Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: question about a piece of equipment that I don't know what it's called

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    question about a piece of equipment that I don't know what it's called

    Sign in to disable this ad
    I remember seeing these small boxes that produced backing tracks, rhythm guitar, bass and drum machine. I have a friend who could really use one but I don't even know what to search for, what are these things called?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Texas USA
    Posts
    1,160
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 217 Times in 208 Posts
    Rep Power
    993023
    Band In A Box? It's actually software, but you could use it to create what you want, then put it on a digital recorder/player.
    "... I know in the mornin' that it's gonna be good
    when I stick out my elbows and they don't bump wood." - Bill Kirchen

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    no this is not software, but thanks.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    70
    Posts
    4,240
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 167 Times in 158 Posts
    Rep Power
    10103961
    Something like this..... an arranger?
    Roland BK-7m Arranger Module | Sweetwater
    Mark.......

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Yes like that but hopefully less expensive, thanks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    A Hay Field in Kansas
    Posts
    115
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    750101
    There's a bunch of these things that date back to the late 60s. Became popular in the mid-70s and added sophistication as electronics improved.
    In fact, you're simply paying for sophistication.
    Every old "home organ" out there has something like this built in. I recently saw a Kimball organ on CL for $50 or so. It had a fairly involved auto-accompaniment panel. $50, a saw, and soldering.
    Naturally, later units were tailored to more specific needs including one-man-band shows. The "Guitorgan" was a rig that actually wired the frets and connected with a huge 50 conductor cable to the guitar. The performer played guitar; played bass peds; and sang while the Guitorgan filled in strings, organ, brass, and all kinds of other layers with drums of every stripe. That was over 30 years ago.

    Search for things like "auto-accompaniment" or "rhythm computer" maybe.

    In short, what you ask is WAY too generalized. This stuff numbers in the hundreds over the course of longer than your lifetime.
    On the good side, you got plenty to choose from. On the bad side, there's gonna be a little more homework involved.

    Ponder5

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    107
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    17501

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What is this piece called? Microphone adapter tightener...
    By Dans Klimkowski in forum Gear Reviews & Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-17-2017, 20:45
  2. What is this piece of equipment?
    By breeeeza in forum Gear Reviews & Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-27-2006, 12:47
  3. Looking for a piece of equipment...
    By Benreturns in forum Recording Techniques
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-02-2004, 11:16
  4. Need a piece of equipment, not sure what...
    By Benreturns in forum Recording Techniques
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-09-2003, 14:51
  5. Here's a piece of equipment that you all need.......
    By SPINSTERWUN in forum DJ & Hip Hop Production
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-05-2003, 15:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •