2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

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werp
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1879 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:38 pm

Had an Intellejel Shapeshifter arrive yesterday. gassing for a Metropolis now.
Never ending story.
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

Silaris
KVRist
329 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:12 pm

The KeyStep Pro is the only item I am planning to purchase at this time. However, the list will surely will increase throughout the year.

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KVRAF
1914 posts since 7 Dec, 2005 from somewhere between analog and digital

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:17 pm

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werp
KVRAF
1879 posts since 15 Aug, 2012 from Australia

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Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:55 am

Aand I just bought an Orthogonal Devices ER-301. I’d better stop now...help
I'm tired of being insane. I'm going outsane for some fresh air.

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mgw38
KVRAF
2248 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:55 am

Looking at all the NAMM announcements so far this might be the year for a new audio interface. A couple of new and interesting options are popping up.

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foosnark
KVRAF
5113 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:34 am

Red Panda Particle v2 bought! It'll go nicely with the Tensor :party:

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cptgone
KVRAF
5901 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:23 pm

I ordered a Behringer TD-3 months ago, still waiting.
And I've been on the lookout for deals on a Behringer RD-8 and Behringer Pro-1. Or perhaps a cheap Chinese clone :wink:

Speaking of which, I'm still hoping for a 2020 Behringer Scarlett Johansson and a way to afford one.
Or two.

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pekbro
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2886 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:55 pm

cptgone wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:23 pm


Speaking of which, I'm still hoping for a 2020 Behringer Scarlett Johansson and a way to afford one.
Or two.
Those are cool, if you can get over the fact that there's actually a tiny old Chinese woman inside, operating the thing.

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cptgone
KVRAF
5901 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:08 pm

:shrug: There's a warranty of 2 years in Belgium (not covering inherent vice of course) so those ladies are catered for with a generous amount of hot air. Tiny old people breathe less anyway, they've seen it all, they tire of that old in-out.

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foosnark
KVRAF
5113 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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Post Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:46 pm

Particle arrived. At first I was like :help: :scared: :drunk: :-?

And then as I started to work out things a little better I was more like :dog: :wheee: :phones:

And now that I have MIDI working and Bitwig set up to control all the parameters in a big almost unified, almost modeless package, and tweaking things like density based on envelope followers etc. I'm all :hyper: :-D :hail:

That said, since I'm controlling it this way I can't help but wish it was a plugin and just skip the middleman. :hihi: My pedals sit atop my modular case where they're not in the easiest reach. And I'm not sure I like the way the controls on the actual pedal are set up, with Chop/Freeze being on the same knob and combinations of parameters not really simultaneously accessible.

But that aside, the sound is definitely cool. I've just been pinging random notes through it and tweaking parameters and getting all these wild combinations. It's definitely not as smooth a granular effect as Clouds -- the "Chop" parameter is well named, and how it interacts with the delay time is a key part of its sound.

I know it supports stereo, but I have it running in mono right now, going into Tensor and through a mono pedal interface in my modular. I might wind up reversing that order, though.

I might also have to set up my Tensor for MIDI :D

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foosnark
KVRAF
5113 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:41 am

Bought a Strymon AA.1 pedal interface so I can use the Particle in stereo. I'm kind of annoyed because I already have a 2hp Trim and a Circuit Abbey Gozinta that it seems like I could use -- albeit awkwardly -- but there is no sane combination of cables that will get from there to 1/4" TRS stereo without multiple adapters even worse awkwardness.

Since I figure I'll probably pick up another pedal or two in the future, might as well do it right I suppose. I just wonder why the AA.1 uses TRS for the input, but two TS outputs.

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KVRAF
10136 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: 2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:45 am

After about 6 or 7 weeks of waiting, my Behringer RD-8 should be arriving today!

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vurt
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61905 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:48 am

just paid all my bills till april1st.

so 2 months pay for toys coming up :band2:

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5559 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

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Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:30 am

Possibly a cry-baby.
“And in the End, the Love you take, is equal to the Love...you make”
The Beatles

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113 posts since 15 Dec, 2019

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Post Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:45 am

Edit: overlooked we are in hardware thread, so I correct my post. I am hoping to get a desktop PC this year so I can make music without the limitations of my current laptop
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