VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
6182 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:14 am

I realize I'm going far off track here but I thought I'd throw this out about C/R

When the software company I worked for went bust. We released two tools. One for properly cleaning the registry in case of improper installation and another with a key generator. Ta da everyone gets free software. Not that anyone could use it to it's fullest potential because flash is dead. After several months of keeping the domain alive long after the company ceased to exist with links and instructions and clear information on our website. We'd still get the occasional I want my software back posts on FB EVEN Though The first post is all about how to get the software back. And then they will reply to an older post asking the same question again because..... They are either to lazy to read what has already been written or they feel like an explanation to someone else is not the same as an explanation to them personally.

I'd link to the web.archive and explain the process. Later I just reopened my domain and linked to the tools there.. ... generator/

The second one was when are you going to come out with an HTML5 version of the software, even when they start the conversation with "I know the company is dead but still"

Some people think that the software isn't done till the last user is dead. They are the same people who carry tubes (valves) in their pockets looking for a radio shack because the 1962 RCA B&W TV isn't working and everything will be fine once they get that tube replaced.
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1366 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:25 am

you can tell that over and over.
The reality is different. All of the companies that promised such a final version ( and I had plugins from) did NOT do this when they disappeared. End of story, I don't buy c/r any more.

And I will also point this out when the next c/r plugin gets released that I am interested in. If that changes the mind of only one developer and I can buy that plugin finally it was worth it.
I would love to buy the VB3 II even with this price tag....

121 posts since 9 Mar, 2018

Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 am

Guido, FFS, tell these stinky beggars already, are you considering changing your protection at all?

Or they will keep begging until the end of time.

Set the record straight so they can fock off for good.

6182 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:34 am

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Synapse Audio Dune 3 I'm in love

1859 posts since 14 Mar, 2006

Post Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:37 am

That only means we can't sue them. I don't think anyone has suggested we should. People have a perfect right to be unhappy with the lack of support, though, and take that into consideration when considering future products from the same vendor.
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1296 posts since 17 Aug, 2003 from Italy

Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:38 am

FYI... a first update was just released: Version 1.0.1 fixes some minor bugs and adds some more features.

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21939 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:47 am

Nice update but popup windows still fall to the background on Windows unfortunately... I really hope you'll eventually give up on popup windows and make them all a part of the GUI with tabs. :)

272 posts since 29 Dec, 2007

Post Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:01 pm

Late to the party again. Would be helpful if put a note in the first post to skip about 10 pages or so, lol.

So now 64bit only... well that means no more V-machine compatibility :(:( sad as it would mean instant buy for me given that Blue3 is no compatible with it too.

Still saving for a Mojo then.
dickiefunk wrote:At the moment I own VB3 v1.4 NI Vintage Organs. I've been trying the demo version of VB3-II and GG Audio Blue3 and have been comparing them to VB3-1.4 and Vintage Organs. Whilst VB3-II does sound very good I've been most impressed with Blue3's overall sound. I have also been impressed with the demos I've heard of AcousticSamples B5 but sadly there's no demo to download and try :(

Has anyone compared Blue3 to B5?
Here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=488585 I was trying to do a comparison but didn't get much feedback from peops, maybe the didn't like it or the links do not open? Here they open fine. Cheers


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2715 posts since 22 Mar, 2006 from cornwall

Post Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:47 pm

I've just picked up Acousticsamples B5 in their summer sale and I have to say I'm loving it. I've been doing quite a lot of a/b'ing with VB3II, GG Audio's Blue3 and NI's Vintage Organs over the past couple of days and B5 and Blue3 are my clear favourites. Out of B5 and Blue3 I personally prefer B5 but Blue3 is very good! B5 just sounds so real and comes the closest to my experience of playing a real hammond.
GG Audio are updating Blue3 to v2.0 at some point and I will be very interested in trying out the demo for this! However, for now B5 is my go to hammond emulation.

177 posts since 7 Apr, 2002 from Belfast

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:16 am

Played VB3-II in church on Sunday. Great sound, until the AU crashed Mainstage with notes still sounding. Gutted!!
Anyone else had problems? Standalone version maybe?
Really want this one to work.

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21939 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:04 am

Definitely reach out to Guido to inform him on that.

I had no crashes with VB3-II over here on W10...

177 posts since 7 Apr, 2002 from Belfast

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 pm

Good to know ED, thanks, might try it on a surface pro next - the interface would work well with a touchscreen I reckon :)
So far I haven't been able to reproduce any crash, so my issue could well have been user error (I was changing the rotary controller settings between songs - I won't try that again!) , and I must say it had been very stable in the testing I did before hand (I mostly tested the standalone)

3208 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:21 pm

I use mac and am considering VB3-II and Blue3 and I can’t decide for the life of me which one to get.
I do enjoy tweaking and both seem pretty tweakable... Any one here have both that can offer a brief comparison please?

121 posts since 9 Mar, 2018

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:04 pm

can’t decide for the life of me which one to get
wait a little for Blue3 version 2, may be very well worth it. coming this year.

177 posts since 7 Apr, 2002 from Belfast

Post Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:46 pm

I don't own Blue3 (though as a modelled organ fan would certainly be tempted by V2!) but had the demo on my computer for ages trying to decide. It was very impressive.
VB3-2 is magnificent - makes me smile when playing every time! And I've had no further crashes.
Both have very good demos available - install and enjoy!
Edit - one advantage Blue3 has is the separate rotary FX plugin. Something to run an ageing hardware clone through (XK-3c in my case). Might buy V2 for that reason :)

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