What to get....

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What to get....

Post by pmh » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:16 pm

I appreciate there will be many threads around the "What would you buy with $1,000" theme, and didn't want to start another, but I got a bit of a surprise at work last week when I got an unexpected relocation allowance of £600 ($900) for moving a few miles further down the road.

I had been considering the Minibrute/Microbrute, but had also been looking at the Waldorf Rocket, along with the DSI Mopho and the Korg Volca series.

Then again, should I put it towards the Nord Lead 4.

Something for settee playing would be good, but so would some more serious kit. Compact is a great consideration, as I am running out of space.

Bit of a head scratcher at the moment.

Any thoughts?

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Re: What to get....

Post by Darkseid » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:33 pm

I think the waldorf rocket looks really interesting for the price, simple yes but still looks a lot of fun and takes up hardly any room. I used to own a dsi mopho kb and liked the keyboard action and interface but the sound didn't do much for me personally.

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Re: What to get....

Post by Percivale » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:13 am

Any existing gear and what do you intend with new purchase?

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Re: What to get....

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:17 am

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Re: What to get....

Post by monolith » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:33 am

A fun lounge synth would be the desktop evolver, especially if you're into droney stuff and Berlin school style sequencing - then you wouldn't even need a keyboard!

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Re: What to get....

Post by pmh » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:12 pm

The Evolver certainly looks interesting. Despite my many visits to Dave's site, I hadn't seen this before. It's lack of headphone socket could be a problem, especially for lounge work.

This is something I'll have to check for on my shortlist before making a final decision.

I don't play in a band, just for myself, but my music teacher seems increasingly interested in laying down some tracks, so you never know.

I do have quite a bit of equipment, list and pics >here<.

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Re: What to get....

Post by Percivale » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:42 pm

Somehow an imagery of a Minibrute cutting through your sonic library came to mind..

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Re: What to get....

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:57 pm

I'm a DSI fan so would point you at Evolver or Mopho.

Rocket's severely limited EG is showstopper for me, for that price I would go MicroBrute.
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Re: What to get....

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:53 am

Second hand Analog Four.

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Re: What to get....

Post by phesago » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:50 pm

there should be a sticky at the top of this forum "Looking for a decent synth in your price range" and the only post in it is this.
Stab Frenzy wrote:Second hand Analog Four.

All kidding aside, this could be the go to suggestion for a long time 8-)

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Re: What to get....

Post by pmh » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Narrowed it down a little, for the time being; though I might change my mind soon. :mrgreen:

I have my eye on: a Mopho, Microbrute, and M-audio Axiom 61, as my other midi controller is USB only.

Still a bit undecided on the Mopho, but it would be nice to own a piece of DSI.

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Re: What to get....

Post by pmh » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:36 pm

Found a shop having a bit of a sale, so I bought my first item:-

Was it a banjo, was it a flute, no it was ........ a Microbrute! :D

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Re: What to get....

Post by monolith » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:47 pm

Nice one. I love mine, it's far more versatile than its size implies.

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Re: What to get....

Post by meatballfulton » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:33 am

You're gonna be sorry you passed on the banjo :guitar:
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Re: What to get....

Post by cartesia » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:18 am

Honestly, with all the gear you have, I'd say -
Spend the money on drugs and lock yourself in the studio for a few days

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