2020 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Anything about hardware musical instruments.
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Distorted Horizon
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3917 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:24 am

Since it's a new year, maybe time for a new thread? :)

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Forgotten
KVRAF
11460 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:25 am

Bought it in December, but still waiting for my Behringer RD-8 to arrive.

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Distorted Horizon
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3917 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:27 am

I'm going to grab one of these
https://m.thomann.de/fi/soundcraft_note ... v5EALw_wcB

Then I'll start to complete my collection of Volcas. Mwahaha!

If Behringer releases those eurorack pieces this year, I'm screwed..

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vurt
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71143 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:51 am

holding off till ive done some "adulting" and tidied the room, including adding shelves and a new "posture improving type chair".

then to treat myself a crave and if its out, to comemerate the cats castration, a cat.
and another eurocase.

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wickfut
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508 posts since 22 Sep, 2015

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:19 pm

Not very glamorous but very needed if I plan to add a shitload more gear in 2020. My SI Impact will now have up to 80 channels mixdown with one of these little babies... should arrive Tuesday :)

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And I plan on getting a decent analogue poly, expanding the modular and adding some decent Lexicon and Eventide rack effects. That'll be the food/beer funds gone out the window this year if it goes to plan.

vitocorleone123
KVRian
769 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:48 pm

My 2nd (and last?) hardware synth. The OB-6 desktop. Hopefully at the end of January (barring life surprises or NAMM surprises).

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Aleatoriac
KVRAF
1718 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from betwixt

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:53 pm

5 days sober woo hoo Oh wow look at that email from Sweetwater...

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pekbro
KVRAF
3270 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:11 pm

Thinking of getting one of these: Grp a2

https://youtu.be/b4CpUGFasZY

resynthesis
KVRist
477 posts since 17 Sep, 2007 from Planet Thanet

Post Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:35 pm

Cheapo 80s Rockson CE2 clone. I'm not a big chorus fan but it sounded pretty decent on first play.

Oh well, there goes my one out one in resolution. Mind, I did actually pay for it in 2019 so perhaps all's not lost.

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justin3am
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11040 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:16 pm

A few things I ordered at the end of 2019 will arrive soon:

Erica Zen Delay
2x Radial EXTC 500 modules
sE VR-1 passive ribbon mic
Dulop CAE Wah
3x Redco TT patchbays

There is a lot of synth stuff and outboard gear I'm excited about... I plan to do more tracking work this year, I'll need new tools to make things easier. A lot of boring stuff (mic stands, cables, a stage box...) and a lot of potential DIY projects.

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toonertik
KVRAF
2573 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Post Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:26 pm

wickfut wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Not very glamorous but very needed if I plan to add a shitload more gear in 2020. My SI Impact will now have up to 80 channels mixdown with one of these little babies... should arrive Tuesday :)

Image

And I plan on getting a decent analogue poly, expanding the modular and adding some decent Lexicon and Eventide rack effects. That'll be the food/beer funds gone out the window this year if it goes to plan.
It might not be glamorous .. but that looks like some serious bit of kit...
Way back, my fav tape machine was valve Studer (B)62's I think they were...

And vacation... mortgage, car...

but hey.. lets dance :lol: :lol:

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toonertik
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2573 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Post Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:30 pm

Woke up some time on Jan 1...
thought... I don't need any more gear, lets work this modular and really learn it in side out...


Jan 3... finally came around to reality and ordered (discontinued stock so much reduced in price) Erica's 8_seqSwitch.. Black 8_multi and a Scale...

today phoned a supplier with a view to go and test some new monitors...

6 days in...
I think I'm doing ok. :hide:

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toonertik
KVRAF
2573 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Post Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:04 pm

justin3am wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:16 pm

There is a lot of synth stuff and outboard gear I'm excited about... I plan to do more tracking work this year, I'll need new tools to make things easier. A lot of boring stuff (mic stands, cables, a stage box...) and a lot of potential DIY projects.
I remember getting very excited about getting my first mic stand... no more taping the mic to chairs or hanging it from the ceiling ...

times change.. we evolve.
Expectations rise...

have a good year tracking Justin :tu:

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Ed A.
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339 posts since 27 Jul, 2004 from Outer Bongolia

Post Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:35 pm

I'd like to get an Expressive E Osmose.

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foosnark
KVRAF
5364 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:48 pm

My Klavis Flexshaper arrived today. It's kind of a powerhouse of nifty utilities. Adjustable saturation, heavy waveshaping, all CVable... or a sort of psuedo-ringmod if you feed audio into a CV input too... or a wonky bitcrusher if you feed your audio input into the "halfway" CV. Or you can self-patch it... :o

And it'll do a screwed-up, lo-fi The Harvestman-sounding crossfade thing if you feed one oscillator to the central CV and mess with the amplitude of the input.

Excellent for deriving one envelope from another... take a simple decay-only envelope and create an ARAR envelope out of it, or HAR or whatever :)

Good for mangling LFOs into something more complex, especially if you feed it multiple LFOs.

Simple stuff like inversion, rectification, converting unipolar to bipolar or vice versa.

A weird sort of waveshaping tremolo if you plug a quadrature LFO into its various CV inputs (like Filter 8... :D)

I keep discovering new stuff the more I play with it :love:

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