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  1. 43 points
    I'm back...today will be catch up for me and back to regular posting tomorrow! GREAT TO BE HOME!
  2. 19 points
    I have to say...even though I had just about everything except the new stuff (SampleTron II and Resonator, and now the Tascam Tape Collection) this was a SPECTACULAR group buy! It doesn't get any better than that! For a newb this would have been a GOLD MINE! HATS OFF TO IK!!!
  3. 11 points
    for your viewing and listening pleasure...
  4. 10 points
    We've provided all of the appropriate information multiple times to all dealers and explained clearly how they could do REALLY well pushing this. Apparently it is not getting filtered down to all store associates apparently. I will bump our dealer reps here again. Yes, I'm on board with this as being 100% legit VAT is added when you purchase the Gear Credits, not to the price of the gear in Gear Credits when you use them. We'd rather not collection government tax from you the first time, let alone twice. Not going to happen. No TASCAM in this group buy. There are no plans to add any more items. We're in the final lap here, it has been extended twice already, and we will not be extending it again. 149.99 each. No. Absolutely. This is it, folks.
  5. 10 points
    OK. been watching this thread (and the first one (RIP!)) since the beginning thinking that if I got in at the top level, all I could get was Sampletron 2 and my only freebie would be the Hammond B3. SO it just wasn't worth it to me to get in. But it was fun to watch and read and..... Wait a minute... now they have added the X-Gear pedals! And I realized I ain't got everything!! Don't have the Comprexxor, don't have Space Delay! So I sit for a minute and think, nah, I'm good. Really don't need any of that stuff. Then the GAS hit me! Like a ton of bricks!! For $112 I got in on the $199 tier. And I got it all baby!! I got it all!!! πŸ˜†πŸ€ͺ😁 D/L Sampletron sounds now!! That B3 is next!! But I will not select anymore until the fat lady has sung!!! Oh yeah... this is good!!
  6. 9 points
    Since you ordered from us during the group buy promotion period you'll be taken care of. You may have to have support do it, but I assure you that you'll be taken care of.
  7. 9 points
    And a BIG thanks you, monsieur, for keeping the children in line, Zolton for actually making math fun, and for the rest of you chums that, like me, benefited from the Greatest Group Buy and Cakewalk thread in history.
  8. 9 points
    The Roland JX-8P was my first keyboard. I still have it and it still works, but I found this cool plug-in that gives me the JX in convenient software form. Having a lot of fun with it... https://sites.google.com/site/mlvst0/
  9. 8 points
  10. 8 points
    Here's your freebie, a compliment: You were very helpful spreading the word about this promotion and I appreciate it.
  11. 8 points
    We got banned, we made friends, we cried together at the lack of resonator, we made jokes, we looked at graphs, we felt joy at the release of x-pedal, so over all was a great GB and best of all … we competed and crushed KVR. [above spoken word over hitmaker:Polka remix edition (extra cowbell) backing track] thanks IKM, Peter, and rest of gang.
  12. 8 points
    You can still get it from the wayback machine http://web.archive.org/web/20190215124143/https://www.riffstation.com/2520674960.html
  13. 8 points
    Sorry, sorry -- I was distracted by shiny objects and noisemakers. Here's the latest thoroughly scientific analysis of how the IK GB is going:
  14. 8 points
    I would say not always, but music is a form of communication. As such, after people have used certain sounds to communicate, they become part of the feeling that's being communicated. The first time this argument came around was 60 years ago, when transistor amplification came out and was said by everyone to be "superior" to tube amplification in every way. Less harmonic distortion, transistors "never" wore out, were lighter, gave off less heat, used less electricity to put out more audio level, were much cheaper to manufacture. You name it, the transistor did everything tubes did, better. My electronics books from the era concur: tubes are gone, transistors are better in every way. The big blind spot in this was that the people (who dealt mostly in theory) making these statements didn't know how musicians were actually using instrument amplifiers. The venues at the time didn't have "house PA's" where all the amps and drums were mic'd up, they were big halls with, if you were lucky, a mic each for your singers. So the amplified musicians were cranking their amps up way into clipping just to be heard over the 500+ kids in the ballroom. Under these conditions: Tubes: still sounded okay, because the harmonic and clipping distortion was already recognized as part of rock 'n' roll. Could handle being run past clipping all night long without burning up. Sounded louder because their clipping waveforms were comparatively rounder than the transistor amps'. Could be easily serviced. If one power tube blew up, the amp would still make sound without the missing power tube, and then just plug in another one, and if you knew what you were doing, adjust the bias, if not, well, it'll probably be at least okay. Since they are imperfect, do not reproduce extreme highs as well, adding pleasing softening and compression effects. Transistors: sounded buzzy and thin, because they clipped hard when driven out of their linear region. Burned up because while they initially run cooler, once they start heating up, they really heat up. Much harder to service, because when an output transistor fries, it often takes out the rest of the output transistors AND the driver circuitry, all of which is likely on a printed circuit board that has to be completely removed for servicing. Are very accurate at reproducing higher frequencies, which can come off as shrill. Can produce unwanted phase shifts and group delay when used in the massively fed back designs that most high-powered SS amps use. Even if the difference in price between a tube amp and a transistor one were substantial (and of course at first it wasn't, because the makers of them needed to keep that money to cover their development costs), who cares if you saved $200 if the thing goes up in smoke in the middle of the first gig and you can't be heard over the drummer? As we now know, if you understand the application, you can design and build solid state guitar amps that sound great and are reasonably rugged and serviceable (overdesign your heat sinks and socket the transistors, please). I've serviced 50-year-old Acoustic SS amps that could still be working after I'm dead. We're now generations into electronics engineers who wanted to both play rock 'n' roll and design amps starting when they were kids. Understanding the differences in the technology is critical: tape has similar charms to valve technology, when it gets too hot a signal it's more forgiving, it has a harder time reproducing high frequencies, which we experience as pleasant, it has a built-in compression, very much similar happy accidents that these technologies' shortcomings happened to do things that turned out to be pleasing to the human ear, and that we've incorporated into how electronically reproduced music is "supposed" to sound. So we put computers inside solid state guitar amps to make them sound like tube amps, and we have little plug-in programs in our DAW's to make them sound like tape recorders. There's no paradox there, just us making our new stuff sound like older stuff that we're used to and still think sounds good. That old gear colored the sound. A lot of smart people put a lot of work into making sure that if it couldn't reproduce 100% accurately, at least when it fell short it would sound good doing so. I don't think most people are going to use the IK Tascam package to create the hissy frequency-choked over dbx'd sounds that we felt were holding us back. But it turns out that our brains do like a bit of constant white noise in the background (like those rain machines that people buy to help them sleep, maybe because nature always has background noise, who knows?). And our ears like a bit of compression and harmonic complexity. And different tape decks had different sonic signatures. Nothing weird about sprinkling some of that on our modern productions. The ear likes what it likes, even when our minds don't fully understand why.
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    This is it! We made it to the 25,000 participants and 24 freebies! πŸ₯³ Thanks IK for all the stuff we have to play with now and hosting the best sale ever, not only of the decade! πŸ‘ Thanks to everyone here for participating in this very entertaining thread, complete with one thread close! But we have beaten KVR anyway! πŸ’ͺ I want to extend a special thanks to @Peter - IK Multimedia for his support here and work on getting everyone a bunch of extra choices! This GB wouldn't have been the same without your involvement. You were very patient! πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘ So now is the time to check our list of participants for the guess the number of freebies contest: GroverKen 14 Brian Lawler 15 Fleer 16 DeeringAmps 16 Larry 17 telecode 101 17 InstrEd 17 husker 18 Marc Cormier 18 Doug Rintoul 19 kevin H 20 Peter 20 Bapu 21 Eusebio Rufian-Zilbermann 24 Me 24 <-- this guy wasn't allowed to enter the contest It is my extreme pleasure to crown @Eusebio Rufian-Zilbermann the grand IK group buy visionary and our winner! πŸ₯³πŸ‘ If this would have been a real contest, here are the prizes you could have won: a heated kidney shaped pool, a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook, a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home, a kingsize Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum, a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi, real simulated Indian jewelry, a Gucci shoetree, a year's supply of antibiotics, a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number, a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick, Rosemary's baby, a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams, a new Matador, a new mastadon, a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego, a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor, a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu, a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck, a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped, a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away, or how about a McCulloch chainsaw, a Las Vegas wedding, a Mexican divorce, a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot, or a baby's arm holding an apple? Taken from the end of the lyrics of 'What Do You Want From Life' by the Tubes See ya all next year!
  17. 7 points
    https://streamable.com/g0th1e EDIT: stupid non-embedded video
  18. 7 points
    Helping the cause... Did my 3rd Buy yesterday. Just wanted to scoop up the complete (22) Syntronik Synth libraries, adding 75Gb to my Sounds/Samples Drive. So this 25th GB has (so far) netted me 69 promo products and 3 Buys , 72 total products to keep me busy exploring my treasures! Thank you IKMultimedia and Peter!!!
  19. 6 points
    Given that he has a voice with all the sonic charm of an elderly vacuum cleaner that hasn't had it's bag emptied or it's filters cleaned since 1950 , it must be hard to not improve one of his songs.
  20. 6 points
    Coming up November 1, 2021 is.... not the next group buy, sadly
  21. 6 points
    Get it here https://karanyisounds.com/product/continuo-aether-free/
  22. 6 points
    More like "Wallet Vacuum", but thanx!
  23. 6 points
    https://www.meldaproduction.com/downloads FX 15.01 changes Fix: Oversampling editor didn't allow the maximum value. Fix: MXXX 3rd party product installation didn't work properly. Fix: Right-click default didn't work well with bar graphs. Fix: Installer's full system cleanup could remove DLLs with names prefixing the plugin names such as MAGCommand.dll Fix: Improved VST3 compatibility with Studio One for plugins with multiple outputs. MSoundFactory 15.01 changes Added "Mono phase" option to Additive module. WaveTable module now allows one or more files (interpretted as single waves) to be dropped on each of the button and loaded to it and potentially the following waves. Fix: Oversampling editor didn't allow the maximum value. Fix: Right-click default didn't work well with bar graphs. Fix: Installer's full system cleanup could remove DLLs with names prefixing the plugin names such as MAGCommand.dll Fix: Several instruments didn't have FX & Global tabs. Fix: Improved VST3 compatibility with Studio One for plugins with multiple outputs. MPowerSynth 15.01 changes Fix: Oversampling editor didn't allow the maximum value. Fix: Right-click default didn't work well with bar graphs. Fix: Installer's full system cleanup could remove DLLs with names prefixing the plugin names such as MAGCommand.dll. MDrummer 15.01 changes Fix: Oversampling editor didn't allow the maximum value. Fix: Right-click default didn't work well with bar graphs. Fix: Installer's full system cleanup could remove DLLs with names prefixing the plugin names such as MAGCommand.dll Fix: Improved VST3 compatibility with Studio One for plugins with multiple outputs.
  24. 6 points
    Just pulled the trigger on BBC Orchestra Core. Glad I resisted when someone said β€œIt would never get less than 40%”
  25. 6 points
    As Ozzy Osbourne would say: No More Tiers!
  26. 6 points
    Rabbit hole achieved.
  27. 6 points
    FYI There was a major update to the Pianobook site yesterday to V3. Easier navigation, interaction, review system, forum, etc. Pianobook was started by Spitfire founder Christian Henson. It is a site where you can download for free. samplepacks for Kontakt ( full, not player), Decent Sampler, SFZ, EXS24. All instruments are uploaded by members for use without restrictions. There are currently 650 instruments available. Ranging from obviously Pianos (in various tastes from felt, upright, processed), Synths, Orchestral, Ambient, Experimental. And downright odd. It's a huge resource for free. And worthy of your time. Members are encouraged to submit there own samples (I'm going to try and sample a West African Balafon, and Kora I picked up when encountering music out there a very long time ago). https://www.pianobook.co.uk/
  28. 6 points
    Change log https://s3.amazonaws.com/uvi/Release_Notes/uviworkstation_changelog.pdf
  29. 5 points
    Hi folks! I have 5 more Cakewalk secrets for you, and I bet there is ONE that most of you don't know WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/A_95DhSWmOU
  30. 5 points
    I never got to see them with Roger Waters but I went to five shows across two weeks in NJ and NY during the Momentary Lapse of Reason tour.
  31. 5 points
    I saw them for the first time on the Animals tour back in '77 (?). They played the whole Animals album, then took a break and came back out and played Wish You Were Here in it's entirety. They had the movie for both sets behind them palying with the music. Was really unbelievable! They took another break and came back out and played some songs from DSOTM, Breath, Time, Money, Eclipse. It was the best concert ever!!
  32. 5 points
    Reid was foreseeing the future when he set his title "Not a Deal - Something New Coming from Spectrasonics on Tuesday!"
  33. 5 points
    You don't buy them to resell. You go to your products page and keep scrolling and scrolling at how much you have!
  34. 5 points
    Just a shout out to β€œLars our King”. You know we all loves ya (but do NOT read that as we wants to take long hot showers with ya). But following the Deals forum is tougher than following the Epic IK GB thread. And I think that most (if not all) would agree that was the only thing that sustained us during your absence. Thanks for all you do! t
  35. 5 points
  36. 5 points
    No flashing plz. This is a family friendly dorum.
  37. 5 points
    Coming on October 21st Trust the touch .. in Soundpaint. 127 dynamic velocity layers on every key. Coming 10.21.21 and this Steinway is ... for free!
  38. 5 points
    Yeppers! First thing I got when I got back home!
  39. 5 points
    Ganymede Ganymede is one of the four Gallilean moons of Jupiter. You can actually see them with binoculars on a clear night. So far, astronomers have discovered 79 moons of Jupiter, Ganymede being the largest. So now I'm thinking of writing spacey pieces for the other three Gallilean moons, sort of like Wookie's gas giants theme. One of the tracks has what I call Klaus Schulze noise effects, for example at 0:10 and 0:19. I've been trying to get that sound from my synths for a long time (years actually) and finally I figured out how to do it! Close enough anyway. Thanks for listening/commenting Omnisphere Pigments u-he Repro u-he Zebra Kontakt Wide Blue Sound Orbit Cherry audio Memory Mood
  40. 5 points
    That's it, get 'em in quick Jesse, Lars is back!
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  42. 5 points
    I'm baaa-aaack! Completely exhausted... Will catch everyone up later...back to regular posting tomorrow!
  43. 5 points
    They made good on their promise. The new suite was added to my product portal. yay
  44. 5 points
    Next update will have a registry setting to make it auto fade out.
  45. 5 points
    Wouldn't it be easier to just leave your coat on?😝
  46. 5 points
    I've been told we need to have a full version T-RackS update for the installer to allow you to choose and that is slated for the next full version release.
  47. 5 points
    The hardware device registration is the qualifier so you'll be fine. You can install on up to three machines, just not for simultaneous use (like you said, "not to be using multiple installations at the same time for different purposes" basically). Our EULA and other legal information is at https://www.ikmultimedia.com/legal But 1. who wants to read that and 2. why would you because I gave you the answer and I hope it helps.
  48. 4 points
    One of my fav bands of all time..went to see the Dark Side Tour at Olympia Stadium, Detroit, back in '73. Set-list: Obscured By Clouds/When You're In, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Careful With That Axe Eugene, Echoes DSOTM: Speak To Me, Breathe, On The Run, Time, Breathe Reprise, Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse One Of These Days
  49. 4 points
    Ohio State Marching Band halftime show on 9 Oct. Great job by the arranger - drum line must have been especially pleased with the project. And some of the best marching choreography ever.
  50. 4 points
    oh man. this totally blows. i was so looking forward to T-Racks being complete and not prompting my for stuff I dont own. I will try to hold off updating the Product Manager.
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