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  1. 54 minutes ago, dee said:

    pilot plugins should be free for epic users, it seems to do same thing and overlaps, obviously they try to milk it and for $49 not worth it

    Seem weird to try and sell me a subset of something I already own.

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  2. 1 hour ago, antler said:

    I'm not sure I understand that video. Firstly, it mentions that both plugins sell for 100 Euros; Audiolens is a free giveaway (at least for now):

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    Secondly, the comparison doesn't make sense. A more appropriate comparison would be true:balance vs. Tonal Balance Control (which has been out for a while).

    The better 

     

    1 hour ago, antler said:

    I'm not sure I understand that video. Firstly, it mentions that both plugins sell for 100 Euros; Audiolens is a free giveaway (at least for now):

    image.png.a112395bfbad8c35224c68521cc37c0f.png

    Secondly, the comparison doesn't make sense. A more appropriate comparison would be true:balance vs. Tonal Balance Control (which has been out for a while).

    He was going by the retail price since this giveaway will end soon.  I do agree that the products are not quite the same thing . Maybe I am missing something. The Sonible one seems to be based off of presets while the Izotope grabs from any streaming source. Another huge difference seems to be that audiolens actually applies curve if using Neutron or Ozone.

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  3. The rule might seem silly but it's not much to ask considering the forum is free . The deals forum was a courtesy and not originally part of their plan.  Considering there is more discussion of everything but cakewalk on their forum, I'm not going to nitpick an easy to follow rule because I want another extra hundred plugins lol

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  4. On 11/11/2022 at 12:42 AM, pseudopop said:

    If you're looking for alternatives for photography, there's some (sprawling and geeky) discussion about Affinity 2 update at Hacker News where people mentioned some alternatives. The three that came up most often are digiKam, RawTherapee and darktable. I haven't used any of them so can't say if they are any good, but they are all free.

    I have obviously spent too much time on the wrong side of the Internet, but I shall not elaborate that further least you think less of me.

    Each of those are more like Lightroom alternatives.  Affinity is a good value version of photoshop


  5. 6 hours ago, abacab said:

    My VC8 to VC9 upgrade is $99. That's better than my new initial VC9 offer price of $149 was. :)

    Decisions, decisions... So I already have VC8 and Augmented Strings.

    VC9 would add for me:

    • KORG MS-20 V [new]
    • SQ80 V [new]
    • Augmented VOICES [new]
    • Prophet-5 V [updated]
    • Prophet-VS V [new]
    • CS-80 V 4 [updated]
    • Piano V 3 [updated]

    I have the MS-20 in the Korg Collection 3, and the u-he Repro 5 version of the Prophet 5, and am considering the upcoming Cherry Audio version of the CS-80. Not really all that interested in the SQ80 or Prophet-VS V.

    So it all comes down to how much better the Piano V 3 and/or CS-80 V 4 might be to push me over the edge... ;)

    I am in the same boat as you.  I use my VC8 A LOT, but not sure if I need the missing ones. I like that they upgraded CS-80, but I doubt I will make anything Vangelis to warrant the addition.  I just wonder if these is something else I need more than simply adding to ny arturia collection. I can probably get same price next year with additional content I want.

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  6. 37 minutes ago, abacab said:

    I honestly don't think inMusic is even trying hard to deliver.

    Compared to  when IKM messes up with a new release, at least they try to fix it and Peter@ IK usually does his best to communicate in both directions.

     

     

    It took me almost two years to get a question answered for me. I would hate to be someone heavily invested in something like an MPC. Owners tend to be very loyal.  Imagine being reliant on that as primary means of production and dealing with their service. IK has always been easy to work with even when there is a glitch.  


  7. 21 minutes ago, abacab said:

    I bought into the full AIR instrument collection 6 years or so ago. Their marketing guy Simon later stated that new larger GUIs were under development, and he was seeking beta testers at one time. Updates that never happened. Then AIR dribbled out a few new instruments at full price, including Loom II without a scalable UI... then a few more... now it looks like inMusic have merged bits of the former AIR instrument tech into their AKAI MPC lineup. The original AIR instruments were a Pro Tools exclusive until inMusic bought them and released them as standard plugins. It seems now they have all but abandoned them, except for picking the bones for useful tech.

    I also bought into the AKAI VIP system including a VIP integrated keyboard controller with color LCD. It offered mouse-free workstation type control over your plugins with front panel LCD controls, including preset multis and FX. Unfortunately VIP 3 only supported VST2, and they never developed it beyond that, and then quietly dropped the VIP lineup from production.

    So yeah, I'm a bit cynical about inMusic now. 🙄

    I got roped into VIP. Thankfully my Alesis VX49 ended up being a decent controller. I don't use VIP at all.  I find that Arturia's sust and Komplete do a better job with instruments I actually use.  I use my Air plugins, particularly when using MPC, but wouldn't actually buy any of them aside from  Loom II though. 

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  8. I think Air plugins are great....as stock plugs for systems like pro tools and MPC hardware. The limitations of MPC hardware incentivize user to reduce reliance on third party plugs.  They are also decent as low cost- or better still, free -add ons for non-MPC users.  Fabric XL is damn good but for the money, nowhere near the best buy at regular price. Even at the recent 99 dollar sale price, I would rather upgrade my v collection.

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  9. 2 hours ago, telecode 101 said:

    Its a good DAW. Easy to make stuff in. But not for rock music. I use my kids copy and I try to teach myself stuff on it when I have free time. Which is rarely. Too busy making rock. What it lacks is the advanced midi of Cubase. I feel it's more of loop and sample music makers DAW.  

    I used to think that until I saw a guy making high level classical music on it.  Granted, I think it is still inferior to Cubase in that regard, but each version adds more functionality.  I respectfully disagree about it being a loop and sample music maker's DAW.  I think it's more of a drum sequencer and piano roll composer's DAW. FL is very popular in pop music in multiple genres that rely far more on sequencing than sampling. It is the DAW for trap and drill and hybrid pop like k-pop or  Arianah Grande/Justin Bieber type composition.  I think Ableton is superior for sample based production. I think certain genres have made lo-fi methods that oddly enough emulate sample loops sound so degraded that they get mistaken as such. When I think of genres that still heavily sample (90s style boombap or retro sounding acts like Griselda) I find more MPC hardware,  Maschine, Ableton and retro gear ( Kanye uses mostly hardware) with some FL.

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