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Pianos

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Pianos

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Needs Review Kawai toy piano

Kawai toy piano

I’m also excited about my new Yamaha Celeste and Kawai toy piano more

Needs Review Yamaha Disklavier E3 DCFXE3PRO Concert Grand Piano

Yamaha Disklavier E3 DCFXE3PRO Concert Grand Piano

Your innovative live show combines audio and video elements, and is based aro... more

Needs Review Yamaha Opera Piano

Yamaha Opera Piano

Yamaha Opera Piano is custom made pianos for Ryuichi Sakamoto's opera LIFE pe... more

Keyboards and Synthesizers

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Keyboards and synthesizers

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Needs Review Fairlight CMI

Fairlight CMI

This sampler was used in his albums starting with the soundtrack to "Merry Ch... more

Needs Review Yamaha DX7

Yamaha DX7

From a 1988 concert. more

Needs Review Fairlight Series III

Fairlight Series III

From a 1988 concert. more

Needs Review Sequential Circuits Prophet-5

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5

Live from Budokan in 1980 with YMO, starting 0:45. more

Microphones

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Needs Review Shure Motiv MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

Shure Motiv MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Mic...

Sakamoto had used this to collect field recordings for his 2017 album "async". more

Software Plugins and VSTs

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Software plugins and vsts

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Needs Review Cakewalk Rapture Pro Software Multisample Synthesizer (VST)

Cakewalk Rapture Pro Software Multisample Synthes...

In this video at 0:45 Ryuichi's name is listing for rapture users. more

Instruments

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Studio Equipment

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Needs Review Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer

Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer

As part of YMO's 1983 Japan tour. more

Needs Review Roland MC-4

Roland MC-4

Sakamoto uses the MC-4 circa 1982. more

Needs Review Yamaha KX5

Yamaha KX5

On his performance in Media Bahn Live in 1986. more

Needs Review Yamaha E1010

Yamaha E1010

Sakamoto/Yellow Magic Orchestra relies on this analog delay in the late 70s t... more

Headphones

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Headphones

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DAWs

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Daws

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Needs Review MOTU Digital Performer

MOTU Digital Performer

Recorded on an Apple Mac G4 running Digidesign Pro Tools and MOTU Digital Per... more

Needs Review Opcode Studio Vision

Opcode Studio Vision

"I'm using Performer and also, sometimes, Vision", he explains. "For hard-dis... more

Studio Monitors

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Studio monitors

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Geithain ME 100

Geithain ME 100

As featured in Ryuichi Sakamoto's studio in 2017 and Geithain and have been m... more

Modular Synthesizers

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Needs Review Oberheim 8 Voice Synthesizer

Oberheim 8 Voice Synthesizer

Ryuichi played an Oberheim 8 Voice on his 'Thousand Knives" album, according ... more

Needs Review Buchla Music Easel

Buchla Music Easel

Newly added the Buchla Music Easel in his studio. more

DJ Setup

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Dj setup

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Needs Review Korg Kaoss Pad 2

Korg Kaoss Pad 2

Can be seen starting 0:29. more

Other Gear

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Needs Review Apple Iphone 7 Plus

Apple Iphone 7 Plus

Sakamoto had used this to collect field recordings for his 2017 album "async"... more

Needs Review Kurzweil Midiboard

Kurzweil Midiboard

Sakamoto used the Kurzweil Midiboard in the late 80s to early 90s. more

Needs Review Roland EP-30

Roland EP-30

Sakamoto played the Roland EP-30 in a charity concert in 2007. He also playe... more

Gear Guides

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Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated February 2020

5 Best Vocoders: Speech Synthesizers

Mason Hoberg

Mason Hoberg

Updated August 2019

Top MIDI Keyboard Controllers - Updated 2020

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated February 2020

Best 8 Synthesizers - Updated 2020

Michael Pierce Giulio Chiarenza

Michael Pierce & Giulio Chiarenza

Updated February 2020