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

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
9370 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:33 pm

If the Model:xxxx boxes gain Overbridge I might be interested

imrae
KVRAF
1958 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:57 pm

pekbro wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Heh, no amp for now. That's another thing I will need to look at, though I do actually have an old Line6 spider that I haven't used in about 10 years (mostly I've used software for guitar). tbh, I want it for synths mostly. I do have the Animal Factory Orobas which would work for that, but I was wanting something in a pedal.

I'll check out the CM-2 thanks.
Might be worth picking up something like an AC Tone or American Sound to tame/shape dirt pedals into something more recognisable. I never had much luck using distortion pedals with the old spider amps.

For synths you'll want something that does a bit of shaping but not a lot. Fancy "touch sensitive" nuances won't be needed. And classic fuzz pedals will be rather "full on" because of impedence differences. Something like an OD250 should be perfect. (Indeed I believe dist+ is an old friend of the TB-303) From my collection the Boss OD-3 and Catalinbread 5F6 add a nice drive, as does Grumbly Wolf (which is also related to OD250/dist+).

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pekbro
KVRAF
4445 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:04 am

imrae wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:57 pm
pekbro wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Heh, no amp for now. That's another thing I will need to look at, though I do actually have an old Line6 spider that I haven't used in about 10 years (mostly I've used software for guitar). tbh, I want it for synths mostly. I do have the Animal Factory Orobas which would work for that, but I was wanting something in a pedal.

I'll check out the CM-2 thanks.
Might be worth picking up something like an AC Tone or American Sound to tame/shape dirt pedals into something more recognisable. I never had much luck using distortion pedals with the old spider amps.

For synths you'll want something that does a bit of shaping but not a lot. Fancy "touch sensitive" nuances won't be needed. And classic fuzz pedals will be rather "full on" because of impedence differences. Something like an OD250 should be perfect. (Indeed I believe dist+ is an old friend of the TB-303) From my collection the Boss OD-3 and Catalinbread 5F6 add a nice drive, as does Grumbly Wolf (which is also related to OD250/dist+).
That all looks pretty cool thanks! :)

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toonertik
KVRAF
2728 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:44 am

Hi fellow HW buyers..
I've not been able to read all posts since my last post, but looks exciting purchases made :tu:

I've added a few bits.
1: A148 (S&H and T&H but mainly for a new thing to me Track and Hold.. I had been doing this in a crude way by stopping sequencers.. )
with my case now overflowing and about 90hp over 6 modules, it's time to go up again and so
2: Eowave source d'energie ( departure from the Row powers I use).
then a few weeks later, with the recent addition of Mindphaser, I figured some more modulation source was needed.
I'd been trying out phasing in and out the fold and PM on Mindphaser and FM and PM on Omega-Phi.. was interesting but not really cutting it and so
3: TINRS "Wobbler"... yeah.. just a few days in and it's cutting it.. loving it. )))
BUT... ther's a problem.. It has 2 modulation outputs BUT 4 CV_modulation INPUTS... so, need more modulation and attenuverturs etc etc for the modulator... who ever said you can never have enough VCA's is only part right.. that's how it is ;)

and today, I really did succumb to the great GAS in the sky...
tomorrow should arrive something I'm not even sure I'm gonna like... hahah.. seriously.

I've never really been into granular stuff... but since I first saw it months ago it has intrigued me ..

and as I have to put another 168hp rail and 90hp, there would be an unbearable space (blanks.. you say... get'away.. :P )

so I argued with my self... 47hp... this is actually quiet cheap (oh my... the bullshit we can give ourselves LMFAO )

4: ADDAC's new Looper/Granular ....

I figured I can always get my money back if it doesn't work out (I got a very good deal ;) )

So that's me done... done done.. (until )

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vurt
addled muppet weed
88342 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:52 am

awesome :tu:
good to see you too, been a while :hug:

hope alls well :)

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toonertik
KVRAF
2728 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:11 pm

vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:52 am
awesome :tu:
good to see you too, been a while :hug:

hope alls well :)
Yeah... I'm going into new territory here... but that's the journey.

All's as well as can be expected... bit boring routine.. my old mum's get more frail. She's still as mad as ever (We used to spend a lot of time in the Canaries.. we'd go out dancing at night.. she'd hustle drinks by betting guys she could stand at the bar and put a foot on the bar... she was in her late 70's early 80's).

How's it North of Watford? and I hope you and yours are all good...

how old is Rosie now?

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vurt
addled muppet weed
88342 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:17 pm

toonertik wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:11 pm
vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:52 am
awesome :tu:
good to see you too, been a while :hug:

hope alls well :)
Yeah... I'm going into new territory here... but that's the journey.

All's as well as can be expected... bit boring routine.. my old mum's get more frail. She's still as mad as ever (We used to spend a lot of time in the Canaries.. we'd go out dancing at night.. she'd hustle drinks by betting guys she could stand at the bar and put a foot on the bar... she was in her late 70's early 80's).

How's it North of Watford? and I hope you and yours are all good...

how old is Rosie now?
shes 2 end of next month :)

your mums a trooper! :tu:
the past couple of years probably hasnt helped the frailty, if you keep moving it keeps you moving, sadly wasnt really an option :?

im getting out a bit more to see the missus now, but its still only once a fortnight at the min and she comes here the opposite, as we dont want to be on public transport too much.
blitz spirit n all that :hihi:

resynthesis
KVRian
580 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:33 pm

elxsound wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Anyone ever purchase from Sound Gas? https://soundgas.com/
I haven't but a couple of people I know have. I don't think they had any problems with their purchases. I think they both said he was up for a bit of price negotiation (they can look a bit expensive).

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elxsound
KVRAF
7464 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:00 pm

resynthesis wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:33 pm
elxsound wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Anyone ever purchase from Sound Gas? https://soundgas.com/
I haven't but a couple of people I know have. I don't think they had any problems with their purchases. I think they both said he was up for a bit of price negotiation (they can look a bit expensive).
Ah, nice! I didn’t try any negotiations but I should have. This was for the Oto Bam. Once the exchange rate kicked in, I walked away because the price got too high. I’ll give them another look once I take a closer look at Bim.

Bam should be here Monday (fingers crossed)

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Uncle E
KVRAF
12808 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:03 pm

pekbro wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:36 pm
You don't carry empress effects? I was looking to see if I could get the euroburo from you, but it seems like a no go.
Thanks for asking. I'll see if I can get it.

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pekbro
KVRAF
4445 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:42 am

Uncle E wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:03 pm
pekbro wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:36 pm
You don't carry empress effects? I was looking to see if I could get the euroburo from you, but it seems like a no go.
Thanks for asking. I'll see if I can get it.
Thx Eric :tu:

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elxsound
KVRAF
7464 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:22 pm

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Bam came early! So far I'm liking this. It's not going to replace everything but I'm liking the buy. I just have to buy some Cioks adapters to make this a bit more flexible for placement.

Mercury7 still has my favorite Plate setting, but this sounds nice. Once I get this set up as an aux send, I'm going to be even happier using the Freeze function.

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kcearl
KVRist
207 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:31 pm

Nice :tu:

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
7610 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:56 pm

Another long standing short-list 'grab-it-while-it's-in-stock', indispensable. 8)

(Detroit Modular has some: https://www.detroitmodular.com/eurorack ... lta-v.html)

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I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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pekbro
KVRAF
4445 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:46 pm

Shabdahbriah wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:56 pm
Another long standing short-list 'grab-it-while-it's-in-stock', indispensable. 8)

(Detroit Modular has some: https://www.detroitmodular.com/eurorack ... lta-v.html)


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Those are excellent imo, I have the older one. Those guys tend to make revisions a lot, much to my
chagrin. I am interested in the vortex, no way I am going to buy it right off the bat though.

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