Category Archives: other stuff

Child’s Accordion (Russian)

I was looking balefully at this accordion through a pawn shop window one day when my wife and I were out for a stroll. This was just before my birthday….

Hohner Piano 32 Melodica

One morning I woke up and had to have a melodica. I think I’d been listening to Donald Fagen or something. Comes with flexible tube, a little music stand that…

Alesis Quadrasynth Plus Piano

In 1996 my rig consisted of a TG77 controlled by an S-50. I was getting pretty sick of the sounds, and wanted one keyboard that I could throw under my…

Casio MT-52

One of many examples of how good your life can be if you marry the perfect woman. Lynne is not a musician, but she keeps her eye out for interesting…

Roland MPU-101

In 1990, before analogue keyboards made their big comeback, sales of the first commercially-available MIDI to CV converter bottomed out, because everyone who needed one (and could afford one) had…

Casio VL-Tone (VL-1)

Speaking of musical adding machines, the VL-Tone was my first digital keyboard. And it was also a calculator, so I had an excuse to take it to school with me….

Roland MC-500

I suspect that my days of buying things for cheap from people who don’t know what they have are over, because I’ve already had more than one lifetime worth of…

Sequential (Circuits) Prophet-5

Some teenagers dream about cars. I can’t remember how I found out that Long & McQuade North was selling one of these, because I lived in Peterborough at the time,…

Yamaha CS-15

I was a teenager when a friend of a friend sold me this for $225. He brought it to me in a green garbage bag. I was a bit down…

Sequential Pro-One

There was a brief period in the late 80s and early 90s when knobs were out and buttons were in. People were so excited about the newest batch of romplers…