Agreed. Lately I've been adding the preset developers to this "bundle philosophy" and it's reached a point where it's actually keeping me from buying their libraries. Arturia included. Where the libraries have sounds for b the plugins I own mixed with a bunch of sounds for plugins I have no interest in owning.pdxindy wrote: ↑Sat Jun 10, 2023 6:47 amI don't like how companies like NI and Arturia so favor their large bundles. Yes, the dollars per plugin ends up being inexpensive, but there are enough plugins that the total annual cost ends up substantial.
That said, I think Arturia is doing a good job I don't have a criticism as such. It is just that I also prefer the u-he approach.
Also, for me, the V Collection has too many synths. I like keeping my plugins to a relatively small number. U-he is not constantly adding new synths and FX and they focus more on developing what is there. That suits me well.
NI has eventually got me to eliminate their bundles in favor of the couple I prefer to keep around. It also has firmly planted in my mind to always consider the adage of "the cheap comes out expensive" before buying.
One thing that sets AAS above the rest is you can get the bundle but sell off from it what you don't use.
Not sure if u-He does that, and I've been pretty happy just picking up one at a time. Most of them were hard for me to jump on, but they've all become the ones I'm most reluctant to ever let go of now. I can easily see there may come a day where I own their entire catalog.