Peter - IK Multimedia wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
wagtunes wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:52 pm
I just happened to notice the price for this thing. $400 for drums?
Surely that has to be a typo.
Surely less snark would have been appreciated. We are a business that does its research and this isn't out of line compared to the competition for what you get (as well as in general what MODO DRUM is worth). Check out the accolades for MODO DRUM, none of which say a thing about the price, current or MSRP. Sorry to sound a bit taken aback, but that's usually my reaction when someone trivializes a very complex and powerful body of work by talented people who have earned my respect for what they do.
You can get the best deal currently with the introductory pricing at $299.99 for the non-crossgrade or $199.99 for the crossgrade version. You can take an additional up to 30% off with JamPoints accrued from other IK purchases.
Peter, I assure you I was genuinely stunned at the price. Maybe I'm out of touch with reality as it's been a long time since I bought anything of significance but I paid $300 for Absolute 3 which has, well, you can look it up and see how much it comes with. In fact, with all the high end products I've ever purchased, outside of orchestral libraries which, IMO, are ridiculously priced but if you want that kind of realism don't have much choice, I have never paid that much for anything. Not even Komplete.
So yes, to see a list price for drums (again, maybe I'm just clueless) totally took me back. I was expecting $250 tops.
But maybe I should go look at all the other top drum products and see what their list prices are. Maybe I'll be just as surprised. I don't know.
I will say this much. If these are the most expensive drums on the market, which I suspect that are, I would expect them to be virtually indistinguishable from real drums.
Regardless, it's irrelevant anyway. I simply don't have that kind of money for drums. I could justify it for a good orchestral library. In fact, I just spent $1,300 for Warp IV brass and woodwinds. Nothing out there comes even close to them so if you want the best I guess you have to pay for it.
But again, I assure you, I was not meaning to be snarky. I was truly shocked.
Now I'll go look up the competition and see what they're priced at. Personally, I've never spent more than $179 on drums and that was for EZ Drummer 2. Thus my expectation that MODO Drums would be between $200 and $250 tops. $400 wasn't even a remote consideration. And while I understand with Jam point and crossgrades or whatever you can get this for less, I don't qualify. So for me it would still be $299 with the 20% off right now. Still too rich for my blood.
This is not a knock on the product. MODO Bass is the only bass I even use anymore for non electronic music. There isn't anything on the market even close to it. That's as real as it gets. Drums? As somebody who actually plays the drums, I know that there is no way you get a realistic drum feel out of a VST. It's just not possible. There are too many nuances in the playing. And with the limitations with the cymbals (there are things I simply won't be able to do) well, I'm sure you understand. And don't get me wrong. I'm not 100% content with any drum library I have. But I accept that drums will never be perfect. Given that they can't be perfect, I can't justify spending that kind of money on them.
Anyway, my apologies if I came off snarky. It wasn't my intention. As an owner of Amplitude 4 and MODO Bass I'm certainly a fan and supporter of your company. But $400 list for drums?
Maybe I'm out of touch. And if I am, fine, that's on me.
Anyway, again, I'm sorry. Let me go price stuff.
I might be equally as shocked.