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*heavy breathing*
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Is there a new batch being sold soon?
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SunSpots wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:15 pm Is there a new batch being sold soon?
From what I noticed in the limited messaging from Rabid Elephant during the latest wave of Natural Gates (in which I grabbed one), RE seemed to indicate that another pre-order window would open up in the near future. I jumped in on the very early days of the last pre-order, and it was almost exactly 3 months from order to delivery.
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the notice on the website says:
The pre-order window is currently closed. We will finish off shipping the remaining pre-orders in the next week or so, then will open another pre-order.
hoping portal drum development will start soon..
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So they take all you money up front for a preorder, still?
Haven’t they done several runs ? When will this preorder situation change?
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modtech wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:24 pm the notice on the website says:
The pre-order window is currently closed. We will finish off shipping the remaining pre-orders in the next week or so, then will open another pre-order.
It's said that for at least a month...
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closedLoop wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:22 pm
SunSpots wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:15 pm Is there a new batch being sold soon?
From what I noticed in the limited messaging from Rabid Elephant during the latest wave of Natural Gates (in which I grabbed one), RE seemed to indicate that another pre-order window would open up in the near future. I jumped in on the very early days of the last pre-order, and it was almost exactly 3 months from order to delivery.
Okay, we've seen RE deliver so I feel safe preordering.
I just hope gmail doesn't screw me again by spam filtering it. I thought I had a filter setup for them..
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It’s not he’s going to take your money and disappear or something….

If you want one, you can either get it directly but wait a while, or pay a stupid price on Reverb.
Maybe you’d like to buy some of these nice used modules?

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Build quality seems vastly overemphasized. Everything feels cheap and wobbly and doesn't feel better quality than an Optomix. Looks great, sounds good, but not exceptional.
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Nutritional Zero wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:05 pmsounds good, but not exceptional.
Do you think it could sound better? If so, in what way?
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Don't know what the latest runs are like but I got one from batch #2 and the build is solid, thing is built like a tank
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Nutritional Zero wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:05 pm Build quality seems vastly overemphasized. Everything feels cheap and wobbly and doesn't feel better quality than an Optomix. Looks great, sounds good, but not exceptional.
I’ll happily take it off your hands. At a reasonable price.
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Disappointing build quality.
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I think the only thing I wasn't thrilled about with my NG, which I believe was from the first batch, is the graphics seemed to rub off with time. I thought the build quality was excellent... ha otherwise the offer stands to take the NG off your hands.
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The build of it is awesome, the dark grey/black paint they use for the plate is too delicate tho.
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BLogic12 wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:12 pm Do you think it could sound better? If so, in what way?
It sounds at least as good, and in most cases better, than all other LPGs I've used.

Where it really shines though, is in the flexibility. You're not limited to one ring time, there's zero bleed, it can be about as fast as a VCA.
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cbm wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:03 am
BLogic12 wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:12 pm Do you think it could sound better? If so, in what way?
It sounds at least as good, and in most cases better, than all other LPGs I've used.

Where it really shines though, is in the flexibility. You're not limited to one ring time, there's zero bleed, it can be about as fast as a VCA.
That's high praise coming from you, cbm!

I may have to revisit this one. Thanks.
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cbm wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:03 am
BLogic12 wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:12 pm Do you think it could sound better? If so, in what way?
It sounds at least as good, and in most cases better, than all other LPGs I've used.

Where it really shines though, is in the flexibility. You're not limited to one ring time, there's zero bleed, it can be about as fast as a VCA.
I agree. I’m sure I would have a second one by now if they were instantly available/in stock always.
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ive got an optomix v1 that i also love, but i would say natural gate has a 'tighter' sound. the highs, while filtered, are a bit more in control than the optomix. The mids and lows are a bit more cloudy and loose on the optomix. really hard to describe with words but i would say the optomix sounds more like a real sound recorded to tape where natural gate sounds like the real sound i hear with my ears in the air

build quality is fine, i dont see what the gripe is here. ergonomics could be a bit better in my opinion the CV attenuator is a bit too hard to reach all patched up for such an important knob. i would also prefer a couple normalizations to reduce the clutter as i often have tiny stackcables jumping from channel to channel
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Even though I am significantly pairing down my rack, NG is a "never sell" module. It consistently surprises me with how great it sounds and how every tweak and modulation source produces satisfying musical results.

I have it permanently paired with Stages. It loves that big voltage range.
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Hey gang. Just got an email stating that pre-orders for this are open or opening again.
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fastlanestranger wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:02 pm Hey gang. Just got an email stating that pre-orders for this are open or opening again.
Thxs. « units may have lead-times up to 18 months! »
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beat4less wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:12 pm
fastlanestranger wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:02 pm Hey gang. Just got an email stating that pre-orders for this are open or opening again.
Thxs. « units may have lead-times up to 18 months! »
I prepared myself for a long wait when ordering and seeing this. I had ordered beginning of March of this year, I got it mid April.
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I'm in, but I sure hope it doesn't take 18 months.
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No news about Portal Drum... hopefully that's still on track for the end of this year.
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