2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

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justin3am
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10867 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:18 pm

foosnark wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:26 am

I wasn't expecting it to be so large and tanky. For now I've put my Microbrute away and have the AD sitting on a laptop stand above my Reface CS. They make a pretty good pair -- it can beef up the CS's otherwise lacking low end, or push it just a little harder, or make it really scream. So far I haven't even tried it with anything else.

I may have to pick up a noise gate pedal though. The Reface's noise floor is pretty high, and while I'd been relying on software for that, I don't want to go ITB and back out through the pedal just for a noise gate.
Ha! I had the same reaction when I got the first one. But then it occured to me... full sized MIDI jacks on the back... of course it's huge!

I've been playing my Minibrute2 and 0-Caost through it. Lots of fun. I also put it in the feedback loop of my Deluxe Memory Man TT1000. That combo gets crazy even without running anything into the delay's input. :)

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cptgone
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5319 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:20 am

I got my first Proco Rat 2 effect pedal yesterday. Oh my, what a lovely distortion. It even does that sputter thing I like so much.
Easily the heaviest pedal I own, weight-wise.

Had to wait a few weeks before it arrived. It seems some pedal makers (esp. Behringer and TC) are having trouble keeping up with demand.

Silaris
KVRist
316 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:46 am

A Pioneer DJ Toraiz SQUID sequencer is my latest studio addition.

dark water
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1245 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:53 am

Just bought a Cymatic LP-16 live player.
It's pretty unknown and not particularly sexy but it allows me to load up samples and then play them through my effects pedals. I appreciate that most people would either use a cheap laptop to do this perhaps, or a dedicated sampler alternatively. But the LP-16 fits my workflow (and studio space vs another laptop) better, it has 16 outputs and it's cheaper at around £250 than most equally decent samplers.
In fact, I might get a second one as backup. (They are more commonly used by gigging musicians who want to play backing tracks on stage).


If I ever get my savings sorted out, I might grab me a Silver Bullet or SSL Fusion (plus a vintage Yamaha and/or Rhodes!) in the future but for now I'm settled.

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pekbro
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2734 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

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Post Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:30 pm

Animodule Gate_mod...

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whyterabbyt
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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:10 am

dark water wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:53 am
Just bought a Cymatic LP-16 live player.
Interesting wee box. For a brief moment that looked like it be perfect for something at work (installations), but unfortunately for us, it looks like there's no loop mode for multitrack, and no way to just get it to start playing automatically. Dang.
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Distorted Horizon
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2742 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:27 am

Not sure if I mentioned it, but I bought Trueno synth. A very nice little package :tu:

Silaris
KVRist
316 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 am

I ordered a Vermona Mono Lancet '15 and Studio Electronics Boomstar SEM. After these two purchases, I do not plan to add further gear to my studio for the next several months.

Edit: Well, that did not last long. I purchased the Waldorf Blofeld Shadow Edition and Pulse 2 desktop synths today. :help:
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foosnark
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4946 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:37 am

Silaris wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 am
I do not plan to add further gear to my studio for the next several months.
I don't know how many times I've told myself that... :dog:

But maybe this time? We need some home repairs and it's gonna cost a lot more than I hoped. My rack is full, my desk is full, I've got two things competing for second tier space, and... oh hey, Chase Bliss Mood seems really cool :help:

(Seriously though, going to try to reign it in for a bit.)

Silaris
KVRist
316 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:02 pm

foosnark wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:37 am
Silaris wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:27 am
I do not plan to add further gear to my studio for the next several months.
I don't know how many times I've told myself that... :dog:
Same here, but it rarely materializes. :D

My biggest hurdle to adding more gear, at this time, is the lack of table/rack space. However, there may be a little space available for a Moog Mother32/DFAM combo. J/K.

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vurt
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54507 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:04 pm

just means you can add "another table" to the list of things to buy :)

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Bombadil
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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:54 pm

I was looking at a Harley Benton electric, for €189. it's actually quite the looker for that money. I need another guitar like I need an interdimensional clown chasing me.
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cptgone
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5319 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

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Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:47 pm


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KVRian
612 posts since 28 Sep, 2012 from Norway

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:34 pm

Hmm, a bit temporally disjointed, but as far as I remember, I've bought a Polyend + Medusa, a Behringer Neutron, a cheap Danelectro Fab Tone, a BBE 482 sonic maximizer and an ART Pro MPA II preamp... and I haven't hooked up any of them yet... rough year so far. The room is ready now, though.

Silaris
KVRist
316 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

Re: 2019 a year in gear (what have you/are you bought/buying?)

Post Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:21 pm

vurt wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:04 pm
just means you can add "another table" to the list of things to buy :)
:tu:

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