2024: A Year in Gear (What You've Bought or Want to Buy in 2024)

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I definitely use VCV differently from Eurorack -- much more of a passive drone/generative thing, or just an effects chain. I could justify getting Meta on that basis, but I don't want to give up anything to make space for it and another case is out of the question.

(One thing about VCV, I'm more likely to fire it up and play with it while waiting for the compiler while I'm working from home. So a lot of the time I'll patch something up in VCV standalone, then save it for a later session with the full setup.)

Really hoping to keep my studio fairly stable for the rest of the year. Morpheus, cDVCA, Ana 2 and Algo are all pretty new to me and deserve a lot of attention/exploration... same for Myth and Sumu. There's some less new stuff (both hardware and software) that I want to dig deeper into as well. Aodyo Loom and and Landscape Ferrous are on preorder. That's enough toys for a while :D

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Shabdahbriah wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 5:48 pm
Digivolt wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 4:20 pm Is it possible to rack mount a Behringer Neutron which is 3U with say a Korg Opsix Module which is 4U on one of those 2 or 3 tiered racks ?
Yes, with a couple of caveats. The Neutron is 80hp wide, which is 4hp (0.8") short of the 19" racks spec of 84hp.These resolve that issue:

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... ck-chassis

Other than that, if you use one of these, with its 4U segments:


Screenshot 2024-05-17 at 17-35-39 Introducing modules for KORG wavestate opsix and modwave!.png


There will obviously be a 1U blank space exposing the rack rails on both sides of the Neutron. That's it.
Thanks, I'm a noob it comes to the HP system, do you know what that particular rack is in image as well ?

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I feel like I have to get one of these:
https://youtu.be/klgvupXDjGQ?si=bPPPB0lhLgU01qcC
I would get it and put it into a euro rack case along with a CV controllable mixer so that I can have a mix with the 2600 and some drum modules like the Bastl crust:
https://youtu.be/vLfAvUKWtY8?si=8TiPydqXMPCPdueA

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A Sonicware Texture Lab just arrived. Been putting it in online shopping baskets and taking it out again for several weeks, finally pulled the trigger.
Nice compact size, battery powered, and to me, sorta like a polyphonic microgranny on steroids, so hopefully quite useful and interesting.
my other modular synth is a bugbrand

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Make Noise Contour

This was on my original shopping list, but prices were never great, but today I stumbled on one for $100! A legit used price, no markups.

I’ve always wanted to add this one for a quick 0-Coasty envelope.

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elxsound wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 10:09 am Make Noise Contour

This was on my original shopping list, but prices were never great, but today I stumbled on one for $100! A legit used price, no markups.

I’ve always wanted to add this one for a quick 0-Coasty envelope.
did you see that the last batch of erbe verb is on its way out to stores?

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vurt wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 12:07 pm
elxsound wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 10:09 am Make Noise Contour

This was on my original shopping list, but prices were never great, but today I stumbled on one for $100! A legit used price, no markups.

I’ve always wanted to add this one for a quick 0-Coasty envelope.
did you see that the last batch of erbe verb is on its way out to stores?
Yep! I’m considering putting another order in after cancelling my last one. I’ve been using Echophon more and more. Can’t help thinking I’d get along with Erbe-Verb the same way.

EDIT: ordered.

I think I had a better deal on my first pre-order, but oh well. Regular price is still cheaper than those hiked up prices.

I also ordered black plates from audio parasites for Contour and Echophon. The Echophon should closely match the Make Noise aesthetic.

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elxsound wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 10:09 am Make Noise Contour

This was on my original shopping list, but prices were never great, but today I stumbled on one for $100! A legit used price, no markups.

I’ve always wanted to add this one for a quick 0-Coasty envelope.
8) Good score! :tu:
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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I got an Aphex Dominator 2 for my live rig. Not sexy but it gives me better control of my levels before I hit a venue’s PA.

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justin3am wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 5:57 pm I got an Aphex Dominator 2 for my live rig. Not sexy but it gives me better control of my levels before I hit a venue’s PA.
Nice one. You can safely pull off the Echophon, Strega, Mimeophon echos for days patch!

https://youtu.be/0ffcquYj4DU?si=io6anYn_Fukg1m7p

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justin3am wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 5:57 pm I got an Aphex Dominator 2 for my live rig. Not sexy but it gives me better control of my levels before I hit a venue’s PA.
It's a great unit. Bernie Grundman used to master through it. I had one that he modded, it was a cool mod but he didn't actually change the sound at all, just added functionality.

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I'm tempted to pre-order one of these ... :ud:

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That ^^^ is pretty darn cool. :hyper:


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

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So I ordered a Spectravox and some right-angled patch cables and I am looking at euro rack cases.
I've already decided I don't want one with a little plug like the kind that broke on my HP laptop years ago... Right now it is between an Erica Synths traveller (6U x 104hp) and the Pittsburgh modular studio case (3 rows of 100hp) because they both have universal power supply.

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Constructed Identity wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 4:31 pm So I ordered a Spectravox and some right-angled patch cables and I am looking at euro rack cases.
I've already decided I don't want one with a little plug like the kind that broke on my HP laptop years ago... Right now it is between an Erica Synths traveller (6U x 104hp) and the Pittsburgh modular studio case (3 rows of 100hp) because they both have universal power supply.
Long as you're not assuming that just because these psu's have a housing rather than a brick, that they are somehow better than the brick type, essentially they are the same (e.g. switching type, that must convert to 5v), except that the one with the housing is more of a hassle and more costly to replace. :shrug:

*I say hassle because you have to be sure not to electrocute yourself changing it out,
where with a brick you simply have to plug it in.

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