I often watch youtube on my TV at night, just lazily browsing through various synth videos, and because I don’t like typing in search with the TV remote (yep, I’m lazy) I often just allow whatever video follows to play, if it isn’t interesting to me I just skip and the next one starts playing.
Anyway, one of the videos that came up was a demo of the ALM Squid Salmpler, a very fine looking sampler module, with lots of cool features. I wasn’t particularly looking to buy a Eurorack sampler, but it looked like a really great module, whose features I could definitely make use of.
Before long I was reaching for my ipad, checking out prices and specs, then when I realised that I’d need to get a new case as the only spare I have does not supply enough power, I started looking into case options too.
Then I stopped.
It dawned on me that yes, whilst this was a very attractive module with very useful functions, I don’t need it.
Because pretty much everything that it does (that interests me) can be done on my Analog Rytm, and for the most part with more convenience, better control, and no expense. All that is required on my part is to get my ass in gear and load up a varied selection of samples.
Generally I’m not too bad with GAS, but I thought it was kind of amusing how I got caught up in it in this particular instance.
After I started watching videos about gear I own, a good GAS abatement technique