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peakles
KVRist
85 posts since 1 Dec, 2019

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:22 pm

v1o wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Stack Skills The Ultimate Piano Bundle: $1,961 off original price, now $39!
From Beginner to Advanced Comprehensive Piano Learning Series with 140+ Hours of Content on Basic Music Theory, Piano Keys, Chord Progressions, Composition & More

https://stackskills.com/p/the-ultimate- ... id=1982526
I'd like to improve my (so-far poor) keyboard skills. Does anyone have any experience with some of the courses included in the bundle?

Thanks in advance!

MogwaiBoy
KVRAF
3643 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:44 pm

c_voltage wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:53 pm
El°HYM wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Sorry guys, didnt see this one was posted in the #chat earlier, today.

But on a side note:

Echoes T7E mkII Vs. Pulsar Echorec

?
Both different by sound, not worse\not better.
Audiority thing, is a bit more experimental-wise, with lot of dark medley variations.
Pulsar thing glossy-costly-drive imprint.
I bought the Audiority Binson Echorec recently right here secondhand but have only installed, not really tested yet. But I can say I really like the character of the Pulsar, very lively sound and the drift is cool and unique. One-trick pony but quite an awesome pony? It's definitely not going to be your swiss-army knife "does everything" delay, but it brings a colour I haven't found elsewhere.

Ceej
KVRist
305 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Sacramento, CA

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:20 pm

peakles wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:22 pm
I'd like to improve my (so-far poor) keyboard skills. Does anyone have any experience with some of the courses included in the bundle?

Thanks in advance!
Many of the courses are also available on udemy.com, and on there they each have at least a couple of sample videos so you can get an idea of the instructor. I watched a few, and while the content seems reasonable, there is a LOT of very excessive repetition. Like, one ten-minute video going through each of the 7 chords in C major (which is already probably twice as long as it needs to be) -- and then another going through the chords in C# major. And another in D major. And another.. you get the idea. Many of the courses have overlapping material as well.

From what I can tell, the information is correct, and mostly clearly presented, but saying the video runtimes are "padded" would be generous. Now to be fair I'm a reasonably accomplished pianist already (I was more interested in the composition/theory videos), so someone starting really from scratch may get more value. But I do think you'll be tearing your hair out at how slowly you're progressing.
Ceej
aka Chris Hillery

Insanelysane
KVRian
737 posts since 24 Jan, 2014

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:02 pm

Ceej wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:20 pm
peakles wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:22 pm
I'd like to improve my (so-far poor) keyboard skills. Does anyone have any experience with some of the courses included in the bundle?

Thanks in advance!
Many of the courses are also available on udemy.com, and on there they each have at least a couple of sample videos so you can get an idea of the instructor. I watched a few, and while the content seems reasonable, there is a LOT of very excessive repetition. Like, one ten-minute video going through each of the 7 chords in C major (which is already probably twice as long as it needs to be) -- and then another going through the chords in C# major. And another in D major. And another.. you get the idea. Many of the courses have overlapping material as well.

From what I can tell, the information is correct, and mostly clearly presented, but saying the video runtimes are "padded" would be generous. Now to be fair I'm a reasonably accomplished pianist already (I was more interested in the composition/theory videos), so someone starting really from scratch may get more value. But I do think you'll be tearing your hair out at how slowly you're progressing.
Just adding to this - I'm a full time piano teacher and I can tell you that while from the list of what you would get from the course you might think its very good value and you'll learn a ton, in actual fact the video previews for each part of the course are very poorly done. I wouldn't trust the instructor on this one, seems super basic and frankly lacking. On the altered chords section for example the preview of his altered chords were laughable actually (there were very few, they weren't good examples at all as they didn't have any consideration for voice leading, they were unnecessarily impractical). I just smell with this one that its not worth it. Better go to the very many Youtube free ones on topics of interest and get your info there. Or do a dedicated course from a dedicated instructor (sorry I dont know whos who so cant recommend off the top of my head).

jzero
KVRist
240 posts since 24 Jul, 2002 from Tennessee

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:29 pm

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:34 pm
jzero wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:16 am
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 pm
jzero wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 pm
https://vintageking.com/steven-slate-drums-5

I just bought it for $53 and change. I think this is 5.0 not 5.5... I will confirm once I install.
Awesome, thanks, please let us know :tu:
Still don't know anything.. The email from vintageking said "For electronic delivery orders, please allow 24-48 hours for your activation code."'
Cheers! I decided to jump in and purchase last night. No word yet on license delivery. Best case they honour it, worst case they refund.

Clearly it is not the fault of all the retailers simultaneously publishing the incorrect price - it must have come from Slate. See what happens, and thanks for the heads up : )
You're welcome. Hope it works for us... I noticed the price at vintageking is back up to $100 today. I recieved this email from them "Thank you for ordering with Vintage King. There was a glitch in the electronic delivery of your order and I am working with purchasing to get this resolved for you. We will send over your activation info as soon as we are able. "

alinok
KVRist
42 posts since 29 Aug, 2010

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:43 pm

jzero wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:29 pm
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:34 pm
jzero wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:16 am
MogwaiBoy wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 pm
jzero wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 pm
https://vintageking.com/steven-slate-drums-5

I just bought it for $53 and change. I think this is 5.0 not 5.5... I will confirm once I install.
Awesome, thanks, please let us know :tu:
Still don't know anything.. The email from vintageking said "For electronic delivery orders, please allow 24-48 hours for your activation code."'
Cheers! I decided to jump in and purchase last night. No word yet on license delivery. Best case they honour it, worst case they refund.

Clearly it is not the fault of all the retailers simultaneously publishing the incorrect price - it must have come from Slate. See what happens, and thanks for the heads up : )
You're welcome. Hope it works for us... I noticed the price at vintageking is back up to $100 today. I recieved this email from them "Thank you for ordering with Vintage King. There was a glitch in the electronic delivery of your order and I am working with purchasing to get this resolved for you. We will send over your activation info as soon as we are able. "
Slate honored my SSD5 purchase for 37 euro from Best Service and I have received downloads for SSD5.5. Hope this keeps your worries in peace.

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Omkar
KVRian
912 posts since 25 Dec, 2007 from Hamburg,Germany

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:02 pm

fgimian wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:44 pm
AudioDeluxe has Exponential Audio Excalibur for $10 for those who may have missed it last time.

https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/au ... -excalibur
Grabbed it few days back, seems to be for US market only.
Had to switch to my US adress when trying the German one.
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eungang
KVRist
56 posts since 13 Jun, 2020 from South Korea

Post Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:27 pm

Omkar wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:02 pm
fgimian wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:44 pm
AudioDeluxe has Exponential Audio Excalibur for $10 for those who may have missed it last time.

https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/au ... -excalibur
Grabbed it few days back, seems to be for US market only.
Had to switch to my US adress when trying the German one.
I was able to get this deal here in South Korea. I read somewhere that some shops haven't been charging tax (VAT?) correctly to certain European countries, so iZotope has temporarily blocked the sale of said products through said shops until the issue is fixed.
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Ploki
KVRAF
2660 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:02 am

eungang wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Omkar wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:02 pm
fgimian wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:44 pm
AudioDeluxe has Exponential Audio Excalibur for $10 for those who may have missed it last time.

https://www.audiodeluxe.com/products/au ... -excalibur
Grabbed it few days back, seems to be for US market only.
Had to switch to my US adress when trying the German one.
I was able to get this deal here in South Korea. I read somewhere that some shops haven't been charging tax (VAT?) correctly to certain European countries, so iZotope has temporarily blocked the sale of said products through said shops until the issue is fixed.
VAT yes. And yes, audiodeluxe prices were no-tax. That’s why i shopped there often 😂
No-tax sales in europe are only valid if done for a business (tax-exempt) purchase.

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Digivolt
KVRian
789 posts since 21 Nov, 2018

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:33 am

eungang wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:27 pm
so iZotope has temporarily blocked the sale of said products through said shops until the issue is fixed.
I don't see why, if the storefront doesn't charge the relevant VAT then the onus is on the purchaser to pay the VAT, it's no different really to importing physical goods where you're supposed to declare the price of them

One thing I've always been curious of though, how do I know the shops charging me VAT that aren't located in my country are actually paying that money to my government and not just pocketing it as extra income ?

Ploki
KVRAF
2660 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:05 am

Digivolt wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:33 am
eungang wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:27 pm
so iZotope has temporarily blocked the sale of said products through said shops until the issue is fixed.
I don't see why, if the storefront doesn't charge the relevant VAT then the onus is on the purchaser to pay the VAT, it's no different really to importing physical goods where you're supposed to declare the price of them

One thing I've always been curious of though, how do I know the shops charging me VAT that aren't located in my country are actually paying that money to my government and not just pocketing it as extra income ?
Digital goods don’t go through customs so its easier to “smuggle” it 😂

Tomgu
KVRist
248 posts since 8 Sep, 2014

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:24 am

SolarAxix wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:34 am

I own Summit Audio Grand Channel and my upgrade price to Volume 4 is $249.50 USD.

In my cart it says:

Volume 4 (upgrade from Summit Audio Grand Channel).
Your order value: USD 499.00
Total discounts: -USD 249.50
Total: USD 249.50

Also, Softube usually only uses one item for an upgrade (i.e. Summit Audio Grand Channel, Volume 3, or Modular) and will automatically pick the one that provides the best discount. In other words, having multiple plugins won't automatically make it cheaper; adding the right plugin (or volume) will.
Does anyone know (= have experience or have asked Softube): if you own Summit Audio Grand Channel, is buying "Volume 4 upgrade from Volume 1" from a dealer a working option? It probably is not, but as the Volume 4 upgrade from Volume 1 is the same price (249.50) as from Summit Audio Grand Channel, it might as well be.

Ploki
KVRAF
2660 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:44 am

SolarAxix wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:34 am
Ploki wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:53 am
SirKen wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:25 am
I believe Summit Audio Grand Channel bundle gives the biggest discount for Volume 4 upgrades and I have a spare copy if anyone is interested in purchasing. Cannot tell how much the discount would be at the moment though as I already have Volume 4 (upgraded from Volume 3).
i'll ask them via FB when they come back online, and if the math is right i might take it off yer hands
I own Summit Audio Grand Channel and my upgrade price to Volume 4 is $249.50 USD.

In my cart it says:

Volume 4 (upgrade from Summit Audio Grand Channel).
Your order value: USD 499.00
Total discounts: -USD 249.50
Total: USD 249.50

Also, Softube usually only uses one item for an upgrade (i.e. Summit Audio Grand Channel, Volume 3, or Modular) and will automatically pick the one that provides the best discount. In other words, having multiple plugins won't automatically make it cheaper; adding the right plugin (or volume) will.
sorry to bother you again...

So 499$ is the discounted price from 799$, and summit knocks 249$ from the discount price? Summit audio is 299$ i presume.
In EU prices, discounted price is 400€ and summit audio is 299€...
If it knocks 250€ off the discounted price that's ... much better than my Harmonics. :) if

peakles
KVRist
85 posts since 1 Dec, 2019

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:42 am

Insanelysane wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:02 pm
Ceej wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:20 pm
peakles wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:22 pm
I'd like to improve my (so-far poor) keyboard skills. Does anyone have any experience with some of the courses included in the bundle?

Thanks in advance!
Many of the courses are also available on udemy.com, and on there they each have at least a couple of sample videos so you can get an idea of the instructor. I watched a few, and while the content seems reasonable, there is a LOT of very excessive repetition. Like, one ten-minute video going through each of the 7 chords in C major (which is already probably twice as long as it needs to be) -- and then another going through the chords in C# major. And another in D major. And another.. you get the idea. Many of the courses have overlapping material as well.

From what I can tell, the information is correct, and mostly clearly presented, but saying the video runtimes are "padded" would be generous. Now to be fair I'm a reasonably accomplished pianist already (I was more interested in the composition/theory videos), so someone starting really from scratch may get more value. But I do think you'll be tearing your hair out at how slowly you're progressing.
Just adding to this - I'm a full time piano teacher and I can tell you that while from the list of what you would get from the course you might think its very good value and you'll learn a ton, in actual fact the video previews for each part of the course are very poorly done. I wouldn't trust the instructor on this one, seems super basic and frankly lacking. On the altered chords section for example the preview of his altered chords were laughable actually (there were very few, they weren't good examples at all as they didn't have any consideration for voice leading, they were unnecessarily impractical). I just smell with this one that its not worth it. Better go to the very many Youtube free ones on topics of interest and get your info there. Or do a dedicated course from a dedicated instructor (sorry I dont know whos who so cant recommend off the top of my head).
Thanks @Ceej and @Insanelysane!

I took a better look on the courses yesterday and they wasn't so appealing for me as well. I'm a guitar teacher, so I'm not searching a course on music theory, but some lessons particularly on the fingerings for scales, chords, chord progressions, etc. So, it was really good to read your impressions, @Insanelysane! :wink: I'll skip it.
I know I can find these information on youtube, but it'd be nice to have a good course with everything well explained into just one place.

Thanks again and all the best!

vitocorleone123
KVRian
777 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:49 am

MogwaiBoy wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:44 pm
c_voltage wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:53 pm
El°HYM wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Sorry guys, didnt see this one was posted in the #chat earlier, today.

But on a side note:

Echoes T7E mkII Vs. Pulsar Echorec

?
Both different by sound, not worse\not better.
Audiority thing, is a bit more experimental-wise, with lot of dark medley variations.
Pulsar thing glossy-costly-drive imprint.
I bought the Audiority Binson Echorec recently right here secondhand but have only installed, not really tested yet. But I can say I really like the character of the Pulsar, very lively sound and the drift is cool and unique. One-trick pony but quite an awesome pony? It's definitely not going to be your swiss-army knife "does everything" delay, but it brings a colour I haven't found elsewhere.
I just bought the Audiority one last night on PB with a few $ off the sale from past purchases. I liked the Pulsar one, but I liked the Audiority one better as it sounds great and offers enough unique controls to justify the purchase (I don't see a need to have both, especially since Valhalla Delay is as awesome as it is).

I tried the Audiothing Out Space reverb as well, but didn't feel it was a unique enough type of reverb due to, once again, Valhalla Delay. I liked it, though.

I wish the UI of the Audiority was more clear and less washed out, could be resized at least 50% larger, and the HQ button could lock on or off.

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