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Harry_HH
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4377 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:58 am

normanaj wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:30 am
I'm looking for world instrument sounds and currently UVI's World Library is on sale for 30% off. Can anyone recommend any other World libraries are of decent quality?
There are several separate great ”world music” instruments and libraries by different quality developers. E.g. EW has many good ones, I own EW Silk, Soniccouture products are great, I owm e.g. the Conservatoire collection. Then Soundiron, Cinematique instruments, just to name few developers.

But the UVI World 2 is unique on the way how versatile, simple but most beatufully sampled collection. I purchased it, when it was launched. (Even two versions of the Finnish Kantele are included) 👍

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frackermak
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249 posts since 22 Nov, 2018 from UK

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:00 am

SHall1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:18 am
telecharge wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:54 am
SHall1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:14 am
Izotope Neutron 3 standard crossgrade $42 at JRR in cart. Lowest I can remember?? Anyone know of a better offer/upgrade path? I am Considering Ozone at some point.
This is the lowest it's been, and you're crossgrading from a free product. Strange promotion, but a solid deal.

If you're interested in getting both Ozone and Neutron, the only thing that might be a better overall value would be a crossgrade to a bundle (assuming you have qualifying iZotope/Exponential Audio software). The Tonal Balance bundle crossgrade is a good example. Otherwise, I would jump on this.
Damn! Not available in my country. Izotope got wise to the exchange rate/tax think. I'll have to pay £42 on a Euroean site vs £32 on JRR. Sign of the times with plugin prices being what they are that £10 makes me think twice. :?

I wish Neutron Standard had the Mix Assistant...
Think I'll wait for a good deal on Advanced. (Already have Ozone Advanced)

GoldieK
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131 posts since 30 Jul, 2016

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:34 am

medienhexer wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:42 am
cprompt wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:44 am
Insanelysane wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:46 am
I did a similar thing, just scored Z Tone Boost which is heavily discounted then using Jam points on top, best thing is its free shipping (Im in Australia) AND will get Amplitube 5 SE which I was eyeing, that'll register when its released by end of the year!
Yeah, I'm eyeing up the Z Tone as well, which is the same price as Amplitube 5 SE which you get free with it. Plus my festering jampoints might finally come in handy! Question is, does a decent DI box make much of a difference when hitting an audio interface?
Is it confirmed that you only get 5 SE? According to the description, full AmpliTube 4 is included. Wouldn‘t that register as full v5 after release?
From the official release news on IK, "any customer who purchases AmpliTube 4 or any IK hardware package that includes AmpliTube 4 after October 15, 2020, will automatically receive an upgrade to AmpliTube 5 SE."

satchnut
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398 posts since 6 May, 2006 from over there

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:36 am

mgw38 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:30 am
dermage wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:26 am
SHall1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:32 am
Cherry Audio Synth Stack bundle $30 for current Voltage Modular owners on CA site. Gets you DC0-106 and CA2600 for $15 each. Glad I didn't pick these up before. Crazy times!
not seeing this when logged in, says $89 even in cart.
Switched to $29.87 as soon as I logged in.
Just wondering if you already have Core?

dermage
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774 posts since 23 May, 2016

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:39 am

mgw38 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:30 am
dermage wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:26 am
SHall1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:32 am
Cherry Audio Synth Stack bundle $30 for current Voltage Modular owners on CA site. Gets you DC0-106 and CA2600 for $15 each. Glad I didn't pick these up before. Crazy times!
not seeing this when logged in, says $89 even in cart.
Switched to $29.87 as soon as I logged in.
Strange, I own Core+ElectroDrums bundle bought at PluginBoutique IIR.
Maybe they only offer the bundle to people who bought VM in their own shop.

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mgw38
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2523 posts since 26 Jul, 2015 from Philadelphia

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:44 am

satchnut wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:36 am
mgw38 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:30 am
dermage wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:26 am
SHall1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:32 am
Cherry Audio Synth Stack bundle $30 for current Voltage Modular owners on CA site. Gets you DC0-106 and CA2600 for $15 each. Glad I didn't pick these up before. Crazy times!
not seeing this when logged in, says $89 even in cart.
Switched to $29.87 as soon as I logged in.
Just wondering if you already have Core?
Yes. And since that is the one included in the Synth Stack I would assume you need that to get the upgrade price.

I bought the Core directly at Cherry Audio. Could be that this is required. Anything you buy from a third party shows up as "FREE" in your Cherry Audio account. Their system probably does not allow "FREE" stuff to qualify for upgrades. If that applies to you you might want to ask their support. It never hurts to ask.

normanaj
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37 posts since 6 Nov, 2015

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:46 am

satchnut wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:36 am
mgw38 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:30 am
dermage wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:26 am
SHall1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:32 am
Cherry Audio Synth Stack bundle $30 for current Voltage Modular owners on CA site. Gets you DC0-106 and CA2600 for $15 each. Glad I didn't pick these up before. Crazy times!
not seeing this when logged in, says $89 even in cart.
Switched to $29.87 as soon as I logged in.
Just wondering if you already have Core?
And does it work with the free version of Voltage Modular?
EDIT:NVM Answered above.

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LoveEnigma18
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3146 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:18 am

Mikelo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:55 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:02 am
soundbylaura wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:49 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:45 am
I've been using Toontrack EZdrummer for years. Can't live without it. Absolutely love it.
Personally I'm into rock and metal. My favourite EZX would be Rock Solid. Sounds phenomenal. Plus I also have Metal Machine and Made of Metal. I also had Nashville and Southern Soul (I regret selling both) they are both excellent.
Rock Solid would easily work for alternative rock and indie.
Thank you for your opinion on EZD and EZX suggestions. :tu:
If you mean Randy Staub Rock Solid, it's on sale for $19 along with Americana. If I pick up EZD, I will probably get one of these for now. I am unable to demo it right now due to being away from studio PC, but I will make sure to install the demo to at least check if it works fine in FL Studio before buying it.

If you don't mind, may I ask your typical workflow with EZD? Do you use MIDI grooves as is or modify them? Do you use song creator consistently? You may have other drum products/content as well, right? A little more insight into the workflow will be really useful for me.
Never imagined we would get to play with toys in adulthood. :)

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MasterTuner
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412 posts since 30 May, 2018

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:30 am

normanaj wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:30 am
@TS
https://www.timespace.com/collections/t ... -ascending
Toontrack EZX - Americana $19.00
Toontrack EZX - Funkmasters $19.00
Toontrack EZX - Randy Staub Rock Solid $19.00
Does TimeandSpace rotate their discounts, I'm looking for Latin Percussion EZX ?
If so I'll keep an eye on their website. $19 is a good price.
Reaper (win), i7-7700k, 16GB

Vleker
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430 posts since 8 Jun, 2019

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:32 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:18 am
Mikelo wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:55 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:02 am
soundbylaura wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:49 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:45 am
I've been using Toontrack EZdrummer for years. Can't live without it. Absolutely love it.
Personally I'm into rock and metal. My favourite EZX would be Rock Solid. Sounds phenomenal. Plus I also have Metal Machine and Made of Metal. I also had Nashville and Southern Soul (I regret selling both) they are both excellent.
Rock Solid would easily work for alternative rock and indie.
Thank you for your opinion on EZD and EZX suggestions. :tu:
If you mean Randy Staub Rock Solid, it's on sale for $19 along with Americana. If I pick up EZD, I will probably get one of these for now. I am unable to demo it right now due to being away from studio PC, but I will make sure to install the demo to at least check if it works fine in FL Studio before buying it.

If you don't mind, may I ask your typical workflow with EZD? Do you use MIDI grooves as is or modify them? Do you use song creator consistently? You may have other drum products/content as well, right? A little more insight into the workflow will be really useful for me.
I like EzDrummer but imo it's not the most realistic sounding. It's good for writing etc. and you can make it work, but Superior Drummer is the way to go if you want to have more flexibility and realism. But fot the money it's a great place to start as you can use the EZX kits in Superior Drummer later on

escalona
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875 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:44 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:02 am
soundbylaura wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:49 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:45 am
What's the general opinion on Toontrack EZdrummer 2?

It's $79 right now and the song creator part looks interesting to me. I do have all the NI drummer collection and Battery 4 by the way, so not much concerned about the EZD drum content/samples.
I think it's excellent. I'd say, though, that if you're not interested in the EZX packs, you'd miss out on its main strength, which is the grooves and mix-presets those come with. Buying it and only using the stock sounds would be perhaps not worth it. That said, I do think it sounds better than Studio Drummer, and is much easier to find what you want than Battery. I'm very happy with it, and I've bought a few EZXs that I like a lot (a country one, big room rock, a jazz one, and action that was just on sale)

I got it for $75 back in 2018, I don't think the price has been this low since.
Exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much. :tu:

I'd like to get some EZX packs, but it suddenly starts becoming an expensive affair. It's their strategy after all. :) I might settle for EZD now, but I will go through all demos of the EZX packs before ordering it so that I know the cost I am looking at - now or in future. Hopefully the packs will be discounted more often than not. I see 3 packs on sale on T+S and one of them sounds good to my taste.

While I scan through them, I'd appreciate if anyone wants to share their EZX pack recommendations for alternative/indie/electronica/pop stuff.
Absolutely wonderful. I have Superior Drummer and actually end up most of the time going to EZ drummer. Listen to the expansions and see if they fit your needs, there are many useful sound samples in their website.
For some jobs, I sometimes use Slate drums but always go back to EZdrummer and use their cymbals and hihats.
You won't regret it.
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WatchTheGuitar
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4942 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:44 am

Personally have SD3 now, but used to have the original EZD. My workflow is find something in the groove search with the right time signature that’s a close match on style, BPM and instrumentation to what I want then start auditioning it against a basic kit. Drag patterns I like into the song track windows to get something close to verse, chorus, bridge etc. Once happy with the patterns, start auditioning kits to get the sound right and find an overall kit I like then swap out a few elements for ones I prefer (nearly always after tighter kicks and snares), play with a few mixer settings to get a good sound then drag the MIDI drum patterns into the DAW to make adjustments where needed. A lot of the time I just end up removing hits from the groove patterns because I find them a little too busy and I prefer simple patterns on modest Ringo type kits over massively appointed prog kitchen sink kits. Less cowbell!

I also bought MDrummer while ago and now use that a lot for creating patterns on the fly over using the Toontrack grooves. It has a really useful way of randomising patterns,

DubLifeSD
KVRian
507 posts since 29 Jul, 2009 from San Diego, CA

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:54 am

Acon Digital Mastering Suite is an awesome deal at $38.

U-o
KVRian
1317 posts since 16 Nov, 2011

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:10 am

Any Thorn presets on sale right now?
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psynical
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390 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from a moist cave

Post Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:14 am

Can anyone explain why the no gossip thread posts are getting spammed with thumbs down? So weird.

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