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

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addled muppet weed
80695 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:06 pm

whyterabbyt wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:23 am
Done. And it blinketh like a mofo. I have a couple of minor repairs to do, and a very old Doepfer VCA that might be dead, but that's it, thank Eris.
mines lit up like xmas :band:

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addled muppet weed
80695 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:07 pm

foosnark wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:59 pm
justin3am wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:56 am
I encountered a similar problem with ADAT on my MOTU 828mk3. I used compressed air in the connectors and swapped cables and never encountered the problem again.

Can you do a loop-back test? Route the Focusrite's ADAT Output back into it's own input?
Thanks for these suggestions. Something about pulling the cables out, dusting the connectors with compressed air and plugging them back in fixed it right up.

I've still got better cables on the way but I'll leave my cheap plastic ones in place as long as they still work. :D
:party:

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KVRAF
11459 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:39 pm

foosnark wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:59 pm
justin3am wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:56 am
I encountered a similar problem with ADAT on my MOTU 828mk3. I used compressed air in the connectors and swapped cables and never encountered the problem again.

Can you do a loop-back test? Route the Focusrite's ADAT Output back into it's own input?
Thanks for these suggestions. Something about pulling the cables out, dusting the connectors with compressed air and plugging them back in fixed it right up.

I've still got better cables on the way but I'll leave my cheap plastic ones in place as long as they still work. :D
:tu: Glad to hear it. It's always a relief when those WTF type of issues have an easy solution.

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KVRAF
4000 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:14 pm

Ok the Zoia distorted guitar sounds a lot better with cab sim module heh :dog:
Anyway, great pedal. Everyone should have one imo. :tu:

I think it could use a faster cpu, not that it's a problem. 400 mhz seems a waste with 1 ghz and above arm chips available these days. Though the Blackfin onboard DSP must make up for much I guess.

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KVRAF
5782 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:39 am

Thinking about a Model:Cycles. I realized yesterday I kind of miss finger drumming just for grins. It'd be fun to power it off batteries and just jam with no particular goal. And I do love FM. And it's pretty cheap.

I'm seen some people say the pads aren't good, but they mostly are talking about the Model:Samples. Some have said that they're a bit different between the two, and others have said they like it or it's just not a big deal.

[edit] wow, I already have a trade for one in progress :tu:
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KVRAF
6976 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:34 am

foosnark wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:39 am
Thinking about a Model:Cycles. I realized yesterday I kind of miss finger drumming just for grins. It'd be fun to power it off batteries and just jam with no particular goal. And I do love FM. And it's pretty cheap.

I'm seen some people say the pads aren't good, but they mostly are talking about the Model:Samples. Some have said that they're a bit different between the two, and others have said they like it or it's just not a big deal.
I would like to know the same thing about the pads.

I keep thinking Microfreak and Model:Cycles would make a decent pairing for having fun.

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KVRAF
6976 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:05 am

Mindphaser dropped in today! :hyper:

But it will likely stay in the "guilt-free" box for a few days :cry:

At best I'll throw it in a pod to test and make sure it works, but I have to switch around some modules to get this one in and that can't happen this weekend because it's her birthday weekend (through Monday).

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KVRAF
6841 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:05 pm

Wanted a small footprint MIDI keyboard/synth for my desk as the 88-key monster controller I've been using, though it fits, doesn't leave much room for anything else and I can unload it to a stand and free up some space. Been after a Korg Minilogue XD for a while, but places recently have either got them overpriced, out of stock or both. Tonight a B-stock one shows up on the Juno Records site, listing says it's perfect nick apart from a tatty box, for just over Β£450 so I jumped on that, should be delivered Tuesday. Looking forward to playing around with these downloadable software effects and oscillators for the synth engine.

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KVRAF
6976 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:25 pm

Adding to the guilt free box: I just ordered a Doepfer A-140-2 Vintage edition. It finally came in stock.

I’m very happy because this Is a great size for the rack. I had just started to reconsider some of the other dual ADSR modules that shared the same set of knobs.

KVRAF
8001 posts since 16 Oct, 2006

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:34 am

Anderton's pre-order now due 15th September (originally 25th August when pre-order went in), looking forward to receiving this one, Β£269 it's cheaper than a cheap soft synth :tu:

Behringer RD-9

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KVRAF
3625 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:09 am

This is what i bought last week :)
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KVRAF
6841 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:10 am

You bought a sauna?

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Beware the Quoth
29708 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:47 am

I was done for buying new stuff, I promised myself

Then I noticed Juno had the Soma Ether in stock. :dog: but :hyper:

it should be here Monday...
successfully and consistently snarky

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addled muppet weed
80695 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:40 am

whyterabbyt wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:47 am
I was done for buying new stuff, I promised myself

Then I noticed Juno had the Soma Ether in stock. :dog: but :hyper:

it should be here Monday...
seems cheaper than i remember!
maybe next month...
spent enough this month :hihi:

KVRAF
3625 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Post Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:41 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:10 am
You bought a sauna?
Yes. And all the knobs and buttons in the front of the wall is the control panel for it :clown: :party:

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