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

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KVRAF
6975 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Wed May 12, 2021 8:37 am

vurt wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 7:03 am
i knew we would find his kryptonite eventually.
GASed and being compared to Superman sounds like a great way to start the day!

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KVRAF
6975 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Wed May 12, 2021 8:41 am

I'm still not going anywhere near the Qubit stuff. I recognize I'm highly impressionable and easily GASed right now!

Still, I love, love, love Mimeophon. I was dead tired yesterday, but just fired up OP-z and the Pod only. I had a blast.

They baked some nice features in that will make a combo like that work with being able to increase (or decrease) the input gain. I'm really impressed.

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addled muppet weed
80673 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed May 12, 2021 9:23 am

elxsound wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 8:41 am
I'm still not going anywhere near the Qubit stuff. I recognize I'm highly impressionable and easily GASed right now!

Still, I love, love, love Mimeophon. I was dead tired yesterday, but just fired up OP-z and the Pod only. I had a blast.

They baked some nice features in that will make a combo like that work with being able to increase (or decrease) the input gain. I'm really impressed.
yeah, slow down a bit!
if only because, you have a lot of power there already for noise sculpture!
yeah, there's always room for some more, but wait to see what you think you want to add first.
too easy to get tempted, then find you can do a lot of what you want with a module you own.

that said, the 2 qu bit modules i have now, are both great :hihi:

KVRist
83 posts since 25 May, 2020

Post Wed May 12, 2021 9:47 am

Benjolin V2 is a very nice version. Definitively worth a look:

https://youtu.be/0QzO2yZBNEc

KVRAF
6706 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 am

Oh darn. :D I accidentally ordered this:
Dual Cyclotron – LIVEWIRE SYNTHESIZERS .png
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Beware the Quoth
29707 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu May 13, 2021 1:38 am

Looks nice with a black panel. Big bugger aint it.
successfully and consistently snarky

KVRAF
6706 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu May 13, 2021 1:45 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 1:38 am
Looks nice with a black panel. Big bugger aint it.
Yes, it is certainly big-ish, but I like the roominess as I suspect it is something to be 'played' rather than set-and-forget-it. The black panel :love:

You have one of these, no? Or is it the AFG?
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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addled muppet weed
80673 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:05 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 am
Oh darn. :D I accidentally ordered this:

Dual Cyclotron – LIVEWIRE SYNTHESIZERS .png
welcome to the bottom of the "league of restraint".
:)

looks fun :tu:

KVRAF
6706 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:29 am

vurt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:05 am
Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 am
Oh darn. :D I accidentally ordered this:

Dual Cyclotron – LIVEWIRE SYNTHESIZERS .png
welcome to the bottom of the "league of restraint".
:)

looks fun :tu:
:lol: Yeah, well. It's different. And black. Somewhat 'limited', but I 'sense' it might just be interesting for some real-time modulating of the Data Bender, and Scanned. :hyper:

There's supposedly much fun to be had at the bottom of the "league of restraint". :wink:
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Beware the Quoth
29707 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:37 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 1:45 am
whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 1:38 am
Looks nice with a black panel. Big bugger aint it.
Yes, it is certainly big-ish, but I like the roominess as I suspect it is something to be 'played' rather than set-and-forget-it. The black panel :love:

You have one of these, no? Or is it the AFG?
Both...
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KVRAF
6706 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:45 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:37 am
Both...
Ah. 8) ... the AFG has been one of those things I keep putting off, but has remained of interest to me for ages, as well as the Voltage Mechanic.
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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addled muppet weed
80673 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:49 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:29 am
vurt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:05 am
Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 am
Oh darn. :D I accidentally ordered this:

Dual Cyclotron – LIVEWIRE SYNTHESIZERS .png
welcome to the bottom of the "league of restraint".
:)

looks fun :tu:
:lol: Yeah, well. It's different. And black. Somewhat 'limited', but I 'sense' it might just be interesting for some real-time modulating of the Data Bender, and Scanned. :hyper:

There's supposedly much fun to be had at the bottom of the "league of restraint". :wink:
in this league, the losers are the real winners!

speaking of black things, not that it bothered me, but i could only find silver data bender to order, so did so.
realised last night while playing "hold on a minute! that's the black panel!!!"

i bet some people would hate that :hihi:
oh no! it doesn't match :o :lol:

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KVRAF
6975 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:54 am

At the same time I bought the moddemix, I bought the black greyscale faceplate because I thought it was going to bother me (having just 1 small silver module).

Turns out IRL, I'm okay!

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Beware the Quoth
29707 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu May 13, 2021 4:58 am

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:45 am
whyterabbyt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:37 am
Both...
Ah. 8) ... the AFG has been one of those things I keep putting off, but has remained of interest to me for ages, as well as the Voltage Mechanic.
Me wanting one dated back to when Livewire and Plan B were just about the only 'boutique' Eurorack companies. Never quite managed; exchange rates got stupid, and they got very hard to find. Eventually, a few years later, I finally managed to get one of the signed limited edition ones (#13!!!) and the Cyclotron second-hand.
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KVRAF
6706 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu May 13, 2021 5:00 am

vurt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:49 am
Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:29 am
vurt wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 4:05 am
Shabdahbriah wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 12:21 am
Oh darn. :D I accidentally ordered this:

Dual Cyclotron – LIVEWIRE SYNTHESIZERS .png
welcome to the bottom of the "league of restraint".
:)

looks fun :tu:
:lol: Yeah, well. It's different. And black. Somewhat 'limited', but I 'sense' it might just be interesting for some real-time modulating of the Data Bender, and Scanned. :hyper:

There's supposedly much fun to be had at the bottom of the "league of restraint". :wink:
in this league, the losers are the real winners!

speaking of black things, not that it bothered me, but i could only find silver data bender to order, so did so.
realised last night while playing "hold on a minute! that's the black panel!!!"
Interesting. Obviously a "cosmic colour and knob" (similarity) intervention thing, in anticipation of the Mimeophon and Strega. :tu:
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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