February 13, 2007

Things To Buy Real Soon Now...

by Chris Randall

I've got a mental list of things I'm going to get in the not-too-distant future. These first two will finally complete my Analog Effect:

Moog MF107 Freq Box. I don't know why this thing appeals to me so much, but I literally can not wait until it comes out. It occurred to me that with this, the ring mod, the LPF, and the phaser, I'm actually dangerously close to having a modular synth again, something I swore off semi-permanently last year. Well, as long as I don't buy a MIDI-CV converter, I'm still safe, right?

Eventide TimeFactor. I already have an Eclipse so this is somewhat superfluous, as there is literally nothing in this box that the Eclipse can't/doesn't do. However, it's an Eventide delay in pedal form, and it will finish off my Analog Effect nicely, and I even have the perfect spot for it, and it's such a pretty blue...

Waldorf Blofeld. Essentially a Microwave Micro Q in a desktop form-factor, with some extra shit, right? In any case, I like desktop units because I can just keep 'em all on a shelf and pull the one I need out, and they all occupy the same footprint.

So, those are the next additions to my lil' studio that you'll be hearing about as they become available. What's on your List?



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Feb.13.2007 @ 1:43 PM
i thought the blofeld was more of a MicroQ and not a microwave? have they published more info?

Feb.13.2007 @ 1:44 PM
Chris Randall
Whoops. Mistype. Fixed now.



Feb.13.2007 @ 2:18 PM
Yeah im waiting for word on the Blofeld, I bought a Microwave XT about two weeks ago and its really a hot synth. Now I'm lusting for a Micro Q (they should be in stock in stores by next week.) I'm going to wait for the Blofeld to see which one is going to work better for me.

Feb.13.2007 @ 2:35 PM
i spent my precious time away from my booth with the access boys and their booth at namm 07. i gotta say that i'll go hungry to get the new virus ti desktop. the new os update is solid, i love the logic integration as a plug-in and the arp creator is inspiring.

Feb.13.2007 @ 3:05 PM
what's the reasoning for swearing off modulars? is it a workflow thing?

Feb.13.2007 @ 3:05 PM
The Timefactor is next on my list, too. Analog Heaven is expecting them in mid-to-late March. I'd considered the eowave Spacebug, since I was after a table-top delay and it's cheaper than the Eventide, but eowave doesn't have any made at the moment.

But, Chris, I'm confused: digital delay = part of your Analog Effect?


Feb.13.2007 @ 3:24 PM
penzoil washington
I just blew my wad on a Universal Audio 2-1176. All I can hope to pay for next is the splitters I'll need to run an Octopre and Manley DVC simultaneously to desk and SSL converter box. Last year I had to spend a lot on small stuff. Hopefully in the next couple years I can concentrate on pre's, comps, and mics, then musical instruments forevermore, as those are the truly fun purchases. Speaking of mics, the M-Audio Sputnik has gotten some incredible stellar reviews, very tempting.

Feb.13.2007 @ 4:53 PM
Chris Randall
Analog is a catch-all term these days that means "sounds old." It has nothing to do with what it actually is. ;-)

As for swearing off modulars, it occurred to me that the $3300 I spent on the Blacet modular and the $499 I spent on this Evolver resulted in roughly the same sounds, and the Evolver is the size of a video cassette, while the Blacet was the size of a small refrigerator, and the Evolver can remember its patches. Of course, I can't do some things with the Evolver, but those things are generally stupid, and I have work to do.



Feb.13.2007 @ 5:37 PM
Slightly off topic... but this thread reminds me how interested I will be to hear the Analog Industries review of the Future Retro XS that is slated to hit the market this year :]

Feb.13.2007 @ 5:41 PM
Chris Randall
There won't be a review, because I won't be buying one. But FutureRetro makes excellent products, and have excellent customer service. I've bought their stuff before, and I'll probably get a Revolution at some point.



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