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KVRAF
3734 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:37 am

Insanelysane wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:03 pm
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:40 am
martinjuenke wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:29 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:04 am
That's sad. Glad to be a Windows user. Mac sounds like a PITA to me. Of course, not because these two plugins are not compatible, just saying in general.
No, Mac is not pita, it's a quite comfortable environment.
The only rule is: do not upgrade your OS too early.
I'm still on Catalina and everything's fine.
Plan to upgrade in late summer time.
Yes, I do understand about not upgrading OS early, but I read so many compatibility issues related discussions that I feel Windows is way better in this regards. Everything just works. A situation where you become helpless with something is extremely rare. I have hardly ever worried about compatibility when upgrading OS (XP to 10).

Don't want to start a debate on this of course. I personally love the way Mac looks and I wish I could use Logic Pro X, as it is my favourite DAW after FL Studio. :)
"Everything just works" :lol: sadly nothing has worked properly for at least 20 years now.. nearly every iteration of Windows appears more broken and buggy than the benefits it adds. Its been a mess and users have had far less control over anything. Operating systems could have been so much more. If you use a DAW like Cubase like me then similarly the last 20 years have been such a slow and frustrating slog of incremental updates adding more options but taking away things that weren't broke and now kinda are!
Sorry to hear about your Windows troubles. But well, I should have also recommended the DAW then? :lol: FL Studio rocks in this situation too. Windows + FL Studio = Bliss.

I personally don't care much about "OS benefits/control".

Anyway, don't want to argue here. Hopefully you have gotten around your problems somehow. :tu:

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KVRAF
4599 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:21 am

this is the bargains chat thread you muppets

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KVRAF
3734 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:30 am

sqigls wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:21 am
this is the bargains chat thread you muppets
Relax, the discussions have been worse here, and that too quite often.
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Summary of the AIR plugins discussion: Check your OS compatibility or demo Structure 2/ Strike 2 before grabbing them at bargain prices.

:wink:

KVRist
52 posts since 29 Aug, 2010

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:30 am
sqigls wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:21 am
this is the bargains chat thread you muppets
Relax, the discussions have been worse here, and that too quite often.
******************************************************
Summary of the AIR plugins discussion: Check your OS compatibility or demo Structure 2/ Strike 2 before grabbing them at bargain prices.

:wink:
this is the bargains chat thread you muppet.

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KVRAF
3734 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:41 am

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KVRAF
2202 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:59 am

This is the muppet thread you bargains!

On topic. I have RX7 standard, just got an offer from Izotope re upgrade/ update to RX8 Advanced for a mere £429. Does that figure ever come down, like right down?

Experience on Neutron/Izotope is that it's cheaper just to buy the new versions than update.

KVRAF
28477 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:01 am

alinok wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37 am
this is the bargains chat thread you muppet.
Why are you talking about something different than bargains then, you muppet.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
5005 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:03 am

chk071 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:01 am
alinok wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37 am
this is the bargains chat thread you muppet.
Why are you talking about something different than bargains then, you muppet.
This is a recommended muppets bargain:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Muppets-Manhat ... B00M8PXP3Y

KVRian
801 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:07 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:03 am
chk071 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:01 am
alinok wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:37 am
this is the bargains chat thread you muppet.
Why are you talking about something different than bargains then, you muppet.
This is a recommended muppets bargain:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Muppets-Manhat ... B00M8PXP3Y
Expensive! Better get some software:

https://www.motionvfx.com/store,mpuppet,p2886.html

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KVRist
155 posts since 19 Aug, 2020

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:12 am

sqigls wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:21 am
this is the bargains chat thread you muppets
We are talking about the two Air bargains without Big Sur support.

KVRAF
5005 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:27 am

This thread is currently lacking the due seriousness!
Hey, what is more important than plugin bargains?
Covid, China, Currydishes?
No, never!

KVRist
279 posts since 31 May, 2018

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:24 am

Sonnox Oxford Limiter Native $65.00 at Audiodeluxe.
Are there anyone who still uses it today?
How compared to DMG, Fabfilter, iZotope or Waves L2?
There are a few comparative videos on youtube, but I would be interested in the opinion of someone who has used them in the long run.

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KVRist
243 posts since 19 Jul, 2013 from Chile

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:32 am

ChamomileShark wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:59 am
I have RX7 standard, just got an offer from Izotope re upgrade/ update to RX8 Advanced for a mere £429. Does that figure ever come down, like right down?
Nope, RX Advanced has never ever come below the $400 number. I had been checking since early versions. In fact, after realizing this, I decided will not buy the Advanced version.

Furthermore, its has been customary that the (relevant) feature that typically each Advanced version has over Standard, is later on transferred to de standard version, one or two version upgrades after it was firstly released in advanced.

KVRAF
3074 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:36 am

becseigy wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:24 am
Sonnox Oxford Limiter Native $65.00 at Audiodeluxe.
Are there anyone who still uses it today?
How compared to DMG, Fabfilter, iZotope or Waves L2?
There are a few comparative videos on youtube, but I would be interested in the opinion of someone who has used them in the long run.
It’s dope, I use it regularly. There is a demo.

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KVRist
243 posts since 19 Jul, 2013 from Chile

Post Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:22 am

Not sure if Ethics of searching for marketing flaws is Off-Topic on a Bargain chat thread...

That said,
GaryG wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:32 am
SteinyFritz wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:22 am
GaryG wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:42 pm
SteinyFritz wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Has anyone else had success with guessing PA voucher and discount codes? With a bit of trial, error and deduction it's not so difficult. Their format is rigid enough.
Couldn't you end up using someone else's voucher though? Not very nice.

Highlighting flaws in a system and putting it on a public forum is, by your standards, actually very nice
. So I am quite nice, at least.

Maybe not telling anyone while exploiting it, would be 'not very nice'. Protecting weak systems from themselves is not helping the users either
.
If people keep exploiting this are they or PA at fault? And not telling PA after knowing of the possibility would be 'not too nice'. I have not stopped you from doing so, have you?
Well you weren't clear whether you were using them or not, you gave the impression you had guessed some correctly so assumed you had. In that case you could be taking someone else legitimate code. I think it's fair to say that's potentially 'not nice'. If you intended this as a public service announcement then all power to you, inform PA and get them to lock the codes to accounts (which they won't do as they know they make money whoever uses the code).
Interesting points. Searching and finding a system weak points feels akin to bargain searching. Codes might be intended for certain segment, however for the issuing firm to create a 100% perfect distribution so codes get only to where they are intended, it would be too costly, more so in cases they want to reach for new customers, so they calculate an error margin.
Which means that from their side, overreach of codes is already calculated. From the customer side --same as the case of bargain searching--, the time & energy invested in flaw searching should be discounted to the gains obtained in the success cases, so it's not a complete free-riding...

However, sharing private codes or found flaws at forums, when those reach to segments or numbers non-intended by the firm's strategy, then increases the costs having such promotions/holes.

///All in all, there's not an easy solution. Responsibility for their marketing lies in the firm, while the impact of one's actions may have a personal toll...
I wouldn't spread codes or flaws that will hurt startups or small developers that do not have the time, expertise or resources to prevent them. Still, some time I had been able to find an extra code, an extra angle for a discount... so to access very low prices, and this may leave me with mixed feelings, which in turn rise my attention enough to watch/question for the company well being or to be cautions to share it or not.

*(Edited for clarity). The tab crashed the moment I finished the first draft of this post, so thought it was lost. Left it be, to now 20 hours later find it was alive! :o. Hope now it is readeable :D
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