So what cool new gear did you get for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I picked up a lot but loving my new clep diaz for smaller 6u modular rig:
Nice. Clep Diaz is on my wish list but I’m suffering from the very first-world problem of having run out of space in my rack. I did jump on an Erica Synths Zen Delay B-Stock offer though. Currently winging its way from Latvia. I suspect it’ll feature in all my jams for the foreseeable future.
Got a really good price (like 30% cheaper) on a Hydrasynth Keys, which was the one synth I said to myself beforehand “if I see a crazy price on it, I might not be able to resist”… and I couldn’t resist, ha! Was meant to take 6 weeks before it was in stock but I just got a delivery notification today so that’s exciting!
Have been reading up and watching videos and I am pretty excited to explore its depths now
A pair of PSI a17m on Thomann.
Lovely deal… 0 % discount!
The only thing I bought was a Launchpad X… still on the fence with Ableton (I’m new to it). Great in some ways, less so in others (two full crashes in the first three days, Overbridge dropping & losing sync, etc). The input lag is pretty annoying. Not sure if that’s my fault. Probably. But that feeling of constantly having to troubleshoot and fix things - which drove me away from the DAW in the first place - is back in a big way. Sigh.
- upgrade to Ableton Live 11
- Expert Sleepers ES-9 (no deals on that though)
- Will get a Bitwig licence soonish, offer ends January 10, 2021.
Major edit before I sound spoiled
Did sell neglected gear (over 1000EUR) on Reverb though! So it’s a break even in spending.
completed my must have monophonic/paraphonic synth list.
decent prices, especially for Rocket.
Just a few glow in the dark encoder knobs from djtechtools. Their sale made them an impulse buy and I’m a sucker for that cheesy gitd color.
And a 32gb CF card for OT
I didn’t buy anything
I went full-on consumer this time. First piece to arrive was a pack of mandolin picks for the Eastwood MRG Mandolin I have on order.
2nd piece to arrive was the Moog Matriarch. I’m still getting to know the Pro-1 so the Matriarch will sit in its box probably until the weekend.
Have something scheduled to arrive today but not sure which thing it is exactly.
Not a purchase per se, but as an owner of a Jupiter XM I got treated to a full year of Roland Cloud Pro.
In my mind i bought a Wavestate for £499.
In reality i did not.
I bought lots of plugins , mostly iOS , shaperbox 2 … ableton 10 upgrade.
I didn’t buy any hardware
I didn’t buy a Mac m1 of any type. Yet.
A 1TB SSD for my ailing 2011 MacBook Pro.
£80 from Crucial Technologies.
Should squeeze another few years out of the old boy.
Mac lives matter…
Kept it cheap. Purchased Kush Audio Omega 458a plugin. $19 , so I’m not broke af.
exact same thing, didnt buy anything.
I feel pretty good about it.
Bring it on 2021
Got some monitors, a TD-3, and a TR8s. Software-wise I got the cherry audio 106 which sounds amazing and the samples from mars pack.
Intention with the hardware is to set up a little music area for my kid and I to jam together. He’s 6 and is super interested, but I’ve been headphones only up to this point which is pretty solitary.
I was trying to not spend too much, as I also recently bought an Analog Four. Ended up getting a Pico System III, 50% off was just too good to pass up. Going to see if this ‘modular’ thing is up my alley.
Also got some VSTs and the complete samples from mars collection.