The patchpoint prices are higher - same cost as Tom’s + VAT + shipping, then you pay 20% VAT on that total price + shipping from patchpoint. I think Tom allows Darrin to sell his things as they are a banana synth specialist and I guess it’s a way for those who are desperate to find something in stock somewhere (I know because I bought my synthvoice from patchpoint out of desperation - Tom said he won’t be building more until at least June/July).
Makes sense. I don’t know the prices of Tom’s stuff off the top of my head but the ones from that shop did seem a bit higher.
finally catching up on this thread. love bugbrand. sounds incredible, and as a modular system is really well thought out, everything is logical, inputs/knobs are colour coded, and modules are straightforward to use but often include neat little extras features. and tom is an outstanding person to deal with (i do wish i was able to convince him to do a white whale or ansible port. and a multiband distortion processor. i did try!).
the first system i bought from somebody went through a train derailment on its way to me, thankfully nobody was hurt and the system arrived safely. eventually expanded it to this:
unfortunately, there was a time when i really needed money, and was stupid enough to think that bug didn’t really fit my workflow, so sold most of it. then later i’d be listening to some old recordings i made and thinking “this sounds really good” and it would almost always turn out to be a recording of my old bug system. so little by little got this small system set up:
which i since expanded with a synth voice (i have an expanded DRM1 as well). now that i’ve got a chirper i think i’ll make 1 full red row with DRM1 / chirper, and use their cases to assemble a 2x16 case. i’ll try to record something for the compilation (great idea!) once it’s set up.
Those are some fantastic systems. I’m dying for a CTL1 / CTL2 to add to my setup, I think those sorts of control surfaces are very far from Tom’s mind at the moment though. Also been looking for a DRM1 for well over a year with not a single sighting of one for sale! Sounds like you’ll have an enormous system once all assembled. I loved your clips with the grids controlling your bugs.
Ooh nice, that’s the rolls royce of weevils. I still prefer the 2012 boardweevil as the filter is a bit nastier in a woolly/broken radio kind of way, but the routing options and the knobs the 2015 are excellent!
Sounds ok to me.
Better get patching
I want to join the compilation too, is there any free slots @dermo ? I think you may already have enough submissions. Thanks.
Hello sir!! Still space - I mentioned on the muffwiggler thread I may split into 2 tapes or do a vol1 and vol2 so the more the better really! The reality is that some people may not submit as intended too. So yes please do contribute we’d love to have a track from you!!
Also - wow! How many of these expanded panels did he send out! Tom says he’s adamant on not producing them for sale, I’m jealous
This thread is making me really want some bugbrand pieces. Too bad it’s so hard to get.
It’s really not too bad
Just sign up to the mailing list and you’ll get notification when things go up for sale. You do need to be reasonably quick then but it’s usually a case of hours rather than minutes.
The older discontinued items do come up for sale now and then on MW mainly but that’s a bit more pot luck.
agree with @sandy - I’ve basically kept my eyes open every day for new stuff and since I bought the crossover filter (last october I think) I’ve managed to find everything else I have - synthvoice frame, pt delay, spring tanker, chirper, syn1 weevil. Chirper wasn’t particularly hard to get, was definitely in stock over 24hours, and then there was a second batch.
There’s some fun bug compatible frac stuff out there too, I have a radiomusic module in frac, a future sound systems ‘convulsion generator’, metalbox matrix mixer… plenty of DIY frac kits around too.
I’m looking forward to hearing them all.
Thank you for reminding! My patch is ready and I’ll record it soon.
I listened to your Sidrolz album on my way to work this morning - it’s amazing! Really really love it, I can’t wait to get the tape.
Thank you for buying the album Glad you like it.
looks like i won’t be able to participate unfortunately, trying to finish something for a synth meet didn’t leave enough time to work on a track. really looking forward to it and hopefully there will be another chance to contribute!