I think i have too much plugins

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Ploki
KVRAF
2266 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm

Talking about FX, not synths. I don't have that many synths, I actually have an impressively small amount of synths compared to FX.

Problem is i use half of them... from all bundles, but not the whole bundles. If i bought single plugins from all vendors that i actually use, it would've been more expensive than the bundle. :roll:
Especially for some vendor that doesn't even have singles unless you buy Advanced version of everything.
Now it feels dirty and expensive despite the fact that it was cheaper.

What do you do if you have bundles that you don't use? keep em in your browsers "just in case" or hide them away? Try to use some from other bundles to replace them so you could shrink them down?
Or just accept the fact that you're a hoarder

dermage
KVRian
610 posts since 23 May, 2016

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:38 pm

I see myself going back to earlier bought plugins more often that I got more advanced in mixing.
Understanding what to use where and having some plugins to chose from sound wise.

I mostly don't sell plugins, because I know, the day will come (and it came) where I will be going back to the plugins.
But it really depends, why you are doing it (collecting). If it's just a hobby or just for fun, there's probably no need to keep them.
If you're thinking professionally like me, it's better to keep the stuff to be able to open old projects and maybe rediscover some forgotten gems in the collection.
For me it has to stay interesting, this can also mean going back or cycle through several plugins which got no use for a longer time, but are still good.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
65015 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:40 pm

cool story.

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dionenoid
KVRian
688 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm

vurt wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:40 pm
cool story.
You forgot the "bro" part.
More BPM please

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vurt
addled muppet weed
65015 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:55 pm

dionenoid wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm
vurt wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:40 pm
cool story.
You forgot the "bro" part.
i make no assumptions.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27411 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:08 pm

Ploki wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
accept the fact that you're a hoarder
^^ this :hihi:

dermage
KVRian
610 posts since 23 May, 2016

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:32 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Ploki wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
accept the fact that you're a hoarder
^^ this :hihi:
It's always depending on the point of view :)
Hoarder's might be right if the apocalypse breaks (but maybe not plugin-hoarders)

Bug Music
KVRist
125 posts since 7 Dec, 2004

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:39 pm

I think i have too much plugins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPW5JDZolu4

- Jay

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antic604
KVRAF
5049 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:23 pm

Don't we all? Stand at the back of the line...
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enroe
KVRian
1232 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:44 pm

Ploki wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
Or just accept the fact that you're a hoarder
Now - in the times of the Corona-virus - everybody gathers things. Some collect toilet-paper,
some gather condomes and others accumulate plugins. What type of guy are you? :?:
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.jon
KVRAF
5551 posts since 9 Jul, 2002 from Helsinki

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:41 pm

Ploki wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm
What do you do if you have bundles that you don't use? keep em in your browsers "just in case" or hide them away? Try to use some from other bundles to replace them so you could shrink them down?
Or just accept the fact that you're a hoarder
I've downloaded and bought more plugins over the years than I like to use, so I don't use them. Some I have uninstalled and archived the installers and licenses, some I still keep installed in my plugin folders, but not listed in my DAW. If I don't miss them in x time, I uninstall them. Needs and preferences change, there's no point in letting unnecessary things like plugins clutter your workflow!

(I point Live into a folder consisting of subfolders of shortcuts to the plugin .dlls, easy to organize).

fese
KVRian
1155 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 am

No, but you probably have “too many plugins”.
(Sorry, couldn’t resist, I’ll make up for it and dislike my own comment :D ) (edit: damn, I cannot dislike my own posts :x )


Just take a more positive stance: you’re not “hoarding”, you are supporting a lot of nice and talented software developers who would otherwise have to take jobs in insurance companies if it wasn’t for people like you (and me and all of KVR)

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MadDogE134
KVRist
469 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:28 am

the grammar police 'is' on the ball lol... oops 'are' lol

man i have more than a slew of plugins over the years from free for beta testing services to giveaways and contests... and THAT ain't counting the ones i bought lol i am almost embarrassed to look at the count although that includes multiples like .vst and .vst3. at least i dumped pro tools and removed all the .aax plugs but the licenses are still on my ilok. myself, i keep them installed just in case. i know what i want but there is always the chance i may use them and i prefer to overlook the ones i don't use that much if any as opposed to having to find the bloody installers and reinstall for usage.

i don't consider myself a hoarder... it just happens to pile up after years and years of mixing and product releases. things change but i rarely do lol

cheers

Ploki
KVRAF
2266 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:43 am

enroe wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:44 pm
Now - in the times of the Corona-virus - everybody gathers things. Some collect toilet-paper,
some gather condomes and others accumulate plugins. What type of guy are you? :?:
if i weren't living with my gf i'd probably wipe my ass with plugins a week ago already
fese wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:57 am
you’re not “hoarding”, you are supporting a lot of nice and talented software developers who would otherwise have to take jobs in insurance companies if it wasn’t for people like you (and me and all of KVR)
To be honest, most of what i own is not from the big guys - sans iZotope and FabFilter I guess? Is FabFilter considered one of the big guys?
D16, u-he, Black Rooster, Voxengo, WavesFactory.
My Components folder counts 146 files, some of those are demos and some freebies. :)

Passing Bye
KVRian
1469 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:44 am

First World problems

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