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HcDoom
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am

Is this dealer from ebay trustworthy? audiocomputergear

Ou_Tis
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:33 am

Loopmasters has "Black Friday" deals now. Are they going to offer additional deals around Black Friday, or are these their best offers?... they seem pretty underwhelming and not even as good as the Halloween sale.

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mgw38
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:52 am

rockhopper wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:21 am
mgw38 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:28 am

Bottomline, if you need to be careful with your cash there are other libraries that do similar things and are better for less money.
Can you elaborate on your thoughts for those of us who are newer and tempted?
It depends a bit on what you are looking for, but in terms of inexpensive Kontakt libraries I would browse through https://www.kontakthub.com. I check their sales page regularly. They currently don't have a lot of sales going on but I would expect that once we get closer to Black Friday, they will have some very attractive offers.

Personally, I am also a big fan of https://www.samplefuel.com who have a product line that is similar to the one from Output (including a library based on reverse sounds). Their libraries are incredibly flexible and well made, albeit Halion Sonic based. They do run sales once in a while.

When it comes to "pulse engines" I like the libraries by Wide Blue Sounds slightly better: https://widebluesound.com
They are in the Output price range, but judging from last year you can expect some Black Friday/Christmas discounts.

SolarAxix
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:58 am

zadillo wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:09 am
kwilson wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:59 am
Anyone else tempted by output sale, its showing £359 for upgrade to full bundle from Movement which I purchased cheap.
Yup, I've been on the fence with Output for a while, but there's at least a few libraries I've genuinely wanted for a while. I got Movement cheap on sale as well so my upgrade price has been $659, which has been tempting. With this current sale my upgrade price is now $401 which basically puts it into no-brainer status for me.
I had Movement for free and got the Native Instrument Output Bundle+expansions earlier this year for $299. Last week my upgrade price was around $389.. With this November sale, it's now $172 for Exhale, Analog Brass & Winds, Rev X-Loops, Rev and all related expansions.... hmmm... :)

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hhuang9611
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm

SolarAxix wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:58 am
zadillo wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:09 am
kwilson wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:59 am
Anyone else tempted by output sale, its showing £359 for upgrade to full bundle from Movement which I purchased cheap.
Yup, I've been on the fence with Output for a while, but there's at least a few libraries I've genuinely wanted for a while. I got Movement cheap on sale as well so my upgrade price has been $659, which has been tempting. With this current sale my upgrade price is now $401 which basically puts it into no-brainer status for me.
I had Movement for free and got the Native Instrument Output Bundle+expansions earlier this year for $299. Last week my upgrade price was around $389.. With this November sale, it's now $172 for Exhale, Analog Brass & Winds, Rev X-Loops, Rev and all related expansions.... hmmm... :)
Same here!!!! Shall we pull the trigger?? 8)
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Proteinshake
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:20 pm

HcDoom wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:32 am
Is this dealer from ebay trustworthy? audiocomputergear
At least I got what I had paid for - good experience here! :tu:

HcDoom
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931 posts since 18 Feb, 2012

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Proteinshake wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:20 pm
At least I got what I had paid for - good experience here! :tu:
Ok, thank you!

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Fleer
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4059 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:15 pm

For me, Output is one of the very best Kontakt (Player) developers I know. Their instruments are simply wonderful and eminently playable, with Exhale, Analog Strings, Signal, Analog Brass and Movement on top. And all those preset expansion packs are the cake’s icing.

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polarsky
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73 posts since 24 Jan, 2016

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:18 pm

hhuang9611 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm
SolarAxix wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:58 am
zadillo wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:09 am
kwilson wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:59 am
Anyone else tempted by output sale, its showing £359 for upgrade to full bundle from Movement which I purchased cheap.
Yup, I've been on the fence with Output for a while, but there's at least a few libraries I've genuinely wanted for a while. I got Movement cheap on sale as well so my upgrade price has been $659, which has been tempting. With this current sale my upgrade price is now $401 which basically puts it into no-brainer status for me.
I had Movement for free and got the Native Instrument Output Bundle+expansions earlier this year for $299. Last week my upgrade price was around $389.. With this November sale, it's now $172 for Exhale, Analog Brass & Winds, Rev X-Loops, Rev and all related expansions.... hmmm... :)
Same here!!!! Shall we pull the trigger?? 8)
They are adding the extra 25% discount on top of the existing 60% off the bundle upgrade = 85% off. Did they mean to do that?

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mgw38
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1259 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:28 pm

polarsky wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:18 pm
They are adding the extra 25% discount on top of the existing 60% off the bundle upgrade = 85% off. Did they mean to do that?
That would be a 62.5% discount on the upgrade. If that is indeed what they are doing then forget what I said. At that price you cannot go wrong. :lol:

SiliconDeath
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:46 pm

nvm
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LGK_Dude
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 pm

RE: Ouput total bundle. What happens when you purchase it now, and they release a product in the future?
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SolarAxix
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm

LGK_Dude wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 pm
RE: Ouput total bundle. What happens when you purchase it now, and they release a product in the future?
By default, you get to get it for 60% off when you complete the bundle.

LGK_Dude
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:03 pm

SolarAxix wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm
LGK_Dude wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 pm
RE: Ouput total bundle. What happens when you purchase it now, and they release a product in the future?
By default, you get to get it for 60% off when you complete the bundle.
Thank you! Is the upgrade only for a limited time after a product is released?
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SolarAxix
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Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:34 pm

LGK_Dude wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:03 pm
SolarAxix wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm
LGK_Dude wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:55 pm
RE: Ouput total bundle. What happens when you purchase it now, and they release a product in the future?
By default, you get to get it for 60% off when you complete the bundle.
Thank you! Is the upgrade only for a limited time after a product is released?
From what I've seen since, it's always there, but I guess they could change it in the future. It's the same discount you get if you were to purchase the bundle upfront (60% off). I guess if they were to release a second product afterwards, you would need to purchase it too to get the 60% off. Think of it as a top-up discount to get the complete bundle. This way, you are no penalised for purchasing the bundle now.

It just so happens that for November they added a discount to the usual 60% complete/top-up bundle discount.

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