What was your best purchase of 2009

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by B-S » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:32 pm

- Live 7 Suite
- RME Fireface 400
- Sony VAIO laptop
- Korg NANOkontrol

next step (January 2010 :-)) APC40 and then update to Live8.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by Icaro Ferre » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:55 pm

My new macbook pro 13'', Ableton Live Suite 8 and a PadKontrol. (:

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by channelite » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:12 pm

My new crib. 2006 price was $420,000. I gotz it for $180,000. Lovely place near the mountains in sunny Nevada. Live 8 was a good purchase too.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by continuous » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:35 pm

Maschine

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by Klinikal » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:37 pm

Launchpad

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by comradec » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:05 pm

Klinikal wrote:Launchpad
You've got quite a few MIDI controllers on your gear list there, Klinikal. To quote your signature: "Launchpad | BCR2000 | ReMote SL Compact | padKONTROL | nanoKONTROL".

So I wondered whether you were actually using all of them or if, like me, you'd got a load propped up against walls, in boxes, etc.

I'm interested in the Launchpad and may well be tempted, but I'm curious about what it is that you think it offers over and above the other MIDI controllers in your collection.

In general, btw, how about people giving some reasons for their choices, as I did when commenting earlier.
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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by nuxnamon » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:32 pm

RME FF800
Event Opals
Maschine
Denon HC-1000 Serato controller
APC40
and a bunch of acoustic treatment..

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by Machinesworking » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:18 pm

channelite wrote:My new crib. 2006 price was $420,000. I gotz it for $180,000. Lovely place near the mountains in sunny Nevada. Live 8 was a good purchase too.
Got to revisit this. Same here, just bought a house for 135K in Seattle. 2006 price was $315K. 17K in a refurb loan, tons of heavy work to do, but when I move in $104 a month cheaper mortgage than the rental I'm in. There are people probably posting on these forums that lost their houses so I never made a thread about it, but I've always lived well bellow my means, and have never been able to afford a house in Seattle, so this is pretty dammed crazy? Haven't worked since late November, but still barley afloat and about to lower my rent by buying a house? Capitalism is weird man, just weird.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by PPIZZ » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:58 am

CDJ-2000's DJM 800 for me. :D

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by Sub_Vert » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:19 pm

APC 40 was a great buy but not the greatest...

Upgrade from live8 to the live8 suite download version. The 10th anniversary discount made this the deal of the year. Now i just need a new computer that can handle the massive workload it takes to run these instruments.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by Klinikal » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:43 pm

comradec wrote:
Klinikal wrote:Launchpad
You've got quite a few MIDI controllers on your gear list there, Klinikal. To quote your signature: "Launchpad | BCR2000 | ReMote SL Compact | padKONTROL | nanoKONTROL".

So I wondered whether you were actually using all of them or if, like me, you'd got a load propped up against walls, in boxes, etc.

I'm interested in the Launchpad and may well be tempted, but I'm curious about what it is that you think it offers over and above the other MIDI controllers in your collection.

In general, btw, how about people giving some reasons for their choices, as I did when commenting earlier.
I bought Launchpad because I needed that kind of controller for ages - to have more control of Live grid.

As for the rest they are all in use: BCR2000 is for controling macro knobs on each of first 8 tracks in my set/template and for FX parameters, padKONTROL controls step sequencer + drums on the track 9 (i use farmpad, that gives me more options), ReMOTE SL has one track (10) set with Instrument Rack for live jaming/playing etc. Only nanoKONTROL is used separetly for my DJ sets template.

So everything is well planed.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by bosonHavoc » Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:08 pm

live 8 suite
and a 4 pack of the midas touch

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by anybody human » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:24 pm

I think I said Fabfilter Pro Q earlier in this thread because it's so utilitarian and it's the first eq I found "musical" rather than surgical so I'm less afraid to really sculpt things now.

But I'm just scratching the surface of the awesomeness that is Max for Live. Don't know if I'll ever fully learn how to program things, but people are doing some really cool stuff and it's interesting to look at their designs. So many creative people out there, making really cool devices.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by Bunzle » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:45 pm

Dell 2209WA - Really great monitor for the price. Convinced me that I'll never need to buy an over priced Apple Cinema Display again.
Agree. This is a superb monitor and also one the best things I've purchased for a long time.

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Re: What was your best purchase of 2009

Post by senator adam » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:15 pm

Audi A4 Quattro

...and a lawyer to get me out of all my recent speeding tickets now...
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