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Re: Gear lust

Post by Lucifa » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:21 pm

Looking at selling my AX80. As nice as it is it's such a hassle to set up, and VSTs are just infinitely better for workflow and manipulation.

Quite fancy a small piece of analog gear just to process inbox sounds to add a little character. Any ideas? Ideally only want to spend up to about £200, thinking maybe a delay or something.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:41 am

fragments wrote:I have to say though...for me...less is more in the studio. Also, I've found, kinda of deciding on a routing setup for a project is really useful...like I use this FX on this piece of gear or I don't use it. I know I could just take notes...but there is something about walking in, flipping on the hardware and getting to noodling while the computer loads my DAW...
Also meant to say, if you want easy, PRINT, mf'er. Print yo shit! Nothing to remember. No patches to save, no fx routings to remember!
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Re: Gear lust

Post by knobgoblin » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:30 am

We recently set up our patchbay so that the channel outputs on the mixer are normalled to the first 24 inputs of our ADC. Mixes basically multitrack themselves now, no patching necessary. For complete recalls, we just have to send the channels out to the mixer and leave all faders at 0dB. It's been a huge time saver and has made my life so much easier. Print EVERYTHING if you are working in a hardware set up and you'll be a lot happier. I can't believe it took us so long to realize this.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by knobgoblin » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:38 am

@Lucifa: if you are even basically aquatinted with a soldering iron, I highly recommend these:

http://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/collections/colour

And a used 500 series 2 space rack shouldn't set you back too far while allowing for a huge range of amazing analog processing treatment in a small space.

Another option for amazing analog color is an old roland or korg tape echo. Just running signals through the preamps, without even touching the delay, reverb or chorusing, makes them much more interesting. They are analog mojo in a box. Mono only though

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Re: Gear lust

Post by RADD » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:42 am

Ooh baby that stuff looks sleek, love little analog bits like this but I havent touched a soldering iron since my school days(used to hate the smell too :lol: ).

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Re: Gear lust

Post by knobgoblin » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:50 am

Well everything is ROHS compliant at this point, so you're no longer inhaling lead fumes :) but it still smells terrible. Just hold your breath when actually melting solder and it's not too bad.

These kits and their documentation are really good and super easy. Other than the LEDs it's all novice level stuff.

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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:00 pm

WHAT are you talking about? Solder is one of my absolutely FAVORITE smells???!!!
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Re: Gear lust

Post by RADD » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:10 pm

it stinks m8

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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:13 pm

RADD wrote:it stinks SO GOOD
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Re: Gear lust

Post by fragments » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:43 pm

nowaysj wrote:
fragments wrote:I have to say though...for me...less is more in the studio. Also, I've found, kinda of deciding on a routing setup for a project is really useful...like I use this FX on this piece of gear or I don't use it. I know I could just take notes...but there is something about walking in, flipping on the hardware and getting to noodling while the computer loads my DAW...
Also meant to say, if you want easy, PRINT, mf'er. Print yo shit! Nothing to remember. No patches to save, no fx routings to remember!

Yea. I just need to print things. Commit!
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Re: Gear lust

Post by 3rdeye » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:18 am

So after swearing that I would end my terrible bout of recent G.A.S, I just went and pulled the trigger on a pair of Equator D5's didn't I! :lol:

Too good to miss, they're really hard to get in Australia and shipping them from the US whacks the price up something fierce.

As new condition but already burned in, with all extras, for $450. So happy with them! I think i'd take 'em over Mackie HR824 mk I's and Genelecs tbh. Just love the sound of them.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by AxeD » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:42 am

If you're ever in Amsterdam and you happen to have the 824's on you, hit me up.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by 3rdeye » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:35 pm

AxeD wrote:If you're ever in Amsterdam and you happen to have the 824's on you, hit me up.
ahhh sorry, I wasn't saying I actually owned any 824's… it was a hypothetical situation to which I was referring :)

I do have access to a pair at my work though, but I'm fairly sure the boss'd notice if they went "on holiday" to Amsterdam :D
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Re: Gear lust

Post by hubb » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:16 pm

3rdeye wrote:So after swearing that I would end my terrible bout of recent G.A.S, I just went and pulled the trigger on a pair of Equator D5's didn't I! :lol:

Too good to miss, they're really hard to get in Australia and shipping them from the US whacks the price up something fierce.

As new condition but already burned in, with all extras, for $450. So happy with them! I think i'd take 'em over Mackie HR824 mk I's and Genelecs tbh. Just love the sound of them.
cool im thinking about those too
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Re: Gear lust

Post by fragments » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:11 pm

@Nowaysj: was at the old man's place today...plugged in the Zip drive...won't eject the disk that has been inside it for two decades : (
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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:11 pm

Typical Zip. Most unreliable format. I used to run a design firm back during the zip days. We'd go through drives and disks like semidisposable media.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:19 pm

If you have a paper clip, btw, you can eject the disk. Just look around the front, there is usually a little hole that a paper clip fits in.
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Re: Gear lust

Post by mks » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:49 am

OK!! I need one of these. Built from a Commodore 64!


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Re: Gear lust

Post by nowaysj » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:26 am

mks wrote:OK!! I need one of these. Built from a Commodore 64!

I love humans. Bro, you're so jokes with this recent bubbling of keytardom, btw.

Can picture you riding around on your sound system bike, with shades, flip flops and a keytar strapped to your back. See a couple ladies dressed in pastels, walking by the park. You roll up, inch your shades down, "Hey ladies, ever heard of the eighties?" Loud buzzing and jack sound as you swing the keytar around to the front and plug in to your bike's sound system. The girls cover their mouths and laugh, looking at each other. You proceed to lay out the mad keytar jam, their hips begin to involuntarily sway, their hands come up into full white girl dance. Jump cut to mks in bed with these ladies, cupping one chick's bare buttock as the other drags her erect nipples through your chest hair.

Pan up to mks's wide grin, the neck of the keytar can be seen leaning against the bed, fade out with "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta..."

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Re: Gear lust

Post by mks » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:41 am

That's how I roll bro, minus the flip-flops, usually just a pair of Vans.

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