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the watmm GAS thread
aka stupid first world gearlust problems

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#2551 auxien

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:26 PM

I have generally almost zero interest in modular, but this thing....



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Posted 01 November 2018 - 07:18 PM

I wish everything used high quality, mechanically switched, keyboard style buttons like the Erica drum sequencer looks like it has.   They're such a pleasure to work on.



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:23 AM

^I've never actually used any gear with those keyboard style buttons but all my instincts tell me I'd love them (obviously other than keyboards when DAWing)



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:51 AM

I've never gotten to use them on audio equipment sadly, but I've got some 90s video equipment that uses them, and I'm just old enough to have grown up around IBM Model M keyboards (and more often their cheaper but still better than most modern keyboard knockoffs), and they're really, really nice.  That's what all the keyboards were like when I was using trackers a lot as a teenager.

 

 

Actually that's not totally true, I have a Soundmaster SR88 that I used occasionally for years that uses similar keys but they started to double trigger so I sprayed some control cleaner into them without thinking much of it and it apparently jarred some mechanical part loose inside because both of them completely stopped working right away, and you can feel that there's a piece in one that's physically blocking it from moving all the way.  So that's in the closet until I can figure out replacements.

 

 

It's all down to a long throw plus a nice, positive "click" when it actually engages.  I guess because they were developed for electric typewriters and computer keyboards rather than buttons that would occasionally be pressed but didn't have to necessarily be "playable" to a typist, so they're closer to the keybed in a good music keyboard than they are to a typical tact switch or membrane button.  Which makes them ideal for instruments.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 12:04 PM

Interesting points dude, never thought too much about the keys in direct relation to music-making (other than just general lust for them), but that makes sense. I love love love the sequencer buttons on my Rytm (Mk1) and I imagine there's probably a lot of overlap with mechanical keyboard style keys



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Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:26 PM

I think like 90% of the reason I'll always lust over a 909 is the buttons.  Not that it isn't a great, classic drum machine, but there are plenty of other great, classic (and new) drum machines that don't cost as much as a good used car.  But do they have those buttons?  They don't.



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 11:45 AM



You guys gotta try this thing. It’s incredible. For my money ($10 vs $600), this beats a DFAM and makes the hardware vs software debate 90% nullified.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:22 AM

Thought this was a thread about this project

 



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:28 AM

Had dreams about the Octatrack... bought it, but short affair... made me appreciate the  Push II way more



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 05:53 PM

just got the sh01a and po33.. fuckin got 5 pocket operators now

this is the LAST IM EVERY BUYING I SWEAR

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:24 PM

I got a Morley Classic Wah and a Pedaltrain Nano this weekend, but they both came from the trash so it doesn't count.

 

Looking forward to doing some dual-wah low rent formant synthesis.


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:54 PM

just got the sh01a and po33.. fuckin got 5 pocket operators now

this is the LAST IM EVERY BUYING I SWEAR


The 01a is quite good - enjoy

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 09:54 AM

just got the sh01a and po33.. fuckin got 5 pocket operators now
this is the LAST IM EVERY BUYING I SWEAR


The 01a is quite good - enjoy
cheers :smile:

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 01:22 PM

FINALLY was able to preorder the new version of Polyend Perc Pro. Slightly less expensive overall (assuming the price of individual beaters is still $300), but kind of lame they only come with one beater now.



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 08:28 PM

Three more weeks and I'll have saved and raised enough money for the Linnstrument!



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 09:21 PM

I'm extremely close to diving into eurorack. Every time I sit down to read up on it, though, I learn enough new stuff that I feel like I barely have any idea. And then I remember Max can do basically whatever I want. I still want a Shelves though.

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:00 AM

Waiting for an Ableton discount so I can get M4L and an upgrade to 10. Not that I really need either but M4L would be nice to have.



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:23 AM

Should I get into max ? Yes / No

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:33 AM

The other side of gas is debating if you like a piece of gear knowing you'd miss the shit out of it if you sold it, just to get something else. Ive sold way too many great synths. Just because I was on some different musical tangent. 


If you want modular, Look into the BOM Buchla stuff. BEM the actual company makes crap gear now. The under ground diy world of Buchla clones is good



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:10 AM

Had this conversation earlier today .. I picked up a rocket last year for 150 AUD then sold it a few months later ... why ? I should have just kept it

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 04:41 AM

Should I get into max ? Yes / No

 

Try out a trial or Pure Data and find out. I don't think I care a lot about the audio fuckery but making sequencers and stuff for controlling gear over MIDI is interesting for me.



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:36 AM

The other side of gas is debating if you like a piece of gear knowing you'd miss the shit out of it if you sold it, just to get something else. Ive sold way too many great synths. Just because I was on some different musical tangent. 

Yeah, I've sold a few that I still hadn't quite finished discovering yet (0-coast, machinedrum, OP-1) but they were all part of the journey to end up where I am now; they were all great synths though, and I'll probably buy one of them again someday.

 

I'm at a point now where I can't think of what I would sell if I really wanted to buy something. Everything I have is either a super workhorse (nords, elektrons) or at a perfect level of portability (TE stuff, gameboys) so I can't imagine getting rid of any of it. 







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