6988 posts since 13 Jun, 2001, from Somewhere else, on principle
Do you really want to go there?
I'll always buy from the dev or an online shop so I know where the license came from and so the people who made it get some money out of the deal. I paid $99 for Vacuum Pro, which is a reasonable discount and enough to justify the purchase. $80 might be a little harder to justify but Olga seems custom-made for the type of stuff we do so it's really a no-brainer for us.
The thing with Vacuum Pro is that, unlike most softsynths I've tried out, it reminds me of the good old days of going through the presets on a new hardware synth like my ESQ-M or my mate's Korg Prophecy - every patch has potential, there is almost no filler. OTOH, with a synth like z3ta+ or Massive, for example, I reckon there is probably one patch in 20 that grabs my attention. I certainly found that with the Waldorf Pulse 2 I bought last year. I went through the 300 on-board presets and found only a dozen or so worth keeping. Of course, that is plenty to justify the purchase, although Rocket still gets about 10 times more use than Pulse 2 does.
: Acer Switch5
(Core i5, Win10), Zoom U24
, Orion 64 bit
, Maschine Mikro
, Elektron Analog Keys