Initial Audio Initial Slice or Audiomodern Playbeat3 ?

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DarkS474
KVRer
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24 posts since 21 Oct, 2019

Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 6:15 am

Initial Audio Initial Slice is on sale with a 80% discount right now.
I watched videos of both.

What is Initial Slice missing so far compared to Playbeat3 ?

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
33535 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:50 am

Great price at PB ...

I just got Playbeat3 in the sales, and haven't really dug into it yet, but reading the spec on Slice they do seem very similar.

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machinesworking
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4980 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:20 am

First off neither of them import REX files, so you will have to convert any of them you have that aren't already in Acidized WAV or Apple Loop formats already. Not the end of the world here but good to know if you happen to have some old REX libraries.

I just got Slice because it's on sale for $29 and currently Kontakt has a bug in it's slicing algorithm. I'm not sure if the AI in Playbeat would have been enough to entice me to spend another essentially $50? probably not, I rarely use random generators for beats. I tend to write for bass first then drums.

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thecontrolcentre
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33535 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:17 pm

Playbeat is on sale for £39 at PB ...
https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/8352

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machinesworking
KVRAF
4980 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:22 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote: Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:17 pm Playbeat is on sale for £39 at PB ...
https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/8352
OK so currently a +$22 USD difference.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
33535 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Thu Dec 08, 2022 2:05 pm

Its $46 at PB ...
https://www.pluginboutique.com/products/8352

[edit] down to £37 now :ud:
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GreyLion
KVRAF
3164 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Post Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:35 pm

You often don't actually know what PB is going to charge you until about halfway through the actual purchase process. Their currency converter is glitchy. Sometimes I'll get a different price just from doing a refresh on the product page.

I don't think they're trying to hose us. It usually ends up being less in dollars than posted.

Ploki
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6076 posts since 17 Dec, 2009

Post Fri Dec 09, 2022 12:20 am

You mean Loopmix probably?
Playbeat3 is a drum sequencer/sampler.
Loopmix is a loop thingie, sort of like Slice?

I bought Loopmix in a bundle.

i think loopmix is simpler
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thecontrolcentre
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33535 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Fri Dec 09, 2022 11:18 pm

GreyLion wrote: Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:35 pm You often don't actually know what PB is going to charge you until about halfway through the actual purchase process. Their currency converter is glitchy. Sometimes I'll get a different price just from doing a refresh on the product page.

I don't think they're trying to hose us. It usually ends up being less in dollars than posted.
I've noticed that too. In fact, earlier today when I got to checkout I was going to be charged twice what I was expecting. Cancelled, started again and got the "proper" price. Not a big problem really. Decided to pick up Initial Slice while it's £29.00, and got BLEASS Delay for £4.16 using virtual cash & a token. :)

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