2021: A Year in Gear (What You've Bought or Want to Buy in 2021)

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pekbro
KVRAF
4435 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:20 pm

elxsound wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:42 pm
Pekbro, C'mon man!! I don't know this company either. Checking them out now.

Just ordered this limited edition version of MOOD on sale too. :D I've got one already, so I'll have to decide which one I'd like to keep. I love black-outs, so I'm sure I'm selling off the OG, but we'll see.

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Wow! I want one of those too, where you get it? :lol:

*doh, nvm found it! Dang, I did get the newsletter a couple hours ago, all that stuff sold out
super fast. :cry:

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elxsound
KVRAF
7457 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:23 pm

Just added the Delay Llama Xtreme. I think that should do it for my sales shopping.

I watched a ton of videos and tried my best not to like it. I think the only pedal I would consider getting instead of it is the Memory Man, but this one has a good sale price and is different enough.

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pekbro
KVRAF
4435 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:18 pm

elxsound wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:23 pm
Just added the Delay Llama Xtreme. I think that should do it for my sales shopping.

I watched a ton of videos and tried my best not to like it. I think the only pedal I would consider getting instead of it is the Memory Man, but this one has a good sale price and is different enough.
Nice, yeah I never really considered it against the memory man, completely different approaches. :tu:

I'm kind of going back and forth between one of a few choices of pre-amps and one of those origin
effects stacked compressors. I'm thinking the pre-amp would be nice, but I hardly 'need' it for the
moment. The sustain from that compressor is something I am quite keen on, but I can only find 10%
of that. The slide-rig version is on sale, but I definitely would rather have the stacked version.
There are some other nice compressors as well that I haven't really checked out yet. :lol:

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lnikj
KVRAF
2196 posts since 23 May, 2005 from North Cornwall

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 am

Pondering an Error Instruments Cloudbusting but so far not spent a penny for BF.

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elxsound
KVRAF
7457 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:17 pm

I caved in on another order and this one I feel dirty for, but Instagram had an additional 20% off on first purchases made through their online store. At least I was able to use PayPal to complete the payment info, but still makes me feel dirty for buying through Instagram.

Anyway...

I bought the Rattler from Jam Pedals (a company I didn't know much about until Pekbro's post). I was also looking at the Ripply Falls pedal, but I couldn't justify it because I still love my Chase Bliss Warped Vinyl and Keeley's Dark Side. Ripply doesn't add much over those, except that it's enclosed in one pedal that looks vibrant as f**k (and I still want it).

The Rattler doesn't add much to the Rat clone pedal discussion other than it behaves differently with dynamic responsiveness. I almost bought JHS's Ratpack, but I hate the rat logo on the pedal. Maybe it's an NYC thing, but I'm not a fan of the graphic in the worst way. I do still have my brother's ProCo Rat, so getting the Rattler seemed to make more sense.

But, damn, that Ripply Falls looks nice.

I would have bought the Harmonious Monk pedal if it had been in stock. It's a bit pricey for what it is, so 20% + 20% would have been a good deal.

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cryophonik
KVRAF
7562 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:50 pm

I’m really GAS’ing for a Sequential OB-6 lately. I already have so many hardware analogs, though - Prophet Rev2, Sub37, Slim Phatty, Minitaur, Minilogue XD, Microbrute 2S. I’d need to part with a couple of the monos to have desk space and inputs… :help:

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kcearl
KVRist
207 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:45 am

cryophonik wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:50 pm
I’m really GAS’ing for a Sequential OB-6 lately. I already have so many hardware analogs, though - Prophet Rev2, Sub37, Slim Phatty, Minitaur, Minilogue XD, Microbrute 2S. I’d need to part with a couple of the monos to have desk space and inputs… :help:
Love it, doesnt cover much territory but what it does cover is excellent. Been on everything since I bought it. :tu:

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
9351 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:27 pm

Decided to put off any m1 mac purchases for another year and ordered a Ryzen x5900 to replace my x2700, should give me a bit more headroom on demanding plugins and apps like VCV Rack.

Not looking forward to the mild panic when dealing with tiny pins and cooler gunk, but damn it Jim I haven’t lost a patient yet.

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kcearl
KVRist
207 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:35 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:27 pm
Decided to put off any m1 mac purchases for another year and ordered a Ryzen x5900 to replace my x2700, should give me a bit more headroom on demanding plugins and apps like VCV Rack.

Not looking forward to the mild panic when dealing with tiny pins and cooler gunk, but damn it Jim I haven’t lost a patient yet.
I just bought a ryzen 5 laptop, so fast, doesnt quite deal with audio as well as my intel but I think you can upgrade the Ram to 3600 mhz and it helps…or so my drunken Saturday night googling suggested

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pekbro
KVRAF
4435 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:40 pm

:lol: Black Friday continues unabated apparently...

Polarbear Effects Drowner...

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https://youtu.be/qYzRnffc02U

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elxsound
KVRAF
7457 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:02 am

pekbro wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:40 pm
:lol: Black Friday continues unabated apparently...

Polarbear Effects Drowner...

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https://youtu.be/qYzRnffc02U
That’s a nice lush reverb

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
7606 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:41 am

lnikj wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 am
Pondering an Error Instruments Cloudbusting but so far not spent a penny for BF.
Wow, I'd forgotten all about this one until very recently. When it came out (as a desktop unit) I thought it might be cool to mod some of these:
landscape-allflesh-10pc-complete.jpg
by replacing the jack bit, with small 'springs', that would slip onto the 'stem' on the unit, that normally requires alligator clips or wire (as shown).


https://youtu.be/LPe8ojrCfWw
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I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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pekbro
KVRAF
4435 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:04 am

elxsound wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:02 am
pekbro wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:40 pm
:lol: Black Friday continues unabated apparently...

Polarbear Effects Drowner...

Image

https://youtu.be/qYzRnffc02U
That’s a nice lush reverb
The whole package sounded good to me, after the first vid I was like, yes please :lol:
Dark industrial guitar. Also a lo-fi reverb maker. Ill probably get the rattler next BF :tu:

imrae
KVRAF
1954 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:10 am

Recently picked up an oscilloscope, and just placed an order for a bunch of perfboard, plugboards and components. I have some synth module ideas stuck in my head... :help:

(The question is whether I will be able to make anything worth putting behind a panel before I blow up all the OTA chips.)

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lnikj
KVRAF
2196 posts since 23 May, 2005 from North Cornwall

Post Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:49 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:41 am
lnikj wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 am
Pondering an Error Instruments Cloudbusting but so far not spent a penny for BF.
Wow, I'd forgotten all about this one until very recently. When it came out (as a desktop unit) I thought it might be cool to mod some of these:

landscape-allflesh-10pc-complete.jpg

by replacing the jack bit, with small 'springs', that would slip onto the 'stem' on the unit, that normally requires alligator clips or wire (as shown).


https://youtu.be/LPe8ojrCfWw
Not a bad idea! Missed the deal this time. There will be another :D

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