What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by bicarbone » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:49 pm

PSI A21-M studio monitors! Now I can hear what I'm doing.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:51 pm

Octatrack

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by david.barker » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:57 pm

Well,for my Christmas and late January presents I bought

Native Instruments Komplete 9 ,crossgrade.Razor,SKannerXT,and Action strings.all in their sale :D

works really well with Live.

.Now I need to find some spare time to play,away from my shift work,lol

Happy New Year to everyone!!

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by H20nly » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:29 pm

since i bought i all at the same time for the same purpose...

Shure SM7B mic
UA 710 Twin-finity pre-amp
Apogee Duet 2


...or Push. :? i love it so far, but didn't get it until New Year's Eve

Happy New Year mofos!

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by wildcon » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:00 pm

Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Gtr - F*cking love it.

Push currently coming a far second - although I love that as well :)
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by cmreal04 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:32 pm

JuanSOLO wrote:Octatrack
Nice I'd love to hear your first impressions in another thread.
Ableton 9, Feeltune Rhizome, Focusrite Pro, Mpk249....

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:54 pm

Beyer Dynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm headphones. wow.

on the side a Electro Harmonix Signal Pad and a Morley Twin Mix ABY box are great helpers to get my guitar/amp setup tightened up.

three weeks off work have been the best gift. time > money. outstanding weather around here with some amazing bike rides, life's been good.
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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by sporkles » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:45 pm

I've come to realise that more gear won't improve my music. I can't remember if I bought my QuNeo in 2013, but I've hardly touched it since, either way. I did invest quite heavily in software, though, and went a little bonkers when all the fall/xmas/new years deals started popping out. I did a film score in December, where I could justify a lot of my purchases; it was particularly satisfying to finally use Damage.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by beats me » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:05 pm

sporkles wrote:it was particularly satisfying to finally use Damage.
That’s my main reason for upgrading to K9U. That and Action Strings.

I suppose that counts as a 2013 purchase because I “purchased” it the end of November, but it didn’t ship until December 31st. Scratch that, a shipping label was generated but it still hasn’t physically shipped according to tracking. :x

But I’m looking forward to playing with it. :)



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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by c33 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:35 pm

gjm wrote:My first iPad.
+1.. along with my first iPhone last month = big additions to my creative projects in 2014

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by CR78 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:44 pm

Best money I spent was to get both my Rev2 Prophet 5 and Jupiter-8 serviced.

The joy of watching wav files being recorded and oh that sound... ;)

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Theo Void » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:00 pm

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.

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Re: What was your favorite gear purchase of 2013?

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:22 am

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.
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