have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:06 am

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meatballfulton wrote: sold three times: pAiA 9700 modular
What caused you to do that to the poor paia???
Mainly the bizarro filter behavior at high res where it starts squealing in a bad way. It can be tamed by lowering the input signal level but that requires a way to attenuate that signal...as you know the mixer is also the only attenuator in the base system, it really needs a better mixer module. Lack of attenuators made it impossible to scale pitch bend, mod wheel, velocity or aftertouch. With my final one I added a Happy Endings rack and some Euro modules...guess what, attenuators and mixers :roll:

I retreated to my Evolver instead...traded off a configurable signal chain for civilized MIDI behavior and patch memory.

That said, the 9700 is a nice synth for evolving sounds since the EGs are all loopable. It was my first modular (back when there were no other options under $1000) and I learned a lot from using it. I'm still amazed that more folks don't buy it since both modulars and DIY are the rage these days. It blows the MS20 out of the water.
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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:38 am

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Let me guess- because it's a cool sounding synth but terribly badly made? I would buy one again... if it worked!!
Ha! Yeah - pretty much.

Sheesh! I completely forgot about the Casio stuff. I had four CZ-101s at once at one point in time; I think I've had six total over the years, plus the same CZ-1 twice and a couple different CZ-1000s. Love those synths, too.
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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by Walter Ego » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:16 am

I'm on my third ESQ-1. Shouldn't have sold the second one.
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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by desmond » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:41 am

You guys are crazy! :lol:

Mind you, thinking about it, I had a CZ-101 when I was a kid that I eventually sold, expecting a plugin version to happen very soon.

And year after year it never came, so I eventually started a project to do my own emulation, so I bought a CZ-1 to access my old sounds, and to use to model the emulation.

But then while I had started that and made some progress, Virtual CZ came out, which was pretty much what I had wanted (although it doesn't quite go as far as I'd like ideally) and basically took the market, so I stopped working on mine.

So yeah, I re-bought a CZ, albeit not the same model (they were all basically the same, anyway...)

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by ranzee » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:12 pm

The worst I've done is twice. But not because I sold the first, because I wanted two :)

oh - it was a EHX Smallstone pedal - two makes for great stereo mix and interesting phasey results.

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by squatski » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:40 pm

I guess in general it's quite bad selling gear only to buy it again a couple of times, you'll always lose out on money some how.

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by CfNorENa » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:06 pm

Sort of. Sold a JX-10 (my first analog polysynth), missed the strings/pads, and picked up a cheap JX-8P. Got kind of bored of that and sold it. Missed the JX strings/pads (again), so got an MKS-70. I think I'll stick with this one...

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by crafter57 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:45 am

JP-8000 (3x) ~Sigh~ bought because it looked amazing but never learned the damn thing..
I thought I needed it 3 times but I was wrong!

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:59 am

I used to have eight or ten Schulte Compact Phasing A between 1993 and 2000, and I sold all of them but one (the best-sounding IMO).

Two years ago, I found myself lusting after another CPA so I set out to buy one. I ended up buying two, and then there were three again.

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:27 pm

I'm on my 3rd An1x. At certain points it would get pushed aside for whatever was new. Whenever I hooked it back into the setup, it ended up in the majority of my tracks!

I don't plan on ever getting rid of this one. It's now fully integrated into my workflow.

I use it for leads, stabs, chords, pads, and FM plucks.

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by c-level » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:22 pm

two JX8P and a JX10 does that count :D

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by mmp » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:36 am

MaxiKorg (4) Have 2 now
Prophet VS (3) Have 2 now
VL1 (3) Have all 3
Vl1-M (4) Have 3 now
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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by xenia625 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:44 am

Well... I had a TR-626 years ago, but sold it... now I'm hunting for another (at a reasonable price). So not three times, but twice. Also... if I can't get my FAEMI-1M working properly again, I'll probably look at getting a second one.

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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by gcoudert » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:45 am

About to buy my 3rd Roland D50, despite the sluggish attack and the fact you can't filter the PCM waves. I love the synth engine and the looped PCM waves. Forget about those attack transients though. Actually, my 2nd one was a D550.
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Re: have you ever bought the same peice of gear 3 times?

Post by db0451 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:29 pm

mmp wrote:VL1 (3) Have all 3
Vl1-M (4) Have 3 now
Wow. That's a real collection. I'm interested to know what you do with them. Guessing you do lots of layering and/or poly-extension? Do you mainly use them for emulative or synth sounds?

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