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2012 purchase regrets?

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

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KVRAF
 
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Postby V'ger; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:11 pm 2012 purchase regrets?

Which apps or plugins you bought last year seemed a good idea at the time, but later turned out to be big regrets?

Instead of having multiple similar threads in every section of the forum here, all audio software can be listed here, synth, effect, DAW or whatever.

The products don't have be released in 2012, just bought by you that year.

For me it was FL Studio (too cumbersome to use)
ElectraX (wrongly forced to uninstall/sell by developer)
LinComp (doesn't even start)
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Postby TristezaOrange; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:19 pm

I REGRET NOTHING!!!!!
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KVRist
 
356 posts since 17 Nov, 2004, from Penrith, Australia
 

Postby jacqueslacouth; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:25 pm

DIVA and Omnisphere, never again will I listen to the hype.
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KVRAF
 
2764 posts since 13 Jan, 2005, from Deutschland

Postby murnau; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:27 pm

V'ger wrote:Which apps or plugins you bought last year seemed a good idea at the time, but later turned out to be big regrets?

For me it was FL Studio (too cumbersome to use)


ever heard that IL provide a great functional demo of FL? so why you bought it? pretty unfair imo.
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KVRian
 
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Postby fedexnman; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:28 pm

I regret DAW hopping . Buying selling trading Hosts sucks , Im gonna stick with one from now on , but on another note if something new comes out again . lol :hihi:
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Postby RunBeerRun; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:30 pm

I use Oxiyum in Cubeass.
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KVRian
 
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Postby leggie; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:37 pm

I got an app on the iPad this year called sleep talker and it's destroyed my arguement with the missus how much i snore and wheese when im asleep !
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Postby revo11; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:43 pm

absynth, should've just bought zebra...
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Postby V'ger; Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:51 pm

murnau wrote:ever heard that IL provide a great functional demo of FL? so why you bought it?

Nothing great about it. Just a regular demo. Great would be 60 days fully functional like Reaper. Bought it as it was half price with only a few days left of the sale and was thinking to use it for collaboration. Gave it a fair good shot because of it, but had to park it. Now I can't even sell it because Image-Line (as I believe the only DAW maker?) doesn't allow me to do so.. :dog: (another reason to regret it)
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Postby ksandvik; Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:10 pm

revo11 wrote:absynth, should've just bought zebra...


Absynth is special, but if you were looking for a typical subtractive synth, it ain't that.
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Postby Ben H; Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:16 pm

Translator Pro.

I was hoping that since it had now reached "version 6" that it wouldn't be such a buggy piece of crap, like the old version was.

Bad news. It's still a buggy piece of crap, but it looks prettier.

I submitted a few bug reports of reproducable errors and heard back the first couple of times, then nothing. No response, no acknowledgements, no requests for more info, nothing.

I have a pile more bugs I've uncovered, but I'm not feeling motivated to bother sending them if they aren't even going to be read or worked on.

Oh well, I got it at half price. I guess I should be grateful.
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Postby dalor; Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:32 pm

V'ger wrote:Which apps or plugins you bought last year seemed a good idea at the time, but later turned out to be big regrets?
Lexicon Total Bundle. Not for its quality but its extreme price drop.
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Postby JJBiener; Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:35 pm

I don't have any regrets. Quite the contrary. Some of the things I picked up cheap at the auction turned out to be far cooler than I thought when I was bidding on them. It is always good to get more than what was expected.
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Postby revo11; Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:42 pm

who said anything about "looking for a typical subtractive synth"? It's not like zebra is all about vanilla subtractive synthesis.

Absynth is not terrible, my issue is the quality of the oscillators and effects isn't particularly inspiring. I'm not sure if it's an aliasing issue or what, but my reaction to most absynth patches is, "that's kindof a cool processing/modulation concept, but the sound itself isn't that great". With zebra, even the pure oscillators sound damn good.

It does seem to capture a certain 90s-era processing-centric idm sound, but imo everything it does, other synths can do better at this point. One could argue that zebra can't do the sample-based processing, but then alchemy is a few notches above absynth in that regard.

ksandvik wrote:
revo11 wrote:absynth, should've just bought zebra...


Absynth is special, but if you were looking for a typical subtractive synth, it ain't that.
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Postby liquidsound; Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:03 pm

jacqueslacouth wrote:DIVA and Omnisphere, never again will I listen to the hype.
:o
MuLab & MUX, Zebra-Bazille-ACE-Diva-Diversion-Dune2-Xils4-Aalto
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