Yes, I agree Scott. The pedals appear to fill the demands of outboard gear for a more drone and ambient project. And where I very much doubt the quality of the converters would cause any issues at all. At $500 you are saving a considerable amount of cash over the thousands needed for high end boxes that most likely do much more than you need and that may have many uses in a pro recording studio, but probably not in a more focused ambient only personal project. Think what you could buy with the money you save !
I think the low end H9 is a bargain at $399, and you add the space and other algorithms you want as needed.
And Niclas you really should not be filling this section with your individual personal tracks. Can you imagine what this would be like if everyone started putting all their unfinished pieces in here!!! Please create an Ekstasis sub thread here or in Member Projects and put them all in there. That way it is your thread and you can put whatever you want in there, it is all kept together, and other people can visit it if they choose too.
Not saving for anything right now ... but very recently bought a Korg Electribe, and an Arturia Keystep keyboard/sequencer to go with it. They make a great pair to jam with and are very portable. Electribe will run off batteries, and the Keystep will run from a mobile charger for phones.
The question is too open. It needs a price range. It needs mono or poly. It needs what make are you attracted to. And really, as you are no doubt doing, you need to watch videos of these things to nail it down for style and timbre and functionality. And try them if you can. Where I buy I get a 30 day trial period for new gear, so I can return it if its not working for me as I'd hoped. Second hand is obviously a problem, and you inherit any problem the gear has.
ślfə : If you want to be a part of this community (and not be mistaken for yet another alter ego of Ekstasis) then introduce yourself properly (there is a section for that), and respond with care in threads. We are here to enjoy each other's company, enjoy the music, and have friendly and sometimes insightful conversation. Being anonymous only makes you questionable.
ślfə -- I don't think Julio is at all saying his work is the best thing since sliced bread ... he freely admits he's relatively new to modulars and it is all largely experimentation still. He's only saying that he was very pleased with the final result of the collaboration. I'm of course pleased with it too, or I wouldn't have released it.
ślfə -- please stop messing with this thread. You made your point way back. Leave it at that.