New gear thread!

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DVGmusic

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I haven't seen one of these here so it's about time!  Show off your latest acquisitions, hardware or software, instruments or compressors.  Anything goes.

Digi002 Rack

I am upgrading from a 2 channel Tascam US-122L and so stoked.  I need a new mobo and fresh install before I get running though so hopefully I'll have it up in a week or so.  OUTPUTS?!?! At home?!?!! YES! :D


Handmade Steel Drum

This was donated (for the time being) to me by a friend.  I know nothing about the history of how it was made and there's no branding.  It's in tune and SUPER playable. I love this thing, the dynamic range makes it useful it much more than tropical music.


Etsey Electric Chord Organ

I've bought and given away 5 similar chord organs before but this is a keeper!  It responds quickly to notes played, it's in tune, and the chord buttons respond quickly!  You can even do a hand-powered tremolo effect or do dynamics with the vent cover wheel.  Definitely needs a paint job, though.


Hohner String Performer

This synth rules.  It has some really great retro sounding strings.  One cool feature is the solo section on the top that can overlay a highly customizable monophonic lead over the last octave.  It's got a great clav sound for delayed Pop leads a la Postal Service.

posted 2011-07-29T21:34:26-07:00 | edited 2011-07-29T21:36:21-07:00
JHII

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Let's see, last 4 things I got...

posted 2011-07-29T22:09:56-07:00
DVGmusic

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What's that last thing there?  I've never seen anything like it.

I wasn't a huge fan of the first Chipsounds release but that one looks fantastic! Looks like I'll have to give it a shot.

Not that it needs to be said but that Danelectro is gorgeous.  I love the white on white.

posted 2011-07-29T22:30:48-07:00
JHII

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It's a Lacie Rugged Harddrive
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10177 

Since studios are dying and budgets are shrinking I'm in mobile mode and needed a good, sturdy portable external drive. Firewire 400 for when I'm connected to the Avid hardware, Firewire 800 for when I'm not. It also has a mini USB  connection and comes with all the cables you need (even a power to usb connector).

posted 2011-07-29T22:59:48-07:00
DVGmusic

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Very cool!  Not a bad price at all if it's as durable as it claims :)

Is there any advantage of plugging directly into hardware if you aren't doing field recording?  I think I've heard something about some advantage of plugging straight in but never really knew what was up with that.

posted 2011-07-30T00:29:04-07:00
JHII

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Well, pre Pro Tools 9, you had to be plugged into Avid/Digi hardware (unless you were on PT M-Powered, then it had to be a M Audio device). All of those connections are FW400.

With the advent of Pro Tools 9, all of that is out of the window. Since Macbook Pros only have FW800 connections it's just easier to use when I don't need an interface (editing, itb mixing, etc.). I have to use a 400 to 800 adaptor when using the hardware.

This shortly will all be moot since Thunderbird drives are starting to come out and Apogee has already announced their intention on releasing Thunderbird connection convertors.

posted 2011-07-30T00:55:41-07:00
The Tao of Chris

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Here is what I believe to be my last 4 purchases.  It takes me so long to acquire gear, I forget when I got them. There is probably other things I purchased in the correct order... Oh well.

Crybaby 535qMbox Pro 3

Ebow+

ADK Vienna Mk8

posted 2011-08-03T15:23:55-07:00 | edited 2011-08-03T15:24:12-07:00
The Tao of Chris

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i want more new things..... :(

posted 2011-11-28T20:31:19-08:00
JHII

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I'll definitely be switching away from posting four new things to one or two with the rate things are going :)

posted 2011-12-02T00:42:46-08:00
The Tao of Chris

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I hope to post one thing. The thread may turn into "hey I want this"

posted 2011-12-02T05:17:54-08:00
JHII

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OK, got an early Christmas present for myself (no one tell OK?)

posted 2011-12-04T03:27:08-08:00
The Tao of Chris

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Ooh swanky!

posted 2011-12-04T04:19:25-08:00
The Tao of Chris

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Picked it up today...   2008 Fender FSR Natural Ash Telecaster.

Telecaster

posted 2011-12-13T03:32:54-08:00 | edited 2011-12-24T12:56:07-08:00
Ultima2876

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http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m109-6-band-graphic-eq

I picked up one of these for band. :) Haven't had much of a chance to try it out yet, but from the fiddling I've done it allows me to clean up my signal a little, boost those mids nicely and take some of the boom out easily. All in all not a bad purchase.

posted 2011-12-24T01:50:00-08:00
The Tao of Chris

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I think I used to have that one or the 10 band one. I never used it. It was on my board for a year or two before selling it. I liked the pretty lights.

posted 2011-12-24T13:00:46-08:00
Ultima2876

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The lights are indeed very cool. I like the tone shaping possibilities too :D

posted 2011-12-24T19:17:39-08:00
JHII

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I had an ElectroHarmonix one a while back that got stolen from a studio. No lights. Never really felt the need to replace it, but I bet it would be pretty cool running before a fuzz. I can, for sure, see the advantage of using one live.

I remember when those 68952 band Alesis graphic eqs were all the rage. You could make anyone sound better by turning it off.

posted 2011-12-25T23:55:12-08:00
keepsakegames

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Over the last 1.5 years or so, I've gradually switched from playing guitar to playing piano.

Here is a picture of the model of my acoustic piano, from the brand August Förster.

However because it gets quite loud and I like playing late in the evening, I got this Roland RD-300GX for practicing. It's not bad for doing just that, but I wish the keys were a little bit heavier to match my acoustic.

posted 2011-12-26T00:50:59-08:00
JHII

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ooo, uprights can be tricky to record, but when you find the "sweet spot" they can really drip vibe. What's your technique(s) to recording yours?

posted 2011-12-26T04:32:58-08:00
The Tao of Chris

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Just open up the top, dump some mics inside (who cares what and how many) and hit record. Done!

posted 2011-12-26T07:52:28-08:00