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Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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kbaccki
KVRAF
 
1873 posts since 12 Sep, 2004

Postby kbaccki; Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:41 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

Does the non-demo version allow you to add your own waves? Er... just googled Aiyn Zhev's review... no can do en el importo de wavo... hmmm... that's a big limitation that I'm not quite sure I understand, except if the idea is to sell "expansion packs" (blech! Image)... anyway, is it me or is there no piano sample in the bunch? Didn't see one in the demo, maybe I didn't look hard enough. In any event, if you could just load your own multisamples it'd be an all around killer, IMO, considering a lot of contemporary hybrids provide those facilities to one degree or another... Nemesis and Synthmaster come to mind... :shrug:
You need to limit that rez, bro.
BBFG#
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3508 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Postby BBFG#; Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:28 am Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

I find myself wondering for a moment on why the comparison to Blue II is Dune 2, other than their proximity of release, it seems to me they're two different ways at achieving the same sounds in a certain overlap with the question being what they can do outside of that intersection.

As always, it would be subjective at most, but when I started checking out Blue II, I found I was comparing it more to Omnisphere than Dune 2. And in that regards, for me, I feel Blue II is a better choice than Omnisphere in most of the things I would use it for.

I also found the demo restrictions of both Blue II & Dune 2 to be something that requires far too quick of a decision in using. And so, in my case, they cut off their nose in spite of their face; and any further trial is out of the question.

Bottom line for me was that Alchemy does what I need in this category and so I find the synths mentioned above to be good, but unnecessary for me.
kbaccki
KVRAF
 
1873 posts since 12 Sep, 2004

Postby kbaccki; Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:09 am Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

Not sure if there's a de facto comparison with Dune 2, other than a recent thread from somebody deciding between the two... Though I haven't read all the threads, so maybe I'm missing something... I think there's a natural inclination to compare these things, old and new, anyway... E.g., how long before we see a thread titled "Are Blue II basses phatter than Diva basses?" or some such thing... :shrug: Anyway, I think a closer comparison for Blue II would be perhaps Synthmaster? Anyway... they all be good... and fairly priced, which is fantastic for all of us... :tu:
You need to limit that rez, bro.
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Igro
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3655 posts since 26 Apr, 2007, from Noosphere

Postby Igro; Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:19 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

There is a difference in sound and amount of features.
Dune has faster envelopes and modulation. But it's not FM orientated. The workflow is faster two.
Blue 2 has so many envelopes and LFOs in a single (and only) layer, plus many morphing possibilities.
Fluc
KVRer
 
28 posts since 28 Apr, 2008

Postby Fluc; Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:14 am Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

The only synth I use now. If you make some sort of complex electronic music that thing may be all you'll ever need.
Tons of modulation and sound shaping options, everything is modular, onboard fx system is totally targetable and all fx are top notch.
With several algorithms one can have patches that, with proper operation can become unique instruments with very broad original timbre range. Love it and choose over massive, diversion, dune, tone2 synths and others.. Drop over it ohmcide and proper enhancing/mastering chain and you have top notch sounds without problems as Blue 2 is very good optimized and not cpu hungry at all:)
you can't stop what can't be stopped
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cyphersuit
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2149 posts since 12 Nov, 2009

Postby cyphersuit; Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:41 am Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

demoed, then bought the license from jrr. seems like i can not activate the demo. is that right? nowhere on the rp page it was written to download the full file again...
Finally!
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Aloysius
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10573 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:01 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

cyphersuit wrote:demoed, then bought the license from jrr. seems like i can not activate the demo. is that right? nowhere on the rp page it was written to download the full file again...


Please visit the software company's website to register and download your new software.
Enjoy!
I feel like Buddha Holly
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cyphersuit
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2149 posts since 12 Nov, 2009

Postby cyphersuit; Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:16 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

Lol, you are right / JRR is right..

..somehow i had to delete the demo first for it to work.
Finally!
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Aloysius
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10573 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:31 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

cyphersuit wrote:Lol, you are right / JRR is right..

..somehow i had to delete the demo first for it to work.


:)
I feel like Buddha Holly
V-GER
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564 posts since 2 Oct, 2011

Postby V-GER; Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:46 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

Concerning issues I'm not using it much since sometimes it won't let the host recall the preset as it was tweaked with the project, the way all other commercial plugins I have do. I found I had to save every preset and variations on a preset within the rigid old school preset management system of Blue II itself to be sure it would be recalled as desired. As I generally make a slight variation on a patch/preset that I've made from scratch from the init patch for every new version of a project it became to much of a hassle.

That this issue comes and goes makes me question the stability of the plugin in its present form, it happens slightly less than half the time. I mentioned it to usersupport and the reply was I had to use it's own built in preset management system to save my presets.

All my other plugins just work and let the host do the recalling as I think they should, why can't Blue II? :? It's even more expensive than many of them. Dissapointing. :(
"Well, I haven't tried anything yet. I need to research solutions
first."
kbaccki
KVRAF
 
1873 posts since 12 Sep, 2004

Postby kbaccki; Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:25 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

V-GER wrote:That this issue comes and goes makes me question the stability of the plugin in its present form, it happens slightly less than half the time. I mentioned it to usersupport and the reply was I had to use it's own built in preset management system to save my presets.


Really!? That's what I would classify under "the wrong answer"...
You need to limit that rez, bro.
awol9000
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546 posts since 3 Sep, 2009, from Vancouver

Postby awol9000; Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:36 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

BBFG# wrote:I also found the demo restrictions of both Blue II & Dune 2 to be something that requires far too quick of a decision in using. And so, in my case, they cut off their nose in spite of their face; and any further trial is out of the question.


Blue and Predator work past their 30 day demo date. All I noticed was noise being more frequent. Great for people like me who usually change their minds later on ( I just reinstalled it again). :)
BBFG#
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3508 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Postby BBFG#; Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:55 pm Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

awol9000 wrote:
BBFG# wrote:I also found the demo restrictions of both Blue II & Dune 2 to be something that requires far too quick of a decision in using. And so, in my case, they cut off their nose in spite of their face; and any further trial is out of the question.


Blue and Predator work past their 30 day demo date. All I noticed was noise being more frequent. Great for people like me who usually change their minds later on ( I just reinstalled it again). :)

Yes they do, and the noise became so frequent I couldn't take it anymore.
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osiris
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7320 posts since 20 Nov, 2003, from Lost and Spaced

Postby osiris; Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:45 am Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

If you have a bug and let them know in the appropriate thread below Rob and Concrete Fx team are always quick to respond. That's why we have separate developer threads here (I believe )
BBFG#
KVRAF
 
3508 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Postby BBFG#; Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:25 am Re: Blue 2 - What's Your Take?

osiris wrote:If you have a bug and let them know in the appropriate thread below Rob and Concrete Fx team are always quick to respond. That's why we have separate developer threads here (I believe )

It's not a bug since it's designed that way. It is however, an annoying nag.
I think given more time with less nag, I would have probably succumbed to buying it.
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