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  1. So I got an email from Native about a survey they're conducting and how one could win amazing big prices by responding, yada yada. Most of you have probably gotten the same thing. Anyway, figured I'd check the questions since they are sometimes indicative of what's to come. Basically all of it was geared towards 'how convenient subscriptions are' and 'aren't they a great deal' compared to buying perpetual. At the end of the questionnaire, they directly started asking price points for a three different subscription packages. It really seems like that's gonna be their big push for next year. While I understand that in a production studio setting, subs might make more sense as a business expense, I'm still gonna hug my physical copy of Adobe CS5, blurt out and say "screw subs".
    7 points
  2. I'm with both of you on this. I. Don't. Do. Subs! Ever. And if another company pulls a Waves type thing again, they're also on my never list.
    7 points
  3. Same here. I've been downsizing the last months and am very happy with it, so buying has slowed down considerably. No need for monthly payments here unless they are coming in my direction.
    6 points
  4. All for having subs as options, but they would definitely not see a cent from me again if they went subscription only, or tried to make perpetual a second class citizen like some companies do to try and incentivise people to subscribe. That would just incentivise me to leave! I haven't been excited about hardly any PA releases lately, apart from maybe one, so spending the $224 on the 2022 All Bundle from them has definitely been a cost saver for me instead of an annual subscription.
    6 points
  5. You just gave the anti-definition of FOMO. It's the fear of missing out on something even though you absolutely don't need or want it. Buying something just because it's a great deal, an industry standard, or just something generally beloved.
    4 points
  6. I use the U4 Upright in Pianoteq a lot. It has 25 different upright presets, including "a la Monk" 👍 One thing that is fun with the Pianoteq is to load the "Tacky" preset into one instance and the "Honky Tonk" preset into a second. I map the Tack piano to the right hand and the Honky Tonk piano to the left. Loads of fun. I learned that trick in high school in '67 from the brother of Tim Davis, who was a drummer and cofounder of the Steve Miller Band. He had put large, unpainted tacks on the middle C and up hammers of the school's upright in the lobby across from the auditorium and would play during class breaks and lunch. Really sounded cool. Boogie woogie, baby!
    4 points
  7. In the last thread I said this reports like 8% CPU in Studio One. I have since done some more tests and research since I am extremely interested in the Console 1 hardware. Long story short, all the plugins use <2% in Reaper and of course Reaper is so customisable that I wouldn't even be locked into the Softube ecosystem necessarily: So I think I'm moving back to good old Reaper after excursions to Studio One and Bitwig.
    4 points
  8. They will have to pry the cake from my cold dead hand, I will never switch. Gave Studio One a fair try, did not like it at all. Unintuitive interface, a major obstacle for me. Looks like I will be one of the only die hard fans left doing Cakewalk videos on YT. To me it is not really about making money (otherwise I would have used Mike's short video format) as I have never made a single dime from my Cakewalk YT channel, yet. It is about sharing my musical journey with those who may find it helpful. The few subscribers who do show up are awesome. Getting Cakewalk users to my channel is like pulling teeth. youtube search for @cbbtv I have had two Cakewalk channels on YouTube I closed the old one out That old channel I started over 6 years ago, I had to dedicate that channel to something else. I deleted the old videos. One of my live videos is over 7 hours long... Skip over the parts that don't interest you. hehe. And I started off with Master Tracks midi on a Commodore 64 until I graduated to Cakewalk for MSDOS. My own original Cakewalk songs got 2 million listens last month... Studio One for Cakewalk users? No thanks, I'll pass... One caution, my oldest videos on my channel are sort of obsolete because I use different apps and techniques and they have evolved over time. I still occasionally use Dimension Pro. lol Mike has a great Cakewalk YouTube channel that has helped me in many instances as well.
    4 points
  9. They're doing a bad job at it since it's not 29.99.
    3 points
  10. Whenever I see pictures of Regent Sounds, it never ceases to amaze me. From the first time I heard the first Sabbath, I had this picture of such a large space. But they recorded it in a frickin' closet. Same phenomenon for Ozzy's Speak of the Devil. I thought it sounded huge. And that seemed to match the photos I'd seen. But then I saw what those concerts at the Ritz looked like... Expectations: Reality:
    3 points
  11. Thread title inspired by Notes ... Kenny
    3 points
  12. $43.61 with code FORUM https://www.jrrshop.com/softube-american-class-a
    2 points
  13. I've tried to love Mixcraft so much, but something just feels slightly off for me to commit fully. Same with Waveform. As for FOMO. I haven't been able to escape it and spent a bit too much to my liking. Basically buying something at a 'great price' that I most definitely do not need (but is still 'nice to have'). With some sales, and especially with glitched sales, the mental gymnastics can really hit full force: "If I don't spend now, I'll have to spend more in the future! I'm doing this for tomorrow's sake!" But here's hoping I'll be less impulsive next year. Especially with string libraries. Oh, string libraries...
    2 points
  14. Is that even an issue? Last I checked I've got iLok plugins working from companies that died years ago. Could just be that company no longer has access to new iLok registration codes. Details would be in the developers iLok licensing agreement but I have neither the desire or patience to dig it up and read it.
    2 points
  15. Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him
    2 points
  16. Even if they don't move to a subscription model it's unlikley I'll buy much more from them given that the quality/usefullness of their stuff has been on the decline for a while. I'd rather spend my money elsewhere. And fortunately we still have a gazillion choices.
    2 points
  17. They fall short of being Waves unless they introduce WUP.
    2 points
  18. I keep getting half-excited and then keep remembering I already own all the native plugins. And I'm not going to invest into DSP chips literally from 2008 or something being sold for hundreds of $.
    2 points
  19. No extra discount https://www.jrrshop.com/tacsystem-onkio-acoustics
    2 points
  20. Modern U and the VSL Bösendorfer really don’t sound like uprights to me. More like baby grands. Maybe because I'm too much of a Thelonious Monk fan, so when I hear „upright“ I'm thinking more „grandpa's living room“ than what you would usually find on a stage. My favourite upright is actually the extremely affordable Fluffy Audio MyPiano that goes on sale for like $9.
    2 points
  21. If you buy the Modern U, it's the be all-end all of uprights (with possible exception of VSL Bosie 130)
    2 points
  22. The signup for 'news' was sort of a flop. The signup for Sonar Beta is more recent and rigorous. If they still need participants and you qualify, they will let you know. Additional paperwork is required such as non-disclosure agreements & instructions to only report/communicate through private channels... and not this forum. Good luck!
    2 points
  23. Actually a better idea might be more customized sizing of the channel strips. Most strips I can use the narrow view but there’s important ones I need full size. Right now I’ve never figured out an easy way to have both mixed in and retain this when re open a project. It seems to be a workspace thing.
    2 points
  24. Mother People - Mothers Of Invention
    2 points
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  27. I'm probably spoiled because I use 4 monitors. TV is on mon1, PRV is mon2, Console is mon3, Video playback mon4... which really makes things easier.
    2 points
  28. I didn't read those comments as disrespecting Mike at all. It seems to me it is just recognizing what he has made clear in his videos.
    2 points
  29. I think that the Sonar announcement maybe hit Mike kinda hard. He's built a career (or at least a revenue stream) out of his CbB tutorials based on it being a great FREE DAW. He's also been doing tutorials for Studio One, but if you look at the number of views he gets on his Studio One videos vs. the ones for CbB there's no contest. He invested a lot of work in building up his set of tutorials. Now he seems to think that the best way he can serve his audience is by helping them transition to a different DAW.
    2 points
  30. Are you happy /proficient with Cakewalk? Do you have the time to commit to learning another DAW? or is that time / effort going to be a creative distraction? Worse case of postponing purchasing another DAW maybe that you'll have to wait to next BF to catch similar sales.
    1 point
  31. Hi Agree with Wookie re that HH Apart from that, mix is pretty good Nigel
    1 point
  32. Well, FOMO only applies when you truly *want* or *need* something and are afraid of missing it at a good price. Do you really want/need a new DAW? If not, then just be patient and wait for the one you want (which sounds like SONAR). I never experience FOMO over things I don't want if I know I'll never use them irrespective of how good the deal is. Cheers...
    1 point
  33. Basically the same guts. They abandoned updating the installer/plugin(only for older OS)… Then, they release the same plugin, but with a slightly different name, minor changes and an updated installer(for new OS). Before it was offered as a freebie on PB, ppl were very critical of A.I.R. for that move… Essentially, an attempt to make more money on basically the same plugin, when they could easily just update the plugin/installer instead.
    1 point
  34. Holy ****. This might be better than house flipping. Going to pick this up and re-sell it for $2500 once the sale is over. That's like $2350 profit! And I'll for sure be able to sell it for $2500, because that's still almost 50% off the regular price according to PA. Wish me luck y'all!
    1 point
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  36. Have another! Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar
    1 point
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  38. The Flaming Lips - Five stop mother superior rain
    1 point
  39. +1 to the above, a big advantage to the console is capturing automation far more easily than you can in track view, but it requires some real estate to work with both open. Another option to consider if low on real estate is to open and undock the Navigator to give you quick access to the timeline visually. A big part of things is playing around and finding what you feel most comfortable with, but there are pros/cons to all views.
    1 point
  40. My concern has always been that niche markets can become very limiting, very quickly. After my quest for "No vulcanized rubber, only wooden wheels!" turned my car into a lawn ornament, I eventually caved and got rubber tires
    1 point
  41. Some different interpretations as to what this song sounds like and yet I'll add another. To me the melody sound like an early 1960's song as done maybe in the style of the Mekons. I liked their early stuff especially "Where Were You?" I really like the minimalist nature of this song!
    1 point
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