Equipment Sales and Deals - Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019


Sure, you don’t need pitchslides for everything and the Osmose also seems ot have something like an additional traditional pitchwheel. But no y-axis sensitivity, that would be a real no-go for me, just because for me it is part of MPE. But of course, you don’t need it all the time and can go a long way with velocity and aftertouch.

I think the seaboard blocks are great and you can connect more than one. But with regard to pitchslides, you can’t slide from one seaboard block to the next one, so the range is limited if you go with the blocks and connect those.

Yeah, 6 months is a long time, and then they write you emails like “so sorry, but there are some additional delays, but maybe you want to order more of our stuff instead of getting the stuff you already ordered delivered?”


playing non-MPE instruments with MPE controllers is mostly a matter of settings (switching everything to one channel), at least with the LinnStrument. For playing monophonic melodies, you can even make full use of y-sensitivity and so on for any softsynth… Even if you cna’t change settings, in worst case it’s a matter of manually deleting parts where different notes overlap and lead to “noisy” automation.


Capitalist pig!!!

My budget this year is quite limited, aiming to spend between £0 and £150, but most of the budget will go to ssd hard drives so I might just stick to some iOS plugins


that is a no brainer price for anyone interested in a Minibrute 2/2S imo. I adore my 2S to pieces; it’s my favorite monosynth right now, and is an amazing pairing to a smallish Eurorack with the RackBrute system.


I probably won’t spend anything near that. I want a few semi modular to pair with my DFAM. I was looking at the Crave which is cheap and other Behinger stuffs. A Deep Mind 6 or 12 is peaking my interest too though…

If I had an iPad I would think about some type of effect thingy.


I’d aim for a used Behringer Neutron. Could be had for under 250 and people love that the most of the Behringers for semi-modular stuff.


They all look neat. K2, Model D, Neutron, etc


Most major retailers are taking $100 of the Moog Grandmother, DFAM, Mother 32, Minitaur, and Sub Phatty. I don’t usually see those going for much less on the used market, so this is a good deal on new ones.

also @bbb I love the filters on the K-2, want one pretty bad but I need to wait and see if I get one for christmas or not, so I’m sitting that out for now. Hopefully a few find their way to the used market in the meantime.


Bleh… Cycling74 is discounting basically everything but the Max 7 to 8 upgrade -_- I guess they’re pushing their subscription model. Meh. But hey, the rest is on sale if anyone is interested, including Ableton crossgrade.


Annual sale, I’ve been looking forward to it as I found I was getting a much better sound using samples than drum machines lately. Tried to be smart and just buy a few drum machines I wanted, but it was more than doing this.


I bought this collection sometime last year during a big sale for a comparable price, unzipped 2 of the packs for use in a track and forgot I had the rest until the other day, I unzipped a few more and was impressed with what all was there. Great assortment of multisampled synth sounds and percussion. Well worth the $40.


I can’t really think of a better companion than a MiniBrute 2S. Mine spends most of its time being patched into DFAM. You have a crazy powerful sequencer that provides you with 4 lanes of whatever that provide independent step length and time divisions. So on the DFAM you can sequence triggers, velocity, VCO1, VCO2 and are no longer a slave to the DFAMs 8 steps. However, you can still use the sequencer for other things and can do freaky things with it since you can patch into start/stop and advance. It opens up the DFAM into all sorts of crazy polyrythms. Plus, you have 2 syncable LFOs. One full blown ADSR envelope and another envelope that’s only AD, but is also loopable, so you can turn it into yet another LFO with more control over its shape. Plus, 2 attenuators, so you can control the range of your modulations better.

If you’re going to have more semi-modular gear, then it’s really a no brainer because it just provides so much value. GC was blowing them out for $300 a few weeks back. If you’re patient, you can probably catch one for that on the used market.

Then out of the Behringer range, I’d grab a Neutron for sure. You can easily stay in that 500-600 range and between the 3 of those, you have a lot of interpatching possibilities.


The Whole Samples From Mars Collection has got some really usable stuff in it for sure. It is a little dry for my taste, but I don’t always want Gold Baby dirt and grime on everything lol.


Minibrute 2S is my favorite monosynth atm and I don’t ever see myself getting rid of it. I like everything about it other than the (lol…) Brute Factor which i never use. I’ve seen people complain about the filter, mainly how it “doesn’t sound like a real Steiner-Parker” and I don’t care. I like how the filter sounds. It has character and sounds great in use. Pulse 2 filter was so boring to me. Don’t get me started on how great of an idea the RackBrute thing was; The 2 adds so many basic building blocks to a eurorack for the price, even before all the insane blow outs and discounts. If I had known GC was blowing these out for $300 I would have seriously considered a second one o.O


@aSSerbik I hadn’t really thought about the 2s. I have looked at all of the Behinger offerings and I like the neutron and the K2. model D too but I don’t think it is as much semi modular. Plus I kind of like keeping all the patches to the right.

Though I didn’t pull the trigger. I’m waiting on my company bonus/week of vacation paid out to possibly get one. Oh, and I have 30 hours of sick pay getting paid out as well, so I can’t wait.

Hell, mother32 is even an option, to keep it in the family.


Looking at this stuff–great list ya’ll–made me realize besides the Digitakt I want as a drum machine and can’t afford right now, I really have everything I need to make the tunes I want to. Gonna grab Valhalla Echo (or w/e his new delay is) at some point for myself, but his prices are steady at $50 a pop.


Not exactly a Black Friday deal but Sweetwater has some B-Stock Elektrons for under $1,000.

I was able to grab an Analog Four Mk2 for $950 and an Octatrack Mk2 for just a little more, and they gave me a good deal on deck savers too. They came in nearly perfect condition and were sealed by Elektron with full warentee.

I’d include a link but it won’t let me.


Cyber Monday from me:

until December 4th. Deals include up to 60% off Sounds, up to 80% off Samples, MIDI and Templates and 95% off for 2 FL Studio templates.

The sale includes sounds for: Hive , Diva , Repro , Serum , Sylenth1 , Krome , Massive X , Dune 3 , EUROPA , The Legend , Massive , Thorn and Spire .


right now Audiority still has a sale on, and Xenoverb is 50% off. Great reverb with a different sound character thant he Valhalla stuf (which I do not own, but have demoed the hell out of)

Polarity is also awesomesauce.


That’s really cool. Picked it up after checking a few demos and a review and I have to say I like having a shimmer around. But the Bode is going to be a lot of fun for me.


the freeze function is really awesome too for ambient soundscapes. Quite an underrated verb.