benheman wrote:Thing with these synth softwares... the designers are sometimes pretty good at showing off to you what their products can do, through all those skillfully made Demo Songs and detailed display of the products features.
You hear those demo songs, and you could "feel yourself right there"! So you start planning on buying them. After you buy them, if you ever did, you realize it takes some expertise and knowledge of the programs to make them work for you! You may end up kicking them to the shelf to gather dust, or resell them for cheap. Meanwhile you wait for the next big one that "really works" for you!!
So you see my friends, we have no one to blame but ourselves. I think the less we buy, the better we become at using those that we already have.
Just make sure you REALLY love the sound, timbre, programming architecture and GUI layout design...and probably the name brand, if you care, and then buy a couple of them. After that, just have fun!
Just as bad, I've bought a few that after writing with them, came to the conclusion that it sounded too much like the demos and realized that certain synths seem to almost guide me into their rut. And that it really didn't fit the mix using it any other way for me. So while I actually loved many of these in sound and play-ability, I simply had to get rid of them as an unnecessary distraction. So I don't regret buying them but perhaps regret not finding any use for them befitting what I had set out to do with them.
And again, what I regret is having to deal with certain developers and companies when the plugin causes problems they are aware of, but just don't care to address.