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Title: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on July 23, 2020, 04:55:42 PM
I've always enjoyed topics like these, so lets put one up. For me:

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Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: LouisLingg on July 23, 2020, 05:20:56 PM
I just got a 4x4 powered Matrix Mixer, which I've wanted for a long time. Also as mentioned in a previous post, I recently picked up an Octatrack


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: A-Z on July 23, 2020, 06:28:09 PM
(https://www.8not.ru/thumb/380x380x80xffffff/upload/iblock/155/155f9364adc7c9c6d2d0fb328c56cd6f.jpg)

an analog chorus/vibrato unit that lets you dial in custom lfo shapes


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Balor/SS1535 on July 23, 2020, 06:53:58 PM
I got the Korg Volca Keys synth a little while ago, and am liking a lot.  For the size/price, it seems extremely versatile, and I am finding that I can get pretty much any sound that I would like out of it.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Soloman Tump on July 23, 2020, 06:56:30 PM
I don't normally buy "cheap" brand gear but I needed a compression pedal to help tame a rather obnoxious fuzz/delay pedal and this does the job perfectly

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71zHjzwTdDL._AC_SS350_.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Stipsi on July 23, 2020, 07:25:24 PM
Electro harmonix 360 looper.
Good one


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: theworldisawarfilm on July 23, 2020, 07:53:37 PM
Sony TC-200 reel to reel c. 1960s. Hybrid tube/solid State (Tube preamp, Solid state amp). Needs a little more TLC but sounds amazing.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: latexcity on July 26, 2020, 01:15:10 PM
Picked up a used doepfer dark energy MK1 and a vintage 80s DOD delay last time I was paid. Both work amazingly together to create a really nice ambient backing track for my death industrial project.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Soloman Tump on July 26, 2020, 10:19:21 PM
Picked up a used doepfer dark energy MK1 and a vintage 80s DOD delay last time I was paid. Both work amazingly together to create a really nice ambient backing track for my death industrial project.

My friend just loaned me his Dark Energy 1, I think I've got it for a couple of weeks. Hoping to conjure some dirty drone sounds from it. Any tips on it?


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on July 28, 2020, 10:11:18 AM
IT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHg8DMEAuFI


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on July 28, 2020, 05:48:21 PM
(https://c1.zzounds.com/media/productmedia/fit,420by420/quality,85/p27003b-940666deeb47e689571cf861cc57d375.jpg)

Another local find for a good price, 25€.

God I hate reverb, it has everything but everything is overpriced. Now some local sellers have started taking the median price from reverb and thus overpricing their gear.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Soloman Tump on July 28, 2020, 11:11:34 PM
IT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHg8DMEAuFI

ok that looks mad


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on July 29, 2020, 01:44:27 PM
Well shit, I keep finding great deals. Usually this stuff is pretty hard to find for a good price locally:

(https://d1aeri3ty3izns.cloudfront.net/media/14/148283/1200/preview.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Japsi on July 30, 2020, 07:33:46 PM
Grabbed another Talkbook for less than a tenner.

(https://i.ibb.co/VMyCDJ1/NEWTALKBOOKS.png)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: JoeTheStache on July 31, 2020, 01:59:06 AM
(https://images.equipboard.com/uploads/item/image/23326/digitech-luxe-xl.jpg)

(https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--OBv7-Wwq--/f_auto,t_supersize/v1567800408/c7sd0jheksoek9tqheih.jpg)

(https://handmadeelectronicinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MAXIMAL-1-492x369.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Cementimental on August 01, 2020, 01:04:55 PM
2 fake gameboys, one with a flashcart which was a bargain :)

(https://i.imgur.com/bY9QvTU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QT0Qylw.jpg)



Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Cementimental on August 01, 2020, 10:48:03 PM
the USB cart actually has LSDJ with someone's tune/s on it :D


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on August 02, 2020, 09:18:39 PM
Just won a Moog Subsequent 37 on eBay, sold a load of my gear to pay for it and it was worth it, totally stoked to get it in the mail, hopefully next week sometime.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: HONOR_IS_KING! on August 10, 2020, 05:33:47 PM
This monster:

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0268/0972/9087/products/d70cf163-69f0-4396-a24f-e53f14455338_d43a43b2-7300-4d4c-8955-d6e3131e7588_1024x1024.png?v=1593654836)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Potier on August 10, 2020, 09:12:39 PM
Been working on a tiny skiff myself after selling off some gear last year...nowhere near the monster above me, this is the newest addition - in the mail atm:

(http://www.doepfer.de/A1454.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: PedestrianOrgans on August 11, 2020, 06:06:30 AM
Been working on a tiny skiff myself after selling off some gear last year...nowhere near the monster above me, this is the newest addition - in the mail atm:

(http://www.doepfer.de/A1454.jpg)

......is there some odd name bias happening here? Hahaha.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Potier on August 11, 2020, 05:45:19 PM
Been working on a tiny skiff myself after selling off some gear last year...nowhere near the monster above me, this is the newest addition - in the mail atm:

(http://www.doepfer.de/A1454.jpg)

......is there some odd name bias happening here? Hahaha.

Yes. Toepfer/Doepfer - "Potayto"/"Potahto" - close in name, german & affordable - how can I say no.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: HONOR_IS_KING! on August 12, 2020, 05:59:33 PM
Been working on a tiny skiff myself after selling off some gear last year...nowhere near the monster above me, this is the newest addition - in the mail atm:

(http://www.doepfer.de/A1454.jpg)

This is good, but have you peeped game on the Ochd? Although you cant select between different wave forms it features 8 "free floating" lfos. Its only $185 and I can't reccommend it enough.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Japsi on August 13, 2020, 06:51:21 PM
Finally got my old Fostex 4-track back...well, I say "my" but it's actually the guy from The Council Scheme who had it and I'm buying it off him. Needs a new belt but it still works, and I have a stack of C60's to play around with. Also got my APC40 controller so that I've got more live control of synths, rather than having to pre-automate. Should be fun to get some tape loops on the go and create tapestries of filthy sounding samples!

(https://i.ibb.co/wRnBG9s/TASCAM4-TRACK.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/xHRfVpG/APC40.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Potier on August 16, 2020, 02:40:06 AM

This is good, but have you peeped game on the Ochd? Although you cant select between different wave forms it features 8 "free floating" lfos. Its only $185 and I can't reccommend it enough.

Yes, I had seen the Ochd and it does indeed look great. Inter-modulating LFOs - organic movement etc. - I simply had a hard time justifying the price and ultimately elected to go with something more simple with the same footprint - there certainly is a chance I will regret the decision further down the road. :-) What little Doepfer gear I have has been serving me well and you can't beat the price-point on their modules.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: BigBrowneye on August 19, 2020, 08:59:23 AM
Never want synths but got a monologue and use in my effect loop with a parametric eq and dod dfx 94 and plug a mic and source material into loop. Really makes my shitty little set up way more versatile. Really love the synth now. Reminds me of the old analog notation bass station 2 rack I guess except way more aggressive. Can be really harsh.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Electro Surgeon on October 28, 2020, 10:06:00 AM
Scored a box of 40 old cassette Walkman’s and a couple of new machines from METTA in Australia

This is gonna be fun


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: urall on October 28, 2020, 11:18:32 PM
Scored a box of 40 old cassette Walkman’s and a couple of new machines from METTA in Australia

This is gonna be fun

haha i bought 2 big banana boxes of tapeplayers once, untested.... FUN!


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Uncle_bin on November 18, 2020, 09:35:38 PM
For me my last purchase has been the Koma field kit FX. Really cool little box. Super versatile, cool ugly bit crusher, delay, the ability to hook up a spring reverb, 4 cv inputs to modulate any parametres, 4 channel mixer. Its not that expensive and it does a lot for me.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on December 15, 2020, 02:58:37 PM
(https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/9ace4fbea90c1494062f8e94b6a15864-1200-80.jpg)

(https://i1.wp.com/www.synthtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/elektron-analog-four-synthesizer.png?fit=746%2C389)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Eigen Bast on December 15, 2020, 06:50:58 PM
Stepped to a Metasonix TX-3...stoked to finally don the yellow


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on March 06, 2021, 12:59:52 AM
Bastl Microgranny
Bastl Dude
Bastl Kastle Drum
Arturia Keystep Pro
Zoom H8


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Major Carew on March 06, 2021, 01:05:58 AM

Zoom H8


The Zoom H8 looks like an insect, really bizarre looking thing.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on March 06, 2021, 01:56:09 AM
yes
I like the fact you can change capsule for recordings,... problem is that in lock-down I can't go doing proper recordings sob ...


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on March 06, 2021, 01:30:25 PM
I kinda want a H8, I have a H4n which is more than sufficient for my use so I probably won't buy one unless I find it for a good price used & sell the H4n.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: -NRRRRK- on March 10, 2021, 09:46:13 AM
The Bastl Intruments stuff looks fantastic


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on March 10, 2021, 12:34:37 PM
I kinda want a H8, I have a H4n which is more than sufficient for my use so I probably won't buy one unless I find it for a good price used & sell the H4n.

I kept them both since the H4n is light and I can take it out to record sketches. What I find stupid of the H8 is that it is not provided of an USB-C that would have made it also an excellent soundcard. But for the rest is great. In my non-noise live I also record podcasts for  company stuff and it's podcast features are silly but work very well.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on March 10, 2021, 12:37:22 PM
The Bastl Intruments stuff looks fantastic

Yes. They are cheap and powerful, the Kastles have low frequencies and patterns that really give me hard ons when assembling "German-style" backing tracks.
Yesterday I played with the Drum, that IMHO is marketed wrongly like a percussion, but instead is an interesting pulse generator.

I am posting some clips on my instagram, will try to publish something that makes more sense on youtube maybe?


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: HONOR_IS_KING! on March 12, 2021, 06:02:44 PM
Qu Bit Data Bender

So far fantastic for doing cut up harsh noise.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on March 12, 2021, 08:29:53 PM
Neutral labs elmyra, digital / analog hybrid drone synth with touch pads similar to lyra8. It was cheap and ive wanted a lyra8 for a while. Sounds pretty good, altho certainly not as good as full analog.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: scissa on March 13, 2021, 03:39:30 AM
Got a Digitakt about a month ago but have had fuck all time to get to know it.

Although, saying that, I got a new 7 string even more recently and have come up with a good 75% of an album with that since then. A slightly simpler tool.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: martialgodmask on March 14, 2021, 02:06:23 PM
Took the plunge on a Minibrute 2S. Certainly a lot more to it then the original, have barely scratched the surface yet.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Soloman Tump on March 14, 2021, 06:30:55 PM
Took the plunge on a Minibrute 2S. Certainly a lot more to it then the original, have barely scratched the surface yet.

It looks incredibly versatile.  I procrastinate for too long on what to buy then something new comes out.  This would be a good purchase though as it would integrate very nicely with my Neutron. 


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on March 20, 2021, 11:34:11 AM
I liked the Elmyra so much that I sold it and bought a Lyra8, and that's not a joke: it sounded great & I fell in love with the way you make sound with it, but the limitation of only 3 voices made me want to upgrade. Now I couldn't be happier, the Lyra8 like a dream come true. Well, the only thing it's missing IMO is the option to change the volume output of individual voices, which I know you can do with touch controls but it would be nice to be abled to put a hard limit. It also has an External input so that you can run external audio through it's unpredictable and very noisy delay effect as well as two CV inputs, which I'm not exactly sure what you can do with yet. Highly recommended device for anyone into synthesizer noise.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on March 20, 2021, 04:51:00 PM
I liked the Elmyra so much that I sold it and bought a Lyra8, and that's not a joke: it sounded great & I fell in love with the way you make sound with it, but the limitation of only 3 voices made me want to upgrade. Now I couldn't be happier, the Lyra8 like a dream come true. Well, the only thing it's missing IMO is the option to change the volume output of individual voices, which I know you can do with touch controls but it would be nice to be abled to put a hard limit. It also has an External input so that you can run external audio through it's unpredictable and very noisy delay effect as well as two CV inputs, which I'm not exactly sure what you can do with yet. Highly recommended device for anyone into synthesizer noise.

If I'll ever be able to plat live again, I'd surely bring my lyra with me. It is a complete synth with numberless features, that somehow you can repeat by repeating the settings. The delay is very powerful. 


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: host body on March 24, 2021, 06:39:20 PM
I liked the Elmyra so much that I sold it and bought a Lyra8, and that's not a joke: it sounded great & I fell in love with the way you make sound with it, but the limitation of only 3 voices made me want to upgrade. Now I couldn't be happier, the Lyra8 like a dream come true. Well, the only thing it's missing IMO is the option to change the volume output of individual voices, which I know you can do with touch controls but it would be nice to be abled to put a hard limit. It also has an External input so that you can run external audio through it's unpredictable and very noisy delay effect as well as two CV inputs, which I'm not exactly sure what you can do with yet. Highly recommended device for anyone into synthesizer noise.

If I'll ever be able to plat live again, I'd surely bring my lyra with me. It is a complete synth with numberless features, that somehow you can repeat by repeating the settings. The delay is very powerful. 

Did you know they've released a sequencer called Ornament that supposedly works really well with the Lyra? In true Soma fashion it looks pretty weird:

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Sd2lOdHie0w/XzQhHJZCwQI/AAAAAAANVuU/mYouBdK8srgjCe2XPjoopqy8mArwJGDyQCNcBGAsYHQ/s1600/4.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: drunk on March 31, 2021, 05:45:11 AM
Moog Minitaur, nice little machine


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Into_The_Void on April 01, 2021, 05:58:21 PM
Arturia Keystep Pro

Keystep is probably my favourite controller ever, didn´t know a newer upgraded version came out.  I don´t know if I really need it, but I think I could sell the keystep and get this one in the future.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: U235 on May 02, 2021, 12:14:38 AM
I bought a second-hand MPD32 midi pad controller last week.
The aftertouch is very useful for the multitimbral synthesizer of the MPC5000


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Electro Surgeon on September 07, 2021, 11:31:29 AM
https://gehirnenterprises.com/

Just bought a couple of pedals of this madman.

I have collected pedals and noise boxes from sources around the world for years snd these are the toughest built pedals I’ve ever come actress! 


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: UL.TH.NL on October 20, 2021, 11:36:12 PM
Latest additions to UL.TH.Nekrolatria arsenal were:

-Behringer Neutron
-Tascam portable 4-track cassette recorder
-Zoia Empress effect/synth
-Some good old rusty oil barrels and chains that came with the new property bought.

Also found old machinery in the animal shelter located at our property. I think this can make some proper noise if I ever get it running.

(https://cdn.nettikone.com/live/2021/05/22/215ae49cdc48fbf9-medium.jpg)


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on October 25, 2021, 01:54:08 PM
JMT Synth - DNVO-1 -  very nice noise synth with crude sound and many features
JMTnm2 JMT Synth - Noisy Mic-2 4 - fantastic voice processor synth that will become caligula031 standard

they both have some similarities with Trogotronic if I want to do a comparison, yes with a colder/Japanese feel

plan to get more since they are available in Europe


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Lysergikon137 on October 27, 2021, 05:09:42 PM
Latest purchase was a Pladask Elektrisk Feber. I also got a Pladask Elektrisk Tåken this year, and I have to say I am really impressed with Pladask's catering towards the experimental crowd while also steering fully clear of the OMGZ TOTALLY SMASHING NOIZE vibes. Both the Tåken and the Feber are incredibly well dialed in and have a very strong character that doesn't overtake the entire signal. Safe to say these Pladask pieces have replaced my Recovery Effects collection, as they retain a very strong warm analog character but are far more experimental friendly and less linear than traditional effects. If anyone is a fan of ring mods, I cannot recommend the Feber enough. I was lucky enough to buy direct, unfortunately they sold out within a day and are now being scalped just like anything else in this world that's worth anything.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Soloman Tump on October 27, 2021, 05:55:53 PM
Latest purchase was a Pladask Elektrisk Feber. I also got a Pladask Elektrisk Tåken this year, and I have to say I am really impressed with Pladask's catering towards the experimental crowd while also steering fully clear of the OMGZ TOTALLY SMASHING NOIZE vibes. Both the Tåken and the Feber are incredibly well dialed in and have a very strong character that doesn't overtake the entire signal. Safe to say these Pladask pieces have replaced my Recovery Effects collection, as they retain a very strong warm analog character but are far more experimental friendly and less linear than traditional effects. If anyone is a fan of ring mods, I cannot recommend the Feber enough. I was lucky enough to buy direct, unfortunately they sold out within a day and are now being scalped just like anything else in this world that's worth anything.

I too am a big fan of the Pladask gear.  I have a Fabrikat and a Tåken.  The Tåken sounds amazing, and when you factor in the feedback loop it really is versastile.

The fabrikat is a whole world in a box - every time I think I have figured it out, I dial in something new with a different setup and it just makes the sound explode.  Sure, it can deliver that "trademark" granulated sound but there are so many other possibilities.  Can't believe I was considering selling it - it's now a mainstay.

Perfect gear for the experimental crowd.  Well build, versatile and not gimmicky as you say. 


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Eigen Bast on October 28, 2021, 06:51:56 PM
Big fan of JMT synth gear; I have a 12 oscillator synth box from them that has been used on a ton of stuff I've recorded. Very intuitive for how deep the features are, comparison to Trogotronic is spot on!


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: moozz on October 29, 2021, 10:44:53 AM
JMT Synth - DNVO-1 -  very nice noise synth with crude sound and many features

Never been the biggest fan of synths but (based on the demo videos) this one sounds fantastic!


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: Electro Surgeon on December 16, 2021, 08:47:39 AM
Nothing too exciting but still great for the rig...

I recently found two old Ibanez sound tank Black Noise pedals ..both in great order, im just going to relocate them into metal cases as i trash my gear quite hard.

Also bought two Behringer super Fuzz pedals that i'm going to mod into a chain set up and put them both into the one metal outter case. Ill use this as a back up to my Boss hyper fuzz which is my go to pedal for all things noise.





Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: -NRRRRK- on December 16, 2021, 09:55:50 AM
Both, the Behringer and the Ibanez Soundtack pedals, are great bang for the buck. I got an old Thrash Metal Soundtank for dirt cheap and it is a really good sounding pedal. The only thing I dislike is the footswitch, which does not work really precise. Looking for a Soundtank Delay.

I got a Bastl Kastle 1.0 the other week for a very reasonable price. It is my first actual synth (besides a really primitive one from Monotonic Labs) and it really got me into experimenting with it. Planning to get a 1.5 as well, as there seem to be added synthesis modes in the 1.5 and both, the 1.0 and the 1.5 can be connected as well.


Title: Re: Your latest gear purchases
Post by: tiny_tove on December 16, 2021, 05:24:23 PM
https://www.serendeepity.net/product/serendeepity-tic-100-delay/
have been in my wishlist for quite some time and I am happy it's finally mine. Surely not the most economic piece of gear but it's much more than a simple delay.... Posting demo tonight on my instagram @anticitizen