You can’t get more basic than the Lexicon Alpha and there’s definitely nothing to write home about, LOL. Having said that, for what I needed this box to do, I initially bought a Focusright Scarlet 2i2. Which was awful. There was a constant whine on the outputs which Focusright at the time, refused to acknowledge. It’s funny how they’re on the third generation of the 2i2!
Anyway, if you need a straight-forward ASIO compliant 2-channel interface, this is just easy to plug in and go.
I've got a couple of these.
PRICE: £30.00 plus £5.00 p&p to UK mainland. Cost of shipping includes insurance.
The M-Audio C400 is a simple-to-use audio / MIDI interface offering microphone / line inputs, instrument (high impedance) inputs, S/P DIF inputs, four balanced analogue and S/P DIF outputs. It’s USB bus powered so it doesn’t need a power supply. Amazingly straight-forward, it’s very reliable and easy to use.
PRICE: £30.00 plus £8.00 p&p to UK mainland. Cost of shipping includes insurance.
A fine example of an iconic eighties keyboard controller with only a few scuffs, I’m actually offering two of these here; buy one get one free. Having said that, I’m not sure if the white one actually works. I only bought it for spare parts.
This red Axis is seriously unique. I used to work for Roland in the eighties and I don’t recall a version with reverse coloured keys ever being released.
As already mentioned, this isn’t in perfect condition but it does all work.
PRICE: £450.00. COLLECTION FROM HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE ONLY.
The Lexicon MX-200 is a 1U digital mulit-fx processor which isn’t very programmable but being Lexicon, it’s easy to dial up a reverb or a delay quickly. This is great in a live environment where you need to synthesise some space but don’t have the necessity of wanting something super special.
Despite its simplicity, it’s got balanced inputs and outputs as well as S/P DIF, MIDI and even USB, the latter allowing for easy computer hook-up and programming.
A convenient little box loaded with features, the Roland KC-60 has a built-in 3-channel mixer. Input 1 can be switched between mic and line levels while inputs 2 and 3 are fixed at line-level. The auxiliary input has a pair of RCA phono sockets making connection of a media player simple. If 40 Watts isn’t enough for you or you need to feed another mixer or recording system, the KC-60 has sub-bass and full-range +4dB outputs.
It’s light, convenient, loud and sounds great (it’s Roland), perfect for gigs and rehearsals.
PRICE: £120.00. COLLECTION FROM HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE ONLY.
The Lowepro Pro Trekker 650AW is serious. I mean, it’s SERIOUS! I bought this for my Nikon D810 kit comprising several lenses including the Tamron 150 – 600 mm. It had no problem holding all of my gear, including batteries, chargers and lots more. It was great to have all of my gear in one place.
As it happened, I downsized and this hasn’t been used for over a year.
This rucksack is in perfect condition. If memory serves me correctly, I only took it out a couple of times.
Suffice to say that any equipment shown in the pictures is for illustrative purposes and is NOT included in the sale.
PRICE: £250.00. COLLECTION FROM HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE ONLY.
Take a step back to the nineties. The Roland RSP-550 quickly became a classic effects unit able to deliver all of those time-delay based effects and reverbs which the company had perfected over the decades and became famous for.
The RSP-550 is just awesome, easy to program, easy to back-up, easy to control and sounds brilliant. The inputs and outputs can be switched from -20dBm to +4dBm and with a couple of isolators, can be converted from unbalanced to balanced. I just love these units and quite honestly, they piss all over many plug-ins. Equally suited as part of a guitar or bass rig where they simply excel or in an effects loop either live or in the studio, these machines are gorgeous. On top of that, it’s getting harder to find stuff like this now-a-days. In fact I've just had a quick look on eBay again and no Roland RSP-550s. 🙁 Good thing I'm keeping one for myself!
A great DAW controller, this example is in superb condition, everything works and it comes with the original Mackie power supply. Makes controlling Logic, Cubase, etc a breeze. Regrettably, I don’t have the overlays anymore.
PRICE: £140.00 plus £20.00 p&p to UK mainland. Cost of shipping includes insurance.