Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

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tdm71
KVRist
332 posts since 21 Sep, 2003

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:03 pm

I was considering the Arturia Fx bundle (my price is $200) but with the current bundle of Manic and Imperial Delay (https://audioplugin.deals/manic-compres ... ital-labs/)
and Sasquatch and Mongoose on sale on the Boz site, I might be reconsidering that plan. Are these Boz plugins overlap to bundles like NI Komplete and Soundtoys (both of which I own) or even the Arturia bundle or are they nice additions especially for the price?

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2719 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:49 pm

Also interested in people's opinions here.
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perpetual3
KVRian
1300 posts since 28 Sep, 2012

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:59 pm

I use the +10db comp and EQ and I think it’s criminally underrated.

escalona
KVRian
705 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:06 pm

I won't get too much into detail, but I can say that I have every Boz plugin and they're absurdly good. The compressor is insane value. The delay is better than most delays out there, but I still favor Mcdsp EC300, valhalla or Echoboy though. Mongoose is a great stereo/mono tool if you don't have more expensive ones like the Nugen bundle. I don't use Sasquatch much unless I have recorded a really shitty kick (I don't do any electronic music, whatever the sub-genre flavor of the day is), but then if one day you're bored and want to spend some time playing with synths sounds through the plugin, you can get really great, surprising sounds. Boz Transgressor is perhaps the best transient designer there is out there (perhaps with Kilohearts and Softube). Really, overall, you can't go wrong with Boz's plugins.
Since you mention other developers, I also got the Arturia bundle because my price was ridiculously low. I also have Soundtoys and NI Komplete... do they overlap? Yes,they do, that's the truth, but not two of them do exactly the same thing, there are subtleties. Nonetheless, I like having different things that I can try should something not work the way it's in my head, so I don't mind that they overlap.
Now, if you go the Boz route, I'd suggest you wait to buy them when they're at $29, which happens a couple of times a year. Right now Mongoose is $19, their limiter (really good one) is $29... I'd say be patient and buy what you need.
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jens
KVRAF
19885 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:08 pm

They mostly piss all over most everything else coding-wise, especially when it comes to CPU consumption... in comparison to them it's sometimes hard to take the efforts of many other vendors very serious.

jochicago
KVRian
807 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:38 pm

I have Manic compressor. Very good.
0 latency, near no CPU at all. No problem squashing things, from clean to all sorts of colored. Great built-in features, from the rich parallel faders to the onboard eq.

Presets are deep and fun. And if you want to detail out the sound, you can go so deep with this plugin because of all the controls and 6 modes. A desert island compressor. If you master this plugin you are set for compressors for the rest of your career.

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kidslow
KVRist
141 posts since 26 Aug, 2019

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:16 pm

Boz seems to have bought into the Waves/Melda/... model of pricing (or the market has steered all them there?) where each item seems to be available on sale, eventually, at value prices ... just wait.

Boz definitely wins for authenticity, linking the ongoing sale of The Wall limiter to the construction of a retaining wall in his yard. https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/massive-wall-sale

JerGoertz
KVRAF
2719 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:50 pm

kidslow wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:16 pm
Boz definitely wins for authenticity, linking the ongoing sale of The Wall limiter to the construction of a retaining wall in his yard. https://www.bozdigitallabs.com/massive-wall-sale
I have to admit, that's hilarious. :D
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tdm71
KVRist
332 posts since 21 Sep, 2003

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 pm

So is the current sale for Manic and the delay a good deal (both for $60) ?

escalona
KVRian
705 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:22 pm

tdm71 wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 pm
So is the current sale for Manic and the delay a good deal (both for $60) ?
Do you need a compressor and a delay? then yes, it's a great deal. :tu:
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codec_spurt
KVRAF
4096 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:34 am

wrong.
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nonstatic
KVRist
113 posts since 7 Nov, 2002

Re: Anyone like/use the Boz plugs like Sasquatch, Manic, Mongoose?

Post Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:01 pm

Huge fan of +10db, Hoser & Imperial Delay. The later plugs offer interesting takes on tools I already have, but didn't really feel the need to purchase. Bark of Dog is a hilarious jab at ridiculously priced plugins which offer nothing special. I agree on the other replies, whoever does the coding is very good at it. Always paying attention to what Boz is doing, even though I only own a few of the plugs.

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