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

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cryophonik
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8876 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:42 am

WatchTheGuitar wrote: Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:35 am I quite liked the harsh cold metallic Largo sounds tbh, got loads of other warm analog things.
Yeah, I like it for that too! I just find that it sounds quite a bit different than Blofeld, so I'm surprised that it's (supposedly) based on the same code. :shrug: :tu:
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11588 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Mon Dec 05, 2022 10:48 am

I guess it’s like Roland Cloud soft synths being based on the same ACB engine, but their Juno 60 plugin sounds different to their Jupiter 8.

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foosnark
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6576 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:29 pm

Went in on a Bela Gliss. I'm not sure I need another controller, but it seems quite cool and cheaper than most.

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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 3:33 am

foosnark wrote: Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:29 pm Went in on a Bela Gliss. I'm not sure I need another controller, but it seems quite cool and cheaper than most.
I have been thinking that not including CV recording on the Molten Modular Motion Meter is a wee bit of a missed opportunity, I'd probably have bought a couple of them by now if it did.
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Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 5:15 pm

Not 2022 gear, but looking forward to buying one of these in 2026 probably
https://youtu.be/A8IGN4F3hdY

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1833 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:32 am

I think that this is the first demo of the Pro-800 / original 600 on YT which makes me even a lil bit interested. Others were showing either sounds suited more for Prog-Rock etc. or simply sounded mediocre at best.

My personal pluses: sound is nice (nothing mind-blowing tbh)
My personal minuses: why oh why doesn't it have stereo output? Missed opportunity. Also those crappy buttons. Will they survive more than a year?
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WatchTheGuitar
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11588 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:47 am

I guess they followed the original schematics - original one had mono out (as does Prophet 5 even the new one) and those crappy buttons.

The news that everything seems to be MIDI CC'able is a big tick though.

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Post Thu Dec 08, 2022 6:24 am

tbh I was hoping for Proton or XM-2 to be available first* this is why I'm grumpy ;)

*if 800 will be really available in April
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foosnark
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6576 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:54 pm

Not planning to buy this... I think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZkUhzSppqw

I can get roughly similar sounds running Akemie's Castle through Strega... but I like that Mystic's FM is much dirtier, in a good way.

I could sell off the AC (for more than this costs) and get 38HP of rack space for other stuff (e.g. the Pod60 I'm using for overflow). On the other hand, it's another separate box to find a home for... but it's small. I'd miss AC's chord mode, dual voices, different waveshape parameters, feedback etc. but that grittiness is just really nice...

Apparently doesn't track V/OCT but that's OK for me (I can sequence with 0-Ctrl or just drone or go off-grid like usual). The internal modulation is pretty limited but not a problem thanks to CV inputs.

Hmmmmm.

Every time I think about selling Akemie's Castle I fire it up, patch it and fall in love with it all over again. I'll have to try that after work and compare to the demos of this thing.

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Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:30 pm

that sounds fun though :hihi:

not even gonna look how much over here :lol:
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9342 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:47 pm

foosnark wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 12:54 pm Not planning to buy this... I think?
Same here. I've been 'not planning' for several days, while watching everything available, and figuring out how many hp it would take up when mounted to a panel (looks like about 38-ish hp), and what I would mount (jacks/switches, etc) in the space above it to best utilize that space. I love the 'happy-accident' (sweet-spot) aspect of these kinds of things. Like Eowave Weather Drones... which I frequently 'think' about picking-up a second one.


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foosnark
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6576 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:26 pm

I think I have to keep Akemie's Castle. Trying to imitate Mystic wasn't all that successful, but my second patch with it just now was gorgeous in its own right.

Maybe if I had a WMD PDO that'd do it for me -- maybe -- but those are unobtanium.

But, there's a Christmas bonus coming on my next paycheck. I'll see how that goes. :D

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11588 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:51 pm

foosnark wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:26 pm there's a Christmas bonus coming on my next paycheck. :D
where I work those are unobtanium. :(

I think I’ve reached a fairly happy place where there’s nothing I desperately need so now I just have a daily flick through eBay and Reverb in case there’s a bargain.

Whisper it quietly, but I did pick up a Disting Mk 4. And, find it’s kind of handy.

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Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:01 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:51 pm
foosnark wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:26 pm there's a Christmas bonus coming on my next paycheck. :D
where I work those are unobtanium. :(
They're pretty random here. Some years a random gift of varying desirability, rarely a bonus, some years nothing. It doesn't seem to be connected to company performance or anything.

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Post Tue Dec 13, 2022 4:19 pm

I’ve only ever worked for one company that gave out decent annual bonuses, but it was a hell hole of Peter principled posh boys and bullies. IT at a council doesn’t have many perks, but there is a refreshing lack of gits.

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