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Fleer
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4645 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:20 am

cprompt wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:51 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:59 am
Did anyone actually buy the Waves Abbey Road Saturator + MDMX bundle? Any quick review?
Yes I did (grrrr GAS).

Pro Tools Expert gives a much better review than I ever could:

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/produc ... on-plug-in
If I understand well, this would be a competitor for the Aphex Aural Exciter.

WatchTheGuitar
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193 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:41 am

telecode wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:01 am
I have to say, I am awfully proud of myself. I did not buy a single music software product on BF or CM. Now we wait for dealz form UVI and Arturia. Lets see some 40% or 50% off on bundles bitchez.
What Arturia bundle deal? The V Collection is $299 new / $99 upgrade at the moment - until Thursday
https://www.arturia.com/black-friday-19#en

Rational
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540 posts since 31 Oct, 2009

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:45 am

bharris22 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:55 am
Rational wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Never mind. As you were. I just did a whois and it seems they are both registered to them and hosted on the same server.

IP Address 212.204.75.161 - 74 other sites hosted on this server
IP Location Germany - Bayern - Erlangen - Thomann Bits & Beats Gmbh
ASN Germany AS8767 MNET-AS Germany, DE (registered Apr 28, 1998)

Seems the US site, thomannmusic.com has better prices then? Interesting. Didn't realize that until today.

That is a great price for an upgrade to Live 10 Suite. I may grab it.
It is showing me $229 again - maybe the lower price was a mistake, or just for Cyber Monday?
Oh good actually. One less thing I have to buy because it's on sale. Phew! So glad they end their sales so quickly.

cprompt
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868 posts since 17 Nov, 2010 from UK

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:59 am

Fleer wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:20 am
cprompt wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:51 am
Pro Tools Expert gives a much better review than I ever could:

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/produc ... on-plug-in
If I understand well, this would be a competitor for the Aphex Aural Exciter.
I can see how it's possible to draw that comparison. I never liked the Aphex plugin, was much too easy to make stuff shrill and nasty. Plus it was just a one-trick pony.

I only played around with Saturator for an hour last night but I liked what it did, it definitely opened stuff up and gave it more life, especially in the top end, but not in a shrill, trebley way, just less muddy.
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:08 am
Thanks! I think only GAS could make us purchase it. Not really seeing any other reason except the price to pick this up - I mean 5 plugins for less than 50 bucks is always tempting. :arrow: But showing some resistance here... :borg:
I thought long and hard over this - ultimately I paid $40 from AudioDeluxe which I think was a fair price for what I got. I'm actually not too bothered by the three new distortion plugins (maybe they're amazing, I can't say yet), but there were things about Saturator that I liked and it was easy to achieve the desired results quickly.

I've passed over many plugins that don't excite me, and that's my criterion - does it excite me? If not, no thanks. If it does and I can justify the expense, then I'll likely buy it. I'm not a pro, I'm just a hobbyist so this is my money I'm spending and I do it because I enjoy it. My purchases have to give me a buzz, a thrill because why else would I buy it? I've no clients demanding a specific plugin or sound. I'm not trying to attract business or market myself in any way. I just want to have fun and this plugin put a smile on my face and that's good enough for me.
A bit fried in the higher freqs

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LoveEnigma18
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1275 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:31 am

cprompt wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:59 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:08 am
Thanks! I think only GAS could make us purchase it. Not really seeing any other reason except the price to pick this up - I mean 5 plugins for less than 50 bucks is always tempting. :arrow: But showing some resistance here... :borg:
I thought long and hard over this - ultimately I paid $40 from AudioDeluxe which I think was a fair price for what I got. I'm actually not too bothered by the three new distortion plugins (maybe they're amazing, I can't say yet), but there were things about Saturator that I liked and it was easy to achieve the desired results quickly.

I've passed over many plugins that don't excite me, and that's my criterion - does it excite me? If not, no thanks. If it does and I can justify the expense, then I'll likely buy it. I'm not a pro, I'm just a hobbyist so this is my money I'm spending and I do it because I enjoy it. My purchases have to give me a buzz, a thrill because why else would I buy it? I've no clients demanding a specific plugin or sound. I'm not trying to attract business or market myself in any way. I just want to have fun and this plugin put a smile on my face and that's good enough for me.
Agree to the way you take it. It's the same here. :tu:
I think for the money, you definitely are getting more. :) After my previous post, I listened to some other demos and I really liked the AR Saturator. The distortion modules are just a bonus, not sure if I will be using all of them. In fact, I couldn't resist and ordered the bundle. :oops:
Now waiting for the free plugin link.

Any suggestions from the below:

CLA-76
CLA-2A
CLA-3A
L2 Ultramaximizer
L3 Multimaximizer
Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter
Abbey Road Chambers
NLS Non-Linear Summer

I already have alternatives to the above plugin in some or the other form, but anything that really stands out from the above?

BERFAB
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6162 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:06 am

I too have a bunch of exciters/saturators. I've been fiddling about with the exciters/saturators in iZotope's latest O9 lineup. They seem pretty good to me. Curious if others think they rate...
Berfab
So many plugins, so little time...

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Fleer
KVRAF
4645 posts since 23 Aug, 2014 from Boston/Cambridge

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 am

Thanks @cprompt, I think I’ll go for Brauer Motion as my Waves (2+1) freebie.

kidslow
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33 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:31 am
I couldn't resist and ordered the bundle. :oops:
Now waiting for the free plugin link.

Any suggestions from the below:

CLA-76
CLA-2A
CLA-3A
L2 Ultramaximizer
L3 Multimaximizer
Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter
Abbey Road Chambers
NLS Non-Linear Summer

I already have alternatives to the above plugin in some or the other form, but anything that really stands out from the above?
I resisted after realizing the new bundle didn't meaningfully fill any holes in my kit. All full on distortion and saturation.

In my opinion, Abbey Road Chambers is the most unique on that list of yours, and having been watching its price for the past 6 or so months, $29.99 is rare for it. To get it as a freebie +1 is a great deal. I'd suggest to try the demo first. It is a CPU hog (of sorts) and either you grok the interface immediately or you realize you'll never use it again.

I have NLS Non-Linear Summer through a kit and still cannot understand what it actually is meant to do ... or perhaps more specifically what situation I would want to use that over other available options. I feel like I'm missing something fundamental about NLS but I find it uninspiring and don't feel compelled (yet) to figure it out. Waves certainly held it in high regard when they priced it for retail.

medienhexer
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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:07 am

kidslow wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 am
It is a CPU hog (of sorts) and either you grok the interface immediately or you realize you'll never use it again.
Am I seeing right? A Robert Heinlein quote on kvr? I thought this place was devoid of culture :D
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LoveEnigma18
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1275 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:13 am

kidslow wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:31 am
I couldn't resist and ordered the bundle. :oops:
Now waiting for the free plugin link.

Any suggestions from the below:

CLA-76
CLA-2A
CLA-3A
L2 Ultramaximizer
L3 Multimaximizer
Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter
Abbey Road Chambers
NLS Non-Linear Summer

I already have alternatives to the above plugin in some or the other form, but anything that really stands out from the above?
I resisted after realizing the new bundle didn't meaningfully fill any holes in my kit. All full on distortion and saturation.

In my opinion, Abbey Road Chambers is the most unique on that list of yours, and having been watching its price for the past 6 or so months, $29.99 is rare for it. To get it as a freebie +1 is a great deal. I'd suggest to try the demo first. It is a CPU hog (of sorts) and either you grok the interface immediately or you realize you'll never use it again.

I have NLS Non-Linear Summer through a kit and still cannot understand what it actually is meant to do ... or perhaps more specifically what situation I would want to use that over other available options. I feel like I'm missing something fundamental about NLS but I find it uninspiring and don't feel compelled (yet) to figure it out. Waves certainly held it in high regard when they priced it for retail.
Thanks for the tip. :tu:
$29.99 is indeed rare for Abbey Road Chambers. I will consider demoing it. :)

As for NLS, I am in the same boat. I think it will probably be of more sense to those who have worked on hardware consoles or have been mixing for a long time. I thought to include it as it has got good reviews, but can definitely skip it for a better freebie.

kidslow
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33 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 am

medienhexer wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:07 am
Am I seeing right? A Robert Heinlein quote on kvr? I thought this place was devoid of culture :D
Here I was led to believe this place swirls in a vortex at the center of culture creation itself :hyper:

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telecode
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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:33 pm

WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:41 am
telecode wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:01 am
I have to say, I am awfully proud of myself. I did not buy a single music software product on BF or CM. Now we wait for dealz form UVI and Arturia. Lets see some 40% or 50% off on bundles bitchez.
What Arturia bundle deal? The V Collection is $299 new / $99 upgrade at the moment - until Thursday
https://www.arturia.com/black-friday-19#en
i am waiting for a deal on all the effects. dont need the new V collection.
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Uncle E
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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:35 pm

pekadan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:56 am
I wonder if you can give me some general advice, like which bundle is most price worthy? I can get Horizon for a reasonable price ($116), for example, and it seems to cover a lot of what I have. But then I'm not sure what to do with the plugins that are not part of Horizon. I own various Abbey Road plugins for example. Do I find suitable bundles for the rest of the plugins too. I'll quickly be over the WUP charge then probably.
I can recommend getting the Abbey Road Collection. That's the only one I keep up-to-date, I let all my other Waves licenses lapse. I believe that upgrading bundles always gets you whatever has been added since your last upgrade, too.

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Uncle E
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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:38 pm

kidslow wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 am
I have NLS Non-Linear Summer through a kit and still cannot understand what it actually is meant to do ... or perhaps more specifically what situation I would want to use that over other available options. I feel like I'm missing something fundamental about NLS but I find it uninspiring and don't feel compelled (yet) to figure it out. Waves certainly held it in high regard when they priced it for retail.
It's a similar concept to Slate VCC, the cumulative effect of using it on all your channels and their interaction with the mix buss is what gives it its sound.

alinok
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Post Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:21 pm

Uncle E wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:35 pm
pekadan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:56 am
I wonder if you can give me some general advice, like which bundle is most price worthy? I can get Horizon for a reasonable price ($116), for example, and it seems to cover a lot of what I have. But then I'm not sure what to do with the plugins that are not part of Horizon. I own various Abbey Road plugins for example. Do I find suitable bundles for the rest of the plugins too. I'll quickly be over the WUP charge then probably.
I can recommend getting the Abbey Road Collection. That's the only one I keep up-to-date, I let all my other Waves licenses lapse. I believe that upgrading bundles always gets you whatever has been added since your last upgrade, too.
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