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

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elxsound
KVRAF
7486 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:18 am

I know I’ll end up getting Keyscape for the same reason. I recently added Trillian and I had the same reaction of wishing I hadn’t waited so long to buy it!

Back on Hardware… I’ve got my 2nd dirty feeling for a purchase this year. I ordered the Slate VSX. I needed closed back headphones but wasn’t happy with anything I found. I’ll try the VSX out and hopefully it’s not all hype, but it’s hard to know with Slate stuff. I just need to settle on a room or two and stick with it *if* it does help.

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lnikj
KVRAF
2196 posts since 23 May, 2005 from North Cornwall

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:15 am

On Behwronger, I am still waiting for the Zaquencer enabled BCR2K replacement to materialise. Probably not 2021 now though.

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pekbro
KVRAF
4464 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:49 am

I didn't even know Slate made headphones. :lol:

Shabdahbriah
KVRAF
7639 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:37 am

lnikj wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:15 am
On Behwronger, I am still waiting for the Zaquencer enabled BCR2K replacement to materialise. Probably not 2021 now though.
Never ended-up modding either of my BCR 2000's with the Zaquencer, but really considered doing so. The BCR32 re-issue should be interesting. :tu:

For those unfamiliar with the Zaquencer:

https://youtu.be/0Sw1RK4Q-i4
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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lnikj
KVRAF
2196 posts since 23 May, 2005 from North Cornwall

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:51 am

The specs are great and I'm sure the device will be. I have had my BCR2K and BCF2K for 15 years now and they've never missed a beat. Pretty indestructible. The BCF2K fell out of use for a while but after Os released the standalone update for the ES-9 it is in daily use as the mixer for that (and the computer rarely enters the room). My BCR2K got a bit ... ermm... melted a few years ago but is still 100% functional. It currently has the demo Zaquencer on it (one lane only) and I was going to buy the full version when (a) the BCR32 was announced, and (b) Brexit led the dev to refuse UK sales. Zaquencer works brilliantly for live play and I eagerly await being able to use it.

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
9431 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm

I’d love one of those, have an X Touch mini so can just about remember 8 things, but my memory is more like a sieve than ever so would prefer something that caters for onscreen labelling of CCs.
The Faderfox EC4 is closest to what I’m after, but ideally there’d be a BCR32 with an EC4 style screen.
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Not bought the EC4 as it doesn’t have lit ring encoders.

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Aleatoriac
KVRAF
1724 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:57 pm

Hydrasynth Deluxe order in. Will get it when it shows up, no hurry.
Will be fun though! First hardware synth since a Korg X3 (LOL).
Sustain pedal broke, so got a new Korg DS-1H
Can't think of anything else, hasn't been a big year for purchases for me, except the Hydrasynth.
Oh yeah, Komplete 13. Will again at 16 probably. Love Native Instruments.

What a wonderful time to have access to all these sounds and manglers and interfaces and tools and so on.

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foosnark
KVRAF
6033 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:13 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm
I’d love one of those, have an X Touch mini so can just about remember 8 things, but my memory is more like a sieve than ever so would prefer something that caters for onscreen labelling of CCs.
I use some whiteboard tape on the desk in front of my 16n Faderbank and write notes on it with whiteboard markers. I originally was going to keep them lined up with the faders, but it's just as easy to write something like

1 rings drone
2 manis
( 3 filter )
4 OPS7 drone
5 castle seq

etc.

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
9431 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:25 pm

foosnark wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:13 pm
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm
I’d love one of those, have an X Touch mini so can just about remember 8 things, but my memory is more like a sieve than ever so would prefer something that caters for onscreen labelling of CCs.
I use some whiteboard tape on the desk in front of my 16n Faderbank and write notes on it with whiteboard markers. I originally was going to keep them lined up with the faders, but it's just as easy to write something like

1 rings drone
2 manis
( 3 filter )
4 OPS7 drone
5 castle seq

etc.
That would work if I was going to use one solely with hardware, but I’d want to use it for various plugins and DAWs too.

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foosnark
KVRAF
6033 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:38 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:25 pm
That would work if I was going to use one solely with hardware, but I’d want to use it for various plugins and DAWs too.
That confused me for a minute... I guess you mean reloading the labels for different projects :tu:

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
9431 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:05 am

foosnark wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:38 pm
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:25 pm
That would work if I was going to use one solely with hardware, but I’d want to use it for various plugins and DAWs too.
That confused me for a minute... I guess you mean reloading the labels for different projects :tu:
Yes, or even different ‘recording’ and ‘mastering’ templates for the same project.

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jacqueslacouth
KVRian
1154 posts since 18 Nov, 2004 from The Liberated People's Republic of Straya

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:30 am

An Old/New Roland SH-32 complete with wooden end cheeks, A Behringer Deepmind 12 which was returned after 48 hours and realising what a piece of shit it was, Korg Triton rack with MOSS board and 3 EXB boards, Fantom XA and a couple of absolute belter guitars for chump change from Artist Guitars!

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
30351 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:56 am

Ama.zon have the Beh.ringer 914 module at £47, so, really, I couldnt not...
The first thing that came to chk071's mind was the need to speak for another adult.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
88649 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:27 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:56 am
Ama.zon have the Beh.ringer 914 module at £47, so, really, I couldnt not...
eek that is a little tempting. :scared:

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pekbro
KVRAF
4464 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:53 pm

Friedman Buffer Bay 6 (was on sale :shrug:)

https://www.friedmanamplification.com/p ... ffer-bay-6

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