2022: A Year in Gear (What You've Bought or Want to Buy in 2022)

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elxsound
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8082 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri May 13, 2022 2:15 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 12:00 pm actually I was wrong, just read the specs and it has electronic effects etc, but doesn’t do MIDI
https://www.roland.com/uk/products/el_c ... fications/
That video is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen. She’s got bad timing. Her facial expressions are cringe worthy and that leg flip was for nothing. She doesn’t have the chops to play.

And that Cajon will likely be just as loud as an acoustic one. They’re not terribly loud though when compared to other drums.

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elxsound
KVRAF
8082 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Fri May 13, 2022 2:18 pm

rob_lee wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 2:01 pm Ordered a little sequencer for random stuff.

NOISE ENGINEERING EURORACK MIMETIC DIGITALIS

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So you buy something while we’re still fawning over new gear! It almost feels like you’re in the wrong thread :help:

I still really like the noise engineering stuff but never pulled the trigger.

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vurt
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93615 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Fri May 13, 2022 5:44 pm

aside from the vcs modules justin posted, which will be beyond my meagre pocket, nothing yet has made me do the "oh my! where has this been all my life???"
some nice things for sure, but nothing "new" so far. (drum beam doesn't count as it doesn't exist yet)
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Boy Wonder
KVRist
87 posts since 30 Jan, 2021

Post Fri May 13, 2022 7:12 pm

I'd like to take the plunge and get a tabletop multi-timbral synth, one with a powerful arpeggiator and lots of buttons. Theoretically, Deepmind 12 fits the bill, but I've been reading so much about their unethical labour practices in China that I fear I'd have to look elsewhere, like to Waldorf or Roland.

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WatchTheGuitar
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10823 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Fri May 13, 2022 7:57 pm

Boy Wonder wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 7:12 pm I'd like to take the plunge and get a tabletop multi-timbral synth, one with a powerful arpeggiator and lots of buttons. Theoretically, Deepmind 12 fits the bill, but I've been reading so much about their unethical labour practices in China that I fear I'd have to look elsewhere, like to Waldorf or Roland.
Multi-timbral means you can have 2 or more different sounds at once, D12 doesn't do that.
HydraSynth Deluxe or Novation Summit do, but they're a fair bit more expensive.
Unless you just meant to say poly synth in which case there are loads of others.

If you did mean multi-timbral and it doesn’t need to be analogue then check out Waldorf Blofeld, long in the tooth but some great sounds and a decent arpeggiator.
https://youtu.be/astlZI79DWk
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WatchTheGuitar
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10823 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sat May 14, 2022 4:48 am

ALM Busy Circuits showed off their forthcoming step sequencer, looks really quick and easy to use
https://youtu.be/uJu_oW42IJ4

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elxsound
KVRAF
8082 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Sat May 14, 2022 6:26 am

I like that sequencer. It looks as easy as the Elektron stuff but with both per track and global transpose. Plus the saved scale per key… not quite sure how that works but should be useful.

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WatchTheGuitar
KVRAF
10823 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Sat May 14, 2022 6:45 am

Yeah my guess is it just means you set a custom scale using the 12 keys and assign that scale to one of the keys so you get 12 recallable memories. They also mentioned there are quantizers linked to the current scale that you can use with external cv so that’s potentially useful to effect a key change on the fly across multiple sound sources.

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pekbro
KVRAF
4695 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sat May 14, 2022 1:44 pm

The Klavis Grainity "granular filter" is kind of interesting I thought.

https://youtu.be/Q0w7D2f5ZWc

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elxsound
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8082 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Sat May 14, 2022 3:25 pm

pekbro wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 1:44 pm The Klavis Grainity "granular filter" is kind of interesting I thought.

https://youtu.be/Q0w7D2f5ZWc
:o I want this.

You could pull off most of the Star Wars FX on just this, from lightsabers to even Chewbaccas yell.

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foosnark
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6203 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Sat May 14, 2022 3:37 pm

It's pretty impressive.

I definitely need more demos/a walkthrough of both Grainity and Sofia now. Maybe more Grainity than Sofia tbh.

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vurt
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93615 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat May 14, 2022 4:55 pm

elxsound wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 3:25 pm
pekbro wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 1:44 pm The Klavis Grainity "granular filter" is kind of interesting I thought.

https://youtu.be/Q0w7D2f5ZWc
:o I want this.

You could pull off most of the Star Wars FX on just this, from lightsabers to even Chewbaccas yell.
how weird, earlier tonight, noodling, i thought to myself "ooh synthesised wookiie :o " at one point!

http://www.viablehybrid.com/vurt/testtu ... s%2002.mp3

pretty sure it was somewhere in this one, final third or so if i remember correctly!
not exactly of course, others may not even hear it the same, but to me, it had moments of "eeeeeooooiiiiiiiioooooooorrrrrrr r r r r" type sound :) (that's what i imagine his scripts looked like)
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vurt
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Post Sat May 14, 2022 4:56 pm

pekbro wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 1:44 pm The Klavis Grainity "granular filter" is kind of interesting I thought.

https://youtu.be/Q0w7D2f5ZWc
ooh ill watch this in the morning!
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foosnark
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6203 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Sun May 15, 2022 9:33 am

I just discovered that if I have my bass plugged in and touch the round touchplates on Strega, the bass pickups will pick up the modulation signals. :lol: Kind of annoying if you're trying to play both in isolated channels, but also can be kind of cool and I made the best of it in the track I just recorded.

...

A couple of Xaoc demos from Superbooth dropped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tE7TOkX2HI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktt1WiDCMCQ

At this point I'm backing off from the Sofia, but Koszalin has more of my attention now. That one and Grainity are the two candidates to maybe replace something in my rack.

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vurt
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Post Sun May 15, 2022 10:31 am

yeah klavis grainity seems to be the star of the show this year :)
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