How Many $.£.€ have you chucked into your dark hearted ?

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How Many $.£.€ have you chucked into your dark hearted ?

Post by josaka » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:48 pm

How Many $.£.€ do you think you have have you chucked into(invested :) ) your dark hearted monster.. (modular!) over the years ..??

:deadbanana: :emt: :moneyburn: :band:


probably something most here dont really want to think about ... :)

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Post by JohnLRice » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:19 pm

WAY more then I should have and WAY less then I want to.

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Post by Eric the Red » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:27 pm

I’m still putting the final shopping list together... but by the time I make my final parts purchase my 157u / 300hp eurocase, I’ll be about 10k deep into my DIY project.

On the Dotcom side, not nearly as much, 2xbox 11’s with only about 15 spaces filled up with mostly used modules.
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Post by Flareless » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:02 pm

Just enough to consider it a good start but not nearly enough to think the job is done :mrgreen:
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Post by TRUE DEEP » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:57 pm

Spent about 3.200 euros. Only have two 22-space portable cabinets.

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Post by josaka » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:03 pm

my first buy was a £2600 .com system..
its mostly not in my sytem now..
which means it has been replaced buy other things !
+ 5 other shelves !!!!
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Post by Esample9 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:09 pm

“My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell my synthesizer for what I told her it cost.”

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Post by sduck » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:35 pm

all of it
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Post by Ockeghem » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 pm

More than a Moog System 15
Less than a Moog System 55
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not number of modules)
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Post by Huba-Swift » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:52 pm

I'd say about 5-6k USD. I've managed to make that money fill about 80MU of spaces thanks to buying used and DIY.

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Re: How Many $.£.€ have you chucked into your dark hearted ?

Post by Rex Coil 7 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:16 am

josaka wrote:How Many $.£.€ do you think you have have you chucked into(invested :) ) your dark hearted monster.. (modular!) over the years ..??


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Post by josaka » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:00 am

Huba-Swift wrote:I'd say about 5-6k USD. I've managed to make that money fill about 80MU of spaces thanks to buying used and DIY.
for you... its.. #howmanyhoursdaysweeksmonths.. ??

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Post by Flareless » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:18 am

josaka wrote:
Huba-Swift wrote:I'd say about 5-6k USD. I've managed to make that money fill about 80MU of spaces thanks to buying used and DIY.
for you... its.. #howmanyhoursdaysweeksmonths.. ??
Excellent point! There's a dollar value associated with time and that's often incalculable.
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Post by Huba-Swift » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:59 am

josaka wrote:
Huba-Swift wrote:I'd say about 5-6k USD. I've managed to make that money fill about 80MU of spaces thanks to buying used and DIY.
for you... its.. #howmanyhoursdaysweeksmonths.. ??
It's all free time that I wouldn't have been doing anything in anyways, so it doesn't count :razz:

That being said, the amount of time I spend putting stuff together has gotten a bit insane, especially over the past month I haven't bee able to get my mind off building synthesizers. I'd say I've spent around 400-500 solid hours on building MU related DIY modules for my 5U since I started. Recently I've been spending around 30-35 hrs a week building. That's on top of full-time university courses as well as part-time work. I hate having nothing to do as I get bored extremely easily, so it's important I'm always doing something. If anyone wants me to build them a module, let me know! at this point, I'm building things I don't need just because it's so much fun. :hihi:

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Post by cycad73 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:51 am

Somewhere in the five figures, but it took many years. In the last five years I've sold more than I've bought.

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Post by kindredlost » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:21 pm

I've spent more $ than a sane person should but less than some, which is a pitiful way of excusing myself for the excessive hobby.

I do actually try to make music with it and share some of it with others on the internet. Does that count as a way to soothe my conscience?

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Post by JohnLRice » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:29 pm

kindredlost wrote:I've spent more $ than a sane person should but less than some, which is a pitiful way of excusing myself for the excessive hobby.

I do actually try to make music with it and share some of it with others on the internet. Does that count as a way to soothe my conscience?
yes, especially since your output is of exceptional quality! :nana: :hug:

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Post by Mark11Audio » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:20 pm

JohnLRice wrote:WAY more then I should have and WAY less then I want to.
What he said ^^^^^^^^

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Post by josaka » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:09 pm

mark.. you must be way up there..you have bought at least 3 or 4 major systems ...that I have seen :) :) :)

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Post by Mark11Audio » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:25 am

josaka wrote:mark.. you must be way up there..you have bought at least 3 or 4 major systems ...that I have seen :) :) :)
yeah, I'm actually afraid to add up my past 30 years... :cry: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :waah: :despair: :despair: :despair: :despair: :despair:
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Post by Stereotactixxx » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:25 am

38MU + a few euro modules + a Cirklon and peripherals to control them + wood + power + cables.

Getting closer to $10k than you’d think.

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Post by arthurdent » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:31 pm

I just got started a little over 2 years ago, I now have about $11K invested in eurorack. I started with a Mother-32, and built a 3U x 84HP skiff out of cardboard for some "extra" modules; I now have two M-32's, a 0-Coast, and a Pittsburgh Modular EP-420 case that's full. I have 2 modules that I don't do much with (BBD's), may get rid of them, but there is about another $2-3K of stuff that I "think I need to round out my system".

But I'm still thinking that I'd like to switch over to 5U...

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Post by mutierend » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:00 pm

Probably about $8k or $9k. Way, way less than what I've put into Buchla. :deadbanana:

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Post by josaka » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:39 pm

arthurdent wrote:I just got started a little over 2 years ago, I now have about $11K invested in eurorack. I started with a Mother-32, and built a 3U x 84HP skiff out of cardboard for some "extra" modules; I now have two M-32's, a 0-Coast, and a Pittsburgh Modular EP-420 case that's full. I have 2 modules that I don't do much with (BBD's), may get rid of them, but there is about another $2-3K of stuff that I "think I need to round out my system".

But I'm still thinking that I'd like to switch over to 5U...
lawd. if you are counting non modular.. forget it..nice house prices.. easy.

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Post by arthurdent » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:22 pm

josaka wrote:
arthurdent wrote:I just got started a little over 2 years ago, I now have about $11K invested in eurorack. I started with a Mother-32, and built a 3U x 84HP skiff out of cardboard for some "extra" modules; I now have two M-32's, a 0-Coast, and a Pittsburgh Modular EP-420 case that's full. I have 2 modules that I don't do much with (BBD's), may get rid of them, but there is about another $2-3K of stuff that I "think I need to round out my system".

But I'm still thinking that I'd like to switch over to 5U...
lawd. if you are counting non modular.. forget it..nice house prices.. easy.
In that cost, I did not include the Yamaha keyboard, Moog Etherwave Plus, the computer with Ableton and several Arturia synth apps, the iPad with the synth apps, headphones, monitor speakers, and then there's the stuff I bought to do DIY modules - soldering station, Oscilloscope, Fluke meter. OH YEAH, it can add up...

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