What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Theo Void » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:34 am

Tone Deft wrote:
Theo Void wrote:BAss Station 2. I am loving this thing. If I could only get something done with it rather than just sitting on the couch with headphones endlessly twiddling knobs for hours on end.
record endless hours of twiddling the one of these days spend endless hours making drum beats to the Bass Station twiddling. the best Happy Accidents happen in those first few hours/days with new gear.
Good thinking man!

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Machinesworking » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:15 am

Hard to choose just one. I bought more software last year than most.
The funnest most easy to get great results from though would be MOTU's MachFive 3.

Strong contenders would be Camel Audio's Alchemy, Metasynth, and the new desktop.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by tkarmakid » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:03 am

Tone Deft wrote:
Theo Void wrote:BAss Station 2. I am loving this thing. If I could only get something done with it rather than just sitting on the couch with headphones endlessly twiddling knobs for hours on end.
record endless hours of twiddling the one of these days spend endless hours making drum beats to the Bass Station twiddling. the best Happy Accidents happen in those first few hours/days with new gear.
+1 You will find so much gold in those recordings. Panning for gold. :D

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by stegi » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:33 am

Elektron Analog 4 and Live 9 (just upgraded from live 6 :mrgreen: )

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by naburo » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:05 pm

Live9, Push,Monome 128,
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by 2pauluzz2 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:49 pm

Without a doubt my Focal Solo 6 BE monitors. Although I had a rough year and considered giving up on music completely, the benefit that I got from that upgrade is amazing.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by mikb » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:53 pm

Live 9 and Push.
Basic gear info: Macbook Pro with macOS 10.12, Ableton Live Suite version 9 (64bit) with Ozone, Push and APC20 as controllers.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Zubben » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Push, Volca Keys, Volca Bass and my cheap Zoom field recorder.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by panten » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:14 pm

For me it's the iPad and all the fantastic music apps it affords you. My absolute favourite being Samplr; what a stunning tool that is.

Push of course comes a very close second :)

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by aisling » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:50 pm

Moog sub Phatty with qsc k12 powered pa to play it. pigtronix infinity looper.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by v00d00ppl » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:24 pm

stegi wrote:Elektron Analog 4 and Live 9 (just upgraded from live 6 :mrgreen: )
In all fairness live 6 was easy on the cpu for 32 bit systems and you could build your own drum racks mixing simpler and sampler into a giant instrument rack. I wouldn't blame you for staying on it for so long.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by drchoc » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:19 pm

Zoom H1 recorder and volca beats. An SSD drive also has made a huge difference.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by leisuremuffin » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:34 am

1 - Push.

2 - Mutable instruments braids
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by AlphaHotelMusic » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:47 am

My Alesis QX49 is my favorite, even though I didn't actually purchase it (Christmas gift).
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Sibanger » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:54 pm

Finally bought a rocking ADK notebook. Runs live way better than my current desktop. Mobile studio FTW 8)
It's been a long time coming and I could not be happier.

Oh, no list, but the Traktor set up ( Z2, X1(Mk 2) & F1 that I have 'collected' over the past 12 months is killer fun,( and now also mobile ) :wink:

I will buy nothing in 2014.

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