$100 to spend at Musician's friend, what should I get?

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$100 to spend at Musician's friend, what should I get?

Post by touched1 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:06 pm

I can afford another $50-$150 to get something really cool if I need to, but I am broke, so the less I spend out of pocket the better.

Should I get software hardware, headphones, accessories, furniture?

Vague question, I know. But you folks usually have creative and good suggestions on things like this..


Thanks in advance.
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Post by m:o » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:27 pm

:? mmh.... - first of all you need a clue about your need's. nobody can give you a serious answer on that - except advertising managers :-)
a few suggestions are only possible if we know what you got...

I think you should save the money for a time when you know what you want.
Spending money ....oh yeah....i wish i have such problems... :(

....and spending money for "something really cool" :roll: i dunno.....

I will give you my Bank Account number for a "very cool" money transfer !!

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Post by OrsanKart » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:40 pm

yeah i agree with m.o, hold of until your needs are greater!!
Had a very respectable post count until abes lost my account..The new me..

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Post by touched1 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:43 pm

m:o
thanks for the reply.

I could spend 1/2 an hour typing my criteria into a browser, or I could just toss this vague question onto the forum and see what sort of creative responses I get.
I'll go with the latter.

It's not a lot of money we are talking about here, but I was just hoping to get a response from people who stumbled across a cool and very useful product for less than $250. Like when I heard about Audio Damage's Dubstation plugin. That was a great $49.

Right now I am leaning towards the Trigger Finger or the Novation Remote 25 to replace my Oxygen 8. I'd like to get BFD or Guru also, but I'm trying not to spend that much. Just looking for an inspiring piece of iniexpensive software or hardware.
I guess $150 or less is really the magic number.

Is that better?
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Post by tricil » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:50 pm

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Post by touched1 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:50 pm

Well here's the thing.
I've been unemployed for almost 4 months and have bought NO new toys for myself. I kind of need a confidence builder, or creative kick in the ass. Hell I'll give the credit to one of you guys if you gave me the words of wisdom to get my creative soul in motion again!!

The short list of considerations:
-Trigger Finger $149
-Novation Remote 25 $149
-Battery 3 Upgrade $119
-Extreme Isolation Headphones $89
-BFD $249 (It think)
-Guru $249

I am hoping for something tactile like the Trigger Finger, or inspiriong, like Guru, or functional, like the headphones.

I know, I know, save my money. It's been a rough couple of months, I could really use a little something new right about now.

Thanks in advance..
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Post by Poster » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:43 pm

if you don't know where to spend it on you don't need anything..

also depends on what you already have or not?

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Post by touched1 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:51 pm

OK.
Let's try another approach.
Please only post to this thread if you have a suggestion on how to spend this GIFT CERTIFICATE.

Thanks...
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Post by freqn » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:09 pm

a djembe

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Post by Dr Dub » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:31 pm

ok, reading your signature, you seem to have all you need, but i understand
your Gearlust.
As you have got a nice Computer and a nice Soundcard, you will get nothing
which will bring forward your whole sound.
I would keep the Oxygen, because it s just perfect for automapping Racks,
which is just great. (i would directly buy a simple little box with just 8 Encoders,
just for useing with Racks)
As you are a bit broke, i think software is a no go - you have all you need with
Live, and there are tons of good freeware VSTs. If you wanna play, use
bootcamp and test all the windows only stuff.
So - drumroll - my suggestion:
Buy a really cheap Electric Bass (or Guitar), even if you can t play. Just plug
it in your metric Halo, and it will give you tons of sounds, and you can try to
learn it a bit better.
Do it - i bought a bass for around 120 bucks, and it sjust no comparison to
what you would get in Software, i mean it s real Hardware you can touch.
Think about it !

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Post by Poster » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:36 pm

there's a new mini Kaospad..

not sure what price..

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Post by touched1 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:54 am

At last some good suggestions.
A Djembe sounds good..... but I'm not much of a percussionist.

Dr Dub.... always good for suggestions!!
It's true, I am already pretty well equipped with hardware and software.
I have most of the NI stuff that I want, and almost enough faders and knobs.
I have a good electric bass and guitar that I had refinished back when I had money.
The bass, as you suggested, plugged directly into the Metric Halo sounds GREAT!!
I've got an analog bass synth, and good outboard gear.

So yeah, I'm just looking for a new toy to tide me over until I have real money again. A good friend recommends:
-The Korg Pad Kontrol
-Guru
-Battery 3 Upgrade

The Oxygen 8 I have is getting long in the tooth and only works half the time.
It should be replaced....

I am leaning towards the Pad Kontrol, as I'd like something tactile. (Yes, I know, there is nothing more tactile than a string bass or a Djembe!!)

If Musicain's Friend carried Audio Damage stuff, I'd buy their new Replicant plug, and get on with it.... I'll probably get that anyway.
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Post by sweetjesus » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:38 am

touched1 wrote:At last some good suggestions.
A Djembe sounds good..... but I'm not much of a percussionist.

Dr Dub.... always good for suggestions!!
It's true, I am already pretty well equipped with hardware and software.
I have most of the NI stuff that I want, and almost enough faders and knobs.
I have a good electric bass and guitar that I had refinished back when I had money.
The bass, as you suggested, plugged directly into the Metric Halo sounds GREAT!!
I've got an analog bass synth, and good outboard gear.

So yeah, I'm just looking for a new toy to tide me over until I have real money again. A good friend recommends:
-The Korg Pad Kontrol
-Guru
-Battery 3 Upgrade

The Oxygen 8 I have is getting long in the tooth and only works half the time.
It should be replaced....

I am leaning towards the Pad Kontrol, as I'd like something tactile. (Yes, I know, there is nothing more tactile than a string bass or a Djembe!!)

If Musicain's Friend carried Audio Damage stuff, I'd buy their new Replicant plug, and get on with it.... I'll probably get that anyway.

... padkntrol looks nice... so does guru, .. forget battery you got Live.

u got Live 6 bro?

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:09 am

MPD24, not much more expensive than the TF
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Post by Contra » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:17 am

touched1 wrote: -The Korg Pad Kontrol
.

I am leaning towards the Pad Kontrol, as I'd like something tactile.
yes another convert. :twisted:

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