Always fun to see what everyone got their mitts on, so this is the 2021 thread.
I started my 2021 a bit cautiously, but as with all gear lovers, I started to spiral just two months into 2021.
Just bought a couple of recording devices so far, but I find my eyes continuously drawn to Reverb and local sales sites these days, so I am now trying to tamp down the urge to spend much more.
What I got:
UAD Satellite Octo: I was always running out of processing power while mixing due to the size of the projects I have been working on, and it actually put me off mixing for a while. Got this for cheap with the next device.
Softubes Console: This mini-mixing desk of sorts has got some good reviews and it was the same seller who was offloading the Octo satellite. It also supposedly plays well with the UAD stuff I own, Offered him about US$750 for both and he agreed, so I think it was a screaming good deal. Now have about 20 DSP processors at my disposal, given the quad in my Apollo and the eight in the other satellite I own. Quite stoked about it.
Softubes British Class A and American Class A plugins: Being stupid, I just thought I should get a couple of plugins from Softubes, which are designed to work with the Console. It was pretty good timing, given that they are usually priced at $225 or so, but Softubes was having a sale, so I got them for $99 and $125. Look forward to trying the different flavours.
Not too shabby, about a 1,000 bucks so far this year. I am planning to play it cautious for a while more, currently thinking about selling my Engl Fireball 100 if I get a buyer, but it isn't an exigency and I can afford to keep it.