Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

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Gamma-UT
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:17 am

SolarAxix wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:11 pm
masterhiggins wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:15 pm
I did this morning, but no indication of upcoming sales.
There's a good chance that the there's going to be a new Class A version of the SHMC along with TMT released before the end of January (maybe something that will be announced at NAMM?). Dirk showed a screenshot of it on their Facebook page. While there's not been any mentions, I would expect that there would be a sale on it when it's released and a discounted "crossgrade" price for those that already own the original SHMC.
If PA stick to type, there will be a flash sale price at some point that significantly undercuts the crossgrade or upgrade price. Also, because they want to push the subscription option, at least for the moment, I expect the upgrade will be "reassuringly expensive".

shonky
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:37 am

Didn't get a PA voucher this month, think I've spent under the required amount with them in the last 12 months.

Pretty much bought nothing from them since they changed the discount scheme, used to get the occasional few quid going their way via impulse puchases, even if in hindsight I didn't really have much use for them. Having less spare cash has definitely made me more discerning, even if I can't resell them without ridiculous fees.

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Fleer
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:46 am

+1

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mladi
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 am

Got a $50 voucher that's great! Will wait till some interesting flash sale pop up.
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VariKusBrainZ
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:39 am

Uncle E wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:13 pm
It’s an interesting idea. I had a real SHMC for a short period and didn’t find it to be even close to worth the money but using it on multiple channels with TMT is an interesting idea. The switchable transformers were the best part of it.
https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/2013/1 ... el-plugin/

Try this in conjunction with your plugins/channels

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Nobdi
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:50 am

JerGoertz wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:24 pm
Ou_Tis wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Sampletekk has a nice sale ($1.20 harpsichord, $9.90 for 7CG Super detailed multisampled Grand Piano, others... ending Monday)... but the sample tracks all seem to be stuck on "loading"?...

Found some demos on Youtube though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5G85u3C_wc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAQ8M0Zf1DE
Thanks for the heads up, snagged that 7CG for $10, not bad! :)
Very nice indeed and the price is ridiculous.
Just FYI (because you get no direct info from Sampletekk about that afaik):
1) These are mostly the "old" MKI NOT MKII versions (!)
2) They are for download as a lot (!) of very small zip/rar files ~190-400MB each
(so not really what you would expect from a pro company)
3) The downloads are only available for ~2 weeks after purchase !
(that's even worse than the IK download policy)
...not a dealbreaker for me but I was surprised when realizing all the above AFTER I had bought 2 pianos.

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Fleer
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:31 pm

You can always ask Per for fresh download links, even years later.

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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:22 pm

+1 Sampletekk support has been great!

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Ceej
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:03 pm

Indeed, I just asked Per to restore a purchase I made in 2014 and using a completely different account, and he had me sorted out in a couple hours. He's one of the good guys.

I picked up White Grand and it's lovely - it sounds just like every Billy Joel song ever. Black Grand is a fantastic Steinway. I'll pass on 7CG and TBO because, after listening to demos on youtube, it just confirms for me that I really don't like the sound of Yamaha grands. But if you do, those are good ones.
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Ceej
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Post Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:44 pm

Nobdi wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:50 am
1) These are mostly the "old" MKI NOT MKII versions (!)
That's true, but as a note, the Mk I versions are available in HALion and EXS24 formats as well as Kontakt. MkII ones are Kontakt-only. Might be relevant for some.
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Nobdi
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Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:35 am

Ceej wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Nobdi wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:50 am
1) These are mostly the "old" MKI NOT MKII versions (!)
That's true, but as a note, the Mk I versions are available in HALion and EXS24 formats as well as Kontakt. MkII ones are Kontakt-only. Might be relevant for some.
Tx - forgot to mention that.
As I said: Great products, super price, just a lack of a bit of pre-sale information ... again: no deal breakers here. :wink:

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Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:22 am

VariKusBrainZ wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:39 am
Uncle E wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:13 pm
It’s an interesting idea. I had a real SHMC for a short period and didn’t find it to be even close to worth the money but using it on multiple channels with TMT is an interesting idea. The switchable transformers were the best part of it.
https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/2013/1 ... el-plugin/

Try this in conjunction with your plugins/channels
I always thought the tmt thing was a cheap joke. Now they're going to copy and paste the tmt code into a 10 yo plugin that even in its hardware version is, at the very least, doubtful... and probably sell it for $300... $199 on sale. Awesome, So excited.
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Uncle E
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Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:57 pm

VariKusBrainZ wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:39 am
https://vladgsound.wordpress.com/2013/1 ... el-plugin/

Try this in conjunction with your plugins/channels
Thank you!

Ou_Tis
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Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:10 pm

Nobdi wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:35 am
Ceej wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Nobdi wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:50 am
1) These are mostly the "old" MKI NOT MKII versions (!)
That's true, but as a note, the Mk I versions are available in HALion and EXS24 formats as well as Kontakt. MkII ones are Kontakt-only. Might be relevant for some.
Tx - forgot to mention that.
As I said: Great products, super price, just a lack of a bit of pre-sale information ... again: no deal breakers here. :wink:
Not clear on whether their pianos have round robins or not---not mentioned in "Piano Comparison" chart. For the White Grand: "an astonishing 32 different velocity samples, not only layers, but 32 DIFFERENT samples per note, (plus 4 release samples)" so I guess that leaves no room for round robins?

Likewise for TBO: "TBO has 93 unique samples/recorded notes.
We are talking about 31 velocity layers pedal up, 31 pedal down and 31 release samples."

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Uncle E
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Post Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:51 pm

Unless you are making all the velocities the same, that effectively is a round robin.

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