Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

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Tappistry
KVRian
875 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:13 am

bharris22 wrote:I noticed that there are a lot of people selling iZotope Music Production Bundle 2 over the past few days. Is there any particular reason why? In other words, if you purchase a new Ozone 8 license with an upgrade price, can you sell the underlying MPB 2? Or are people just tired of iZotope for some reason?

I have Ozone 4 and Alloy 2, and was thinking about upgrading to the MPB2, but if one of the new bundles is much better, maybe I will save for that instead. However, I tend to think I would be fine with MPB2 with the previous iterations of each program (i.e., Ozone 7, Neutron 1, etc.), given the price difference between MPB2 and the latest and greatest bundles.
There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.

rockhopper
KVRist
130 posts since 31 Oct, 2015

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:39 am

Backsnack wrote: There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.
I'm one of those, and I contacted iZotope and got this reply:
Thanks for reaching out and for the feedback! Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature a wide variety of new features, including our state of the art Tonal Balance Control. However, we understand the concerns regarding the price of our products, and will be happy to pass along feedback to our product management team. We thank you for using iZotope products, and feel free to reach back out with further questions or feedback.
As I own the Music Production Bundle 2 and RX Advanced (plus a few more) I'd still have to pay $299 just to get Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 (as I have everything else in the bundle), So I'm also one of those who is considering selling my iZotope products.

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lnikj
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1774 posts since 23 May, 2005 from the North Cornwall coast

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:44 am

rockhopper wrote:
Backsnack wrote: There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.
I'm one of those, and I contacted iZotope and got this reply:
Thanks for reaching out and for the feedback! Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature a wide variety of new features, including our state of the art Tonal Balance Control. However, we understand the concerns regarding the price of our products, and will be happy to pass along feedback to our product management team. We thank you for using iZotope products, and feel free to reach back out with further questions or feedback.
As I own the Music Production Bundle 2 and RX Advanced (plus a few more) I'd still have to pay $299 just to get Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 (as I have everything else in the bundle), So I'm also one of those who is considering selling my iZotope products.
"Reach out" is one of their favourite phrases. The Bradbot used to use it all the time in communications about Iris. Can't stand it personally.

I own a lot of their products but they have changed for the worse as a company. I am still apoplectic about Iris becoming abandonware.

They'll never get another penny out of me; I'll make do with the versions I've got until they stop working.

rockhopper
KVRist
130 posts since 31 Oct, 2015

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:03 am

lnikj wrote:
rockhopper wrote:
Backsnack wrote: There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.
I'm one of those, and I contacted iZotope and got this reply:
Thanks for reaching out and for the feedback! Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature a wide variety of new features, including our state of the art Tonal Balance Control. However, we understand the concerns regarding the price of our products, and will be happy to pass along feedback to our product management team. We thank you for using iZotope products, and feel free to reach back out with further questions or feedback.
As I own the Music Production Bundle 2 and RX 6 (plus a few more) I'd still have to pay $299 just to get Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 (as I have everything else in the bundle), So I'm also one of those who is considering selling my iZotope products.
"Reach out" is one of their favourite phrases. The Bradbot used to use it all the time in communications about Iris. Can't stand it personally.

I own a lot of their products but they have changed for the worse as a company. I am still apoplectic about Iris becoming abandonware.

They'll never get another penny out of me; I'll make do with the versions I've got until they stop working.

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mgw38
KVRian
1025 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:58 am

Backsnack wrote:There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.
I wouldn't read too much into it. There are a number of reasons why somebody might end up with a leftover MPB2 license after some cross-/upgrade. Miffed, yes. But would you actually sell it for a loss, just because you are miffed?

Ryan99
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532 posts since 30 Nov, 2011

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:03 am

vstbuzz wrote:VSTBuzz: 80% off “The Acoustic Samples Guitar Bundle” (VST/AU/AAX) - Normally €377 now €79!

More information at: http://vstbuzz.com/deals/80-off-acousti ... -vstauaax/
For the ecological buyers, here's a recycled deal from another dealer some time ago...

dzilizzi
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887 posts since 21 Sep, 2013 from California

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 am

ATS wrote:
dzilizzi wrote:
soundbylaura wrote:
Numanoid wrote:Output goes subscription, "buy now pay later":

https://output.com/blog/buy-now-pay-later-paypal-credit
I don't think it's a subscription plan, I think it's a credit-payment plan, like a credit card. Once you pay off the balance, you own it.
This is not bad if you pay it off in 6 months. I've done this with Sweetwater. Yes I could pay it in full, but free credit is like a discount. I set up auto payments and don't worry that I'm going to mess it up. :wink:

yeah just make sure you pay it off within 6 months you all because ALL that interest from day 1 hits you all at once the day after 6 months.
Yes, this is the important thing I learnt when I was young. It is easy to divide the total by six and make sure the payments are early. But you have to be on top of it. Nowadays it is pretty easy because you know right away how to access it to pay it off. When I was younger, you had to wait for the first bill to arrive to set up payments. If you missed it, you were SOL.

It is also a good way to set up a credit history, as you make payments but aren't hit with interest if you properly pay it.

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mgw38
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1025 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:29 am

Speaking of paying in installments. I think the MeldaProduction rent-to-buy program is pretty neat. They give you credit for the things you already have. Great plugins and the GUI really came around nicely.

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:34 am

A possible follow up to that floppy based Kontakt lib: Sound Iron Cube, should make Dilbert happy, or anybody else digging office supplies :D

http://bit.ly/2yZyBUJ

jsp1979
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2853 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:36 am

Ryan99 wrote:
vstbuzz wrote:VSTBuzz: 80% off “The Acoustic Samples Guitar Bundle” (VST/AU/AAX) - Normally €377 now €79!

More information at: http://vstbuzz.com/deals/80-off-acousti ... -vstauaax/
For the ecological buyers, here's a recycled deal from another dealer some time ago...
This time it's a little cheaper, though. :wink:

Ryan99
KVRian
532 posts since 30 Nov, 2011

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:52 pm

jsp1979 wrote:
Ryan99 wrote:
vstbuzz wrote:VSTBuzz: 80% off “The Acoustic Samples Guitar Bundle” (VST/AU/AAX) - Normally €377 now €79!

More information at: http://vstbuzz.com/deals/80-off-acousti ... -vstauaax/
For the ecological buyers, here's a recycled deal from another dealer some time ago...
This time it's a little cheaper, though. :wink:
Yes, a big 6$ savings. It's usually cheaper when it's refurbished :D

Tappistry
KVRian
875 posts since 3 Aug, 2017 from San Diego, CA

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:20 pm

mgw38 wrote:
Backsnack wrote:There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.
I wouldn't read too much into it. There are a number of reasons why somebody might end up with a leftover MPB2 license after some cross-/upgrade. Miffed, yes. But would you actually sell it for a loss, just because you are miffed?
That's the not the only reason I'm attempting to sell mine. I just found some other tools that I like better and that I know won't be charging $300 every 6 months - year to upgrade. :)

At this point I'm only using one product in the bundle outside of the individual licenses that I have already: Nectar 2 PS and VocalSynth.

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Fleer
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3799 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:37 pm

At those prices, I would definitely prefer a FabFilter bundle.
Best sound, best GUI, best upgrade policy.

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bftucker
KVRian
1076 posts since 30 Apr, 2004 from Louisville, KY

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:02 pm

paterpeter wrote:FYI, I wanted to take advantage of the current Falcon deal and was looking for the best price....A great deal IMO!
Thanks for posting news of this additional discount available at AudioDeluxe. I passed on Falcon last winter and was "on the fence" this year. I had, after all, just bought Vintage Vault 2 (downloaded but not yet installed). The extra discount however knocked me off! Well, there goes the money budgeted for the fantastic November/December deals I know will soon be coming. Of course, maybe the $100 voucher and the release of U-he's Repro 5 will somewhat compensate for what I must forgo.
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Harry_HH
KVRAF
2896 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

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Post Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:28 pm

mgw38 wrote:
Backsnack wrote:There are more than a few folks who spent quite a bit on MPB2 just recently. My guess is folks are a bit miffed at the upgrade price (I’m one of those). Go read the O8N2 thread in the Effects sub forum.
I wouldn't read too much into it. There are a number of reasons why somebody might end up with a leftover MPB2 license after some cross-/upgrade. Miffed, yes. But would you actually sell it for a loss, just because you are miffed?
+1
And I've never understood if anyone can think developer changing the pricing, if you write a letter to the support. Or do you expect getting a personal better price, "just for you", if you complain about the unfair pricing? This may be the case with companies such a IKM, I've noticed, but can't be a common practice.
Giving feedback is OK, and best feedback you give with your money, don't buy the company's product.

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