Looking for expressive small-sized h/w instrument

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pekbro
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4697 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:17 pm

elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:46 pm
pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:20 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:57 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:47 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:49 am
Constructed Identity wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:45 pm SOMA Labs ENNER
https://youtu.be/ztBzxAocefA
soma do make some lovely and interesting machines 8)
dammit!
now ive set up an alert for release :o :party:
I want one of these too
Did they actually release that? They say you can order it, but I signed up to be notified about
it's availability quite some time ago. :shrug: long before the cosmos, which is already available,
though I changed my mind and flaked on the pre-order...
The site reads strangely (IMO). It seems you can order but have to contact them directly in order to purchase because it’s handled strictly through their Russian operations. So I’m guessing it’s still in a preorder phase but obviously they’ve got out a core group for all the social media buzz business.

Are there maybe regulations that prevent them from releasing it any differently? There’s some strange info that I don’t see about other touch capacitive enabled instruments
Yeah I dunno, IME they can usually ship stuff cheaper from Russia, weirdly. I expect regulations
in Russia are a bit lighter than some. If they exist at all :lol:

btw: how come you're not participating in vurt's fuzz-off? I wish to hear those mad guitar skills.
(or whatever) I know you got the fuzz pedals :tu:

*I considered offering up a prize, but figured vurt would just declare himself the winner at that
point. :lol: jk. Anyway, it's not a competition I think, but rather an expo, pretty interesting if
you ask me.

sry for OT...

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elxsound
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8084 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:53 pm

pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:17 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:46 pm
pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:20 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:57 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:47 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:49 am

soma do make some lovely and interesting machines 8)
dammit!
now ive set up an alert for release :o :party:
I want one of these too
Did they actually release that? They say you can order it, but I signed up to be notified about
it's availability quite some time ago. :shrug: long before the cosmos, which is already available,
though I changed my mind and flaked on the pre-order...
The site reads strangely (IMO). It seems you can order but have to contact them directly in order to purchase because it’s handled strictly through their Russian operations. So I’m guessing it’s still in a preorder phase but obviously they’ve got out a core group for all the social media buzz business.

Are there maybe regulations that prevent them from releasing it any differently? There’s some strange info that I don’t see about other touch capacitive enabled instruments
Yeah I dunno, IME they can usually ship stuff cheaper from Russia, weirdly. I expect regulations
in Russia are a bit lighter than some. If they exist at all :lol:

btw: how come you're not participating in vurt's fuzz-off? I wish to hear those mad guitar skills.
(or whatever) I know you got the fuzz pedals :tu:

*I considered offering up a prize, but figured vurt would just declare himself the winner at that
point. :lol: jk. Anyway, it's not a competition I think, but rather an expo, pretty interesting if
you ask me.

sry for OT...
I actually want to (minus the mad guitar skills). I see Dark Side hasn’t made an appearance and it needs one

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pekbro
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4697 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:02 pm

elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:53 pm I actually want to (minus the mad guitar skills). I see Dark Side hasn’t made an appearance and it needs one
Alright! :borg:

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vurt
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93685 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:24 pm

pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:17 pm
*I considered offering up a prize, but figured vurt would just declare himself the winner at that
point. :lol: jk. Anyway, it's not a competition I think, but rather an expo, pretty interesting if
you ask me.

sry for OT...
ha! feel free to offer something, but you have to sort some sort of competition element too? as far as im concerned, yup, its more about showing off fuzz! but if people want to do things within that, little contests or whatever, then go for it!
the more people you can encourage to post "fuzz" the better!

i think ive already shown guitar skills are not a requirement :lol:

but for sure, been quite interesting so far. my wallet was looking a little worried earlier :hihi:
advertise in this space.
call for rates.
555-wndrlnd

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vurt
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93685 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:28 pm

pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:17 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:46 pm
pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:20 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:57 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:47 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:49 am

soma do make some lovely and interesting machines 8)
dammit!
now ive set up an alert for release :o :party:
I want one of these too
Did they actually release that? They say you can order it, but I signed up to be notified about
it's availability quite some time ago. :shrug: long before the cosmos, which is already available,
though I changed my mind and flaked on the pre-order...
The site reads strangely (IMO). It seems you can order but have to contact them directly in order to purchase because it’s handled strictly through their Russian operations. So I’m guessing it’s still in a preorder phase but obviously they’ve got out a core group for all the social media buzz business.

Are there maybe regulations that prevent them from releasing it any differently? There’s some strange info that I don’t see about other touch capacitive enabled instruments
Yeah I dunno, IME they can usually ship stuff cheaper from Russia, weirdly. I expect regulations
in Russia are a bit lighter than some. If they exist at all :lol:
i think its more them selling stuff outside, its difficult because everyone has russia under various sanctions in trade, not sure how it effects different areas and markets tbh.
when i ordered the delay, i went direct, as i was finding the same deal as here, everywhere waiting on stock...
turns out they hand build to order, well a lot of the things are.
but they do have a second team in poland i believe who can do some of the other builds too (the ether was one you can get from poland)
advertise in this space.
call for rates.
555-wndrlnd

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Constructed Identity
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301 posts since 29 Sep, 2012 from Minneapolis, MN

Post Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:47 pm

pekbro wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:20 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:57 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:47 pm
vurt wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:49 am
Constructed Identity wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:45 pm SOMA Labs ENNER
https://youtu.be/ztBzxAocefA
soma do make some lovely and interesting machines 8)
dammit!
now ive set up an alert for release :o :party:
I want one of these too
Did they actually release that? They say you can order it, but I signed up to be notified about
it's availability quite some time ago. :shrug: long before the cosmos, which is already available,
though I changed my mind and flaked on the pre-order...
In Soviet Russia they don't release sythEEsizer, they stage troops at the border and DARE you to pay first !!!

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vurt
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93685 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:17 pm

aye, not the the place for the discussion, but im a little wary of ordering out of russia at the minute.

nothing to do with soma obviously, dealt with them before, lovely people.
we just don't know how import/export might go if things get worse.
especially if there's a wait on building it.
advertise in this space.
call for rates.
555-wndrlnd

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Tj Shredder
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7083 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:34 pm

SparkySpark wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:13 am Thanks so much for all replies so far. Hopefully this can turn out to be an informative and inspirational thread. :tu:

Also interesting to see how little interest there is in the Orba. elxsound nails it, I guess, that there is only so much you can do with it. I like to think of it as a budget Roli or Linnstrument, but of course, it needs to be somewhat useful as well, and certainly it cannot be useful to their degree.
That Orba is simply brilliant, I might get one as I am a controller junky anyway. But what might fit as controller especially as you mention the LinnStrument is as Sensel Morph. I have one and made a LinstruMini out of it. Certainly cheaper than a LinnStrument or a Erae Touch, which both are comparatively big as well...
https://forum.sensel.com/t/my-6th-tunin ... t-mini/853

SparkySpark
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2249 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:10 pm

Tj Shredder wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:34 pm That Orba is simply brilliant, I might get one as I am a controller junky anyway. But what might fit as controller especially as you mention the LinnStrument is as Sensel Morph. I have one and made a LinstruMini out of it. Certainly cheaper than a LinnStrument or a Erae Touch, which both are comparatively big as well...
https://forum.sensel.com/t/my-6th-tunin ... t-mini/853
Thanks! Seriously cool and your Linnstrument overlay was very groovy too. I bet they'd put it in production if they hadn't been doing copyright infringement.

So far, I have acquired a harmonica and a kazoo. :lol: If nothing else, they are really small, and if they get lost, then no worries. Am now investigating whether there is a need for a Zoom recorder, now that smartphone mics are getting so much better.
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
"look at SparkySpark's post 4 posts up, let that sink in for a moment"
Go MuLab!

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Tj Shredder
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7083 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:12 pm

Don’t forget to get a nose flute… And a Kalimba…

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pdxindy
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21266 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Sat Jan 29, 2022 6:58 am

Tj Shredder wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:12 pm Don’t forget to get a nose flute… And a Kalimba…
I have an electric Kalimba... quite versatile actually :)

SparkySpark
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2249 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:52 pm

pdxindy wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 6:58 am
Tj Shredder wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:12 pm Don’t forget to get a nose flute… And a Kalimba…
I have an electric Kalimba... quite versatile actually :)
As it happens, I looked at a kalimba as well... :wink:

When browsing this topic, I saw an ad for the "Perfect Circuit" shop. They have an abundance of controllers! MIDI, DAW and some others.

https://www.perfectcircuit.com/midi-con ... llers.html
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
"look at SparkySpark's post 4 posts up, let that sink in for a moment"
Go MuLab!

Dxnny
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21 posts since 5 Dec, 2021

Post Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:51 pm

Arturia Microbreak! I was never a synth person, always preferred acoustic instrument but..... Arturia Microbreak is so expressive and you create crazy sounds! Very compact and it's not that expensive. I liked it so much that I wish I had a Polybrute... could take me years to save those $3000 :(

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Aloysius
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36455 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:59 pm

Cowbell. Easy to carry. Very expressive.
Hi-de-Hi!

SparkySpark
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2249 posts since 30 Aug, 2004 from Lancaster, UK

Post Sat Mar 12, 2022 4:35 am

Aloysius wrote: Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:59 pm Cowbell. Easy to carry. Very expressive.
Hmmm... Just spent a week in Zurich. Lots of cowbells in the tourist shops. How come I didn't think of that! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:15 pm Passing Bye wrote:
"look at SparkySpark's post 4 posts up, let that sink in for a moment"
Go MuLab!

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