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

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KVRAF
3834 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Wed May 05, 2021 1:44 pm

^^ Ooo! Sexy, I bet that cost a few pennies. :tu:

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KVRAF
29903 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed May 05, 2021 1:45 pm

justin3am wrote: ↑
Wed May 05, 2021 1:34 pm
OMFG...
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It's like 2001 but instead of stars, it's full of bananas!
Looks lovely ... what is it? :ud:

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KVRAF
11411 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed May 05, 2021 1:56 pm

It's a STS Serge Blue Voice and Red CV. There is some information about the different "Shop Panels" on this page: http://www.serge-fans.com/wizardry.htm

Yeah, it cost a bit but worth it to me. :love: Definitely a dream synth, I just need to get a TKB. I will probably find it hard to resist a few R*S 4x4 modules and I may have a bead on a Soup Kitchen, which would be incredible. You just don't see this stuff come up very often, so I feel very lucky to have grabbed them for a reasonable price.

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addled muppet weed
78852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 06, 2021 4:40 am

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KVRAF
3834 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu May 06, 2021 4:58 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 4:40 am
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Awesome! and you might want to charge your phone there :borg:

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addled muppet weed
78852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 06, 2021 5:15 am

pekbro wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 4:58 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 4:40 am
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Awesome! and you might want to charge your phone there :borg:
yeah, this phone is shite for battery life. go to bed with about 90%. totally idle, other than maybe a time check if i wake up in the night, down to 25/30 when i wake up.
wouldn't mind if it was old, 6 months :x
suppose you get what you pay for :hihi:

tbh, it was all they had that could be next day delivery. idiot here dropped his old phone on the night after black friday, so every electronic device for miles around had been bought :lol:

id replace it but as i never go out, seems pointless even having it.

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KVRAF
6688 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Thu May 06, 2021 6:07 am

That thing is lush. I haven't seen a dedicated video yet, but I'll check one out soon. I was just checking out Rosie vs XOH and of course, Mimeophone was worked in. I only read the specs and it seems to do a bit of what MOOD can do? Very nice pickup!

I got the QPAS hooked up yesterday working with Strega, 0-Coast and Ableton as the sequencer via midi to 0-Coast and patched back out from there. I only got to play for a short while, but this is fun.

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addled muppet weed
78852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 06, 2021 6:16 am

elxsound wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 6:07 am
That thing is lush. I haven't seen a dedicated video yet, but I'll check one out soon. I was just checking out Rosie vs XOH and of course, Mimeophone was worked in. I only read the specs and it seems to do a bit of what MOOD can do? Very nice pickup!

I got the QPAS hooked up yesterday working with Strega, 0-Coast and Ableton as the sequencer via midi to 0-Coast and patched back out from there. I only got to play for a short while, but this is fun.
i have a rosie (even before i knew i was gonna be a granddad, so there's synchronicity for you! or coincidence).
it's fairly basic to be honest, nice enough for a small system, such as your morphagene pod idea. but for anything bigger id look elsewhere.

only has two inputs and a send/return.
although now ive grown, it does come in handy on ocassion. but once im full, im sure she may be a first casualty for replacing :o


check the mimeophon karplus strong synth out :o
lush as f**k! :hihi:

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KVRAF
3834 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu May 06, 2021 6:34 am

The Rosie sounds weirdly good for some reason imo, and the send is nice and cue useful. Maybe not the best output module available, still a very good and handy one.

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addled muppet weed
78852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 06, 2021 7:07 am

pekbro wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 6:34 am
The Rosie sounds weirdly good for some reason imo, and the send is nice and cue useful. Maybe not the best output module available, still a very good and handy one.
yeah it has uses, just as an output alone, not awesome. cool for crossfading between the two inputs for example, but no stereo inputs.

depends on needs of course.

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KVRAF
11411 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 am

Morphogene or Phonogene > QPAS > XPan > Mimeophone is one of my favorite patches lately. Slow down the playback on the Gene and increase the resonance on the QPAS. The sputters from the sample start pinging the QPAS. Speed the sample up and reduce the resonance on QPAS and it starts acting like a normal filter. Use the Xfaders on the XPan to morph between the filter outputs and route that to Mimeophone. I tend to modulate the Halo parameter a lot in these patches.

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KVRAF
29903 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Thu May 06, 2021 7:43 am

justin3am wrote: ↑
Wed May 05, 2021 1:56 pm
It's a STS Serge Blue Voice and Red CV. There is some information about the different "Shop Panels" on this page: http://www.serge-fans.com/wizardry.htm
Very nice Justin. I'm seriously jealous ;)

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KVRAF
11411 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Thu May 06, 2021 7:45 am

I recorded some bits with the Serge last night. Of course the first thing I did was ping the VCFQ and run that through the Wave Multipliers. I think that's obligatory. The real fun began when I started using the envelopes as oscillators. I'm not often surprised by a synth. Especially one that I have hyped myself on for so long...
https://soundcloud.com/justin3am/sets/dtg_sync

More than the sound, which is really special, so many things respond differently than I expect which allows me to have that beginner's discovery phase. That is something I'm constantly chasing.

I was pretty exhausted last night, so I didn't get to do much exploration. These patches are far from musical. Just thought I would share anyway because I'm excited. :love:

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addled muppet weed
78852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 06, 2021 7:47 am

don't have qpas or xpan :lol:
do have xfaders though, and im sure other filters could be fun.
even two different, one on each out from morphagene :tu: will give it a go when i go up :D

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addled muppet weed
78852 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Thu May 06, 2021 7:50 am

justin3am wrote: ↑
Thu May 06, 2021 7:45 am
I recorded some bits with the Serge last night. Of course the first thing I did was ping the VCFQ and run that through the Wave Multipliers. I think that's obligatory. The real fun began when I started using the envelopes as oscillators. I'm not often surprised by a synth. Especially one that I have hyped myself on for so long...
https://soundcloud.com/justin3am/sets/dtg_sync

More than the sound, which is really special, so many things respond differently than I expect which allows me to have that beginner's discovery phase. That is something I'm constantly chasing.

I was pretty exhausted last night, so I didn't get to do much exploration. These patches are far from musical. Just thought I would share anyway because I'm excited. :love:
ill have to check these when i go up too.
on the phone, the first one sounded a bit like a fart through a didgeridoo :lol:

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