Its not the big 80s anymore. Here's what I kept after realizing I couldn't afford enough cable to hook everything up.
In the studio:
White MacBook running ProTools thru an M-Audio 410 interface
TAMA Techstar analog drums
Ampex ATR-102 for layback
Tascam 388 (for the mixer. One of my cats decided the transport looked like a litter box, and....)
ehx Memory Man analog delay
SM57 for vocals
Cheap EV mic for spoken parts (i cup my hands around it for funky EQ.)
Mongrel Drum kit featuring candy stripe Vista-Lites.
Simon Matching game.
Kodak Slide Projector (triggered from one channel of the iPod)
So, I guess thats still a lot, but I have a longing for simple days so sometimes I try to do a song with just one synth. My first rig was a Univox Mini-Korg K2 monosynth and a Tascam 4-track. Ahh, simplicity. Ahh, magic. I felt like Jean Jacques Perrey in 1969! ...I think.
Lets stop being gearheads now and make something with what we've got.
love and robots,