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Doug Rintoul

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  1. 21 minutes ago, abacab said:

    I only need 3 more freebies to hit all 33 synths, because I already had two, plus I bought one to enter the GB. But I will be there at 2700+. No MAX for that. ūüėĘ

    I think that should be 4 more freebies. It is at 26 freebies now, plus the two you already had, plus the one to get you into the GB. That is 29. Last I checked, 33-29=4.

  2. 2 minutes ago, abacab said:

    The Syn2 MAX multis will only be made available to all GB participants if the count hits 3000+ by the deadline. Regardless of what you may already own.

    That is what I was afraid of.

  3. 15 minutes ago, TicoJPunk said:

    Agreed.  I'm thinking the same for anyone that has bought into the Group Buy already.  I'm very seriously thinking about buying in again least of all to gain the rest of the synths, but mostly to hopefully be part of a final push that takes it to 3k for the Multis.  

    One thing I am not sure of, if the group buy does not reach the top, we may not get the multis even if we own all the synths. I already had two S2 synths before the group buy so I really only need four more synths to max out everything. But I don't think that guarantees me access to the multis.

  4. 1 hour ago, LAGinz said:

    Must admit all this has me a bit confused. I thought that Peter said early on (page 2 or 3 of this thread) that the Syntronik 2 versions of synths in this GB did not ‚Äúper se‚ÄĚ modify the existing already downloaded and installed ¬†Syntronik 1 version of the same synths.¬†Rather, that it downloaded and installed new sound content that included the presets from 1 and 2- the only limitation in it being that the presets from 1, could not be edited through the new Edit page of Syntronik 2.¬†Are you finding any of this not to be the case?

    This is exactly my experience. All the V1 synths that I upgraded to V2 just downloaded and installed the V2 content. What I described above is what happened when I did a (unnecessary) "Reinstall Library" as suggested by "Release" after I had already installed the V2 content. The behaviour of the "Reinstall Library" actually seems like a bit of a bug to me.

  5. 2 hours ago, User 905133 said:

    If so, my choices to get the 8 new bass models seem to be (1) to buy MODO BASS 2 SE (currently $150),

    Modo Bass 2 SE only has four bass models. So even with SE you would still be missing four.

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  6. 2 hours ago, User 905133 said:

    Let me see if I understand.  (I think I do, but sometimes I have found my understandings at odds with what others meant, only to be discovered after-the-fact.)  If I have MODO BASS with 14 bass models and I get the free MODO BASS 2 CS, will I have the same 14 bass models that work In MODO BASS 2 but with the new MODO BASS 2 enhancements, patterns, etc.?

    The comparison chart for Modo Bass 2 state that CS has no fretless capability and a reduced number of patterns. Presumably if you bought at least SE, you could use the fretless capability with any standard bass including the original 14 bass models. But considering Syntronik 2 and the wave sets feature, that may not be the case. 


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  7. 5 hours ago, Release said:

    You might want to compare the sizes of the files already installed with the sizes listed in Project Manager.  I had to hit the "reinstall" button to update all the ones I downloaded because the sizes were radically different.  (I had the CS version before the Group Buy and the PM assumed everything was installed when it actually wasn't).  

    I did. I am not talking about the new Syntronik 2 synths; I am talking about the Syntronik 1 synths with the Syntronik 2 additions. I too had the 2 CS version and S1 Deluxe before the GB and had to do what you did for the new S2 synths that I got with the GB. But any S1 synth I already had installed did not need to download anything except the additional S2 content. Most of my S1 content download has expired so there is no way I can "reinstall" unless I pay the $10 fee to redownload all the S1 sounds. It does not make sense for IKM to required you to download additional S1 content that was expired to make S2 presets work. 


    I did what you suggested for Syntronic 2 M-Poly, ie selected "Reinstall Library". What it did was download the S1 sounds again, which I had already downloaded and installed, as well as the S2 content. Not only that, it installed the sound content in a different location from the original location. The sound content for M-Poly was already in my SampleTank 3\Samples\ folder but but doing a reinstall installed the sound content in my Syntronik 2\Samples folder as well. It also installed the instrument files for S1 in Syntronik 2\Instruments\Factory. I already had them in  SampleTank 3\InstrumentsFactory. So performing a "Reinstall Library" actually doubled the size sound content for M-Poly with duplicate files.

  8. 10 minutes ago, Steve Patrick said:


    I've got about half of the synths already with my Syntronik 1...I've downloaded all the ones I didn't already have but still have many more freebies left.

    Are the Syntronik 2 synth versions different or enhanced than the version 1 series?  Do I need to go ahead and download the eleventy jillion gigs of the v2 synths to replace my v1 synths???


    Syntronik 2 synths are enhanced. There are additional version 2 presets that can make use of the new features in Syntronic 2 like wave sets. Most of the V2 updates for V1 synths have been less than 200MB for me for any V1 synth I already had installed. 

  9. 35 minutes ago, Peter - IK Multimedia said:

    At first I thought that was for me/IK and I was like "I know, I know!  MODO BASS 2 will drop soon, I promise!".  Glad I was wrong, but gives me another opportunity to thank you for your patience (even if you didn't really have any, trust me I know the feeling and would not throw stones).

    And @InstrEd, make sure you tuck that free MIDI controller under your coat if it is raining! :D

    JT Music seems to be very bitter that he bought Modo Drums at a discount and then didn't get a free upgrade to the next version when it came out soon after. That has been his song since then whenever he talks about IKM. I think what he was actually saying in this rant was that when Modo Bass 2.0 comes out, users will have to pay $149 again for the upgrade. I think what he wants to see is a free upgrade to the 2.0 engine and then have a custom shop to be able to purchase the additional instruments added to 2.0.

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  10. 1 hour ago, JT music said:

    Surely it will come out soon, because we have to re-bill the $ 149 updates that very sadly v1.5 users must pay, a very good commercial move for IKM although not so much for the client, because the ethically correct thing would have been to have free update plus a custon Shop in order to safeguard the good criticism of v 1.5 users and everyone will pay the expansions at ease.

    Will you drop it already? Nobody around here cares about you little rants. You have said your piece; got your message out; now move on.

  11. 1 hour ago, Promidi said:

    If you do manage to find it on your PC somewhere,¬† the exact file size of ‚ÄúSYN2_Syner-V_Part_4.zip‚ÄĚ should be 4,682,162,618 bytes

    You should be able to find the file in the folder specified in the IK Product Manager Download Folder settings. Should not be hard to find at all unless it was not downloaded in the first place.

  12. Do you have SYN2_Syner-V_Part_4.zip? It should be in your IKM Product Manager download folder. You can just double click on the zip file to see the contents. 

    We can take this discussion offline too via DM so we do not fill up this topic with support help.

  13. 6 minutes ago, LAGinz said:

    Eg‚Ķ ‚Äú Instrument ST4 Error. Cannot locate Tank at path D/Syntronik 2/Samples/Syntronik Syner-V/Syner-V Square Decay/Syner-V Square Decay .pak‚ÄĚ

    It sounds like the sounds for Syner-V did not get installed correctly. The specific pak for the file above is contained in SYN2_Syner-V_Part_4.zip. Are you on a PC or a MAC?

  14. 32 minutes ago, LAGinz said:

    A little off topic, but I get an error message when clicking on about half of the Syner V instrument presets. Have tried re-installing,   Re-scanning, checking content paths, etc. Any other ideas ? Thx

    Would help if you posted what the erroe message was.

  15. 3 minutes ago, Grem said:

    Most NICs are hardwired into the mainboard. That maybe why they chose that. It might cut down on the "I changed my hardware" support calls.

    The problem is that iLok, eLicenser, and maybe Waves do not just use the hardwired NICs. I installed a VPN on my machine and suddenly my eLicenser plugins did not work because the VPN installed a virtual NIC. I have also installed PCI network adapters in the past and that messed up iLok. From my perspective, NICs are too volitile to be used to identify a machine.

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  16. 4 hours ago, ALC said:

    Nice deal.



    Seems constant hiss is a consistent complaint.

    I have these. They sound great! I am using a balanced signal path. Everything is clean as a whistle. 

    I sure paid more than 70 bucks when I bought them three years ago. I don't regret it though. I am using them with a subwoofer because BASS.

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  17. 1 minute ago, DeeringAmps said:

    What am I missing guys? I pretty much filled up the Syntronic 2 eco system in the Epic Group Buy.

    At least I thought I did....


    If you are talking about last summer's GB, then Syntronic 2 was not out then. So you could not have gotten Syn2 synths in that GB.

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