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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby nickle15 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:31 pm

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Haha! If I was sponsored I'm pretty sure that list would feature much newer gear!! :lol:
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:32 pm

I think my old Wavestation SR will be on my 'sold' list for next year!
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:45 pm

This got me thinking what the last piece of gear I sold was and when.

It was a Roland D10, in or near 1994, which I sold to pay some bills. The piece of gear I sold before that was a Yamaha DX9 in or near 1993, also to cover some financial obligation or other.

These remain the only two pieces of gear I've ever sold to this day!
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby nickle15 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:50 pm

The Elf wrote:I think my old Wavestation SR will be on my 'sold' list for next year!

I actually just received mine last night. I was wondering what you used for a joystick since it was not on the module. My solution is the XY pad on the taktile controller. But it's not a very elegant solution since there is no physical stick to see where I left it. So if I take my finger off the pad and place it back later in a much different section of the pad the sound jumps considerably as you can imagine. I'm thinking I'll need something that I can actually see the positioning on to effectively use the joystick functionality.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby nickle15 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:52 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:This got me thinking what the last piece of gear I sold was and when.

It was a Roland D10, in or near 1994, which I sold to pay some bills. The piece of gear I sold before that was a Yamaha DX9 in or near 1993, also to cover some financial obligation or other.

These remain the only two pieces of gear I've ever sold to this day!

That's an impressive streak!
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:29 pm

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The Elf wrote:I think my old Wavestation SR will be on my 'sold' list for next year!
I actually just received mine last night. I was wondering what you used for a joystick since it was not on the module.
Sorry I can't help with this. My SR was just a way of carrying my old Wavestation EX patches forward, and I've had it a long, long time. I've never tried to apply joystick control to it.

It's been getting less and less use, so it will have to go.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby nickle15 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:42 pm

The Elf wrote:
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The Elf wrote:I think my old Wavestation SR will be on my 'sold' list for next year!
I actually just received mine last night. I was wondering what you used for a joystick since it was not on the module.
Sorry I can't help with this. My SR was just a way of carrying my old Wavestation EX patches forward, and I've had it a long, long time. I've never tried to apply joystick control to it.

It's been getting less and less use, so it will have to go.

Understood - thanks for the response. It doesn't appear that the market is flooded with those modules right now, hopefully you can get a decent return!
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby MOF » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:10 pm

Without checking on my computer I don’t think I’ve bought much this year except for an Aston Stealth dynamic and a Golden Age ribbon microphone just before the first lockdown.
There were a few Plugin Alliance plugins: Focusrite console, SSL E console and Shadow Hills Mastering, the first two might have been late last year.
I haven’t sold anything.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby Luke W » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:30 pm

I'm glad to see that it's not just me whose list is a little one sided.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby James Perrett » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:12 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:These remain the only two pieces of gear I've ever sold to this day!

I find selling much harder than acquiring stuff too. Part of it might be down to a couple of experiences where things I've got rid of increased in value after I sold them. It is also down to not feeling like smartening stuff up to be sold so it doesn't always get the best price. Things I've sold at the wrong time include:

Electro Harmonix Mini Synth
Philicorda Organ
Original IBM PC complete with green screen monitor.

Some people I know, especially certain working studio owners, seem to be buying and selling all the time. They seem to make as much money buying and selling as they do from running a studio.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby Music Wolf » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:26 am

James Perrett wrote:They seem to make as much money buying and selling as they do from running a studio.

I would guess that isn't setting the bar very high in these dark times.

If you were to venture on to a certain Guitarists' forum you may be shocked at just how much short term buying and selling goes on ('flipping' to use the colloquial term). It seems more like a rental scheme with people buying a guitar, playing it for a matter of just a few weeks then trading it on.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby Arpangel » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:57 am

James Perrett wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:These remain the only two pieces of gear I've ever sold to this day!

I find selling much harder than acquiring stuff too. Part of it might be down to a couple of experiences where things I've got rid of increased in value after I sold them. It is also down to not feeling like smartening stuff up to be sold so it doesn't always get the best price. Things I've sold at the wrong time include:

Electro Harmonix Mini Synth
Philicorda Organ
Original IBM PC complete with green screen monitor.

Some people I know, especially certain working studio owners, seem to be buying and selling all the time. They seem to make as much money buying and selling as they do from running a studio.

I’ve found it incredibly difficult to sell stuff, no one seems to be buying, and my prices are very reasonable, for desirable gear. I just keep stuff now, as I simply can’t be bothered to sell it, and as always, I'll use it at some point anyway.
Buying and selling used to be a big thing with me, to make a profit, but that was back in pre-internet days, now everyone knows the price of everything, and cheap stuff is hard to find, plus, some dealers are actually prepared to get out of bed in the morning to make 10% profit, unless it was 70% or higher when I was doing it we just wouldn’t walk out of the door.
Now you’ve got "vintage specialists" hoovering up stuff, and inflating prices beyond what the average punter can or will pay.
Recording studios? I know one that only functions because rich parents pump in money to keep it going.
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby Dave B » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:07 am

The Elf wrote:... Wavestation .....
It's been getting less and less use, so it will have to go.

Whilst I am a fan of the plugin (it really is wonderful and I do use it far too much), if I still had my SR and started having thoughts like that, I'd be inconsolable. I still have my first Wavestation (keyboard, pre-EX) sitting in storage waiting for me to do an overhaul (I'm still thinking OB-style pinstripes and wooden end cheeks) and get it back into my rig somehow.

Be very sure before it goes!
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Re: What have you bought and sold in the last year?

Postby RichardT » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Ive bought a lot this year- treats to help during the pandemic

Arturia - Pigments
Mastering the Mix - Reference
Fabfilter - Pro G
Modartt - Pianoteq
Output - Portal
Waves - ovox
NI- Arkhis, strummed acoustic 2, upgrade to Komplete 13
Sonarworks - reference 4 studio edition
chord - Mojo DAC
Focusrite - Scarlett Solo
GIK - room treatment

And probably a few more! It’s kept me busy at least....
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