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In the studio with Sharooz Raoofi

If a synth exists, chances are Sharooz Raoofi has one in his studio.

The London-based producer has amassed a hardware collection most of us could only dream of over his career, during which he has appeared on labels including Modular, Fool’s Gold and Mille Feuilles, and started his own, Principle Pleasure.

Raoofi doesn’t just make music, he also makes software. As co-founder of Sample Magic the producer recently released Bloq, a virtual instrument whose vintage synths and drum machines were captured from his huge personal collection of classic instruments.

FACT TV visited Raoofi at his studio to see his vast archive of gear with our own eyes, where he guided us through everything from his beloved Roland TR-909 drum machine to the rare Korg DW-8000 synthesizer.

Listed below is all the hardware we found in Raoofi’s studio:

Drum Machines

Linn Drum LM2
Akai MPC 60 Mk1
Roland TR-909
Roland TR-808
Roland TR-707
Roland TR-626
Roland TR-606
Roland TR-505
Roland CR-68
Roland PB-300 Rhythm Plus
Roland Rhythm 330
Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
Emu Drumulator
MXR 185
Oberheim DX
Hammond DPM-48
Nord Drum 1
Korg Rhythm-55B
Korg Electribe 2
Korg Volca Beats
Sound Master SR-88
Casio VL-Tone

Synthesizers

Roland TB-303
Roland Jupiter 6
Roland Juno 106
Roland MC-202
Roland SH-101 (with Kenton Midi CV)
Roland Combo Piano
Sequential Circuits Pro-One (with Midi CV)
Arp Odyssey MK1
Elektron Analog Four
Access Virus TI Snow
Clavia Nord Lead 3
Roli Seaboard Rise
Yamaha DX7
Korg MS20M
Korg Kronos
Korg DW8000
Korg Poly 61
Korg Volca Bass & Keys

Outboard

Prism Sound Orpheus Soundcard
SSL Xlogic G-Series Mix Buss Compressor
Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor
Focusrite ISA 430 MK2
DBX 165A

Monitoring

Focal Twin 6 BE
Yamaha NS10M

Off camera

Roland Alpha Juno 2
Korg Poly 800
Yamaha RX5
Korg Super Drums 110

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