I think i have too much plugins

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

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:32 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm
cool story, bruh
yer me best mate ye like :drunk:

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Michael L
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3116 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:44 pm

I think i have too much toilet paper.
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Aloysius
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28283 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:47 pm

:hihi:
Hi-de-Hi!

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Forgotten
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11445 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:51 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Aloysius wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:17 pm
cool story, bruh
yer me best mate ye like :drunk:

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:tu: :hihi:

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dionenoid
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688 posts since 3 Jan, 2019 from Holland

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:27 pm

Ploki wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:53 am
i have 141 audio units in my components folder :)
Awww, you're just beginning.
More BPM please

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Googly Smythe
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2871 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Albion

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 pm

Saying you have too many plugins is like an artist saying he has too many colours.
There is only one reason not to indulge your GAS, and that's lack of finance (ie, don't get into trouble, financially, just because of a plugin).
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Russell Grand
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2630 posts since 22 May, 2017

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:54 pm

Passing Bye wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:44 am
First World problems
:hihi:

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ATS
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6629 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:45 pm

i usually go into my host and uncheck the ones I know I wont use. I also make a favorites folder for ones I KNOW I will use.
my music: https://www.soundclick.com/alexcooper
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ATN69
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2063 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:39 pm

Russell Grand wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Passing Bye wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:44 am
First World problems
:hihi:
Other than a financial problem I don't see it as much of a problem :D
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JerGoertz
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2792 posts since 20 Feb, 2004

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:40 pm

If Cubase takes less than a full hour for a VST folder rescan, I know I don't have enough.
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dune_rave
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1663 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:47 pm

"I think i have too much plugins"
- pm me and i will let you transfer them to me :)

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digitalboytn
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1770 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:11 pm

If you stick around here long enough,you will find that you will always have one less plugin than what you really need :)

It's called the KVR syndrome and it's deadly serious...

Forget about Covid-19...

That one's a pussy :)
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

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TheSynthScientist
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246 posts since 29 Nov, 2018

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:39 pm

Ploki wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:05 pm

Now it feels dirty and expensive despite the fact that it was cheaper.....
Some times I will buy a plugin as part of a bundle and not use it for a month or so, then finally use it and realize how useful it is and be glad I purchased it.
Maybe you should try using all the plugins you purchased, you might find them useful.

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Tj Shredder
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4200 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:03 pm

MadDogE134 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:51 am
lol... when you hit 6000... 3000 doesn't seem as much
Its a virus, the doubling rate is constant, the number grows exponential. Thats nature...

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DrGonzo
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2446 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Re: I think i have too much plugins

Post Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:19 pm

Ploki wrote:
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
I think it helps watching things from different perspectives, "roles" you play in your production. There are plugins that I always reach for when making music, and then there are those who get used very rarely but when I use them I am happy I have them.

Being a hoarder / stuck in a GAS/consumerism pattern can be a problem if it gets out of hand. But on the other hand, just talking for myself here, I love sounds. I love gear. I love this whole niche. Why is it bad if I buy a new saturation plugin while I already have ten flavours that are great? Maybe that will be your new go-to plugin. Sell the stuff you haven't used in six months or more. But don't stop buying new stuff. Sooner or later you will find the plugins that suits your style perfectly.

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