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by Licudi
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT
Replies: 228
Views: 6139

Re: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT

Books have traditionally been VAT free, but e-books certainly used to attract the full rate. That's true. Another one of those stealth taxes... Also the free shipping threshold, which was £99 when I ordered a couple of Doepfer bits between Xmas and New Year is now £135, although the shipping cost i...
by Licudi
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT
Replies: 228
Views: 6139

Re: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT

Some interesting comments here but perhaps it’s better this doesn't turn into a discussion of the UK leaving the EU as I'm sure that will result in the thread’s deletion. It's intended more as a catch-all for the complications (and learning curve) of the new world we find ourselves in. I think that ...
by Licudi
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT
Replies: 228
Views: 6139

Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT

Quick heads-up for the unwary: Thomann prices to the UK no longer include VAT. You'll need to factor-in an additional 22% charge as a minimum. Interestingly, neither Bax's or Schneidersladen's sites show a similar change at the time of writing, though that may alter after the New Year break or when ...
by Licudi
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: gooey minibrute knobs and slider caps - any source for new?
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: gooey minibrute knobs and slider caps - any source for new?

The end cheeks on my MIniBrute SE became doghair collectors. Biogdegradable plastic is all very well but I'd prefer it to last for more than a year.
by Licudi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2396
Views: 114690

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

If I was a shareholder or boss at Yamaha/Korg and found out that you as an employee had arranged giving money away without getting at least the same value in promotion or with some handy tax dodge, then I would demand you be fired and even sued for compensation. Apparently there's no such thing as ...
by Licudi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Moog Eurorack screw size?
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Moog Eurorack screw size?

On a related matter, anyone know of a UK-available ready-made 60HP threaded strip for the Moog skiff?
by Licudi
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2396
Views: 114690

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Kattefjaes wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:47 am
That would be the reported shedloads of plastic surgery to retain those creepily youthful looks, I imagine.
It is odd that a 60-years-old man uses a 30-years-old photograph as his Gearslutz avatar. Careful with that painting, Dorian ...
by Licudi
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2396
Views: 114690

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

I see you've booked for the full half-hour.
by Licudi
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

group molded with a plastic 'living' hinge? Like we see in many other low cost keybeds. The Roland K-25M is one of those hinged affairs - a key snapped-off mine and I was told to bin it. I'd like to say I was pummelling it with some fervour but I was playing a gentle Morricone-esque ditty. Maybe th...
by Licudi
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2396
Views: 114690

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

kons wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Licudi wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Be interesting to see if any of the YT shills respond to Jordan's op-ed video.
can you link me to an example of one of these 'shills'?
Yes, but I only do self-incrimination on Saturdays.
by Licudi
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.
Replies: 2396
Views: 114690

Re: Behringer: practices, ethics, morals and legitimacy.

Be interesting to see if any of the YT shills respond to Jordan's op-ed video.
by Licudi
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: behringer teases...4-note poly Model-D???
Replies: 172
Views: 16270

Re:

3hands wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:23 pm
I have the MS20 mini, and it’s the same build quality as my Korg MS10.
I don't recall fake nuts on the MS-10.
by Licudi
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Artist Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Harold Budd
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: R.I.P. Harold Budd

John Foxx shared some recollections a few years ago on his work with Budd:

https://thequietus.com/articles/23241-j ... k-by-track
by Licudi
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

@Licudi MIDI out enough? Or does it have to have MIDI IN also? I posted a panel layout of my 1049 module recently in a DIY thread. It has more than you've asked for. Sometime next year it will become paired with several different width KBDs, one of those being 4 octaves. In a 3620-like enclosure. M...
by Licudi
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: What new booty did you buy?
Replies: 7713
Views: 647904

Re: What new booty did you buy?

Finally bought a new Perfourmer Mk.II with CV/Gates. Now to see whether it replaces my 'austerity' 2003 Perfourmer or if I end up keeping both.
by Licudi
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

I dislike the keystep touchpad for modwheels - what an unplayble design, those flat panels for modulation. Agree with you there - I'm always triggering the ribbons on the KeyStep by accident. I'd really like a DIN-MIDI/CV-equipped controller with an on-off switch, Moog pitch and mod wheels and at l...
by Licudi
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ID these knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: ID these knobs

Many thanks for the info. Vermona used off-the-shelf Rean knobs on its later DRM1s and Perfourmers so I assumed the metal-knobs were standard parts as well.
by Licudi
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Monooprice 25 key midi controller
Replies: 23
Views: 865

Re: Monooprice 25 key midi controller

Design values are low in the industry but that looks particularly hideous. :foul: Can't be much fun to play either except for those who sees a musical keyboard as no more than a series of on/off switches. Is it really better value than a KeyStep 37 for £100? https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=60...
by Licudi
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Shortest Eurorack cables?
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: Shortest Eurorack cables?

Polar Noise (now relocated to Rotterdam) is back online; here's the link to the shielded cables page where you can find their short 5cm (2") cables: https://polarnoise.com/product/shielded-eurorack-patch-cables/ Arno says he's still UK-based in the site's shipping section. Guess he missed that bit.
by Licudi
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Shortest Eurorack cables?
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: Shortest Eurorack cables?

Funky40 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 pm
what i miss is 7.5cm cables in my selection
Befaco does 7cm. In purple only, though.
by Licudi
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Music Tech DIY
Topic: ID these knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 224

ID these knobs

Anyone able to ID the manufacturer of these knobs? They were used by Vermona on a couple of its products from the early noughties. Rememember, sourcing a supply guarantees you and your loved ones a place in heaven... * *see T&Cs. [attachment=0]s-l16004.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]s-l16003.jpg[/att...
by Licudi
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Eurorack Modules
Topic: Best module to make explosions?
Replies: 48
Views: 1415

Re: Best module to make explosions?

I hear Whirlpool is number one.
by Licudi
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Modular Synth General Discussion
Topic: Have you a bedside synth?
Replies: 44
Views: 1460

Re: Have you a bedside synth?

3hands wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:44 pm
I sleep on an air mattress most nights in my studio. So I would say... everything I own is a bedside synth!
This thread is turning into 'Have you a bedside studio?', but during his London period Vangelis had strategically placed sofabeds around Nemo for those gruelling late-night sessions.
by Licudi
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: UK & EU Black Friday 2020 hardware deals
Replies: 7
Views: 595

Re: UK & EU Black Friday 2020 hardware deals

Bax has 7.5% off everything. Couple of bargains - KeyStep 37 for £100 and Pro 3 SE for £1420.

https://www.bax-shop.co.uk/synthesizer/ ... sequential

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