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Thomas Dolby is on the road again after 15 years, and to any music gear geeks willing to listen, he'd love to tell you all about his new road rig. Power Mac G5 with Logic, three keyboards, soft synths and vocal plug-ins, and lots of hardware and software. The coolest bit: he's retro-fitted some old analog gear so he can twiddle his software using their sci fi-chic knobs. All of this hardware and software will cost as much as a small yacht, but the good news is, you could get 90% of the same functionality for just a few grand. That's a far cry from the days when only Dolby, Herbie Hancock, and Peter Gabriel could afford the tech. Cool vintage knobs, shades, and headphones not included, of course.

Thomas Dolby's Blog, Road Rig, Build Your Rig Cheap [Create Digital Music]