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The time to buy audio software is NOW

Post by Spectra » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:35 am

I'm upgrading Komplete from an ancient version that I haven't been able to use for a while. Only $139 for an insane amount of high quality plug ins and soundware.

Ableton is getting upgraded from a basic free version that came with an audio card a long time ago to Live Standard for only $284.

Amazing deal for only $423 together. Or I could buy another Eurorack module or two.... ;)

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Re: The time to buy audio software is NOW

Post by starthief » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:40 am

There are usually crazy Black Friday (or really most of November) deals on music software :tu:

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Post by Spectra » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:58 am

Believe me when I tell you this isn't my first rodeo.

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Post by dogoftears » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:58 am

please post more holiday software deals. im having infinite fun w bitwig on an m1 mac rn, and it’s giving me SAS
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Post by Spectra » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:12 am

This link has a good list of black friday deals

https://www.musicmanta.com/views/best-b ... ugin-deals

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Re: The time to buy audio software is NOW

Post by ronnieb » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am

Out of interest, how ancient was your komplete bundle? I have 8 but I’m not using my Mac as much anymore so might hang on for another year

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Post by folpon » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:32 am

Guess 25% off was what it took for me to finally upgrade to Live 11 after having loudly complained about Ableton's lack of comping for the better part of a decade.

Cheers to this thread and thanks, OP. :)
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Post by Spectra » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:41 am

ronnieb wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:28 am
Out of interest, how ancient was your komplete bundle? I have 8 but I’m not using my Mac as much anymore so might hang on for another year
Older than 8. Might have been 6. Only useable on my old WinXP machine. $139 to upgrade to Komplete 13 is an incredible value. NI lost my business for a while for good reasons. But I like a lot of their stuff and this is too cheap to pass up.

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Re: The time to buy audio software is NOW

Post by Spectra » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:58 pm

Whoa. Komplete 13 is a 300GB download. Thankfully, they don't make you download the whole thing at once. There were 99 things to download for K13. Insane deal for $140. I downloaded about 30-40 things that would be useful to me. Probably never use the rest.

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Post by Joe_D » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:14 pm

Max purchase is 25% off:

https://cycling74.com/

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Post by BailyDread » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:33 pm

I picked up a copy of plug-in alliance’s crispy tuner for $30 with voucher… normally $400 :woah:

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Post by Spectra » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:39 pm

I like how some Waves bundles are normally $7500, but are on sale for $199.

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Post by Joe_D » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:46 pm

Best list of virtual instrument and effect plug-in (and DAW’s and other music software and some hardware, etc…) Black Friday deals I know of is at vi-control:

https://vi-control.net/community/thread ... es.116454/

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Re: The time to buy audio software is NOW

Post by GGW » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:45 pm

Got my first Softube plugins at an very nice discount from their site.

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Post by aquifer » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:06 am

I decided to finally grab the SoundToys 5 bundle last night. Installed and I-lok-ed fine, but blimey, it's a large DMG for just effects. They sound great but on my Big Sur Mac the UI graphics look like Windows 98 plug-ins.

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Post by TVNoel » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:03 am

Spectra wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:39 pm
I like how some Waves bundles are normally $7500, but are on sale for $199.
I have no idea how they get away with their pricing claims - have never seen their plugins at full price. :despair:

Some of their stuff is great value (Scheps Omni-Channel covers a lot of bases for very little money) but I don't see why they have to pretend it's worth, like, $200 each.

Did anyone have any luck downloading their "LoFi Space" free plugin? I entered my email but never got sent anything. Seems a bit gimmicky but would have liked to have a try.

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Post by Spectra » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:41 am

Waves bundles were fairly expensive 15-20 years ago. I recall paying a lot for the first Gold bundle. I didn't buy anything from Waves this year and didn't try for the free plug in. I still think L2 is the best sounding software limiter that I've heard. Renaissance Channel Strip is still my favorite comp/eq/gate combo. But I'm going to see if I can live without Waves on my new rig.

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Post by Spectra » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:51 am

OT, but speaking of my new rig, I recently bought the cheapest and fastest computer that I've ever purchased. My first DAW was a 1ghz Pentium 3 with barely any RAM for about $2000. My second DAW was a Pentium 4 for about $1500. It worked well for many years, but I could never get too crazy with plug ins.

My new DAW only cost me $400. It's a refurbished Dell. 2.8ghz Quad core intel i7 with 16G RAM and a 1TB blazing fast and silent SSD. Looking forward to seeing what this much power can do.

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Post by dubonaire » Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:11 am

aquifer wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:06 am
I decided to finally grab the SoundToys 5 bundle last night. Installed and I-lok-ed fine, but blimey, it's a large DMG for just effects. They sound great but on my Big Sur Mac the UI graphics look like Windows 98 plug-ins.
Soundtoys Echoboy and Decapitator are really amazing plug-ins.

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Post by dubonaire » Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:13 am

TVNoel wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:03 am
Spectra wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:39 pm
I like how some Waves bundles are normally $7500, but are on sale for $199.
I have no idea how they get away with their pricing claims - have never seen their plugins at full price. :despair:

Some of their stuff is great value (Scheps Omni-Channel covers a lot of bases for very little money) but I don't see why they have to pretend it's worth, like, $200 each.

Did anyone have any luck downloading their "LoFi Space" free plugin? I entered my email but never got sent anything. Seems a bit gimmicky but would have liked to have a try.
Scheps Omni-Channel is really amazing. The quality across Waves products really varies. Some of its products are average to say the least and just make things sound worse.

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Post by wuff_miggler » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:43 am

Yep,
on my list are:

*D16 Decimort 2 and Devastator
*Plogue Chipcrusher
*Fabfilter Mastering Bundle...i really want mixing -bundle but $700 AU is a lot :/
*Audio Damage Replicant, Kombinat Tri, and Grind.

i was going to pick up 3 x Valhalla verbs, but i'll wait - they are all year round good price - so i can let my wallet recover from this round.

I already have Soundtoys 5. Really looking forwards to this focused tool set :-)

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Post by naturligfunktion » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:54 am

I recommend Soundtoys fully! Great plugins. In particular their EQ
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Post by PianoPets » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:10 pm

I finally bought the Ina GRM Tools Komplete II bundle with 50 % off. The GUI doesn't have many bells and whistles and may feel at bit outdated.

But I like the very focused approach for each of the tools. What they do, they do very well.

It's a matter of taste, I guess...
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Re: The time to buy audio software is NOW

Post by moogah » Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:12 pm

PianoPets wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:10 pm
I finally bought the Ina GRM Tools Komplete II bundle with 50 % off. The GUI doesn't have many bells and whistles and may feel at bit outdated.

But I like the very focused approach for each of the tools. What they do, they do very well.

It's a matter of taste, I guess...
How did you get this 50% off sale?

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Post by PianoPets » Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:24 pm

moogah wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:12 pm
PianoPets wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:10 pm
I finally bought the Ina GRM Tools Komplete II bundle with 50 % off. The GUI doesn't have many bells and whistles and may feel at bit outdated.

But I like the very focused approach for each of the tools. What they do, they do very well.

It's a matter of taste, I guess...
How did you get this 50% off sale?
I bought it directly from their website: https://inagrm.com/en/store

The discount is active until December 5th 2021.
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