This £200 Roland drum machine is one among Cinthie's faves

It will be tempting to drop our pay cheques on the most recent, shiniest bits of equipment and software program for our studio. But there are many hidden gems that, for no matter cause, managed to slide underneath the radar however nonetheless carry out and sound like the large boys. This is what My Studio Bargain function is all about – re-discovering outdated equipment that may give you a strong sound at a low value. This time it is the flip of Berlin-based Cinthie, proprietor of not less than 5 labels, radio host, producer, DJ and former Ableton worker – she is aware of precisely what she's speaking about.

Find out what little bit of equipment she's chosen beneath and catch her at Printworks in London on February 2nd for Eats Everything's 100th Edible show alongside Alan Fitzpatrick, Green Velvet and Nastia. Find out what Marquis Hawkes selected as his Studio Bargain right here. 

"My [TR-]505 by Roland was an actual discount as a result of I acquired it free of charge from my excellent buddy Holger for my birthday. But even if you wish to purchase one for your self it’s underneath 200 Euros. By now everybody is aware of how obsessed I'm with drum machines and the Roland collection basically. I personal the 909, 808 and 707 and now additionally the 505."

"The sounds may not be my first alternative when writing music however the machine is actually, actually useful with regards to travelling. Put in just a few batteries and you'll simply put it in your backpack. What’s actually necessary when writing music or particularly drums, it’s all in regards to the rhythm. When Mike Huckaby gave my daughter a [NI] Maschine lesson when she was eight, he informed me: 'You know what I’ m instructing the youngsters on the library in Detroit? I train them rhythm!' For some cause, these phrases acquired caught in my head since then and at any time when I can, I take the 505 with me when travelling and apply rhythm patterns in my lodge room."

"I've to say it has achieved me very well as I’m now very quick when writing my drums or music basically.  Also for a bit extra classic or disco sounds, I like to make use of the 505. As with all Roland machines, you continue to need to course of them a little bit bit. I run all my stuff by means of Ableton and thus far I've had excellent experiences with including the onboard Saturator, cranking up the Drive to 1 or 2 o’clock."