Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

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Insanelysane
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376 posts since 24 Jan, 2014

Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:06 am

dermage wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:18 am
yellowmix wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:19 pm
SiliconDeath wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Thinking of zynaptiq intensity.. is there something that can do similar thing for cheaper price, or is this the plugin to get?
Not really. Intensity does what its name implies, it spectrally adds punch and presence to things its algorithms decides is important. Gullfoss is more about spectrally balancing frequencies. Soothe is about spectrally taming resonances. SmartComp is a spectral compressor with profiles for certain types of music. These can all go on the 2-buss. Something like Soothe (correction) then Gullfoss (balance) then Intensity (sweeten) then SmartComp to limit it (finalize).
What about Endeavor FX ContemporaryColor? Goes for $29 currently.
It can add punch, saturation, presence etc. and I use it exactly like described. Anyone has both and can compare?
https://endeavorfx.com/contemporary-color.html

Edit: just saw zynaptiq has only 1 ilok activation. Thats already a negative point where CC has 2.
CC seems to now be priced permanently at $29 which felt like a bit of a frustration and devaluation considering this was the intro price and also since its a plugin that was a hit debut for EndeavourFX, widely praised.

CC has a good sweetening on your source which for someone who likes sizzling a lot of spice it'll be most welcome. However, I found it can be a bit finicky because the original gui has these cool colours that ignite as one increases the dials and it actually has a counter productive effect because I found myself optimising colours that 'felt' right which interferred with my ears' intuition! I thought this was interesting. There are alternate skins for the gui that eliminate this problem and add output and input knobs as well as gain on each of the four 'sweeteners' so check that out.

A very good buy at $29 for what it can do but make sure you really need another one of these tools. Certainly saves a buck over the alternative.

yellowmix
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1345 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:33 am

It's not spectral as far as I can tell, it does some kind of 4-band saturation. It doesn't claim to analyze the signal, it says "Contemporary Color attempts to only add smooth color"; I don't know if "smooth color" is the same as "intensity". But if it gets good results you're happy with then keep using it. If you want a less-expensive multiband saturator, Audio Assault's XCTR goes on sale for something like $5 sometimes and it sounds pretty good: https://audio-assault.com/xctr.php

Zynaptiq, Soundtheory, oeksound, Sonible, all offers demos, see if it adds anything to your toolbox or if it's redundant or not worth it.

dermage
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545 posts since 23 May, 2016

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:46 am

I'm currently testing Intensity, and it is indeed very different.
CC is more focused on the band and far more aggressive if pushed than Intensity.
Intensity has different sound and a softer approach, at least where I tested it on. Also the Bias curves are quite useful and interesting for shaping the sound to the reach the anticipated effect.

Insanelysane: I mostly use the CC Advanced these days as it provides more controls and can make the processing more subtle on bands. And has no "visual" effect like fireworks on the original CC :)

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Calenberger
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307 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:38 am

A lot of Soundtoys bundles currently in the selling thread.
Wonder what's going on...
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Vleker
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102 posts since 8 Jun, 2019

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:21 am

Calenberger wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:38 am
A lot of Soundtoys bundles currently in the selling thread.
Wonder what's going on...
Maybe trying to get rid of it before BF, they had a pretty sweet V collection + Soundtoys deal the past years.

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Uncle E
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11177 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am

Buckster wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:28 am
I see some sample.packs from JRR for Moog One on offer cheap - do I assume correctly please when it lists compatability that's just for using the patches and the samples you could use in anything that can support WAVs ?
You can use the samples in anything that supports WAVs. Basically, each individual patch consists of a Reason SXT file, a Cubase FXP file, a Kontakt NKI file, a Logic EXS file, and a folder with all the samples. So, for a product with 64 patches, you will receive 256 program files and 64 sample folders.

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Uncle E
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11177 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am

Ryan99 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Hey Uncle Eric, can you please read your PM's? I wrote to you last Friday and you have not look at the message yet. Thanks!
I apologize, I just now cleared my inbox. Did everything get sorted?

Ryan99
KVRian
703 posts since 30 Nov, 2011

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Post Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 pm

Uncle E wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am
Ryan99 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Hey Uncle Eric, can you please read your PM's? I wrote to you last Friday and you have not look at the message yet. Thanks!
I apologize, I just now cleared my inbox. Did everything get sorted?
Yes, I found another way to get what I wanted.

MogwaiBoy
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3122 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

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Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 am

So is the Kuassa Efektor bundle price ($16.99) in the JRRShop Blowout section legit?

ralfrobert
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249 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

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Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:22 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 am
So is the Kuassa Efektor bundle price ($16.99) in the JRRShop Blowout section legit?
JRR is a legit business, so mistake or not, you can pick up the offer and do nothing wrong.

Digivolt
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616 posts since 21 Nov, 2018

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Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:12 am

Uncle E wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am
$75 for any 5 Efektor plugins of your choice
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 am
So is the Kuassa Efektor bundle price ($16.99) in the JRRShop Blowout section legit?
I presume it's a price error ?

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Calenberger
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307 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

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Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:48 am

Digivolt wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:12 am
Uncle E wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am
$75 for any 5 Efektor plugins of your choice
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 am
So is the Kuassa Efektor bundle price ($16.99) in the JRRShop Blowout section legit?
I presume it's a price error ?
IMO obviously.
If you need such stuff, buy immediately...
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telecode
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1258 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

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Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:29 am

Calenberger wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:48 am
Digivolt wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:12 am
Uncle E wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am
$75 for any 5 Efektor plugins of your choice
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 am
So is the Kuassa Efektor bundle price ($16.99) in the JRRShop Blowout section legit?
I presume it's a price error ?
IMO obviously.
If you need such stuff, buy immediately...
Kuassa deal dead. shows 66 now.
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Ou_Tis
KVRist
430 posts since 10 Jul, 2018

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:14 am

telecode wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:29 am
Calenberger wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:48 am
Digivolt wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:12 am
Uncle E wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:15 am
$75 for any 5 Efektor plugins of your choice
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 am
So is the Kuassa Efektor bundle price ($16.99) in the JRRShop Blowout section legit?
I presume it's a price error ?
IMO obviously.
If you need such stuff, buy immediately...
Kuassa deal dead. shows 66 now.
While the Efektor delay, right next to it, is $16.99... could explain the error.

pheeleep
KVRAF
2814 posts since 11 Jun, 2003

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:07 pm

Just a heads up that I was able to use my unused plugin alliance $25 september voucher even though it’s October 17... so if you have one you didn’t use in September you might want to use it in the current sale ;)
Play it by ear

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