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

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KVRer
5 posts since 7 Jun, 2021

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:30 pm

I have had my eye on the RD-9 for a while now, now I'm considering placing one on pre-order...

KVRer
8 posts since 25 May, 2021

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:59 pm

The hologram microcosm is the coolest pedal I've seen in a long time but I'm still hesitant because of the really high price.

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KVRAF
6980 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:55 pm

SirRahCha wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:59 pm
The hologram microcosm is the coolest pedal I've seen in a long time but I'm still hesitant because of the really high price.
I honestly did not like it as much as I was hoping and ended up selling it to buy MOOD and Blooper. Microcosm works much like a gated delay, but with prefixed effects instead of repeats. I was hoping for something more flexible than what it can do.

The prefixed presets don’t have the greatest range, but must be perfect for some others.

I wished I loved it. Microcosm is one of the best looking pieces of hardware I’ve ever had. Everything down to logo, is just great design (IMO).

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KVRAF
6859 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:03 pm

Interesting, I was wondering how you changed settings with Microcosm and looks like the answer is you can’t. Unless there’s some USB or MIDI sys ex editor available.

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KVRAF
4005 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:17 pm

awe damn i was thinking to get the microcosm.

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KVRAF
2189 posts since 23 May, 2005 from North Cornwall

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:19 pm

Each to their own I guess. The Microcosm is lovely and is, again, fully controllable with Midi. I have only 3 pedals (Microcosm, Night Sky & Zoia) and it is my favourite. The potential gotcha is that being a pedal it loves plucky sounds - it won't trigger unless there are transients. The other gotcha is that you have to go into its settings (not difficult) and set whether you are feeding it a mono or stereo source - if it is on 'Stereo' and you feed it a mono source you will again have triggering issues. Some sources, with some algorithms, need to be 100% wet too for best results I have found. Its reverb is worth the price of admission alone - it's lovely, and has four algorithms. I prefer it to the Night Sky.

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KVRAF
11459 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:38 pm

I also love my Microcosm. The looper can be do really interesting stuff and sequencing parameters via CCs really takes it to a different place. I send it CCs from my Octatrack or Zoia. I tend to use it on a send and run it 100% wet, so I can send signal to it when I want.

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KVRAF
4005 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:13 pm

Hmm, well I appreciate all the viewpoints anyway. Certainly it's worth some serious researching at least. TBH, I got so much gadget freak in me that I would truly be surprised if I didn't like either the Microcosm or the Nightsky or the BigSky, or the OTO Machines BAM or Dream Sequence etc... :lol:

And therein lies the problem...

KVRer
26 posts since 8 Sep, 2015

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:16 pm

got MC-101.
this is a perfect combo (and my smallest setup)
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KVRAF
11459 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:59 pm

pekbro wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:13 pm
I got so much gadget freak in me that I would truly be surprised if I didn't like [fill in the blank]...

And therein lies the problem...
I hear you! I can have fun with anything, which is dangerous. :help:

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KVRAF
2189 posts since 23 May, 2005 from North Cornwall

Post Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:24 pm

Indecision about a Volante vs a Magneto has thus far prevented me from picking up either.

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KVRAF
6859 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:30 am

justin3am wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:59 pm
pekbro wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:13 pm
I got so much gadget freak in me that I would truly be surprised if I didn't like [fill in the blank]...

And therein lies the problem...
I hear you! I can have fun with anything, which is dangerous. :help:
We had a bat with a ball attached in my day. And think we were lucky!

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addled muppet weed
80763 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:33 am

you had a ball as well?
lucky bastard!

KVRAF
8001 posts since 16 Oct, 2006

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:33 am

Erudite wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:30 pm
I have had my eye on the RD-9 for a while now, now I'm considering placing one on pre-order...
Pre order it for £269 at Anderton's as others such as Gear 4 Music are wanting £309 for pre orders :tu:

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KVRAF
6859 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:42 am

rob_lee wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:33 am
Erudite wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:30 pm
I have had my eye on the RD-9 for a while now, now I'm considering placing one on pre-order...
Pre order it for £269 at Anderton's as others such as Gear 4 Music are wanting £309 for pre orders :tu:
Andertons are a Behringer 'Super Partner' whatever that means. Well I do know what it means, it means they're never ever going to have a bad word to say about their gear in any of their videos.

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