What do you plan to get on BF 2021?

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Aloysius
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35338 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:38 am

... yet.
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gaf_thit
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745 posts since 28 Sep, 2012 from Norway

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:56 am

I was on the verge to buy some new synth flagship, like Falcon or something, but then Vengeance changed their cp on Avenger, so now it feels like I got a new synth. (A psychological thing, I know. Just a renewed interest...)

paralipomena2
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2 posts since 1 Apr, 2020

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:42 am

I got Dark Era and Era 2 medieval legends for black Friday, both from best service :) I am so hooked for northern Ritual and medieval music. the explanations of the medieval instruments are short but really interesting in the documentation.

Examigan
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6369 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:50 am

I might buy the R4 reverb as it's just $9.99 on the Izotope site.

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LoveEnigma18
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4562 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:52 am

Anyone knows if R4 is worth it if you have NIMBUS? It's not about money here, so unless there is a significant difference in terms of the sound, which I doubt, I would just skip it. The two plugins look very similar too.
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gondii
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963 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:00 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:52 am
Anyone knows if R4 is worth it if you have NIMBUS? It's not about money here, so unless there is a significant difference in terms of the sound, which I doubt, I would just skip it. The two plugins look very similar too.
Yes, I think so definitely. Different algos - clean vs. coloured. 9.99 is a total steal imo. Only reason not to get it now is because it might just be free at some point knowing Plugin Boutique and iZotope.

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WasteLand
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2229 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:01 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:52 am
Examigan wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:50 am
I might buy the R4 reverb as it's just $9.99 on the Izotope site.
Anyone knows if R4 is worth it if you have NIMBUS? It's not about money here, so unless there is a significant difference in terms of the sound, which I doubt, I would just skip it. The two plugins look very similar too.
they are different, NIMBUS is Phoenixverb extended, with 'warp', more sounddesign, dirtier..

R4 is clean... and a lot of things can be controlled, but it is for me almost an 'invisible' reverb, although others describe it other wise, in my reverb arsenal, a pretty good addition.
also described, but can't judged it, lexicon style. but i don't care about that.... i care about what it brings, next to Nimbus, and brings other things to the table...

(and R2 is the 'smaller' version of R4...)
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LoveEnigma18
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Post Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:16 am

Thanks guys, appreciate the inputs. The price is indeed a steal, but just a bit more cautious these days with spending smaller amounts, which quickly accumulates, on the stuff that might go unused. I did an impulse buy of $10 today and I regret it, not because of the money but despite knowing that I have been ignoring it all this while and today all of a sudden decided to buy it for no reason.

iPlogger
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756 posts since 27 Oct, 2011 from Pacific Northwest

Post Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:36 am

Black Friday is often when I discover my next interests and then spend months reviewing, demoing and learning about it. This year it has been Avenger. I'll be looking more into it. Last Black Friday I spent looking into Spire and Serum. Spire won out and I purchased it in January. Serum is still on my list, though.

This year for Black Friday I bought two sound libraries for Spire (maybe not appropriate for Instruments forum, but it's all I bought for BF). Howard Smith's "Aether" (great pads, chill, ambient...highly recommend his Spire libraries) and "Protoculture: Spire Essentials Vol.1" (some great EDM/Acid/Techno stuff). The latter isn't totally in my style, but with some slight tweaks, there is actually a bit in there I can totally use. Some nice snappy sounds. Really great coverage for the genre.

EDIT: Changed Vengeance to "Avenger".

McTecman
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6 posts since 7 Dec, 2021

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:38 am

As far as synths go, I finally pulled the plug on Repro and Phase Plant. I'd be tempted to also upgrade my Arturia V Collection to 8... if SQ80 V was already a part of it.

SamDi
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300 posts since 27 Apr, 2018

Post Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:38 am

Examigan wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:50 am
I might buy the R4 reverb as it's just $9.99 on the Izotope site.
I got it once for 28€ and even then it was already a steal. It's a pity that Izotope dropped maintenance because it's still one of the best algorithmic reverbs out there. When it was like 250 bucks then it was already worth every penny. So if you have any good reverb in Lexicon/TC league get it.

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