Confessions of gear slut part 1

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Confessions of gear slut
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I am one of those guys who like to get every possible gear before I can make some music. When I was younger I could record guitars only through distortion pedal and was happy with that. Now that I have job and money to buy stuff I seem to buy stuff and never have time to master them because there is always something interresting on discount. And that needs to be checked.

Last weekend and this week were bad on this front. Native Instruments had thanksgiving sale and IZotope have launch discount for Trash 2. I already have almost everything I have use or I don’t have alternative for. But because there is 50% off for almost everything I had to check few plugins and instruments. I end up buying FM8 and Rammfire. I am glad that I didn’t see How to Destroy Angel video where they used Maschine before sale was over.

I had FM8 and Rammfire on my to be checked list and now I did it. I didn’t have anything like FM8 and then saw video where someone made nice feedback sound with it. Nothing I had couldn’t do that as far as I know. I had to get that. Rammfire was just cheap and nice addition to Guitar Rig.

I have had my eye on iZotope Trash for a while. It is interresting plugin. Now that Trash 2 was released and on discount I had to check it. Trash is elecronic musicians take on guitar sound and distorition. It is something else than guitarists have used to. Controls are weird and you limits of what you can do are far beyong from normal guitar gear.

It took some time to get anything useful from plugin. After hour of playing I finally got something nice out of it. It still sounded electronic music instrument. I don’t know if you even can make is sound like traditional guitar gear. I have Guitar Rig for that. Trash 2 felt like nice addition if I ever need distortion for guitar or other instruments or voices. So now I am owner of that too.

Beeing on Native Instruments and iZotope mailing lists seem to be expensive. I am little bit scared about end of the year and christmas sales. I might have use for one good Reverb/Delay plugin. If there is something like that on sale I might be interrested.

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