Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Buy and sell, post special offers, group buys, etc. NOT product announcements.
User avatar
Uncle E
KVRAF
11708 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:29 am

Jopmanajop wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:06 am
Ploki wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:33 pm
Warmifier is not a clipper. Idk what it does, but if you send 30dBs into it, you will get 30dBs + saturation out. :D
Voxengo does have a 128x oversampled clipper tho, with a hardness control. Interestingly, it's an incredibly good saturator (no aliasing whatsoever, and definitely better than the non-oversampled stuff PA crams into their plugins and calls it THD), and as far as i've tried different clippers, it seems to be the most transparent when used as a clipper pre-limiter.
Totally under-rated plugs, Voxengo.
Have you tried V-Clip by Venn Audio? It's extremely clean (tested in Plugin Doctor), 256x oversampling
Which uses less CPU?

User avatar
Burillo
KVRAF
3908 posts since 15 Nov, 2006 from Hell

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:48 am

El°HYM wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:39 pm
How does the KUASSA EQ - Bundle compared to other Pultec - clones & how musical are these?

Currently on Sale via jrr.shop for about $30.

Thanks.
Kuassa EVE bundle are Neves (1073 and 1081, i believe), but they feature no saturation - just clean digital EQ with nice curves, quick to use and doesn't eat your CPU. The Pultec does have optional saturation, and has EQP-1A and MEQ-5 modules (so the Pultec, as well as the lesser-known midrange section). the lack of filters prevents me from using the Pultec as a one-and-only channel EQ, but it does sound good too.

in my opinion, the Kuassa Pultec it's one of the less confusing Pultecs out there. for example, Ignite Amps Pultec is all over the place gain-wise, one of the mid bands literally cuts a few dB before you even get from 0 to 1. Kuassa one is much more well-behaved in that respect - it doesn't boost/cut a lot unless you tell it to, and it has a more controllable and less weird "low end trick" and works much more predictably than other Pultec's (check in Plugin Doctor, you'll see what i mean). so, while i wish it had an LPF/HPF, i like it much better than a lot of other Pultecs, which seem to be working against you rather than for you. so, if you don't know what you're doing around Pultec's, IMO the Kuassa one is the better option, just because it behaves much more like a well-made digital EQ with curves from Pultec, rather than reproducing the hardware with all of its quirks. it probably won't win any blind shootouts with hardware, but that's not what i tend to use it for anyway.
From Russia with love
Our online jams (if you speak Russian - you're welcome to join!)

Ploki
KVRAF
2295 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:05 am

Uncle E wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:29 am

Which uses less CPU?
iirc v-clip, but it's been a while.
(also, @256x vs 128x, if OVC used more CPU something would probably be wrong)

hotmitts
KVRist
361 posts since 27 Nov, 2003 from UK, Brighton

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:27 am

Buckster wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:33 am
Audiority Xenoverb on sale at PB for £7.99 insta buy for me been meaning to buy for ages
Damn you made me go and buy another bargain...but it's really good !

User avatar
Uncle E
KVRAF
11708 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:34 am

Holon Mundi wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:49 am
Acustica Audio has released a PUn EQ/preamp for free (pun surely intended).

https://www.acustica-audio.com/pages/specials/the-pun
I'm looking forward to trying this. It sounds good in the video.

Jopmanajop
KVRist
201 posts since 12 Jan, 2016

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:39 am

Ploki wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:13 am
I have Voxengo Premium
Lucky :clap:

Jopmanajop
KVRist
201 posts since 12 Jan, 2016

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:43 am

Calenberger wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:18 am
However, it's a good deal and I grabbed it.
Same here, praise the GAS again! :pray:

Jopmanajop
KVRist
201 posts since 12 Jan, 2016

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:46 am

Uncle E wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:29 am
Which uses less CPU?
I remember V-Clip being impossible to use online at 256x, at least with its HQ filters

SHall1000
KVRist
360 posts since 13 May, 2015

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:13 am

Uncle E, are you doing the Softube Modular Month sale?

User avatar
UnbalancedBeats
KVRist
444 posts since 6 Jun, 2008 from Spain

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:28 am

Uncle E wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:34 am
Holon Mundi wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:49 am
Acustica Audio has released a PUn EQ/preamp for free (pun surely intended).

https://www.acustica-audio.com/pages/specials/the-pun
I'm looking forward to trying this. It sounds good in the video.
Sounds better in the DAW :)

User avatar
El°HYM
KVRist
287 posts since 21 Nov, 2015

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:03 am

@Burillo
Thank you for the review. Did a first testing and agree, its a nice clean, yet also warm sounding EQ in a musical way. Might not be the best Pultec emulation, if people want exact that, though.

@Uncle E
With that said, how long will the Kuassa EQ - Sale be available? :tu:
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.

shonky
KVRian
959 posts since 21 Nov, 2005

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:06 pm

Was looking at these Rob Papen bundles (available until July) and noticed that, if you buy Blade for £64.95 at Time and Space, you can get the upgrade to the Sound Design bundle that includes Blue 2 and Punch 2, and then, with Punch 2, you have access to the Urban X bundle for another £41.95 which gives you SubBoomBass 2 and MasterMagic too.

So, Blade, Punch 2 (and Punch BD), Blue 2, SubBoomBass 2 and MasterMagic for £148 if I'm not mistaken*. Think I have enough synths at the moment (as nobody ever says here) but might be worthwhile if you're looking to expand your collection (and a cheap upgrade path to Explorer 6).

*Not sure if these will show as individual instruments for upgrade purposes so can't guarantee you can get the upgrade from a bundle or not.
Last edited by shonky on Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Uncle E
KVRAF
11708 posts since 22 Nov, 2000 from Southern California

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:24 pm

El°HYM wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:03 am
With that said, how long will the Kuassa EQ - Sale be available? :tu:
Until May 2.

Vleker
KVRist
293 posts since 8 Jun, 2019

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:00 pm

This might be a dumb question, but can I transfer unregistered products from my NI account?

agharta
KVRian
624 posts since 10 Jan, 2018

Re: Bargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.

Post Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:44 pm

Vleker wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:00 pm
This might be a dumb question, but can I transfer unregistered products from my NI account?
You simply pass on the unregistered serial number so no need to contact NI at all to get a TRANSFER ID.

Return to “Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)”