What was your best gear purchase?

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What was your best gear purchase?

Post by hacktheplanet » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:01 am

Alesis Micron with a gig bag on Craigslist for $150!
The encoder knob needs to be replaced and it needs to be cleaned up a little, but it works and it was cheap as balls.

The second best gear purchase I made was an Ampeg B2R with Ampeg 1x10" and 1x15" cabs for $600. Everything was in PERFECT condition save for some tolex wear. And it came with expensive patch cables too.

I've been lucky in the last six months. :) How about you?
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Post by donnydonny » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:16 am

1. Virus TI Polar. It's fairly obvious why. Every time I use it, I learn something new and love it more and more.

2. M-Audio Profire 2626. This replaced my MOTU Ultralite and I have never been so happy about owning a new sound card ever in my life. The 2626 has a super flexible routing matrix, has super low latencies, and is so tiny considering the I/O options it gives you.
Macbook Pro 2.16GHz, 3GB, OS X 10.6.2, Live 7.0.18 (Triceratopz), Torq 1.5.2, M-Audio Xponent, Access Virus TI Polar, Trigger Finger

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Post by e.maynard » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:09 am

Sound Workshop 1280B console. Great way to make music.

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Post by doc holiday » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:09 am

TB-303 for a pitcher of beer.

works flawless, it just needed a plug :D

This guy i knew that did live sound had it in his closet since the 80's and had no idea what it was worth.

I tried to tell him, but he didn't listen. what was I to do?

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Post by kaffein » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:26 am

doc holiday wrote:TB-303 for a pitcher of beer.

works flawless, it just needed a plug :D

This guy i knew that did live sound had it in his closet since the 80's and had no idea what it was worth.

I tried to tell him, but he didn't listen. what was I to do?
You did the right thing, but he deserves a few more pitchers of beer.

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Post by hacktheplanet » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:30 am

doc holiday wrote:TB-303 for a pitcher of beer.
Winner.
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Post by aqua_tek » Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:15 am

does this guy happen to have a TR 909 or 808 lying around that he'd like to trade for a bottle of rum?

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Post by muthafunka » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:34 am

Korg MS-20 for $300 in an auction after the winner messed it up somehow.
Yamaha CS30 for free, mate thought it was 'some old piece of junk'....I tried.
Roland SH-9 for $50 in a used-everything store in the countryside here called 'Hard Off'
Finding a Space Echo 201 sitting in the weeds in a car park, just needed a new tape
Maxon multimode analog delay rack in a fleamarket for $10
Roland spring reverb RV100 being chucked out of the karaoke bar round the corner.

lots more where that came from 8O

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Post by slatepipe » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:38 am

a watkins copicat - someone gave me it for nothing.

evans echopet - 4 quid at a car boot sale

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Post by creature » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:53 am

Novation Remote 25SL - Amazingly flexible controller for the price.

Zoom H4 handheld recorder - Great little recording device, i love it.

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Post by Machinesworking » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:09 am

17" 2.4Ghz Macbook Pro, brand new in sealed box, $1700.

RME PAD-8 PCI card for $85 off ebay.

Ohm Force one day sale on Ohmicide Pack for 49 Euro.

Group Buy on Speakerphone $299


All within the last six months. 8)

I think I'm done with software for a while.

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Post by kaffein » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:44 am

Machinesworking wrote: Group Buy on Speakerphone $299
Lucky bastard.

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Post by logic_user99 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:01 am

I've bought and sold so much gear over the years, that I can't really keep up with 'what was good'!

I've recently gotten back into Logic 7 as Live (for composing) is chewing up my CPU like a kid in a gun shop, so I'd say that it was the 'best thing' I've bought over the years.

However, Live has proven to be the be-all-and-end-all for performance, and inspiration (wiping my custom-build Reaktor ensemble off the map). So, maybe it'll be Live.

Still want to get a hardware synth of some kind. eVolver? Virus Ti Snow? Hmm...
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Post by hacktheplanet » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:42 pm

logic_user99 wrote:I've bought and sold so much gear over the years, that I can't really keep up with 'what was good'!
Well, I'm looking for stuff that was incredibly underpriced... Like the 303 for a pitcher!
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Post by aeon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:04 pm

either a soundcraft 400B which i got delivered for free, or an Access Virus C desktop in mint condition which i got for £450.
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