Author Topic: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?  (Read 5402 times)

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« on: December 21, 2010, 11:01:08 AM »
Most years I buy a little bit of gear at the very end of December as I find myself thinking, "oh yeah, need tax deductible expenses."

Nothing big this year for me, just a nifty Akai controller that integrates with Ableton Live, and an extra, super-simple pre-amp and USB audio interface by M-Audio.

Anybody buying anything cool at this time of year? Maybe you don't care about tax expenses, but just got a nice bonus from the old day job? That used to be my main reason for buying gear in December, before tax write-offs were a consideration.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

jkn

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2716
  • cake or death? cake please.
    • View Profile
    • Relaxed Machinery
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 12:07:34 PM »
No more this year - but I certainly have a 2011 wishlist going!   ;-)
John Koch-Northrup .: jkn [AT] johei.com .: owner / artist .: http://relaxedmachinery.com .: http://twitter.com/jkn .: http://flickr.com/johei

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 01:59:52 PM »
Here are the two different Akai Ableton controllers I looked at. I ordered the small one but I'm starting to think I should have ordered the big one.




[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

petekelly

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 612
    • View Profile
    • LuminaSounds
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 02:28:11 PM »

Bought recently a Schatten pickup for my nylon string guitar and the preamp to go with it.
http://schattendesign.com/HFN-Artist.htm
 


Installation wasn't too easy (to say the least !) but I'm pleased with the sound - much better than the guitars I tried with under-the-saddle piezos. Will be using the combination to record the nylon string parts on my next album.

APK

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2220
    • View Profile
    • DataObscura
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 02:44:01 PM »
Picked up a Korg Radias rack a short while back.
Mighty fine synth.

www.dataobscura.com
www.dataobscura.com/apk
The Circular Ruins / Lammergeyer / Nunc Stans

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 02:52:52 PM »
Broken pic!
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

El culto

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 375
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 06:27:24 PM »

Campus Stellae

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 12:22:22 AM »
I've just bought a used Nord Modular G2 on Ebay, a great machine with endless possibilities

Seren

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 972
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 01:09:18 AM »
It's been a year for me getting back into walking so my equipment purchases this year have included these:





and I believe I am getting a realtree jacket for christmas....


lena

  • Hypnos Manager/Life Manager
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3169
    • View Profile
    • hypnos.com
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 03:10:07 PM »
I'm getting a melodica & a bell set, (like a xylophone, not actual bells), does that count?

When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 03:15:17 PM »
That counts.  I'd say "post pictures" but I know we haven't figured out specifically which one(s) to get, yet.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

lena

  • Hypnos Manager/Life Manager
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3169
    • View Profile
    • hypnos.com
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 03:37:40 PM »
Oh, I've just been looking at stuff like this:



When I die, I'm leaving my body to science fiction.

hdibrell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 638
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 10:00:48 PM »
Hint, hint. Mike, make a note.  ;)
Never regret money spent on old books, old dogs or old friends.

jblock

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
    • View Profile
    • synthblock
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2010, 05:21:05 PM »
I just bought a Rob Allen bass. By far the best and easiest playing bass I've ever owned, and completely crafted by Rob. Here's a picture, although it really doesn't do justice to the beauty of the wood.



Jonathan Block
www.synthblock.com

Numina

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 455
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2010, 04:27:18 PM »
Spent all my money on the wife. Completely broke.

Seren

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 972
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2010, 08:44:14 AM »
You got a new wife for Christmas??







 :o ;)

Numina

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 455
    • View Profile
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2010, 09:55:56 AM »
You got a new wife for Christmas??

I can barely afford the current one (that I currently own), so no new wives for me.

Julio Di Benedetto

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 642
  • Life is a privilege, not a right!
    • View Profile
    • Digtalvoices
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2010, 05:15:08 PM »
I have been looking at this...... What do you think? Be quick now, the years about to end and I want to get some extra tax deductions :D ;) ::) 8)



Cheers....Julio

LNerell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 676
    • View Profile
    • Personal website
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2010, 12:25:41 PM »
I didn't purchase this, its a long term loan from a friend. A Hafler TRM12s sub


Take care.

- Loren Nerell

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6963
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: Any last-minute 2010 gear purchases?
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2010, 12:42:46 PM »
I have been looking at this...... What do you think? Be quick now, the years about to end and I want to get some extra tax deductions :D ;) ::) 8)



Cheers...Julio




I bought something similar to this recently -- Tascam, not Sony, but the same idea.  Seems quite handy but I haven't made much use of it yet.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions