Now after I made Black Friday and other sales without taking more loan. I am starting to get picture of next year's investments. This is because I checked what I already have and what gear and software I already have can do. It started from checking what my choir library can do. I found out I had older version and there was free update with many new features. Which was nice. I started to do same for everything I have. Turns out I probably have no use for gear I have wanted. Polyphonic analog synth shouldn't be first thing on my shopping list even when Deepmind 12 module has tempting price at the moment.
I can get all analog polyphony I need from my three analog synth. Rest of the polyphony will come digitally. Now when I know how amazing pads Albions and Gravity and Gravity packs have I don't need another analog synth to give them. On analog side I will get two semi-modular synths. Those will complete my modular set for now. Bigger Eurorack have to wait. On software side I will concentrate on sampled instrument which I have overlooked for some time. I will get Albion 5 and few others from sales.
On camera side there is 360 camera. Possibly GoPro Fusion if it turns out to be as good as advertised. Sigma is releasing 16 mm F1.4 which I probably have to get since it is focal length and aperture I have lot of use. Sony's E-mount doesn't have too many fast wide angle primes. I am not sure about drone. One would be nice but I don't know if I really have need for it. If Sony releases follow up to A6500 with 50 fps 4K it will go to my shopping list. I will probably get better microphones. But that is about it on camera side.
Instead of putting money on gear I will put it on tutorial. Those aren't that expensive but give much better cost benefit ratio. I probably should have done it much earlier. I would have saved lot of money by learning to use gear I had than getting something new which does same thing as what I already had.
This was kind of new year's resolution. I just didn't want to wait one month to get there. These end of the year sales made me reconsider my money usage. I planned to buy Native Instruments' pro versions of Session Strings and Session Horns only to realize I had basic versions of them. Then I found libraries I could have used in one video instead of searching free samples from internet. I guess I really should concentrate on what I already have.