What's your latest purchase?

dwsabianguy

Senior Member
Please let us know how much you enjoy programming your new tool. I found it tedious and time consuming (for me) but once all the samples were loaded it’s very fun to use. I would also recommend a stereo DI box for the FOH and audio engineers in your life.


If I said I was looking forward to the programming I'd be lying, but it seems like powerful tool all the same. We're paring the Cygnus X-2 project down to the proper trio, so I'll be loading it with samples of chimes and sound effects, and I really don't want to run out of storage, hence the SE version.

Believe me I've got DIs haha. I've got a JDI Duplex that's one of the most useful pieces of gear in my studio, and I would totally get another one if I end up needing to do so.
 
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dwsabianguy

Senior Member
What does something like that cost and what's the model #? Thank you in advance. ;)

This is the Roland SPD-SX Special Edition, which has 16GB of user-loadable sample storage instead of the usual 4GB. They usually run $850ish but I got it this one for 739 from Pitbull Audio through Reverb.
 

Sonic Defender

Junior Member
Looking forward to the pics. ;)
You and me both! I am picking the kit up tomorrow and Dave from Dave's Drums in Ottawa, Ontario Canada will be tuning them up for me so that I can hit the skins. I am also moving the same day so it won't be until the end of the day, early evening before I can even think of playing. It will be a very late night for sure. I just gravitated to the Licorice colour with that lovely understated satin finish and smart, yet simple Yamaha aesthetic. My brother recently picked up an absolutely stunning DW Design Series kit in gloss black to compliment his Renown. I think the DW is one of the most beautiful looking kits. My Tour Custom is of course fairly muted, but to my eyes very beautiful.

I can't wait until I can get a cymbal package that I am fully happy with. My brother has kindly loaned me a few spare Zildjian A and I think the nice fresh tones are growing on me. He also has a set of K Sweet that I think are the bomb, but I have to admit, the A line are growing on me. Time will tell what I go with. I'll post some pictures on Sunday I suspect. Cheers.
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Just pulled the trigger on one of these new Pearl BD hoop mount cymbal holders. Have been meaning to put a ride cymbal mount on my Standards but I really didn't want to drill any more on that poor abused thing. This looks super solid and the toothless tilter was the deciding factor. I'll let you know how it goes. I've really had to re-evaluate my opinion of Pearl's hardware as of late. (also check out their new curved cymbal booms... weird huh?)

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RickP

Gold Member
Picked this up today new old stock . It is a 7 x 14” Ludwig 110th anniversary Classic Maple snare with an outer ply of Avodire veneer and nickel plated hardware . 10 ply maple shell . This is a beast with the stock heads . I will swap out the batter for a Remo CS in the near future I think .73DFD45B-D0DD-40AB-90DB-D8EE710D07A5.jpegDF10B3DD-080D-42C0-AB69-64D07C63BFB5.jpeg1C54BAF8-B39F-45C4-9BB6-842C6459FDF6.jpeg
 

drumnut87

Well-known member
a *REALLY* exciting purchase, a 0.5m double patchbay cable, as one of my bands are running backing tracks that im triggering from my TM-2, i have click tracks panned hard left and the backing panned centrally, and i wanted this so i can run both left and right outs from my module into a mini-mixer and have separate volume control and level adjustment for both the click and the backing :)


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I had no intention of buying this. But it suddenly popped up in my feed and it was such a reasonable price and in fine condition so before I knew it I'd made an offer on it and it was accepted and, well, to quote the Walrus, "now it's all this."

It was actually in better condition than I'd expected. (That sorta looks like a dent at about 4 o'clock, but it's just lighting.) There was a bit more patina than I'd anticipated, but I washed it in warm water and some Dawn and it very nearly looks Like New. And I'd never actually played a paper thin cymbal before and hokey smokes it's so thin! It's like me back in my early 20s! That thin! You know the end of the Journey "Faithfully" video where Steve Smith hits the crash in slow-mo and you can see the vibrations ripple through the metal over and over? That's what it's like when you hit the paper thin crash, only in real time, every time.
 

Sonic Defender

Junior Member
Picture or it never happened. Here is my new TC in Licorice. My brother came over with his Tune Bot and lots of tuning experience and got her up to speed which was really helpful. Tuning is not my strong suit, but I know that it is so important so I guess I'll have to get more dedicated to it.

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Sonic Defender

Junior Member
And just as important (I moved the drums to their real spot in the basement and the stereo got the best seat in the house. You need to appreciate music to make music right?
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For the audiophiles around here who like gear the integrated amp is a lovely and very well designed NAD M3, the DAC is a Gustard X16. The speakers are Monitor Audio PL200 with two SVS SB2000 Pro subs. The M3 has a preamp section with hardware crossover to limit the PL200s so that they do not see anything lower than 40Hz while also sending the full signal to the subs which of course have their own crossover and built in DSP to handle everything below 80Hz.
 
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wildbill

Platinum Member
Picture or it never happened. Here is my new TC in Licorice. My brother came over with his Tune Bot and lots of tuning experience and got her up to speed which was really helpful. Tuning is not my strong suit, but I know that it is so important so I guess I'll have to get more dedicated to it.

How do you like that snare drum? I have a Tour Custom set, but not the matching snare.
I've never even gotten to try one out yet. :(
 

Sonic Defender

Junior Member
How do you like that snare drum? I have a Tour Custom set, but not the matching snare.
I've never even gotten to try one out yet. :(
So far I really like it, as did my brother who has several very nice snares and is probably a better judge of them. I do wish that I had been able to get the 6.5" depth as I do like the depth of body they can impart to your sound. The dual adjustment for the wires is a nice feature that with time I expect I will become fond of.
 
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