Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

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Rational
KVRist
465 posts since 31 Oct, 2009

Post Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:23 pm

it's the Neve strip on sale anyway.
Thanks. I should have just said 'console emulators' as I group them all together in my mind whether Neve or SSL. But you're correct to point it out. I'll need to up my precision even more in future posts it seems. :)

I already have a ton of both types from everyone. Waves, Presonus, Slate, now Arturia, Kush, on and on... That's why I don't see PA's as being worth a ton no matter how extensive its feature set or quality. It seems like a top choice though don't get me wrong. But it arrived so late in the game that I'm pretty set already. The ability to change each track up to 99 of them to a slightly different tonality nuance is ground breaking though. But still, for me, worth around $50 each or $99 for all three.

As for Slam Dawg. I didn't know the guy from Audiothing wrote it. I like his stuff usually. The graphics are nice. But when I tried it out it just didn't work at all for me on the track I was using it on that day. It seemed to be too extreme at both ends. May be good for some material though perhaps that would need it I guess. Still think they need to get away from the hip hop naming stylizations though. Too limiting from a marketing perspective. I'm not a hip hop guy really so I see it as targeting the cheap hip hop target market segment. Skillz and Dawg? No thanks. I stopped there as it turned me off once I tested slam dawg. I hear their saturator won some awards though, no? Might check into it eventually. There's just other stuff I'd rather buy and look at on my screen than that for now. I'm shallow. I know. But marketing matters. I'm sure it probably sells really well to that target market though.

protooler
KVRer
5 posts since 24 Mar, 2018

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:26 pm

With all the recent changes to Plugin Alliance vouchers recently, does anyone know if you can still use multiple vouchers in a month?

SolarAxix
KVRist
122 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:53 pm

protooler wrote:With all the recent changes to Plugin Alliance vouchers recently, does anyone know if you can still use multiple vouchers in a month?
While I've not tried it, their email with the voucher has the following sentence at the bottom of the email:
Plugin Alliance April Voucher e-mail wrote: *Each account will only be able to use one voucher per tier.
That would seem to mean that you should still be able to use different tiers of vouchers (e.g. $25, $35, $50, $75).

Nocturnal909
KVRist
138 posts since 18 Nov, 2007 from PA USA

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:25 pm

I couldn't upgrade my BeatSkillz Bollywood Maharaja Drums to 2.....
I bought mine from JRRshop. So if you buy from Pluginboutique etc, 3rd party too?
Below is the email they sent back.

Hi (my name),

we do not register third-party purchases in our database anymore.

Thanks and let us know how we can assist you further.

Regards,
-
Bharat Singh
Product, Artist Relations, and Support Manager
Beatskillz

jbarish
KVRist
282 posts since 28 Apr, 2017

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:33 pm

Nocturnal909 wrote:I couldn't upgrade my BeatSkillz Bollywood Maharaja Drums to 2.....
I bought mine from JRRshop. So if you buy from Pluginboutique etc, 3rd party too?
Below is the email they sent back.

Hi (my name),

we do not register third-party purchases in our database anymore.

Thanks and let us know how we can assist you further.

Regards,
-
Bharat Singh
Product, Artist Relations, and Support Manager
Beatskillz
That is some Slammin' customer support, DAWG!

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
2731 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm

Nocturnal909 wrote:I couldn't upgrade my BeatSkillz Bollywood Maharaja Drums to 2.....
I bought mine from JRRshop. So if you buy from Pluginboutique etc, 3rd party too?
Below is the email they sent back.

Hi (my name),

we do not register third-party purchases in our database anymore.

Thanks and let us know how we can assist you further.

Regards,
-
Bharat Singh
Product, Artist Relations, and Support Manager
Beatskillz
This was my first customer experience with Beatskillz too. I bought a secondhand license here in the Buy & Sell and Beatskillz didn't want anything to do with it. You had to have an account on the website to even get access to the installer download - and you could only get that through purchasing on the website. So literally they were like "get the other guy to send you the installer - bye!". But what happens when you update the plugin, how will I get the installer if you have no record/account of me owning the plugin?

Must be that world famous Indian customer service :clap:

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dandezebra
KVRian
661 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:53 pm

I got same E-mail after PB purchase

Rational
KVRist
465 posts since 31 Oct, 2009

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:59 pm

That is some Slammin' customer support, DAWG!
Haha! Well, that clinches it for me. I won't buy anything from them until they up their game. This just proves to me they're a 5th tier player who isn't serious about their business. Which as I said is reflected in their cheezy naming choices. This confirms the cheezyness isn't limited just to their poor taste.

ghettosynth
KVRAF
11097 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:01 pm

Rational wrote:
That is some Slammin' customer support, DAWG!
Haha! Well, that clinches it for me. I won't buy anything from them until they up their game. This just proves to me they're a 5th tier player who isn't serious about their business. Which as I said is reflected in their cheezy naming choices. This confirms the cheezyness isn't limited just to their poor taste.
Spot on! I'm with you there. Bad naming reflects a lack of seriousness and it's a red flag for me also.

v1o
KVRian
1092 posts since 2 Oct, 2004

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:48 pm

When did Tal Sampler last go on sale?
Orion Platinum, Muzys 2

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

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:01 pm

dandezebra wrote:I got same E-mail after PB purchase
PluginBoutique takes care of updates if any.
Smooth sailing on everything I bought from them.

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

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Fleer wrote:
dandezebra wrote:I got same E-mail after PB purchase
PluginBoutique takes care of updates if any.
Smooth sailing on everything I bought from them.
Same experience here.

Though I agree with the sentiments ITT. The fact that he refuses to directly support licenses purchased from third party sites is pretty ridiculous. I’ve got both of the Maharaja drums and they’re great-sounding samples, imo. I just only buy his stuff on deep discount.
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Fleer
KVRAF
3799 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:15 pm

+1 :)

jsp1979
KVRAF
2856 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

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Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:24 pm

v1o wrote:When did Tal Sampler last go on sale?
They had a 40% off sale on Black Friday (late November 2017). I think that was the last one.

KeithAdv
KVRist
140 posts since 18 Mar, 2006

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Tappistry wrote:
Fleer wrote:
dandezebra wrote:I got same E-mail after PB purchase
PluginBoutique takes care of updates if any.
Smooth sailing on everything I bought from them.
Same experience here.

Though I agree with the sentiments ITT. The fact that he refuses to directly support licenses purchased from third party sites is pretty ridiculous. I’ve got both of the Maharaja drums and they’re great-sounding samples, imo. I just only buy his stuff on deep discount.
I had the same experience when I bought Maharaja drums 1 (I have the second one, now, too--also third-party on deep discount). What surprises me is not that it's non-existent customer service, it's incredibly inept marketing. Who are your #1 potential customers to target for new products? Your already existing customers! They have no way to build and market to a database of existing customers because they won't register them. They're simply throwing potential earnings away. Goofballs.

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