D189 Supercardiod Dynamic Mic. CAD's D189 offers a quality performance mic at a very reasonable cost. The D189 has a frequency response of 40Hz-18KHz, supercardiod polar pattern, quality tone and low handling noise. It features heavy duty construction with a non-reflective polyurethane finish that feels great in the hand and tough enough to survive the usual drops from road use. It's broad and flat frequency response provides a very natural sound while the supercardioid pattern limits feedback from PA speakers and monitors and minimizes pickup of peripheral off-axis sound. An impressive internal multistage pop filter reduces wind and breath noise as well. Recommended for stage vocals but can also do the job for speaker cabinets, bass cabs, brass, and snare drums. These were discontinued but a number of stores are still selling them on Amazon (link), for $69 to $89, nicely discounted from the $129 list price. I have some brand new, first quality, and just $55. Includes a protective pouch and microphone clip. For full specs click here for CAD's site.
585 Mic, good sounding vocal mic for the money, nice solid feel, lists
at $89.99 but this one’s in clean shape w/box for $25
585 Vocal Mics, NEW in the box, pretty nice sounding mics for the bucks,
List $89.95, Sale $39
Electro-Voice EV PLDK5 Drum Pack, (EV PL33), (EV PL35). You don't have to spend a fortune piecing together pro quality mics for a drum kit. This EV kit can mic just about any drum kit and provide quality sound that won't drive your sound tech crazy trying to EQ out feedback caused by mics with a low gain before feedback or an unfriendly frequency response. This kit contains one PL33 dynamic supercardoid kick drum mic and four PL35 dynamic supercardioid tom/snare mics, complete with a quality, firm-exterior 600 Denier nylon gig bag with shoulder strap. The EV PL33 kick drum mic delivers tight, low-end and punctuation for kick drums and low frequency instruments, and the PL35 dynamic supercardioid tom and snare microphone, with its unique body design, integrated swivel and drum rim clamp is voiced for exceptionally natural tom and snare drum sounds. Its unique body design with the shaft at an angle eliminates the need for right-angle XLR connectors and minimizes cable clutter over the drum and under cymbals. Each one includes a DRC-1 snap-on drum rim clamp that mounts the mic directly to just about any brand drum rim. They're voiced for exceptionally natural tom and snare content, with superior isolation and a frequency response - 50 Hz - 16 kHz. The EV Gig Bag is firm and durable with 600 Denier nylon exterior Form cutouts for up to 10 PL drum mics, padded handle and shoulder strap, zippered rear compartment for sheet music, sticks, and accessories. This set has received great reviews in various publications and sites, such as this one on epinions.com. With a list price of $775, these sell online (Google) for $322-$459. If you're looking for EV quality at a no-name price here's a nice savings on this bundle, just $225 for the pack, which equates to just $45 per mic AND I'll also include five 20' cables. (EV PL33) or (EV PL35). I can break up a set if desired, feel free to inquire.
Electro-Voice EV RE-200 Condenser Mic. Every studio needs a quality condenser mic. Even if you already have a large diaphragm condenser for your lead vocals, you'll likely find better success with a small diaphragm on instruments and area mic'ing such as a drum set, choir, and acoustic guitar, applications that don't require the close proximity of a large diaphragm. Not just for the studio, the RE-200 has been the professional's choice for live sound as well. It's a true condenser with an external biased condenser element based on the RE2000 transducer design, far superior to an electret element. Its diaphragm is ultrathin, gold laminated, environmentally stabilized and ultra-low in mass. The electrode is a precision-cut, single-piece, ceramic disc layered with gold. The transducer is biased by an internal dc-to-dc converter to ensure that its sensitivity and performance is not dependent on phantom voltage. Its frequency response has a continuous presence rise to enhance the sound quality and the excellent transient response and smooth frequency response is gently lifted above 1,000 Hz, lending an open, transparent detail to the recorded/amplified sound. The RE200 transducer is cradled in EV's "AcoustiDY" shock-mount system for mechanical isolation. It's designed to operate on virtually any phantom power, from 12 to 52 volts. Cosmetics and performance are perfect and with a new one selling for $324 ($537 list), this one is much more affordable at just $179. For full specs click here for EV's site.
Electro Voice EV N/D267AS Dynamic Vocal Microphone. One of the best vocal mic's in the under-$100 range. A long-time fan of the SM-58, I was working at Hotlicks in the 80's when we got in our first shipment of N/DYM 267 mics with this new Neodymium technology. From the moment I plugged it in I was hooked. It had a high-end crispness I had never heard in a Shure, which made my voice sound much more articulate. Add to this a remarkable gain before feedback rating and it turned out to be the perfect mic. In addition they have a softer feel with sort of a "hard padding" around the shaft, which makes it comfortable to handle and less prone to noise when moving it to and from the mic clip. Features include: VOB technology = tailored bass response for controlled proximity effect and exceptional vocal clarity; Cardioid pattern for superior feedback rejection and acoustic isolation; Consistent sound over greater working distances than competitive models; Neodymium based magnet structure provides greater sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio; and Warm Grip handle. If you've never heard an N/DYM mic you're likely in for a treat and you might be easily converted from the tried and true 57/58's. Click here for full specs of the N/D series. The 267AS (S=with on/off switch) is at the lower end of the line but we're talking about a line that runs into the $300's street price. The 267AS lists at $180 and sells online for $99. For the same price, I'm offering the EV 267AS WITH A NEW BOOM STAND (shown here) AND 20' mic cable, all for $99. The On-Stage boom is lightweight and sturdy, with a unique clutch that's as wide as your hand, with a long extrusion for easy grip, and very smooth. No more fumbling trying to find a 1" clutch. Don't need a stand? Just $69/each for the mic - or for quantities, $65/each for two; $60/each for 3; etc.
Electro-Voice EV PL-80a Supercardiod Dynamic Mic, (pic2). Back in the 80's at Hotlicks we sold almost as many PL-80's as we did Shure SM-58's. At the time the USA made 58's were $119; the PL-80 was $80, and many who did an A/B test liked the 80 better. The PL80a is a premium-grade supercardioid dynamic microphone with an EQ-friendly sonic contour that adapts well to any vocal texture, allowing vocals to sit nicely in the mix without sounding harsh. It uses the powerful Neodymium magnets, as used in the popular N/Dym series, to provide powerful output with uncommon crispness and excellent feedback rejection. Sells new at Amazon for $99-$149, nicely discounted from the $247 list price. I have some brand new, first quality, and just $69. Includes a protective pouch and microphone clip. For full specs click here for EV's site.
Electro-voice EV PL44 Vocal Mics (click to enlarge). EV's PL series has been around a long time. The PL80 and 88 were some of our best selling mics back in my retail days in the 80's. These PL44's are better than the 80's of yesteryear and are some of the best vocal mic's on the market for the money. They feature supercardioid pattern with excellent feedback rejection and deliver a tight low end, smooth mid range, and crisp highs that are usually reserved for condenser models. Compare this to mics at 2X the cost and chances are the 44 will win almost every comparison. With a list of $165, these are new in the box and a nice deal at $59.99/each. Includes mic clip and case.
EV 627A, dynamic cardioid, Hi-Z with on/off switch, works great, $39
EV 676, chrome shaft, exc cond, w/"vent", 3-position contour, connects via with 4-pin to XLR cable, vocals or great for instrument, $65/ea or $79 with long 4-pin/XLR cable.(SOLD OUT - last one - Pat 1/22)
EV SRO-664, with swivel base. Dynamic Cardoid, Hi-Z, very clean shape, $55 or $69 with long old-style cable.
EV PL-80 Vocal Mic, rough looking but these are road warriors - like an SM58 - and works well despite the looks. $35.
N/D267a, great vocal mic for just about any type of voice. N/Dym
technology gives a very high output - but maxiumum gain before feedback -
plus remarkable crispness. This mic can make even a lame voice (like
mine) sound good. List $180, Sale $99
Marshall V57M large diaphragm condenser mic, new, with case and stand mount, again, great mic for the bucks, List $299, Sale $99
Marshall V63M large diaphragm condenser mic, new, w/case and stand mount, List $329, Sale $79
MXL 603S Condenser Mic. I only have one of these left, but it if you need an overhead mic to go with the EV Pack above, this will do the job quite nicely. In reviews it was compared as being almost identical to the popular Oktava MC012 in sound, with a wide cardioid pattern, almost approaching omni. Runs on Phantom power only so you need a phantom-equipped mixer or external power supply. $129 list; this last one's new in the box for $69.
MXL 9090 Dual-Capsule Condenser Microphone. The MXL 9090 is like having a large diaphragm and a pencil condenser in one mic, with the front side having a warm, lush sound, and the microphone's back side simulating some of the brighter more airy sounding vintage capsule characteristics of early tube mics of the 60s - all with the flip of a switch. A bright red LED shines through the grill indicating which capsule is energized. Perfect for those needing several quality microphones but on a limited budgetFeatures two switch selectable 25mm (1") Large Capsules (one warm and one bright); Solid state preamp with balanced transformer output; Gold plated grill; Selectable pad and roll-off filter. For more details, click here for MXL's site. Includes hard case, mic clip, foam screen. With a list price of $249, you'll see these online for up to $149. I have a few of them in stock at $79.99/each and they're a good bang for the buck.
Peavey PVM, road worn and no markings but a good budget mic for $25.
Shure In-Ear Monitors, if you have a cheap-o in-ear monitor unit, improve your sound 100% with quality Shure ear buds. $49.
Shure SM-57 Style Microphone, Low-Z. I forget the model but it’s an older model, lower-line SM57 style with on/off switch, sounds good, $29.
Shure Unisphere I PE-56D Vocal Mics, probably from the 60's but work fine. $39/each.
SM-10A, headset mic, orig case, missing set screw for mouthpiece, thus
Shure 585SA Dynamic Mic. Good quality vintage Dynamic Hi-Impedance Mic. Best used for vocals and harp which earned it the name "James Cotton Model", so named as it was the mic of choice by the harp legend. These mics have a much wider frequency range than the Controlled Magnetic or Controlled Reluctance elements, which cut off pretty sharply at about 7-8000 Hz, while the 585 goes up to 13,000 Hz. Includes old-style cable with screw on connector to 1/4" jack. SSN is lightly etched in case but otherwise nice vintage condition. $55. (Add a new 20' cable, if desired, for $8.99)
Shure SM48 Vocal Mic, (close). Good alternative to the SM58 for musicians on a budget. It costs 50% less but sounds 90% as good. For full specs click here for Shure. Clean shape in box with case and paperwork. $35. (Add a new 20' cable, if desired, for $8.99)
Shure 588SDX Vocal Mic. Excellent vocal mic that will give the Beta a run for its money. Like the Bet it features Neodymium magnet for high sensitivity (6 dB improvement over previous 588SD). Also has on/off switch and lock, plus it's easily switchable from Hi to Low-Z. For full specs click here for Shure. Clean shape in box with case and paperwork. Sells new for $73.99 but this one's super clean in original box and just $45. (Add a new 20' cable, if desired, for $8.99)
Shure PG-58 Vocal Mic. Good utility mic without forking out $100 for an SM58. The PG58 uses a Neodymium magnet produces high output and crisp vocals. It has an Internal shockmount to minimize handling noise and a good quality pop filter to reduce distortion on "p's" and "t's". Used but in clean shape and includes a new 20' XLR cable. $39.
Shure STM28, lavalier
mic, w/20 ft cable, low-z, $45
TASCAM TM-ST1 Stereo Condenser Microphone, (pic2), (stock pic). With the proliferation of budget digital recorders on the market, who wants to spend more on their mic than the recorder costs? Likewise, you may want a better sound for your digital camcorder, especially a wider stereo field. Enter the TM-ST1, a good sounding stereo microphone with stereo pattern switching with a price that won't set you back a week's pay. With the ability to select either 90 or 120 degree pickup pattern you can choose to capture more ambience or to reduce background noise while its mid-side design captures a wide stereo field while maintaining a solid center image. For full specs check out Tascam's site here. The output cable uses a 3.5mm stereo jack, used for most of the mini recorders but you can use a 1/4" stereo adapter, depending on your deck. It runs on a single AA battery which runs for many hours. I have several of these new in the box and each includes microphone clip, table-top stand, battery and windscreen. With a list price of $99, these sell in some of the biggest online stores for as much as $69. If you need good quality stereo mic for your video or audio recorder, here's one that won't break the bank, just $39. (A few available, Hold one for Mr Watson)
Mic Line Matching Transformer aka "Adapter" with cable, (pic2). Transformer includes hi/low impedance switch. Includes quality Rapco mic cable with 1/4" RTS jack to XLR jack. Both mint condition. $22.
Behringer Eurorack MX-1804X Mixer, (close-up pic), excellent quality compact desktop/rackmount mixer with all the features. 18 channel, 4 buss, pushes a step further y including a built-in stereo DSP unit providing highly sophisticated reverb and modulation effects. Effects are adapted from Behringer's Virtualizer processor and use he same 20-bit AD/DA converters, 48 kHz sampling rate and virtual acoustics room simulation algorithms. Sx mono channels feature a musical 3-band EQ with swept ids and a low cut filter, and the four stereo channels employ a 4-band EQ. Other features include smooth 60 mm Panasonic faders, 2 Aux sends per channel, 2 stereo ux returns, 2-track In and Out (RCA), 6 channel inserts (on the mono channels), a 7-band EQ on the master section, a headphone out and an external power supply. I ave used this mixer as my personal mixer on just a few occasions and I am very impressed. List price was $569 and this one is perfect with original box, manual, and ower supply for just $259.
DJ Mixer - Pro Quality Numark CD Mix-2 Dual CD Player and Mixer, (back), (stock pic w/patch bay). Own this fantastic Numark unit for less than a new Gemini. This is a fantastic unit. I own the earlier Mix-1 which I pull out twice a year for parties and I thought it was the ultimate...until I checked out this Mix-2, which combines a built-in mixer along with the dual CD drives. It is everything you need to do a professional DJ gig - just add some powered speakers and you have the ultimate in simplicity and quality sound. Features include two independent CD player units with full-buffered antishock; seamless looping and stuttering; 3", 5", and CDR play capabilities; pitch/jog wheel for setting cue points and adjusting tempo; and track sequence programming. As I mentioned the Mix-2 has a built in mixer - featuring external input for two phono or three line inputs, master balanced and unbalanced outputs, direct input for onboard CD units, EQs on main input channels, input for two external mics with independent gain and EQ control, cross fader to blend between two channels and control auto-start of the CD units, three-band EQ for master output, and headphone output. Dual large backlit LED windows let you know what's going on and are easy to read in a dark booth. For full specs click here for Numark's Site info. This is a high-end unit, with a list price of $749 but buy used and save. For the price of an amateur unit you can have this truly pro-line Numark; just $199. Includes original manual and power supply. If you're going to be taking your act on the road, a very nice Unitec case, $70 new, is available for $39 more. Power supply fits under the Mix-2 in the case.
Mixer Brand X by Gemini XDJ-19, new floor model from Mars going out of
business sale, missing a few knobs, mint condition in orig box but no power
supply, as s blowout for $45
Stanton BK-2F DJ Mixer, I have two of these which were bought during the
Mars Music closeout, I don’t know a lot about DJ stuff but the main
feature on these ’m told is the optical fader that never wears out,
original store price was $399 but these are just $125/ea
Stanton RM-80 DJ Mixer, a definitely pro-quality mixer, four-channel,
stereo pre-amp mixer gives you nine line, four phono, and three mic inputs,
features gain and hree-band EQ on all four channels, mic channel section has
two-band EQ, independent level controls, on/off switch, and VCA-controlled
autotalk function, sub-mic on hannel 4 enables use of three-band EQ and
panning, other features include a fully assignable cross fader, beat
indicators, and balanced XLR master output, master ection features level and
balance controls, a mono/stereo switch, and booth output, cue section
features stereo/split function, cue pan, and level control, input and output
ED meters are provided, plus a 12V light BNC input, Lists at $450 and sells
in stores for $299 but save big time on this nice used one for just $199
Korg D3200 32-Track Hard Disk Recording Workstation, (stock pic), (back), (side), (sample screens). Guitar trades desperately needed. A complete system which Includes 80 GB internal hard drive, CD-RW, tons of effects, drums, and USB 2.0 connectivity - to be used as a standalone system or in conjunction with your computer. As with most of the current recorders, a full description would take up 5 screens of text so I'll just include some links below. One of the specs that impressed me about this unit was the capability to record up to 12 tracks simultaneously (and up to 32 simultaneous play back), which lets you record a live band in real time, without having to overdub some of your instruments. The powerful mixer section includes 40 input channels plus a great set of high-quality effects that employ KORG's "REMS" modeling technology. Korg's new and interactive "Session Drums" allow you to easily create a realistic and natural drum track for your entire song, simply by tweaking a few knobs. Other features include: recorder engine features uncompressed 24- or 16-bit recording / playback at 48 or 44.1 kHz, with up to 69-bit internal processing; record up to 272 tracks (including 8 virtual tracks per track), all with sophisticated digital editing functionality; record up to twelve tracks at once, using 12 balanced 1/4” inputs – 8 are also equipped with XLR inputs and individual phantom power while a convenient guitar input jack is also provided for guitarists; powerful, flexible 12 bus, 44-channel mixer offers a four-band EQ on channel 1 through 24, and a master four-band EQ as well; automated mixing lets you record and play back fader, pan and other mixer events. In addition, 100 scene memories provide more detailed automation. Mixer parameters may also be controlled via MIDI; the Knob Matrix, ClickPoint, and cursor keys provide quick and intuitive operation; high-resolution 320 x 240 pixel "tilt-up" LCD uses four-level grayscale shading and backlit illumination for enhanced visibility; eleven high-quality effects can be used simultaneously as inserts, master, and final effects, and are easily controlled via the Knob Matrix; high-capacity 80 GB internal hard drive; built-in CD-RW, Master Track and Album CD Project features allow you to produce a production-ready CD with ease; USB 2.0 connectivity allows a smooth exchange of data with your computer-based DAW software. Use the PC drive partition on the internal hard disk to share data with your computer. For full spec's check out Korg here or the manual is here. I have a copy of the manual inbound which will be included with the unit. There are loads of YouTube demo's, including live band recording; click here for a list. This unit is super clean and shows little to no signs of use. At this point I usually price the gear. It currently sells everywhere for $1299.(Answering several inquiries) This one is cheaper but while I don't really need cash, I do need American guitars, especially Fender, Gibson, and PRS. If you or your band needs a full feature 32-track and has, for example an extra American Deluxe Fender, email me specifics and I'll work out a win-win trade that will be far better than your local superstore. Depending on the deal, Tascam powered monitors below will be included.
Tascam VL-A4 Two-Way Powered Reference Monitors, (side/back), (cables). Latest from Tascam and breakthrough in terms of a quality powered 2-way monitor at a remarkable $199 list price. Features include 35W active bi-amped design - Direct radiating bass reflex 4" woofers with rear air port and 1" dome tweeter; deep cabinet design for rich low-frequency that extends beyond similarly priced units; magnetic shielding to eliminate extraneous noise; 90 - 23KHz Frequency response (1W @ 1m); 6" x 9.7" x 7.6" size; and a weight of 7.9 lbs. Since they're self-powered hook up is a breeze and one less component in your signal chain. They use a balanced TRS/XLR combination inputs. Includes power cords as well as XLR to 1/4" stereo (ring-tip-sleeve) cables to hook up to many recording units such as the Korg above. Mint condition and priced at $110 or included with Korg unit above, depending on the deal.
Korg D1200CD Digital Recording Studio with CD Burner, (close-up), (back), (sample screen). Not in a big hurry to sell this one as it may be just what I need for my personal recording. This one has it all - and it's supposedly very easy to get around on. Digital desktops have come along way - now with a 40 GB hard drive for 122 HOURS recording time with zero compression, with 2 GB allocated to USB "drive". This unit is in mint condition except for a small smear on the top where some improper cleaner was tested. With the onboard CD burner, you can do it all, and do it quickly. It features 12-track digital multi-track recording, dual XLR inputs, +48 V phantom power on each XLR inputs, Analog inputs with dedicated guitar input jack and digital connectors Mixer section, 3-band EQ with sweepable mid-range 100 scene memories and mixer data transmission/reception via MIDI. Also has powerful modeling effects with easy icon and knob-based operation, 3 independent effect systems for simultaneous use and very sophisticated editing functionality. You can check out all specs at Korg's Site. Original list was $1250 this one has seen very little use, ever knob and feature works perfectly, and is just $375(HOLD-Ron M 4/5). Includes original manual and cables. Original owner did a killer song that's still on this unit, including real drums, and I could not discern the difference between it and a $10M pro studio CD - this unit is that good.
Mackie 1202 Mixer, (pic2), my personal mixer and, like all my recording gear, has seen very little use as I never have time to use it. Very quiet with excellent specs. too many specs to list but click here for specs. For manual view/download here. Very well-engineered compared to today’s cheap-o mixers and not disposable should it ever need service, $175. Will include a nice padded carrying case for free.
Peavey 2-way Studio Monitors, I’m not sure of the model name but they’re in very clean shape and sound great. I use these to listen to talk radio so they've only been cranked when I first tested them out. 4-screw sockets on top and side for mounting vertical or horizontal, $125/pair
Peavey XR-600 PA Mixer/Amp with Effects, (close-up), (back). I've had a plethora of Peavey all-in-one PA systems and one thing they all have in common. They're built like tanks and last forever. My band used a 24-channel Mk III and MK IV back in the 80s and I've used the XR-series for practice during much of that time. While much of their guitar gear has failed to catch on, Peavey's Pro Sound division has always been strong, earning a reputation for good quality gear that lasts forever. The XR-600 has all the basic features you need in a mixer including individual gain controls, high and low-z inputs on each channel, 3-band EQ on each channel, 2 effects/monitor busses, and in the mains section a 9-band graphic EQ, reverb to mains, reverb to monitors, tape out, tape/aux level, RCA jacks for tape in/out, phantom power, main master volume, monitor master, effects master, and a patch bay for main-mon-eff output, graphic EQ in/out, and inputs for footswitch-Aux.-power amp in. Like all Peavey pro sound gear from this era, it's made in USA and built to last for many decades. With 300 watts ( at 2 ohms, 210 at 4 ohms), it's enough for small club gigs or a great practice PA. For all specs - Manual is downloadable here. Do your research, one of the new Chinese budget mixers with wobbly knobs and cheap power amps is going to run you over $300. For less money you can have this quality USA made mixer/amp that will be in service another 10-20 years or more. $175. Note: 2 of the knobs (tape out/tape aux) are non-original.
MM1705 11-channel mixer, mint, w/power supply, a ton of features for
Roland VS-1824CD: 24-bit Digital Workstation, (back), (manuals/software), (screen), (stock pic). Everything you need for CD quality tracks - from your brain to a full feature recorder complete with effects - to mix-down - to a CD burner, all in one unit. Like most Roland recording products, it was designed with the recording guitarist in mind. For professional recording at a remarkably affordable price, the VS-1824CD 24-bit Digital Studio Workstation is hard to beat. This 18-track V-Studio is loaded with 288 Virtual Tracks, 28-channel automated digital mixing and onboard effects including COSM¨ Guitar Amp and Microphone modeling. It's also the first portable V-Studio to include an internal CD-RW drive for easy data backup, creation of audio CDs and direct import of loops into tracks. Features include: 18-track simultaneous playback, 8-track simultaneous recording with 288 Virtual Tracks, or "V-tracks", 28-channel, fully automated digital mixer (18 tracks + 10 input channels), Onboard effects including COSM modeling, Mastering Tool Kit and more, Accepts additional VS8F-2 card for up to 4 stereo/8 mono effects, CD-RW Mastering button with CD Writing Mode for quicker CD burning, New CD Capture function for importing audio directly from CD, and Onboard Auto-Mix function for creating perfect mixes. 10GB hard drive for loads of recording time. Includes all manuals and documentation, editing software CD, Demo CD, and two charts that can be easily attached to the unit. This model was discontinued several years ago but there are still a few new ones out there, priced at $1689 to $1995. This used one works perfectly, includes everything including original box, and is a very powerful all-in-one unit for just $550.
Roland VS-840 Digital Studio Workstation, (close-up), (back), (acc.). 8 Tracks with 64 virtual tracks, mixing, effects processing, and hard disk recording via 100Mb zip disks which allows this to act as an all-in-one unit. The 849 was the first generation VS-series but it sounds as good today as it did when this model was introduced in 1998. Designed with the musician in mind, the VS-840 features tape-style transport controls that area easy to use by old-schoolers used to analog tape recording, Record-Play-Forward-Rewind-Stop - plus dedicated track faders, straightforward Track Cue/Panning knobs, assignable Locate buttons and an enhanced high-resolution backlit LCD. Many users pick this unit since it requires little i the way of a learning curve associated with many other units, including an innovative EZ Routing feature which guides users step-by-step through all basic recording, mixing and effects processing functions. Those with little or no previous digital recording experience can be performing sophisticated track bouncing, rhythm loops, effects routing, mixing and more in no time. It produces CD-Quality stereo sound reproduction and professional mixdown features including added effects (reverb, delay, chorus, etc.), equalization, as well as COSM Guitar Preamp and Speaker Simulator. One of many cool features is the Tracking Cut section, where you can set your monitor mix, from any of the tracks, to your taste, e.g. you want a lot of rhythm guitar and just a tad of vocals and bass. This desk top unit is equally at home in the studio, but easily portable to do quick set up live remote sessions. For more specs, click here for Harmony Central and for additional info and free downloads, go to RolandUS. When it was released it was touted as "breaking the $1400 price barrier", and was a very powerful unit for the money. Even more incredible, it works as good as new, appears to be barely used, and is just $225 including over $100 of 100Mb zip disks (25 disks) and an old "Stylite" suitcase that fits it nicely. Also includes original manual and quick start manual.
Samson MixPad9 Mixer, (pic2), features a high headroom design for superior audio performance, deceptively sized - small but professional in features and specs, the ixpad 9 offers superior low-noise and low distortion specs, along with an exceptionally low group delay over the full bandwidth for a transparent, open sound. An ideal hoice for smaller live sound situations such as clubs, acoustic setups, keyboard rigs and lounge acts, project recording and more. Includes box, power supply, manual download here, spec sheet here, List price was $279 and sold around $225 when new but this one’s “as new” for just $99
Samson S62 All-in-One Powered Mixer - WITH padded rack, mint condition in the box. Nice all-in-one mixer with 6 channels, each with XLR and 1/4" inputs - eff/reverb send - and two-band eq, onboard reverb or patch your own effects in, 150 watts RMS, CD input, master 5-band graphic EQ, Phantom power, and more. For all features check out Samson's Site. This is a perfect mixer for a band practice PA, solo/duo club gigging, churches, etc. It is extremely lightweight and easily portable. Can be used as table top or rackmounted. List price on new is $419 and they sold in stores for $299. This one appears to be never used and ships in original box with manual. If you're going to be gigging with a system, you should always have your gear racked and I'm offering this mixer/amp in a nice 4-space padded rack (shown here) for just $239. Rack is a deep 3-space with rigid enforcement all around, zippered front and back, with handle and shoulder strap. Don't need the rack? $199 for the Samson unit alone.
Soundcraft Notepad 124 and 124FX Mixers, (124), (124FX), (stock pic), (124/124FX Comparison). Soundcraft from England has been one of the most respected names in professional live and studio decks for decades. With their new Notepad series you get the sound quality and engineering you've come to expect from Soundcraft. What sets them apart from the proliferation of budget mixers currently on the market is the quality of their components such as the acclaimed British GB30 mic preamps and GB30 3-band EQ technology. Unlike most other brands, they're not built with the cheapest parts on the market. The two models are basically identical except the 124FX has built-in digital effects which has a feed from every input and over 100 effects, including a pink noise and test setting. The FX control can also be used to set delay tap tempo, a feature not found in many mixers in this class. On the Notepad 124, the FX send is replaced by a standard AUX send with a dedicated output. Both models provide a recording output of the mix on RCA/Phono connectors as well as a stereo input for CD playback etc. Rather than list all the specs here, just check out Soundcraft.com - click here for the 124 and here for the 124FX. For the quality of these mixers, you can't beat them, new in the box, at $129 for the 124; just $25 more for the digital effects - $154 for the 124FX.
Tascam 004 Digital Recorder, (side views). If you find the ultra-compact digital recorders too menu-intensive and/or too limiting, here's a cool little unit from Tascam that will probably be the ticket. Especially good for users who came up using a Tascam analog cassette, the layout of the 004 is very similar. Unlike the old analog units though, you can do unlimited track bouncing with no sound degradation (remember the hiss you would get at around the 3rd bounce?). It uses the small SD cards for data storage (comes with a 1 gig but can take a 16 I understand) - plus USB connection to your computer for unlimited storage. Rather than go into great detail, click here for al the skinny from Tascam. There are a bunch of YouTube video's for this model including a number of tutorials (sample), reviews, and an overview from the NAMM show (overview). Runs on batteries (4XAA) or external power supply. New cost is $179 but buy used and save - just $115 for this one, "as new" in the box.
Line Mixer, Tascam Series, Teac 1, 8 channels with pan and gain on each
channel, master vol, headphone vol, 8 RCA line in, 8 RCA cue out, Stereo
line out/aux ut/buss in, ex cond, TEAC studio quality for just $75
Yamaha DJX-IIB - I have both the keyboard models and the "mixer only" type models in stock. Yamaha's DJXIIB music and effects box--affectionately known as "The DJ Box That Rocks"--gives you digital power and versatility alongside an enormously phat 'n' funky analog sound. The MIDI (musical instrument digital interface)-capable box produces a total of 70 preset rhythm patterns, five user-adjustable patterns, and 10 variations against which you can mix your favorite music, or not, as the situation demands. An ultracool scratch pad with auto function is in the house to help you get your grooves smokin'. You get true, 32-note polyphony and dynamic control over the timbre or tone of each MIDI-accessible voice, just as you would with an acoustic instrument. There are 203 voices total, 180 musical sounds plus 23 drum kits. There's even an audio beats-per-minute counter--the DJXIIB accepts an audio input of whatever song you're playing and automatically locks to the rhythm by auto-adjusting its bpm. Enhance your productions with sophisticated digital effects using the box's onboard DSP (digital signal processing) using Yamaha's Advanced Wave Memory technology. The DSP lets you warp, distort, and slice your music for creative effect. A pair of built-in 3-inch, 6-watt speakers lets you audition your music; each speaker is ported for accentuated bass response. Connections include MIDI in/out, a stereo analog (left/right) RCA line out, a .25-inch headphone jack for private listening, and a BMP input (RCA). Keyboards are priced at $139 in Very Good Condition to $199 in excellent condition. DJX mixer units are $99 in Very Good Condition to $125 in excellent condition
Carver PM-120 Studio Reference Amp, (back). Carver has always been synonymous with quality sound. Before the days of "who can build the cheapest Asian pro sound gear", American companies like Carver built top quality gear that's built to last for many decades. The PM-120 is a great choice for anyone looking for studio reference quality sound, where accuracy is paramount. It also has reliable protection circuits for both the amp and your speakers. At 120W in bridged mono, 60W per side stereo at 4 ohms, it's a good choice for near-field monitors but it's studio quality specs aren't limited to recording, the same quality specs make it a good stage amp for low-medium power applications for keys, guitars, or high frequency horns in a bi- or tri-amp setup. If you want full specs or a manual, click here or a free download. This amp is in great shape and will likely be around for many more decades. This model cost over $500 almost 20 years ago when it was new and is still a good buy on a real quality reference amp at $179.
Crown Power Base-2 Power Amp, (pic2 - click to enlarge). Good clean and reliable Crown power amp - very few hours and nice shape - ships in original box. For full specs and manual click here. 1400 watts bridge mono at 8 ohms; 650/side at 8 ohms. Packs a lot of power in 2 spaces and high output for low dollars. Just $350.
2001 Studio Power Amp, 120W/side at 4 ohms, superb sound reproduction
and famous Crest quality for just $199
Com-Tech 200 Power Amp, 200W/side, good for guitar racks, studio, or
small club PA, excellent Crown quality and reliability for $199
DC-75, great studio amp, 1 rack space, 75W/side, good studio specs, $250
Power Base 1 power amp, 240W/side at 4 ohm; 455W bridged mono at 8 ohms,
very clean unit, $275 plus $25 for SKB case
Mackie M800 Power Amp, New Old Stock and perfection companion to the 1402. High quality M-Series, delivers 800W @ 4 ohms bridged, 2 x 400W @ 2 ohms stereo, 2 x 275W @ 4 ohms stereo. Features ultra-low noise/low-distortion design, fast-recovery circuitry to reduce distortion at clip edge, limiter with on/off switch, constant-directivity horn EQ/air EQ with variable frequency and on/off switch, XLR thru outputs, 1/4" jacks and five-way binding post outputs, detented gain controls, signal present and OL LEDs, channel status LEDs, superior T-Design cooling. Easily handles 2 ohm loads all night long and weighs just 35 lbs. Find these online discounted to $479 but this one’s never been retailed and $100 cheaper at $379.
8.5C Power Amp, great Peavey reliability and sounds great. Cranks
out 525W/side at 2 ohms, 450W/Side at 4 ohms. I used this at a party
to drive my subs and he result was one of the best small sound systems
I’ve ever fun. Less weight and more power than a CS-800 for
1.3K Power Amps, 1000 Watts/side at 2 ohms, 650/side at 4 ohms, lotta
power for bassists or PA, one left at $SOLD
CS-800 power amps, legendary workhorses for pro sound, 400W/side, one
left at $325
Servo 260, studio power amp, 130W/Side at 4 ohms, used to power near
field monitors, passive headphone distribution systems in the studio and
small live ound reinforcement setups. It is also a great choice for stereo
keyboard or guitar amp setups with external mixer or preamps or amplifying a
large screen TV or video ystem. The Servo 260 is dedicated to transparent
audio, consistent performance and the rugged construction you need from a
professional amplifier. For full specs see am Ash’s site. Box
is a little shop worn but the amp is still sealed in factory wrapping and
has never been retailed. With a list of $299, here’s an excellent
deal for your tudio or guitar/keyboard rack, at $165.
2350, 350W/Side, I’ve used it on numerous gigs and it’s never failed,
great specs, $325
MISC RECORDING – LIGHTING - PA GEAR
ADL Stereo Tube Direct Model 200 DI, fantastic high-end tube preamp from Anthony DeMaria Labs, maker of the current model, the ADL-600. This ADL-1200 was a very expensive model ($1200) back in '95 when it was built and would be at home in a top of the line pro studio. Excellent condition, works perfectly, and well under 1/2 of what a new ADL600 will cost at $499(HOLD-Scott L 11/18). Note: I'll add more info when I find it on the web.
reel-to-reel tapes, new-old-stock, various types, $20-$30
Data Disk, w/orig power supply, power button has replacement cap but
works fine, $75
Alesis Playmate Vocalist, (pic2), (pic3). An excellent gift for the vocalist in your life - or anyone who just likes to have fun, karaoke style. The ultimate tool for vocal performance, practice, and karaoke applications. The Alesis PlayMate Vocalist is a powerful virtual vocal reducer and microphone processor with a built-in CD player. In addition to reducing vocals from virtually any stereo CD, it can adjust tempo and pitch independently so you can always sing in the optimal key, adjust the tempo to change the feel of the music, and slow down complex passages for easy learning. Includes 100 high-quality reverb algorithms for matching the ambience of the music. Lets you use your entire CD library and never buy another karaoke CD again. Features include: Reduces vocals from virtually any stereo CD; Adjust tempo and pitch independently; 100 high-quality reverb algorithms; Transpose music ±7 semitones (half-steps), and adjust pitch ±18%; Adjust tempo from 50% to 150%; XLR microphone input; 1/4" direct input (bypasses effects processing); 1/4" stereo line out; 2 - 1/4" headphone outputs; Microphone/CD balance control; Intuitive loop operation; Internal power supply. List price is $299 and sells online for $169 - but this little box of fun is yours for just $119.
Alesis NanoVerb, sixteen of Alesis' best preset effects algorithms in a compact, easy-to-use package. I've used these countless times for vocals, drums, and guitars, in both live and studio settings, and there really isn't anything with more "bank for the buck". Very lush hall, plate and room reverbs, rich true stereo chorus, flange, delay, rotary speaker emulation and useful multieffects. 18 bit digital converters ensure the sonic quality that allows you to use it for any effects application from guitar rigs to studio recording. The front panel adjust knob allows you to tweak NanoVerb's great-sounding programs until they're just right for your music, while the Input/Output levels and Mix controls ensure proper effect levels for a wide variety of applications. Both of these are in nice shape - one has velcro across the top. Alesis is one of the nice companies that has free downloadable manuals (view here). Includes original power supply, $75/each .
Microverb, a true classic in its own right, good quality Alesis tone and
as simple as it gets, $49
Alesis Midiverb III,
full-size 19” rackmount multi-effect, excellent selection of digital
effects and the presets work fine for my use – but fully editable for
tweaking, my studio use only, w/power supply & manual, $140
NanoVerb, sixteen of Alesis' best preset effects algorithms in a
compact, easy-to-use package. Very
lush hall, plate and room reverbs, rich true stereo chorus, flange, delay,
rotary speaker emulation and useful multieffects. 18 bit digital converters ensure the sonic quality that allows you to
use it for any effects application from guitar rigs to studio recording.
The front panel adjust knob allows you to tweak NanoVerb's
great-sounding programs until they're just right for your music, while the
Input/Output levels and Mix controls ensure proper effect levels for a wide
variety of applications. Excellent
condition and Alesis is one of the nice companies that has free downloadable
Alesis MEQ230 Dual 1/3-octave precision equalizer, (pic2). One of the most popular EQ's ever made, especially for home studios and club bands. More bang for the buck than any other graphic EQ ever made with two 30-band 1/3 octave EQ's in a single rack space, yet costs less than many single-channel units. This precise EQ is engineered with proprietary Alesis technology that gives you more features and better audio performance than anything close to the price range. Features both RCA and 1/4" in/outputs, signal and peak indicator as well as "in" and "power" LED's for both channels, channel in/out buttons, and center-detented sliders at +/- 12dB. Manual available here for download. These cost a couple hundred back in the 90's and are the best bargain today for a quality, good quality EQ. This one's in beautiful shape with original power supply - for just $69.
DJ lighting controllers, 2 avail, new in the box, $95/ea
DJ Road case, NEW, for mixer and two CD players, sells for $100 in the
stores, 2 available at $69/ea
10-space deep rack, nice shape, $110
Aphex Aural Exciter Type C, stereo, add life to your studio or live mix for just $75
FXR Elite programable multi-effect, $99
FXR, studio/live multi-effect, dual mono effects or stereo, $99
Tube MP tube mic preamp, early version, $69
Technica CP8201, Impedance Matching Transformer, buy it at $15 and get a
free ProCo low-z cable
2+1 3-channel preamp, $150
Behringer Ultrafex Pro, mint condition in the box. Stereo unit - with these controls on each side. An all-in-one enhancer that adds intelligibility to your vocals, adds presence and transparency to any source, widens spatial imaging beyond speakers, adds more power to bass, and increases subjective volume level while decreasing ear fatigue. If you've never heard one - you gotta try it. Let's just say it makes your mix "come alive" and turns a flat performance into something that really jump out of the speakers at you. Mint in the box with manual and a nice unit for just $65.
Behringer Powerplay Pro, (pic2). Behringer delivers with another pro-feature studio tool. No need to spend $300 on a nice headphone amp, the HA4600 delivers with four stereo amps, each with a stereo aux input, mono/stereo and left/right mute switches, balance and volume controls, plus numerous master features, in a single rack space. Tweak your mix to taste with an effective 2-band EQ plus an accurate LED output level meter for each channel. Full specs are here at Behringer's site. These sold for $109 when new but this one appears to never been out of the box and “as new” with manuals for just $69.
Autocom Pro, Behringer’s great stereo dynamics processor and the best
comp/limiter on the market in this price range. Separate IRC expander/gate circuits, high-pass filter in side chain,
dynamics enhancer, automatic or manual attack/release times, selectable mono
or true stereo, 12-segment displays for in/out levels and gain reduction, -4
or –10dB selectable, XLR and ¼” connectors, servo-balanced in/out’s.
I don’t know how Behringer continues to come up with gear in this
price range but it’s all good stuff and not stripped down versions. These are new in stores for $99 – this one appears to never been
used and “as new” in box with manuals for just $69(Tent Hold Chris S
EQ270 Graphic EQ, 27-bands, works perfectly except for 1K fader adds
some noise but other 26 bands are fine, $29
FS-5U, on/off switch, ¼” jacks with switchable polarity, for use on
any Boss/Roland units or any effect that requires and on/off switch, $25
RE-1000 Digital Multi Echo, full-size rackmount, delays, taps, and
reverbs, real stereo (stereo in's and out's), dual input and output gains,
pre-eq, decay time, warmth controls, some setting not working
properly—others sound great, $39/as is
Boss DR-110 Dr. Rhythm Graphic, (case). Time-capsule condition, appears to have seen very little use since it was new in the early 80's. This is Boss/Roland analog drums at its best and the comparison to the TR-606 has been frequently noted as mentioned in this review at SonicState. ...but this one's around $800+ cheaper than a clean 606. Very simple to operate, and while it lacks the features of later units, it's all about the sound. It also feels great - the first Roland product with rubber keys. The DR-100 offers 16 preset patterns, and 16 memory locations for the user to program their own patterns while each pattern could be divided into 16 or 12 steps. It also has two "song" memories, each of which allows you to chain together up to 128 bars of patterns. Use of battery power allows this unit to retain its content when turned off (that was pretty special in 1983). The six drum voices are Kick, snare, open hh, closed hh, hand clap, and cymbal. For more info, check out Wikipedia here. There are a number of web resources devoted to this cool little booger including this one, with mods and instructions on how to operate it. This unit has sat virtually unused and is in near pristine condition - both the unit and the case. If you want to make some cool patterns on the cheap, this one's just $139.
dbx 166XL Compressor/Limiter/Gate, (front/back), (stock pic). Excellent quality dynamics controller - does it all - great for your home studio or guitar rack setup. Features goof proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes; new gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics; program-adaptive expander/gates; great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material; separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup; stereo or dual-mode operation; balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR; side Chain insert; and Classic dbx "Auto" mode. For full specs and details, click here for dbx. With a list price of $379 the 166XL sells new for $259, and is a bang for the buck winner at that price - this one has never been used, mint in the box and just $179.
Digitech TSR-12 Studio Reverb/Multi-effect. Beautiful condition with plastic still on the display window, no rack wear, etc. Excellent sounding effects and a highly regarded unit back in the 90's. At the heart of the TSR12 are 31 preset algorithms (plus a dry signal path), each of which contains a minimum of three and a maximum of five Effects Modules. Modules include reverbs (maximum 20-second decay), delays (maximum 1.4 seconds), modulation effects, pitch shifting (+/-24 semitones), a 1.5 second sampler, parametric and graphic EQ, and a noise gate. All algorithms (patches) also feature one or more mixer modules that allow the outputs of the various effects modules to be mixed together in interesting ways. In all there are 256 patches on board, divided into 128 preset and 128 user-definable programs. The presets include a wide variety of usable treatments, including all manner of reverb environments and multi-effects options. For a good review, click here for Sound-On-Sound's site. This unit has seen very little use and with a price of $499 back in the day, it's definitely worthy of space in your studio or especially live, equipment rack today - for just $79, around what you'll pay for just one of the many effects built into this quality unit.
DSP-16, full-size rackmount multi-effects, with reverb, delays,
multi-taps, combinations, etc., 3-band eq, 128 patches, stereo in/out, midi
Studio S-100 nice but inexpensive multi-effect processor, $135
Vocal 300, great for warm classic vocals or cutting edge distortion and
lo-fi styles, voice "characters" transform your voice from the
scariest of monsters to spacey alien beings, 38 fully programmable studio
quality effects (7 at once!), built-in expression pedal controls your choice
of up to 3 parameters in real-time, each effect includes up to 4 adjustable
parameters, 6 character alphanumeric and 2 character numeric display, 4-knob
matrix editing system, also includes 40 great sounding Factory Presets and
40 User Presets, full patch-bay on rear including 1/8" CD input for
singing along with your favorite music, balanced XLR input and output,
1/4" TRS stereo line output and 1/8" headphone output, includes
manual, box, power supply, $145
Digitech Vocal 300, (back), (close-up). These are so cool. I've used one at parties for fun stuff or during solo gigs as a serious performance tool and I'm blown away by the quality and versatility of this unit. Anything you've heard on recordings, you can duplicate on this thing, like the hollow sound of an AM radio, to perfect harmonies sung with lush reverb. Great for warm classic vocals or cutting edge distortion and lo-fi styles, voice "characters" transform your voice from the scariest of monsters to spacey alien beings, 38 fully programmable studio quality effects (7 at once!), built-in expression pedal controls your choice of up to 3 parameters in real-time, each effect includes up to 4 adjustable parameters, 6 character alphanumeric and 2 character numeric display, 4-knob matrix editing system, also includes 40 great sounding Factory Presets and 40 User Presets, full patch-bay on rear including 1/8" CD input for singing along with your favorite music, balanced XLR input and output, 1/4" TRS stereo line output and 1/8" headphone output. Sells new for $199 but this one's in nice shape, works perfectly, and is just $129. Includes power supply.
260 Direct Box, lists for $65 but this one’s brand new at 50% off, $32
830 Series II Stereo EQ, nice shape, nice price, $75
Fender PA High Packs and Fender Sub-Woofers - Includes pair of 1211 MK. III high packs (pic2) with a 12" and 1" throat hi-frequency driver, rated at 150W RMS, 300W Program, 600W Peak. These can be run as a full range system and handle the low end quite nicely in a simple setup. Better yet, for some real thumping bass, cross them over and run as high packs in conjunction with these sub-woofers. Subs (pic2) are Fender 115sA with a single 15" driver, rated at 350W RMS, 700W Program, 1400W Peak. Both the full-range and subs have inserts for pole mounting if desired; high packs also have casters for easy transport. I have used this system for party DJ'ing around 5-6 times, both as a simple 2-way and as a 3-way with the subs, and I've always received compliments on the sound. Would work well for a band or, for a DJ, would be one of the better systems around. $600 plus shipping takes all 4 pieces. Local sale or guitar trade desired instead of packing these big boys.
Focusrite Trakmaster Pro Mic Preamp, (back), (panel), (box). Brand new, out of the box only to shoot pics. The British company Focusrite has been a leader in top quality, but rather expensive, studio gear for years but in recent years has developed some affordable gear that most home studio's and club bands can afford. The TrakMaster Pro Channel Strip is equally at home for recording and live use. This unit is an updated model over the original Trak Master, which had a typical class A Platinum design, based around a 737 Rhom transistor. The TrakMaster Pro uses an op-amp design closer to that in the Focusrite Green line. Other enhancements of the TrakMaster Pro include a Lo-Z setting for use with older ribbon mics; a port-hole style moving coil peak level meter which can be switched between input, output and comp (gain reduction), and a latency-free monitoring section which allows you to route the output of your DAW through it and create a monitor mix with the signal coming direct from the unit (headphones and speakers). The TrakMaster Pro is equipped with Focusrite's world-famous FET-based microphone preamp with phantom power, line and instrumental inputs, fixed high pass filter, opto-compressor/limiter, mid-scoop EQ, and latency-free monitoring, high pass filter (12dB down at 75Hz), selectable midnight blue porthole meter, main output features both balanced and unbalanced output, optional Digital Output (S/PDIF), and external word clock input provided on BNC connector. For full details, check out Focusrite. The Trakmaster Pro sells everywhere for $339 but I have a few of them, brand new in the box, for just $249. Includes manual and external power supply.
LC-3A Limiter/Compressor, a standard in pro-sound and only $99
& Kettner Cabinetualator MK II, (stock pic) pro-quality DI
box. Emulates the sounds of a miked 4x12 speaker cabinet.
No distortion. No fancy effects. It just makes it sound like you're using a
cabinet. This comes in handy when you're recording direct and don't want to
wake up the neighbors with your screaming lead solos. $65
Ibanez DMD-2000 Digital Delay, nice vintage unit, easily stores patches and sounds good, $135
Ibanez DMD2000 Digital Delay,
rackmountable, old-school 80's model that was one of the first with stored
patch, switch to any of four user/presets at the touch of a button. Good
sounding unit that's great for live sound on vocals. $99
HD-1000 Harmonics/Delay, sister unit to the DMD-2000 delay above, a
classic harmonizer for only $125
JBL 2-way concert cabs, formerly owned by the Army Band Washington DC. I've used these before, both as high packs in a 3-way sytem - and as stand alone units running full range. They sounded impressive in both situations. Built in hooks for flying, if desired. Components are: 2426J horns, 2202H woofers, 3120A crossovers - components alone (JBL Price List) are $272, $336, and $57 ($665 total), respectively. For less than you can build your own system, you can have the purpose built JBL system of heavy pine for years of use, for just $499/pair.
JBL SR4733X Full Range Cabinet, . One of JBL's high-end USA SR-X Series featuring a pair of 2226H 15" low frequency drivers; 2447J 1.5" throat high frequency driver through a 2381 90X50 horn; and JBL passive crossover - in a trapezoidal full-range cabinet. The dual 15" two-way system combines high power (1200 watts) and extended low frequency (down to 37Hz) with the simplicity of a single box system. It delivers the performance usually associated with subwoofer equipped systems. Crossover frequency is 1.2kHz or if you'd like, it has bi-amp inputs to select your own crossover point. I've seen DJ's use single stacks or it would also make a killer keyboard or bass cabinet. With the double 15's and 137dB SPL, this thing hits hard and will make your pant legs shake. At 48 x 24.3 x 17.1 in, it's a large cabinet but easier than lugging around a separate sub and high pack. With a $2299 list, these speakers sold in stores for $1799/each. This one was used at around 6 gigs, is in excellent condition, and whether your part it out or use it is a good buy at $1000 less than new, just $799. Local (non-shipping) customers highly preferred for sale or guitar trade.
JBL 2226H 15" High Power Low Frequency Drivers (stock pic). This cab (picture) is available on my Prosound page but If you just need the 2 low frequency drivers, I'll be happy to part it out. Each are rated at 600W RMS, 8 Ohms, down to 40 Hz. These would be a major upgraded to 1X15 PA cabs with cheaper speakers, likely having a deeper, clearer low end, and more volume. I used the earlier version 2225's in my bass rig at one time and it sounded great so these should also work well for bassists, primarily in a Bi-Amp setup. They sold new at US Speaker for $365 and these are barely used for $250/each. I can also part out the 2447J 1.5" throat driver with or without horn, and the crossover. If you want the whole cab, the new discount price was $1799 - available here for $799.
JBL 2226H 15" High Power Low Frequency Drivers, (stock pic). If you just need the drivers from this cab, I'll be happy to part it out. Each are rated at 600W RMS, 8 Ohms, and are rated down to 40 Hz. It would be a major upgraded to 1X15 PA cabs with lower-end speakers, likely having a deeper, clearer low end, and more volume. I used the earlier version 2225's in my bass rig at one time and it sounded great so these should also work well for bassists, primarily in a Bi-Amp setup. They sold new at US Speaker for $365 and these are barely used for $250/each. I can also part out the 2447J 1.5" throat driver with or without horn, and the crossover.
Kawai R-50E Midi Drum Machine, cool
old-school drum machine and one of the earlier MIDI models. Kawai
made two versions, and acoustic drum model and the "E", which was the
Electronic drum model. Although I don't have a manual, everything seems to
work fine and tap-writing yields some very cool electronic sounds. These
were expensive back in the day but today a good value at $79.
Kaoss Pad, process effects in real time from any audio source, rubbing
or tapping the unique X-Y pad modifies the effect parameter assigned to the
horizontal or vertical axis, in real time, hold switch freezes the effect
setting at the pad's current location, 60 effects programs include delay,
reverb, pan, filter, flange, phase, and pitch shift, effects switchable by
turning a knob and are assignable to any of 6 programmable buttons for
immediate recall, sample an external audio source (up to 5 seconds at 48kHz)
and control that sound from the pad, sampled sound can be modified (time
stretch, reverse, pitch change) for live performance or resampling, connects
to a turntable, CD player, mixer, electronic instrument, or mic for
processing voice, $149
Lexicon MPX100 Dual Channel Processor, (back), (effects rotary). Full rack Lexicon finally affordable with the MPX100. Most importantly, you get Lexicon's killer reverb, worth the price for that alone. But wait, there's more... Also included are chorus, flange, pitch shift, Pitch Shifter (change the note from a few cents to 1/2 step to 5th to Octave up or down with a small turn of the dial), Leslie & Tremolo, long delay (5.7 seconds), and a bunch of multi programs that sound like stuff right out of a movie sound track. 240 presets in all, plus 16 user locations. Very easy to get around on with simple rotary knobs, including a Variation knob where different presets are found at each click. The MPX100 is true stereo plus you also have the option of running two independent effects - different one of out left and right channels. Also includes S/PDIF digital output on an RCA jack, basic MIDI control which can be used to select programs, input MIDI clock for delay sync, etc. Nice shape, works perfectly, and a lot of quality tones - for $115. Includes original power supply and manual is downloadable here.
Mackie Rack Ears for 1202VLZ Pro, never used, $25
Mackie SR1530 Active 3-Way Powered Speakers, (front/back), (trap. shape). For sale/trade locally only - UPS would undoubtedly find a way to destroy these if shipped. Great for bands or DJ's. For the ultimate in simplicity you can't beat powered 3-way speakers. No power amps to lug around and hook up, no subs-woofers needed, just plug in your mixer and you're up and running. Rated at 500W with 300W going to the 15" low frequency driver, 100W to the 6" mid-frequency horn, and 100W to the 1" throat high-frequency horn with internal crossovers at 700Hz and 3000Hz. The wattage rating is deceptive, the 123dB (long term) sound pressure level (SPL) really tells the story. I've played with tri-amped systems of 1500W that weren't nearly as efficient and sounded no louder than the SR1530's. The trapezoidal shape helps ensure a wide (90°) side dispersion which is great for a square room. These are very well made cabs, built for years of use. Rather than particle board or MDF, these are constructed of solid birch plywood, with rugged molded resin caps on the top and bottom edges. They're built to work night after night with massive heat sinks to keep the amps cool, and has an auto shut down and auto restart in the rare case of high temp shutdowns. At 44" high, they're tall enough that they barley need elevation; perhaps place them on the stage high if you have a packed crowd. They weigh 100 lbs. each but they're actually lighter, and smaller, than toting around subs, high packs, and power amps. The fidelity on these things is incredible. With nothing other than a 6-channel Behringer mixer with no EQ'ing used, and an I-Pod, I was impressed with the exceptional clarity and balanced frequency response. The bass hits very hard which DJ's know, will get folk out on the floor. For full specs click here for Mackie's site. These were recently discontinued but sold new for $999/each, although there are some stores that still sell them at $1099/each. These are in nice shape and just $1099 for the pair. Better yet, if you have a extra guitar but need some nice PA gear, let's hook up a trade. Again, at 111 lbs. each, I will not ship these.
Cable, Z-series, dual speaker cable, un-used in orig case, $85
ABY Box, selector/combiner, useful and a lot of fun to experiment with
effect/amp routing, $29
On/Off Switch, your basic amp or rack effect switcher, built like a
tank, perfect, $19
Speaker Cable, 6’, with Neutrik ends, $20 (I also have a pair of new
ones in 25’ for PA
EX-1500 Stereo Graphic EQ, NEW, made especially for DJ setups by the top
name in DJ'ing. Dual 15 band. List $199, Sale $99
Waves Speaker Cables, 25 ft. with banana plugs on both sides, new in the
box, $45 in the stores or $25 here
Presonus COMP16, (pic2), (pic3). Compression got you confused? You're probably among the majority, unless you're a seasoned studio engineer. The COMP16 makes compression more accessible by providing 16 presets that have been carefully tailored for a wide range of applications, including guitars, vocals, percussion, keyboards, stereo program material, and effects. All you have to do is choose a preset, tweak the input gain and makeup gain to taste, and you’re done. The backlit VU meter displays either gain reduction or output gain, and a bypass switch lets you check the processed signal against the original. It's so much easier than most units, which leave you so many options that you'll spend 1/2 your time tweaking and reading the manual. It features separate balanced ¼” line and XLR mic inputs and outputs, and it can sit on a tabletop or mounted in 1/3 rack space. Versatile, good sounding, easy to use, all for $89, mint in the box with manual.
Drawer, 2-space, $35
Shelf, rackmount your 1/3 or ½ rack modules, great for Alesis, Rockman,
and others, $15
Rane AC-22 Active Crossover (click to enlarge), 2-way stereo - 3-way mono, equally at home in your house (PA) system, monitor mix, or bass rig. . Rane has the reputation for building *professional* grade outboard gear and when you get some Rane gear you can count on it working, night after night, for many decades. I know from experience, from the days of my pro-sound company, that it sounds better, performs better, and simply doesn't wear out. To the experienced engineer: The AC-22 uses state-variable Linkwitz-Riley filter alignments. The Linkwitz-Riley alignment consists of two second-order Butterworth filters in series for each high- and low-pass section, resulting in in 24dB/octave rolloff slopes and in-phase output of the sections. The advantages of the steep slopes are that each speaker driver acts more specifically within its passed frequency domain and that comb-filter effects are reduced due to the smaller frequency overlap of the output of the drivers (assuming they are physically displaced). The advantage of the in-phase outputs is that the sections sum correctly (on-axis) around the crossover region. Engineered with the power supply, frequently a source of noise, as an outboard unit, to make an already quiet unit even more quiet. The bottom line here is that while there are some very inexpensive active crossovers on the market, you get what you pay for. If you want a fair sounding unit to use for a few years, get one of the multitude of Chinese made models. If you want professional specs in a unit that can be roaded for many, many years, this one is less 1/2 of the new cost and works perfectly. $165.
AC22 Active Crossover, Rane makes some of the best pro-sound rack gear
on the planet and the AC22 is certainly top notch. 2-way stereo or 3-way mono with Linkwitz-Riley Alignment with 24 dB
per Octave Slopes, adjustable delays, mono subwoofer switch, bal and unbal
inputs. These sell new for $325
but this one is priced what you’d expect to pay for one of the newbie
cheapo brands at $159.
ME-15, stereo 15-band eq for prosound, studio, or guitar rack, get
fantastic Rane quality and specs for just $115 .
RE27, 1/3 Octave mono eq with Real Time Analyzer built in (mic not included),
L-Pads, I bought these many years ago for a home stereo project that
never happened. Use as tweeter
volume adjustment in a multi-speaker setup. Rated at 25W. $10/pair.
Rack: Cadence 12-Space Equipment Rack, (depth), (bottom). Excellent quality rack built for Mars Music by Cadence so it's around 10 years old but has just been sitting unused. Features 3.2mm-thick rack rails which are isolated from the sides with 4 spacers and heavy bolts on each side, super deep 19" rackable depth plus an extra 3" on front to accommodate any units with handles, rugged casters by PPI, 9mm plywood shell with a polypropylene exterior, Aluminum valance on all sides. Heavy-duty hardware includes Penn twist latches, Penn spring-loaded rubber-gripped handles, and PPI 3 1/2" ball-bearing casters mounted to base plate of 3/4" plywood. Good quality cases are like an insurance policy for your equipment. If you're in a touring band you know the price of quality racks, which are frequently as expensive as the gear they carry. A comparable case of this quality sells for around $459 new (link), but this one has never been roaded, is in beautiful condition, and less than 1/2 price at just $199.
Rackmount Power Controller - MBT PC-800. Perfect for lighting controller or just as a rack power supply with easy access to turn on/off different effects. The PC-800 is an 8-Channel, 19" rack mountable power center with 15A circuit breaker, lighted rocker on/off switches for each channel, 6' power cord, and eight 3-prong inputs in rear. Clean shape, $25.
Sak 4-space rack, nicely padded, never roaded and perfect condition,
Roland SRV-2000 Midi Digital Reverb, (pic2). A staple in virtually every pro studio in the 80's, the SRV-2000, Roland's first ever digital reverb, still sounds great today. Whether used in a guitar rack, live sound instruments or vocals, or in the studio, it's a very versatile reverb that's easy to edit, and the sound is superb. Thorough analysis of actual reverberated sounds in numerous acoustic environments, Roland to determined the kinds of parameters necessary for a digital reverb to effectively simulate an acoustic environment and the SRV-2000 features all such parameters which allow it to simulate all acoustic environments of any shape, any size, and any building material, from small rooms to big halls, churches, tunnels, etc. These were too expensive for any regular user to afford back in '85 when it came out but today they're a great bargain. Works and sounds perfect, other than the "copy" button not working properly (you won't miss it), and is a really nice unit for $175.
SRV-2000 Digital Reverb, classic studio reverb unit, as above, works perfectly,
Sabine Solo SL-820 Digital Feedback Eliminator, (close-up front/back). You've tried the rest - now try the best - at least in the sub-$400 price range. Designed for single channels, the 820 offers 8 patented FBX Filters, 20-bit digital resolution and increased headroom. The 820 outshines virtually all other feedback controllers in accurately controlling feedback during live performances. Equally at home when hooked up to an acoustic/electric guitar, wired mics, wireless mics, monitors, harmonica mics, and multi-mic locations. It automatically senses feedback and quickly places a narrow 1/10-octave adaptive digital filter directly on the resonating frequency. Each of its FBX filters are 10 times narrower than 1/3-octave graphic EQ filters (which are actually one full octave wide, spaced out on 1/3-octave centers), so the FBX provides more gain before feedback without a loss in sound quality. In fact, the FBX gives back more than 90 percent of the power lost with using a graphic EQ to control feedback. This unit sells new for $319 ($369 list) but this one is "as new" in the box and a full $100 cheaper, just $219. If you want to say goodbye to feedback forever, without sacrificing tone, here's the answer. Full details - click here.
Deep Rack, 6-space, $89
SKB 12-space Deep Rack, Excellent quality rack, includes twist lock covers front and back. Rackmountable depth is 18.5" so it will accommodate some of your deeper units. Heavy duty framework, heavy duty handles, mounting hardware already installed on rack rails. Although it weighs only 21 lbs. it's very rugged and built to last as long as wooden rack systems. Check the web - sells for $299 ($499 list) online but this used one is in nice shape with no issues less than 1/2 price at $135.
525 stereo compressor/limiter, one of the most popular studio comp’s
ever—‘cause they’re great, $150 .
Symetrix CL-150 compressor, back in the day there wasn’t a live sound rack without one and the quality still holds up today, nice mono comp for only $125.
T.C. Electronics Triple-C, (click lower right corner of pic to enlarge), (picture 2). For the true connoisseur of quality rack effects, this has got to be the ultimate in compression. Multi-band compression mode of Triple•C basically splits the incoming signal into three frequency bands, allowing independent compression to take place in each of the three user defined frequency areas. Compression is only applied to the necessary frequency areas, providing a far more intelligent way of working with the given source material. Using Triple•C’s Multi-band mode avoids a number of traditional artifacts of compression i.e. that peaks at certain frequencies incorrectly controlling the compression of the entire signal. For example when compressing vocals using traditional Full-band compression, high frequencies tend to be reduced due to the fact that vocals generally consist of mid frequencies. So the mid frequencies will determine the compression level of the overall signal. Using Triple•C’s Multi-band compression will allow independent compression in all three bands, and consequently preserve the high frequencies. There are too many features and benefits to explain here - for full specs click here for T.C.'s Site, links in the left column. Highly regarded and high demand effect since it was recently discontinued. This one is in perfect shape in the box with all paperwork and perhaps the ultimate compressor for just $399.
Porta 02, nice little analog 4-track with integrated mixer/recorder, 2
mic/line inputs, level/pan controls on each channel, standard 1 7/8 IPS tape
speed, headphone monitor out with level control, records 2 tracks
simultaneously (at the same time Nat), new in the stores for $179 but this
one’s barely used and I’m including a decent starter mic and power
supply for just $99
Imp 1X3 Splitter, new in the box, provides one direct and one isolated
outpu, each transformer isolated output features a ground lift switch, Input
Impedance: 150 Ohms, Output Impedance: 150 Ohms, $65
4500 1/3 Octave EQ, works
Yamaha D1500 Rackmount Delay (pic2) (click lower right to expand both pics). The rack is back and you need a good digital delay to go in there. Years ago, these Yamaha D1500's were one of the best. Features 1024ms of delay, 8 user-defined presets, 5-position low pass filter, CV input for modulation, MIDI program change, XLR and 1/4" input/output with +4db and -20db output. Back in the day this unit, along with Yamaha's SPX-90, defined the studio and stage sound of countless artists, and the D1500 actually had better specs than the SPX. Expensive back in the day but in 2006, this clean one's just $139.
Yamaha DJX-IIB - Groove Box and Yamaha DJX-IIB Keyboard - I have both the keyboard models and the "mixer only" type models in stock. Yamaha's DJXIIB music and effects box--affectionately known as "The DJ Box That Rocks"--gives you digital power and versatility alongside an enormously phat 'n' funky analog sound. The MIDI (musical instrument digital interface)-capable box produces a total of 70 preset rhythm patterns, five user-adjustable patterns, and 10 variations against which you can mix your favorite music, or not, as the situation demands. An ultracool scratch pad with auto function is in the house to help you get your grooves smokin'. You get true, 32-note polyphony and dynamic control over the timbre or tone of each MIDI-accessible voice, just as you would with an acoustic instrument. There are 203 voices total, 180 musical sounds plus 23 drum kits. There's even an audio beats-per-minute counter--the DJXIIB accepts an audio input of whatever song you're playing and automatically locks to the rhythm by auto-adjusting its bpm. Enhance your productions with sophisticated digital effects using the box's onboard DSP (digital signal processing) using Yamaha's Advanced Wave Memory technology. The DSP lets you warp, distort, and slice your music for creative effect. A pair of built-in 3-inch, 6-watt speakers lets you audition your music; each speaker is ported for accentuated bass response. Connections include MIDI in/out, a stereo analog (left/right) RCA line out, a .25-inch headphone jack for private listening, and a BMP input (RCA). Keyboards are $150-$199; DJX mixer units are $85 to $125.
LIGHTING, STANDS, ETC – I have a bunch of stuff for sale but don’t have many pics, Pars, specialty, truss, etc.
Lytequest Bird of Prey, (pic2). Moving lights with 40 beams of light (specs). Sells new for $199 but this one has never been used and is just $125 and ships in original box with manual (pic). Elation EL-1800, another motorized multi-beam effect light that also uses dual 300W halogen bulbs. Priced at $75 without bulbs or I have bulbs on order and $88 with new bulbs installed.
Light Truss, two 5 foot sections plus support bars, $45
K&M Shortie Boom Stand (pic shows extended height), quality German made stand and boom. Perfect for mic'ing guitar cabs or kick drums. $25.