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2012 purchase regrets?

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

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KVRist
 
67 posts since 3 Jan, 2012

Postby shponglefan; Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:28 pm

I regret not taking advantage of NI's 50% off black Friday sale. Now I'll have to wait until next year :(
KVRist
 
67 posts since 3 Jan, 2012

Postby shponglefan; Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:29 pm

jacqueslacouth wrote:DIVA and Omnisphere, never again will I listen to the hype.


I have to think that if you're not happy with those, you won't be happy with any VST synth.
KVRian
 
996 posts since 14 Jun, 2012, from Toronto, Canada

Postby schnapsglas; Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:39 pm

filter303 wrote:Something that I really regret buying is Studio One v2 because I am extremely disappointed of it's high cpu usage. I expected the issue to be solved with the last big update, but I ended up being wrong. Many plugins I own need about 4-5x less cpu if I use Reaper.
I like the DAW itself but the CPU problems make it useless for me. Using studio one makes my computer look like I never updated it after my Q6600.
There is no way I am ever going to upgrade to V3 if they don't fix this. It simply does not matter to me how many new features they add if it uses CPU the way it does now.


This. I like the DAW, but it is missing quite a bit. Should have gone to Sonar, X2 seems quite nice.
KVRist
 
489 posts since 8 Nov, 2003, from Mexico City

Postby donato; Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:45 pm

filter303 wrote:Something that I really regret buying is Studio One v2 because I am extremely disappointed of it's high cpu usage.


Have you checked the S1 forums about this? I switched from Cubase 6 to S1 and am able to run about 15-20% more plugs now. Weird your CPU is actually higher???
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KVRian
 
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Postby KevWestBeats; Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:50 pm

Sonar X1. Well idk if regret is the right word more like disappointed. I love Sonar but hate that it doesn't work right with Reason or my audio interface.
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KVRist
 
487 posts since 14 Jun, 2006, from Espoo / Finland

Postby filter303; Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:11 pm

donato wrote:
filter303 wrote:Something that I really regret buying is Studio One v2 because I am extremely disappointed of it's high cpu usage.


Have you checked the S1 forums about this? I switched from Cubase 6 to S1 and am able to run about 15-20% more plugs now. Weird your CPU is actually higher???


Maybe I should read S1 forums more often, but I have tried to find the answer for my problems from various places and I can't seem to the solution. I remember reading some other people complaining about the same thing.
If I remember it right there was none of these issues in V1.
KVRAF
 
3429 posts since 12 May, 2008

Postby Echoes in the Attic; Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:15 pm

Aalto. Great sounding synth, but I'm not cool with adding an extra 6ms latency to my entire Ableton set. Now I cant sell it. But of course both of these things I could have found out before buying so my bad.
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KVRist
 
325 posts since 17 Nov, 2004, from Murrumburrah, Australia
 

Postby jacqueslacouth; Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:21 pm

shponglefan wrote:
jacqueslacouth wrote:DIVA and Omnisphere, never again will I listen to the hype.


I have to think that if you're not happy with those, you won't be happy with any VST synth.


Actually, no, I absolutely love Alchemy and Sugarbytes Cyclops.....just shows, different sounds for different artists. I guess I was expecting a lot more of the other two. DIVA simply doesn't do it for me, I can see the character of the sound that others appreciate so much, however, it is simply not applicable to what I do. Omnisphere may be more puzzling considering I have heard Alchemy described as a poor mans Omnisphere. I just find it hard to make it fit into what I am doing without it feeling overwhelming, it sounds, to my ears, to big, it swamps everything and tends to be discordant with the ambient sounds I am building around.
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KVRist
 
214 posts since 4 Oct, 2009, from Portland, OR

Postby UltimateOutsider; Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:35 pm

Ableton Suite - Should have just gotten Live. I've never used the Suite instruments in a single project. And now I've pretty much switched back to Cubase anyway. I like having Live around for experimentation, but Suite was a waste.

Waves Tune - Probabaly a fine product, but I got it so I'd have vocal tuning support in Ableton Live... but then I discovered that it's completely unsupported in Live (my fault for not checking the compatibility list- although that list doesn't cover everything, and leaves out some details)- and Cubase already has VariAudio. :(

Maschine - As much as I think it's a well-made product with a great sound library, I just never freaking use it. Just packed it up and put it in the basement last week. If I don't use it in the next year, I'll get rid of it.

Waldorf Edition - There was a big sale a few months ago, but I'm never gonna use these things.

ON THE FENCE: MIDI Quest 10 - I bought this in December after working with the demo almost daily for 2 weeks. I researched alternatives, and MIDI Quest was the only currently-produced package that supported all of my hardware synths (D-110, MKS-50/70/80/7, SY85). Unfortunately, the feature I wanted most (VST mode) was not available in the demo, so I bought the program in faith. It didn't work out. And even just as a straight editor/librarian, I run into quirks and bugs every time I use it. I really need SOMETHING to edit patches on my rack synths because going through the front panel is just torture. Haven't completely given up yet, but getting close.
KVRAF
 
2820 posts since 10 Sep, 2003, from Karlskoga, Stockholm, Sweden
 

Postby Crackbaby; Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:54 pm

Echoes in the Attic wrote:Aalto. Great sounding synth, but I'm not cool with adding an extra 6ms latency to my entire Ableton set. Now I cant sell it. But of course both of these things I could have found out before buying so my bad.


Why is it adding 6ms of latency? Seems odd for a synth :-o

..

I regret Image-Line's Groove Machine .. should've demoed it. Bought it mainly as a "revenge" at Maschine's crappy software sequencer .. but no, it didn't make me feel better :?
However, on the other side, I also bought Drumaxx which has turned out to be my best* purchase this year! Well worth the price of both :D
Other things i regret is having to sell Ace, Diva and Oxium..
Hmm.. not really a regret as i got it for free but NI's Massive Maschine edition. Used it once :P


*shared with Mulab (try beta of version 5 guys!!!) and mux if it was 2012 i bought it :)
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KVRist
 
316 posts since 2 Mar, 2005
 

Postby Saukar30; Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:01 pm

Kontakt.

I really love my sf2s, and free kontakt presets that I have accumulated for it and I wanted to use it to possibly use just 1 sampler to use for everything. For me personally... I just don't like the workflow. I just don't like the modular approach and for me its too hard to set up modulations & customize. It's a great sampler & I can see why it's number one.... but just not for me. I'm better off just using the player for 30 minutes or converting my files to sfz.

Unfortunately, I still havent found a sampler that fits for me. I would've rather received Independence but there are no 3rd party libraries & registration is a pain. Mach5 & Halion4 use dongles & are too expensive.

I think I'm better off in the free market for my samplers using my host (Orion & Reaper for simple stuff), Zampler & Shortcircuit for drums, sf2s & simple playback/manipulation, Wusikstation & Sampletank for libraries.
KVRist
 
154 posts since 14 Jan, 2013

Postby Nightpolymath; Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:11 pm

Massive was an impulse buy. No big regrets, though, but I just don't use it that much for anything.
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KVRian
 
608 posts since 7 Dec, 2008, from Global Cowboy

Postby digitalboytn; Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:17 pm

Saukar30 wrote:Kontakt.

It's a great sampler....


Well - it's a "sampler" that doesn't actually sample :hihi:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....
KVRAF
 
1971 posts since 17 Jan, 2008
 

Postby michael2; Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:59 pm

Chromaphone. maybe this is sacrilege, but it sounds kind of dated to me (like an old This Mortal Coil record) and uses a lot of CPU (which would be fine if i liked the sound of it more). I think it's probably a great synth for someone, but not for me. I never like the sound of physical modeling though.

Just dawned on me: we should move this thread to the marketplace and start wheeling and dealing with each other. :)
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KVRist
 
486 posts since 9 Jul, 2008

Postby SadPuppyBlues; Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:23 pm

DIVA

I regret not getting it.
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