I only just found this thread, and community. In 2022 my GAS was pretty damn strong. I went through a long, traumatic breakup and so distracted and numbed myself by researching and buying lots of music gear. Like over $10k CAD over the whole year. Sometimes I would check FB Marketplace several times a day to see what the latest offerings were (shudder).
It’s more under control now and I’m really happy with my setup. There are two utility items that I will get this year - a DF Audio Minibay to route my gear and fx, and a MCL, to pimp up my MD Mk1. Maybe some audio and MIDI cables if needed. But hopefully no more new noise makers or noise tweakers. I have a few pieces that I will probably sell, too.
Thanks for creating this chain. GAS and the dopamine hits from watching those youtube reviews and performances, and subsequent purchases, can get out of hand. It’s a better addiction than others, but it’s still an addiction.
I love the idea of watching youtube videos of gear that I already own, that got me excited about that piece of gear in the first place. I did that recently and was like ‘holy shit, yeah, this synth is amazing, I’m gonna do some cool stuff with it!’
We all got this! #NGNY23 (Should we make a new topic for 2023?)