What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Pandamonium » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:29 pm

FAMC Liquid Foot Pro+ LF+ unprecedented foot control (with visual feedback) over Ableton and my Kemper amp profiler. great having a LCD over every button to remind you what it does on each song! Oh yeah, and my Musicman Reflex guitar in green sparkle finish.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by polyslax » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:32 pm

Macbeth Micromac-D
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by DJTIVA » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:03 pm

1. Cyclone Analogic tt-303
2. Nord Lead 4

These are my two favorites among many other purchases.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by JuanSOLO » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:13 pm

polyslax wrote:Macbeth Micromac-D
YEAH!

Tell us little about it?
First impressions?

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by polyslax » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:50 pm

JuanSOLO wrote:
polyslax wrote:Macbeth Micromac-D
YEAH!

Tell us little about it?
First impressions?
Awesome mono synth… 3 oscillators make for a beastly, ultra thick sound, lots of cv shenanigans if you want.

Received mine back in the summer, most of my Micromac-focussed explorations are here:

https://soundcloud.com/infomartian

Starts with pretty raw first impressions, some stuff that's more like tracks, and more recent material where I'm working on getting percussive sounds.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by macmurphy » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:49 pm

TC Electronic Flashback X4 delay and looper. endless fun with my synths and guitar :D

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Tarekith » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:05 pm

Nice! I really want the x4 flashback myself, would compliment the TeraEcho nicely I bet.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by CFM » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:45 pm

First: Korg MS20 mini - so much fun, has great sounds, has knobs and sockets to stick things in and really makes music fun again rather then boring old VST's. Never going to buy a VST synth again - they maybe easy to integrate into Live but they are boring as a big sloppy fart.
Second: Dream Dark Matter Cymbals

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by slatepipe » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:53 pm

I got quneo as well. I got it setup with a pretty simple live set, 4 banks of samples on the pads, pressure mapped to volume, directions mapped to sutofilters. Haven't figured out the rotaries yet. Really like it, takes up fuck all space too :)

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by 2pauluzz2 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:31 pm

CFM wrote:First: Korg MS20 mini - so much fun, has great sounds, has knobs and sockets to stick things in and really makes music fun again rather then boring old VST's. Never going to buy a VST synth again - they maybe easy to integrate into Live but they are boring as a big sloppy fart.
Second: Dream Dark Matter Cymbals
I had the same fun experience with a Doepffer Dark Energy II this year. I record long tweak sessions and then slice them up in Kontakt, wonderful.
"Paul" is fine too.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by artpunk » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:35 pm

CFM wrote:First: Korg MS20 mini - so much fun, has great sounds, has knobs and sockets to stick things in and really makes music fun again rather then boring old VST's. Never going to buy a VST synth again - they maybe easy to integrate into Live but they are boring as a big sloppy fart.
Second: Dream Dark Matter Cymbals
That's funny, I come from a 30 year history of owning analogue synths and effects (had the original Korg MS-20) still have my Mono/Poly, a Moog Voyager, Minitaur and all the foogers and love them all, believe me, they are amazing, but I discovered Zebra in 2013 and that is definitely not boring! :D

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Poibles » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:03 am

Adam A7x's
Bass Station 2
Thunderbolt monitor
iPad

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by H20nly » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:03 am

Sibanger wrote:I will buy nothing in 2014.
lies!
first quarter maybe... all year... yeah right...
macmurphy wrote:TC Electronic Flashback X4 delay and looper. endless fun with my synths and guitar :D
my girlfriend's brother got one of those. he's a pedalholic/pedal snob and he says that it's his second favorite pedal of all time. i have to admit it is one cool little beast.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by macmurphy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:33 am

Tarekith wrote:Nice! I really want the x4 flashback myself, would compliment the TeraEcho nicely I bet.
it is a great pedal. i love the way you can get inside its guts using the toneprint editor. its possible to program some cool chorus and flanging effects, reassign knob functions including assigning them up to three parameters each.. yet it never gets overcomplicated. it sounds fantastic too of course which is the main thing :)

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by eyeknow » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:17 am

I'm going to get a lot of grief over posting this (but clearly I'm the type that doesn't care)

Studio One producer to professional upgrade. I'm very "bi", I don't just use "live" :lol:

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