Just be happy with your gear collecting

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
gjm
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Re: Just be happy with your gear collecting

Post by gjm » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:17 am

Tone Deft wrote:do you know how many fucked up wooden ash trays I've made?
Do you still have any?
iMac - 10.10.3 - Live 9 Suite - APC40 - Axiom 61 - TX81z - Firestudio Mobile - Focal Alpha 80's - Godin Session - Home made foot controller

Tone Deft
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Re: Just be happy with your gear collecting

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:23 am

gjm wrote:
Tone Deft wrote:do you know how many fucked up wooden ash trays I've made?
Do you still have any?
I have 331 projects in my Ableton folder. that's a lot of smoke.
"Obsession is a great substitute for talent." - Steve Martin on learning the banjo

Dell Inspiron 15 7000, Live 10.1, Win10 Home, Edirol UA101, APC40, Remote SL, SPD-SX, mic, guitars, JX305, Nova
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Machinesworking
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Re: Just be happy with your gear collecting

Post by Machinesworking » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:34 am

stringtapper wrote:M4L killed my software gearlust. I'll be working on this for years to come.

As far as hardware goes: computers, controllers, and axes will never stop being bought. It's just the way of things.
Funny, I have one guitar, I'm primarily a guitar player, but I bought a 78 Les Paul Pro, and called it good. I sometimes think about getting other guitars for alternate tunings, but mostly I use drop D on occasion, so no rush.

Software wise, all I want is the money to upgrade everything at some point.

@Tone I hear you on the multiple started projects. I think in the future I'm going to start printing phrases to audio right away specifically for testing out if different started ideas can't be used together in a completed song. At <300 songs there's at least one complete song in there.

mkelly
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Re: Just be happy with your gear collecting

Post by mkelly » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:08 am

oblique strategies wrote:You can bet that Mr. Moby is!
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I want a Roland CompuRhythm!
Is it just me or is that middle shelf starting to bend under the weight?
Live 7, Logic Studio 8, Mac Pro 8-core/2.26/6GB, OS X 10.5.6, Saffire Pro 40, Alesis M1 Active 520s, Remote SL 37, Virus TI Snow, Nord Rack 2, Zebra 2, Sylenth1

rosti
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Re: Just be happy with your gear collecting

Post by rosti » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:51 am

Sometimes i think "maby i would be good without that piece of gear", but then i justify my act thinking that some people spend thousands on stuff like car tuning (wtf really?!) and my couple of hundred €:s on some piece of music gear or software isn't that bad :D

Still i feel like materialistic-gearhead-douche sometimes, can't help it..

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