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2012 purchase regrets?

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

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KVRian
 
990 posts since 31 Oct, 2002, from the high desert

Postby Aural Chaos; Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:51 am

This Plugin .
Everyone here always says how great it is, so I finally broke down and bought after all these years.
To be honest I can't even hear if it is doing anything.
Plus, it went on sale right after I paid my hard earned!
KVRist
 
43 posts since 14 Aug, 2012

Postby SirkusPi; Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:26 am

MVocoder if anything, because I can't seem to get it to sound good. But it was quite cheap when I got it, and I strongly suspect my inability to get good results is substantially my own fault, so I'm really not too upset. Still, I've played around with the demo for Waldorf's Lector vocoder, and I get great results with that; unfortunately, it's substantially more expensive, but I wish I'd saved up my MVocoder money to put towards buying Lector one day instead.
KVRer
 
13 posts since 1 Jul, 2009, from New York

Postby menthol; Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:38 am

Speaking of AudioMIDI, I just realized I have't received an email newsletter from them in ages. I thought maybe they lost my info, but I'm still registered on their site. Has anyone else been getting these?
KVRian
 
708 posts since 30 Mar, 2012

Postby audientronic; Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:47 am

menthol wrote:Speaking of AudioMIDI, I just realized I have't received an email newsletter from them in ages. I thought maybe they lost my info, but I'm still registered on their site. Has anyone else been getting these?

Seems they are bankrupt.
KVRian
 
708 posts since 30 Mar, 2012

Postby audientronic; Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:17 am

I don't so much regret what I bought (maybe a couple of unnecessary no-brainers, but hey, they were cheap!)...

I regret how much I spent. :-o
KVRAF
 
2835 posts since 10 Sep, 2003, from Karlskoga, Stockholm, Sweden
 

Postby Crackbaby; Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:39 am

im kind of puzzled what "no-brainer" actually implies ... :lol:
i picture zombies in a music store buying whatever the clerk is handing to them
Elektron Machinedrum Mk1 UW, Analog4, Octatrack
Soundcraft EFX12, Alesis 3630, Nanocompressor, Zoom G13, Tapco 3630
Gordon-Smith Gypsy, Yamaha THR10, P-80
M-Audio Delta 24/96 PCI
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KVRAF
 
2758 posts since 21 Oct, 2002, from "somewhere between digital and analog"
 

Postby DHR53; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:00 am

Hmmm... I'm sure this is not going to go over too good but, I have downloaded the Diva demo twice and I can't see why I should have this AND Zebra? Zebra does it all and uses very little cpu as well. I just don't hear the "analogness" in Diva. I do have mild Tinnitis though... Ha! :)
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KVRAF
 
4997 posts since 6 Oct, 2004

Postby glokraw; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:10 am

I've got Tineertus, still not sure if I'd want to trade :?

The little I have used the Diva demo, convinces me that in capable hands,
the magic will appear. Just don't bury jewels in the mix, or it's a waste of money.

I regret not pouncing on some hardware synth bargains last year,
but I got my wife a QS8 for Valentines...only 22 more shopping days, guys!
But shes looking suspiciously
at my side of the bed being a bit higher than hers.
Hope she doesn't look under the mattress, and ruin the surprise :-o
Pretty heavy to be hiding it in the attic :hihi:
KVRAF
 
3646 posts since 12 May, 2008

Postby Echoes in the Attic; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 am

Crackbaby wrote:
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

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Yes it's quite odd indeed. It has 256 sample delay. so at 44.1, that means 6 ms additional latency in addition to your regular audio and plug-in buffer. Most plug-in instruments have no extra latency besides the plug-in buffer. The only other two I've come across (over many many instruments!) that do add latency are Camel Alchemy and Addictive Keys (both 64 samples = 1.5ms). 1.5 ms is ok. But 6? That's a lot to add to a set for one plug-in.
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KVRAF
 
3140 posts since 11 Aug, 2006, from Austin, TX

Postby bmrzycki; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:19 am

jacqueslacouth wrote: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.
This is true. Many of the presets are washed in Reverb and delay to showcase the synth. However, the pure synthesis engine of Omni is quite good and a lot of the presets can be tamed by removing or lowering the amount of FX in the chain.

The good news is both Diva and Omnisphere seem to have good resale value in the market place. Omni is a bit more work to get transferred but if you're serious about the regret you should be able to unload them both for most of the money you paid for them.

(And I would never call Alchemy a poor-man's anything. It's an amazing synth.)
KVRist
 
464 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Postby robotmonkey; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:41 am

Aural Chaos wrote:This Plugin .
Everyone here always says how great it is, so I finally broke down and bought after all these years.
To be honest I can't even hear if it is doing anything.
Plus, it went on sale right after I paid my hard earned!


Are you using x32 bit host? This is supposed to be a x64 plugin. :hihi:
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KVRian
 
645 posts since 30 May, 2007, from Syracuse, NY, USA
 

Postby lionscub68; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:43 am

Korg microSampler.
It has since been sold.
Sure it's not a plugin, but still.
Starting to feel that way about the Wavedrum Mini, too.
KVRAF
 
6189 posts since 24 May, 2009, from USA! USA! USA! Oh, give it up...

Postby 4lb Kitty; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:53 am

Not a thing. :D

I had some regrets from 2011 purchases, but I made sure this year that everything I bought was something that I thoroughly investigated.

I also struck some pretty good deals in sales this year. All the better! :tu:
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Reaper 4 (Not a fan), Some VSTs, Win8.1 Pro 64, 32GB RAM, 3.25TB total HDD, SSD
KVRist
 
393 posts since 21 Sep, 2011, from Northern California
 

Postby Panphobia; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:53 am

Nothing!!!!!!

This was the year of " I can't afford crap right now," but I still got some really good sale prices. For example the penultimate version of wusik station for almost free (idgac if the sample library is MEH, I NEED it!) and some stunning kontakt instruments by Hollow Sun and Synth Magic for less than cup of coffee. I don't know why they do that, but I will gladly partake.

What did I regret NOT buying? The sale on Rhino's presets, $25 for everything. I was in the middle of moving long distance, and was unable to jump on the sale before it ended.

Here's to another year of hoarding every free, expensive, and everything in between vst that I can get my hand on!
KVRian
 
1269 posts since 26 Jul, 2004
 

Postby classic; Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:57 am

Regrets.

Well, Rapture and Karma FX Modular.
They sound.................horrible, both.
Just try to use the Karma FX big EQ for some material.
I should have kept all that money and by Dune.................shit:)
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