Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

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KVRAF
1550 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:46 pm

joe_b wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:12 am
WatchTheGuitar wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:05 am
UVI has just launched Vintage Vault 3 which adds FM Suite, RX P10, PX V8, String Machines 2, USQ-1 and UVX670 to the Vintage Vault bundle plus a whole new set of 4 instruments called JP Legacy which is long awaited Jupiters and Junos. Finally a Jupiter 4 instrument to play with :)

RRP 599 Euros, intro price 399 Euros, upgrades may differ based on what you own, but I can get it for 199 Euros.

https://www.uvi.net/vintage-vault-3-upgrade-vv.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXbibs_LXnc

Looks like the intro prices are up until the end of January.
I do own 2 of the included synths plus a ton of other uvi stuff.
My upgrade price is 349€, which is quite a lot (a bit too much for me to pull the trigger).
I got a 40€ loyalty voucher waiting in my account, still 309€...

Do these extra vouchers for owning PX10 show up in your profile (vouchers page) as well or did they only send them out via email? Had my newsletter preferences disabled, so no email vouchers for me... :/
I just checked.
Vintage Vault 3 Pricing
Full Price
$599
$399
Upgrade from single product(s)
$499
- with a value of $298 or more:
$299
- with a value between $149 and $297:
$349
Upgrade from Vintage Vault
$299
$199
My upgrade price is $349 based on owning 1 product. Adds up to 41% off.

Tempting as I kind of really like that one UVI product I have. Its been one of my favs in my collection. Very 90s sounding. (It's an acquired taste.)

profaudio
KVRist
49 posts since 20 Mar, 2015

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Post Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm

joe_b wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:57 am
Korg Legacy Collection Special Bundle v2 upgrade (for owners of v1) is 149$.

For 99$ it would have been an instant buy after playing around with the Triton demo a bit.
For 149$ I'm hesitating as these are not per se the sounds I'm using on a daily basis...

What do you guys think, will there be a better offer/sale from Korg within a reasonable amount of time or is the 149$ as good as it will get?
$149 isn't even an on sale price, I believe?!

It's on sale ("Special Price") with $100 off for newcomers to buy the full bundle, or $50 off the indivdual.

Disapointingly, no similar "Special" sale price for LOYAL CUSTOMERS tho? Not "Special" enough?

I agree, price should have been $99 (with a "special" limited introductory $50 off price), IMO. No rush, it will be $150 forever to upgrade, until there's a another 50% off deal...

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Uncle E
KVRAF
11389 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:58 am

joe_b wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:57 am
For 99$ it would have been an instant buy after playing around with the Triton demo a bit.
FWIW, I released some Triton sample libraries:

https://www.jrrshop.com/jrr-sounds-silv ... l-1-basses
https://www.jrrshop.com/jrr-sounds-silv ... lets-bells

joe_b
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160 posts since 21 Nov, 2017

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:37 am

profaudio wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm
$149 isn't even an on sale price, I believe?!

It's on sale ("Special Price") with $100 off for newcomers to buy the full bundle, or $50 off the indivdual.

Disapointingly, no similar "Special" sale price for LOYAL CUSTOMERS tho? Not "Special" enough?

I agree, price should have been $99 (with a "special" limited introductory $50 off price), IMO. No rush, it will be $150 forever to upgrade, until there's a another 50% off deal...
You're right, there's no crossed out retail price - so I guess it's safe to assume that 149$ is going to be the default upgrade price.

So waiting for a sale it is.

I have to mention that it' just great that there is a playable demo as well as a reliable, helpful application manager for updates that even offers an uninstall option (do you see this, NI and basically every other plugin vendor?). Well done, Korg!

The web shop, on the other hand, is pure horror...

Vleker
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176 posts since 8 Jun, 2019

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 am

joe_b wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:37 am
profaudio wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm
$149 isn't even an on sale price, I believe?!

It's on sale ("Special Price") with $100 off for newcomers to buy the full bundle, or $50 off the indivdual.

Disapointingly, no similar "Special" sale price for LOYAL CUSTOMERS tho? Not "Special" enough?

I agree, price should have been $99 (with a "special" limited introductory $50 off price), IMO. No rush, it will be $150 forever to upgrade, until there's a another 50% off deal...
You're right, there's no crossed out retail price - so I guess it's safe to assume that 149$ is going to be the default upgrade price.

So waiting for a sale it is.

I have to mention that it' just great that there is a playable demo as well as a reliable, helpful application manager for updates that even offers an uninstall option (do you see this, NI and basically every other plugin vendor?). Well done, Korg!

The web shop, on the other hand, is pure horror...
I thought the pricing on this was ridiculous. The bundle is quite old and considering you can get the m1 and wavestation for 25$ each on sale they shouldve made the triton $100 max. Was waiting for a $99 sale on the collection from m1 lite but now it'll be a while before it gets back to that.

psynical
KVRist
142 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from Portland, Oregon

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 pm

A big sale on the 8DIO Blendstrument instruments... has anyone here tried these?

https://8dio.com/instrument/blendstrume ... struments/

agharta
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475 posts since 10 Jan, 2018

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:11 pm

psynical wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 pm
A big sale on the 8DIO Blendstrument instruments... has anyone here tried these?
I listened to some of the walk-throughs and came away thinking that if you love everything gated/pulsed to death you will love this, otherwise best to avoid.

Insanelysane
KVRist
428 posts since 24 Jan, 2014

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 pm

agharta wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:11 pm
psynical wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 pm
A big sale on the 8DIO Blendstrument instruments... has anyone here tried these?
I listened to some of the walk-throughs and came away thinking that if you love everything gated/pulsed to death you will love this, otherwise best to avoid.
+1

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dandezebra
KVRian
1306 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

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Post Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:21 pm

Insanelysane wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:46 pm
agharta wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:11 pm
psynical wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 pm
A big sale on the 8DIO Blendstrument instruments... has anyone here tried these?
I listened to some of the walk-throughs and came away thinking that if you love everything gated/pulsed to death you will love this, otherwise best to avoid.
+1
This is not incorrect. I will add that they are quite fun, unique instruments that can provide some interesting patches. Understanding the fundamentals of what they are trying to accomplish is key. The randomizer is great and you can lock soundsources and such. Sometimes I end up with absolute shite but I've gotten some worthwhile stuff too.

GreyLion
KVRAF
3070 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:25 am

It may be worth noting that the Xosphere deal is for Xosphere One, not Xosphere Two, which is apparently a significant upgrade to the original plug.

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mgw38
KVRAF
2222 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:05 am

GreyLion wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:25 am
It may be worth noting that the Xosphere deal is for Xosphere One, not Xosphere Two, which is apparently a significant upgrade to the original plug.
They are libraries in their own right, so one is not necessarily the upgrade of the other even though they do similar things. And the original Xosphere is a Kontakt Player library whereas Sample Logic decided to go Full Kontakt only with Xosphere 2. I like both.

agharta
KVRist
475 posts since 10 Jan, 2018

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Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:29 am

I can't recommend Xosphere Two; not heard version one.
Seems generally over busy and bombastic to me, slow to load and the interface isn't great.
Paid about $50 and wished I hadn't bothered; lesson learnt.

WasteLand
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442 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 pm

Vleker wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 am
joe_b wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:37 am
profaudio wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:35 pm
$149 isn't even an on sale price, I believe?!

It's on sale ("Special Price") with $100 off for newcomers to buy the full bundle, or $50 off the indivdual.

Disapointingly, no similar "Special" sale price for LOYAL CUSTOMERS tho? Not "Special" enough?

I agree, price should have been $99 (with a "special" limited introductory $50 off price), IMO. No rush, it will be $150 forever to upgrade, until there's a another 50% off deal...
You're right, there's no crossed out retail price - so I guess it's safe to assume that 149$ is going to be the default upgrade price.

So waiting for a sale it is.

I have to mention that it' just great that there is a playable demo as well as a reliable, helpful application manager for updates that even offers an uninstall option (do you see this, NI and basically every other plugin vendor?). Well done, Korg!

The web shop, on the other hand, is pure horror...
I thought the pricing on this was ridiculous. The bundle is quite old and considering you can get the m1 and wavestation for 25$ each on sale they shouldve made the triton $100 max. Was waiting for a $99 sale on the collection from m1 lite but now it'll be a while before it gets back to that.
i have the legacy bundle + Special Bundle Upgrade for Legacy Bundle, as stated in my account, strange that there is v2, the triton isn't interesting for me.
korg account and id is very plain. plain text pages.. i hope not, i believe i won't, that if the other plugins get updates, you have to have v2. me thinks if you have the legacy bundle you have gotten updates, although, that was century ago? i saw ones in a thread, that you had to pay for the updates, or an update of the legacy bundle?

they sound perfect for me, only so small. but i mapped them to controllers (bidirectional), so i can use them as hardware... although the arp odessey hasn't exposed all it's parameters, not all plugins do that, but strange ommisions.

i wish that korg was gave more info about their products, yes they do, but this bundle...

not quite the right thread. me thinks, for what i say. more on topic, if you do not upgrade to v2, do you still get updates for the others (which is indeed a strange question, because, besides the arp odd (...) the only made them once 64 bits. i own them for 5 years i think. the legacy bundle that is.

EDIT: the upgrade price is indeed ridiculous. and if you wait, it shall plunge, to the normal korg level.

EDIT 2: i love those soft synths, don't get me wrong (especially the ms-20, the mono/poly and the polysix, used them a lot). but a little love, also for customers...
win 10 pro (1909); cubase 10.5.10 pro, live 10 suite (+push 2), reaper, arturia V collection 6, reason 10, maschine (mk3+jam), korg collection, komplete 11 ultimate, softube modular, VM and many more..
https://soundcloud.com/sada-exposada

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Koshdukai
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389 posts since 11 Mar, 2007 from Portugal

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:25 pm

WasteLand wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 pm
EDIT: the upgrade price is indeed ridiculous. and if you wait, it shall plunge, to the normal korg level.
The "problem" with Korg's marketing and upgrade pricing is that those are never put on Sale, only newcomers or new products get a Sale price frequently :(
AFAIK, upgrade pricing stays the same even through sale periods "forever" :?

I totally did an insta-upgrade from KLC v1 to the version that included their new (at the time) ARP Odyssey, simply because that price was a no brainer ($49).

The new option to upgrade that to v2 is simply ridiculous mainly because of the deal new users are getting:

old users V1->V2: $199+$199=$398
old users v1+Arp->V2: $199+$49+$149=$397 (yay -$1! :roll:)
new user ->V2: $299 (sale price) ...so, I guess it's always best to "support" a company as late as possible :dog:

Anyway... I've "ranted" about this on twitter (here & here) but it's pointless, so I'm going to stop upgrading Korg VSTs (I even got Gadgets 2.0 ... :clown:)

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masterhiggins
KVRAF
2191 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:38 pm

Koshdukai wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:25 pm
WasteLand wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 pm
EDIT: the upgrade price is indeed ridiculous. and if you wait, it shall plunge, to the normal korg level.
The "problem" with Korg's marketing and upgrade pricing is that those are never put on Sale, only newcomers or new products get a Sale price frequently :(
AFAIK, upgrade pricing stays the same even through sale periods "forever" :?

I totally did an insta-upgrade from KLC v1 to the version that included their new (at the time) ARP Odyssey, simply because that price was a no brainer ($49).

The new option to upgrade that to v2 is simply ridiculous mainly because of the deal new users are getting:

old users V1->V2: $199+$199=$398
old users v1+Arp->V2: $199+$49+$149=$397 (yay -$1! :roll:)
new user ->V2: $299 (sale price) ...so, I guess it's always best to "support" a company as late as possible :dog:

Anyway... I've "ranted" about this on twitter (here & here) but it's pointless, so I'm going to stop upgrading Korg VSTs (I even got Gadgets 2.0 ... :clown:)
They’ve put sales on upgrades. That’s how I got the KORG collection a few years ago. I had the m1 le license and upgraded to the full bundle for $50, which was half off. I hope that they have another upgrade sale sometime.

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