What did you buy in 2018?

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tapper mike
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4982 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:42 am

What did you buy in the last year?
Did it meet your expectations?
How much do you use it?

Novation LaunchPad Pro
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Yes.
I had one from the previous year and bought a second one as an extension.
Often I'll use one as a control surface while the other operates in note mode. Though mostly I use them set up in octaves to extend the range. Still not a linnstrument which I would trade both for but if I had a linn I'd still keep both of them.

Recording King RPS7
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It's the first flat top acoustic guitar I've had in ages. Love the tone though it was at sometimes challenging getting back to the feel of a real acoustic guitar with real acoustic strings. I swapped them out for "old timey" strings that were more inline with what players were using back then. Love it. Played it everyday over summer when I'd work doubles and have an hour or two break during shifts. Oddly it gets no play time now. Generally I'll default to playing my Jazz Box or Charvel Pro Mod when in the house.

Korg nanoKey Studio
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I got it because... I prefer working with x/y controllers and knobs on certain projects. The bluetooth connectivity was a plus because I just didn't want another usb cable hanging around. I've got plenty of ports on the computer the front four are already filled up and I'm using a few of the back 6 but it's cable hell in my studio already. Used it for a solid month but then lost interest. Keys are clacky as all get up.
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Distorted Horizon
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1702 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: What did you buy this year?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:59 am

tapper mike wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:42 am
What did you buy in the last year?
Too much :dog:

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foosnark
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4602 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 am

Lots of Eurorack modules. I had about 100HP of free space at the start of the year and it's full now.

For non-Euro:

Chase Bliss Dark World (preordered)
Earthquaker Afterneath
Korg clip-on mic (intended for tuners, but abused for other purposes)
Modal Craftsynth 2 (Kickstarted)
Olympus LS-P2 recorder
Red Panda Tensor
Rochambeau Musical Apparatus Monobius (one-off 6-knob version, used)
WMD Geiger Counter (rare black colorway)
Zoom MS-70CDR

Also my spouse decided she wanted to start a Gothic Appalachian project, and picked up a bunch of acoustic starter instruments. There's a mandolin, 6-string guitar, violin, mountain dulcimer, and a children's accordion. So far all that's come out of it is about four lines of lyrics and I've gone through a few online mandolin lessons.

chk071
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19327 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:35 am

Wonder if i should bless myself with one of these for Christmas:

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That size is all i need really... and it has many knobs.

Edit: Ordered. :)
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D-Fusion
KVRAF
3431 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:48 am

To much to bother listing :)

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e@rs
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4014 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:39 am

Just one thing: a Push 2. Haven't used it that much (apparently my ancient laptop doesn't like it: I get audio dropouts galore in Live 9 Suite).

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justin3am
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10672 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:40 am

Lots of stuff, mostly cables. :hihi:
I had a rack of signal processors stolen a few years ago that was worth about $10k (API 2500, UBK Fatso, rack of 500-series EQs and pres). I was able to get the API 2500 back and I bought a new 500 rack with some DIY Pres and stereo processors from Elysia. I'm really happy about that.

I also got a bunch of eurorack stuff, a MiniBrute 2, Rack Brute 6U, Field Kit FX, pre-ordered a Waldorf Quantum... but I'm mostly saving for a new house/studio space.

The best purchase of the year? NEW DESK CHAIR! No more folding chairs or drum stools for me! :lol:

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kovacs
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2481 posts since 5 Dec, 2003 from Harlan's World

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am

NI S49 mk 2 and Komplete 11. Use it constantly.

And this baby for retro gaming and sounds. Got a MT-32 on the way too. :)
https://youtu.be/8uaYuyXj8x4
Too many pieces of music finish far too long after the end. - Stravinsky

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sin night
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1223 posts since 1 Aug, 2006 from Italy

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:58 am

Too much, way too much.

This is what I remember right now:

- Roland TB-03, TR-08, TR-8S
- Clavia Nord Rack 2x (second-hand)
- Arturia BeatStep Pro, DrumBrute Impact
- Boss Blues Driver, DD-7, SD-1
- Digitech Polara
- Allen&Heat K2
- Shure SM-58
- Samson C02 Pair
- SE-02 editor (Santoul Edition)
- Cubase 10 Pro (upgrade from 9.5)
- Reason 10 upgrade / Europa (I bought the upgrade during the Europa VST launch, but I was interested just in Europa VST).
- Eventide H3000 Band Delays, SP2016 Reverb
- Izotope Ozone 8 Standard
- Kontakt 6
- Air Velvet 2
- PSP Xenon
- Unfiltered Audio BYOME
- "Mastering Audio 3rd edition" by Bob Katz
- "Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques" by Sylvia Massy
- Various items such as cheap percussions, a spring tank, mic stands, etc.

I think this is 90-95% of what I bought this year, I'm sure something is missing in this list...
Then I have ordered another pedal (I hope it will arrive before the end of the year) and maybe I'll buy something else if it makes sense (but nothing big, because I already have too many tools).

tapper mike
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4982 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:53 pm

kovacs wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
NI S49 mk 2 and Komplete 11. Use it constantly.

And this baby for retro gaming and sounds. Got a MT-32 on the way too. :)
https://youtu.be/8uaYuyXj8x4
I love workstations and sample based rack modules oddly not enough to buy. If I won the lottery I'd fill a wall or two with them.

tapper mike
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4982 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:56 pm

sin night wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:58 am
Too much, way too much.

This is what I remember right now:
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Okay maybe a little.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
42791 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:24 pm

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all of that (the euro, not the frac[bug]), plus the field kit, several pedals and a crazy8 sequencer.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
42791 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:29 pm

as the year isn't over, im also looking to add the morphagene and possibly a delay or reverb module?

AnX
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4115 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:41 pm

nothing

there is stuff i need, and stuff i want, but i dont spend enough time doing music to warrant the expense. infact, these days most of the 'music' i do is commissioned stuff (remixes, factory sounds, dj sets etc etc) so its not the fun stuff (tho i do enjoy it)

tbh, i prefer listening (to old music) than making these days, i think its called reapprecitation :hihi:

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thecontrolcentre
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23819 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:14 pm

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Medusa, Abyss, Keystep ... and Schecter Tempest Extreme & Orange Crush 20 :)
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