Hollow justifications for buying gear


#45

Buying our first place two years ago has been the ultimate test in GAS. I keep telling myself, it would just be a total waste NOT to have a dream setup now that I own my own space. Isn’t that what buying a place was for in the first place? :wink:

Luckily, I live in Tokyo and have limited storage space, so physical limitations have kept me somewhat in check.


#46

That one group whose music I like is reported to have one, ergo I must have one too.


#47

New synapses lead to new workflows lead to new(and therefore interesting) outputs

Also- “oh snap! Elektron released a new box! I love that workflow”


#48

It’s still cheaper than real therapy


#49

I’ll never find a mint condition Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus for under $4k ever again!


#50

omg, this is where i am w home hifi rigs. all the stuff i lusted over in the 90s is now pretty cheap, and i can afford it. problem now is that my wife won’t allow 4’ tall speakers in our living room


#51

Two weeks later : digi box for sale. Gently used (4 hours)


#52

Before:

I want a big kingdom

After:

I want to go minimal with it and focus on the bare essentials

The endless cycle of the electronic Everyman


#53
  1. Spare spaces in Eurorack
  2. Buy modules to fill it up!
  3. Oh no I need 2 more HP space for my next module purchase…
  4. Better get a new bigger case!
  5. Return to step 1

#54

That’s why I recently went on a mini rant about why I have to date preferred hardware over software. At least when you change your mind you can get a good chunk of money back, especially if you buy used and sell on the auctions. That said, I’m going the opposite at the moment and selling off a grip of hardware and buying software to clear up physical space. You’re right, it never ends. Haha.


#55

Btw, this is a brilliant thread.

Reading through this is almost as fun as looking for new gear


#56

( I don’t personally use this one anymore … maybe when I was younger and before the internet made things easier to research)

I need synth xxxxx because a person who’s made a record I’ve heard on tv/radio used it on their track and it’s the magic thing I need to also get my music played.


#57

Did you know BoC used an SH-101 for ROYGBIV?


#58

surely I can’t do ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING on this shitty little laptop :thinking:


#59

Ouch! I felt that burn. Hahah


#60

I must go buy one.

I heard they used electricity to power their equipment too. I should use that.

And , I heard they finished tracks and released them.
I might do that , but 1st I need to buy sh101.

Loop till end.


#61

As of today I have less hardware now than I’ve had in 10 years. I’m not trying to be minimal or reductionist, but I do recognize that what’s stayed has more room to breathe. Enough space to plant another synth in the springtime, weather permitting.


#62

This is how I justified buying the Korg Wavedrum; Sheila E. has one!


#63

I held off on selling my AR MK1 when I got the MK2, in case either one needs to be sent in for repair.


#64

that’s another reason why i’m about to buy more venerable* grooveboxes – spare brains for my rig :smile:
i really don’t want back to laptop, that’s my universal excuse.

( * modern grooveoxes suck. sad but true.)