2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
24728 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:54 pm

dangayle wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:54 pm
My GAS has officially run out of funds. Polyend/Dredbox Medusa on Guitar Center's used website for $800. Really looking forward to the Medusa.
That's a great price on the Medusa. I paid £850 for mine last year ...
It's a shame you're not getting on with it better. Have you done the latest update?

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dangayle
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1017 posts since 30 Mar, 2014

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:03 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:54 pm
dangayle wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:54 pm
My GAS has officially run out of funds. Polyend/Dredbox Medusa on Guitar Center's used website for $800. Really looking forward to the Medusa.
That's a great price on the Medusa. I paid £850 for mine last year ...
It's a shame you're not getting on with it better. Have you done the latest update?
Yeah, I updated it. I’ve very torn by it. The FM filter is awesome, the pads are awesome. I don’t like how the voices are allocated, their midi implementation is non-standard, it just feels *almost* there but not quite.

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cptgone
KVRAF
5196 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 am

My Red Panda Tensor finally arrived, it seems to enable me to leave the room while jamming with myself without anyone even noticing.
These pedals are smarter than me, I swear I hear them plotting late at night, the cats are giving me strange looks too - I should have stuck to kazoos, ukuleles, and my collection of modified Barbie dolls.

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foosnark
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4828 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am

cptgone wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 am
These pedals are smarter than me, I swear I hear them plotting late at night, the cats are giving me strange looks too - I should have stuck to kazoos, ukuleles, and my collection of modified Barbie dolls.
Tensor is really disturbing when you think about it. I mean, there's just a Spin FV-1 chip in there, so how has the damn thing achieved sentience? I hear that it wrote its own manual, and the part where it says it can't actually time travel is a lie.

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cptgone
KVRAF
5196 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:11 pm

foosnark wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:26 am
Tensor is really disturbing when you think about it. I mean, there's just a Spin FV-1 chip in there, so how has the damn thing achieved sentience? I hear that it wrote its own manual, and the part where it says it can't actually time travel is a lie.
...and still I had to wait 3 months :x

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51909 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:22 pm

because it travelled 3 months in to the future!

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cptgone
KVRAF
5196 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

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Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:38 am

vurt wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:22 pm
because it travelled 3 months in to the future!
Damn, it's always a few steps ahead. I'm still alive though, I think it needs me to pay the rent. It doesn't come with a wallet, you see. The day they release a Tensor with matching wallet, mankind will be doomed.

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foosnark
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4828 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:44 pm

Got my ES-3 and ES-6 today. It's pretty great passing stereo feedback loops back and forth between Euro and Bitwig, modulating plugins with CVs, etc.

It annoys me a little that the ES-3 has the lightpipe jack closer to the top, but the ES-6 has it near the bottom... I may have to flip one upside down :hihi:

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vurt
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51909 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 am

finally ordered my supercell.

now to look at some 2hp modules to fill that row :hihi: may end up with some boring util. although the company 2hp make some more interesting stuff at that size too. the pluck might be fun...

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whyterabbyt
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27631 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 am

Thinking about getting either an Empress or an H9Max.

Or maybe even a 1010 Blackbox, though I already have a Bitbox in my modular.

Opinions sought...
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vurt
addled muppet weed
51909 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:38 am

supercell incoming, expected tomorrow :hyper:

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foosnark
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4828 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:51 am

vurt wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:38 am
supercell incoming, expected tomorrow :hyper:
It's a fun module :)

Turns out I can't flip the ES-3 upside-down because the ribbon cable between the two modules is too short. There are some 90-degree TOSlink adapters though that might ease the annoyance there.

Expert Sleepers just announced the ES-9. It's basically everything I have now, but cheaper in total, doesn't also take up a separate 1U rack unit, and all the IO is DC-coupled. But there's no level control for the main outputs, which is weird. Also I guess putting more load on my Eurorack PSU wouldn't be the best idea.

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justin3am
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10817 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:28 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 am
Thinking about getting either an Empress or an H9Max.

Or maybe even a 1010 Blackbox, though I already have a Bitbox in my modular.

Opinions sought...
My internal debate has been H9Max or ZOIA, so I'm right there with you.
I have a PitchFactor and Space and I know that I love the sound of Eventide effects but the ZOIA has the modular approach I prefer. My normal reaction would be "just get both, decide which works best and sell the other..." but I have spent my annual gear budget already, so most likely, I will be getting neither. I guess I will just have to enjoy the stuff I have. lol

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51909 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:43 am

of all of those zoia is on my list.
nothing wrong with the others of course, but zoia offers more in a small package, good for journeys on buses 8)

plus a soma ether.
nice little package for out in the sticks :tu:

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whyterabbyt
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27631 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:51 am

justin3am wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:28 am
whyterabbyt wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 am
Thinking about getting either an Empress or an H9Max.

Or maybe even a 1010 Blackbox, though I already have a Bitbox in my modular.

Opinions sought...
My internal debate has been H9Max or ZOIA, so I'm right there with you.
I have a PitchFactor and Space and I know that I love the sound of Eventide effects but the ZOIA has the modular approach I prefer. My normal reaction would be "just get both, decide which works best and sell the other..." but I have spent my annual gear budget already, so most likely, I will be getting neither. I guess I will just have to enjoy the stuff I have. lol
Yeah, its the ZOIA I meant, and may win out. Because modular....
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