What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

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Elektronisch
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3902 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:07 am

I haven't switched yet, so was wondering if those with expierience could share their stories, so i would know when its comming :)

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Tj Shredder
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3964 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:14 am

The moment I subscribed to KVR...? But I am not a Hobbit...!

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DJ Warmonger
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3688 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:25 am

Hoarding plugins keeps me motivated to find creative uses for them and produce more. I browse KVR in search of inspiration: "What else could I try? What are the new sounds to create"?
Because I won't buy a plugin unless I see a practical use for it.
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Crossinger
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320 posts since 21 Nov, 2000 from Good Ol' Germany

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:30 am

I already had my revelation and I'm on my way back. I have deleted most of my "collected" plugins and now use mainly stock plugins from my DAW combined with a handpicked selection (~10) of freeware plugins, mostly dynamics and some EQ for special use cases. That's it. I realized that (besides having an impressive dropdown list in my DAW) I have never used 90% of these plugins.

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Jace-BeOS
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5846 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:53 am

When my prescribed dose of SSNRI reached about 450mg x 3 times per day, and I was being harassed at work by my sociopathic immediate supervisor...
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chk071
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23235 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:56 am

I've always been the latter. :P

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kovacs
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2507 posts since 5 Dec, 2003 from Harlan's World

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:23 am

That was the first day of my eternal brokeness
Too many pieces of music finish far too long after the end. - Stravinsky

debra1rlo
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9890 posts since 14 Nov, 2006

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:38 am

Don't know about the rest of you, but I am certainly capable of multitasking.
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whyterabbyt
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27997 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:38 am

Isnt a hobbyst one of them short guys from Lord of the Rings?
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lessera
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123 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:42 am

debra1rlo wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:38 am
Don't know about the rest of you, but I am certainly capable of multitasking.
LOL! As a member of Team XY, I find your insinuation offensive! :hihi:

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antic604
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4088 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:11 am

As soon as I decided native DAW plugins aren't enough (they are, really) and discovered VST marketplaces like the one in here or on Facebook :(
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classic
KVRAF
1829 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:14 am

It was a moment as I have lost a reason to make music.
There was no way to go any more. Nothing to achieve with it.
I am still making music, but the drive and the power and the love behind it
is somehow darkend or cloudet with something that I can´t put my finger on
to name it.
I had the purpose to give people back theire life and dreams with my music.
There may have been more purposes involved, and all together they made me go
and create and feel greate.
Today it is like sitting and wating and watching a desert that did replace
my world full of life.

Its like having lost a dear friend and waiting that he comes back.
Thinking this over every day, but can´t find a way out.
So I hope in assembling good sounds or software, there will be a kick
somehow, that brings back this part of my life I seem to have lost.

Sorry for the sad story, but you asked for it.

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lessera
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123 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:03 am

@ classic: Sad tale indeed. One that probably many of us (who have been doing this for quite some time) can relate to some degree. As I progress further down the road of music creation, I oft feel that the magic of 'discovery' gets replaced with the boredom of 'mundane.'

The one thought I hold, that gets me through those times is this: No matter what I create (substantial or insignificant) yesterday it didn't exist, and today it does.

It's hardly revolutionary, but in the end, it gives me a bit of perspective regarding why I bother doing the whole 'creativity thing' in the first place.

classic
KVRAF
1829 posts since 26 Jul, 2004

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:46 am

I am sure there are lots of musicians ore artists of all kind with a story or a situation like this.

DrEntropy
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67 posts since 27 Nov, 2018

Re: What was the moment when you decided to switch from hobbyst producer/musician to hobbyst DAW & Plugin hoarder??

Post Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 am

But that other DAW that I don't own looks so shiny!

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