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Everything posted by fitzroy

  1. Big difference is that you're getting upgrades/updates for free. Not bad for people who depend on these to make money. Less tempting for the rest of us, especially if we've already bought many/most of their plugins.
  2. Come'on now 😄 Off the top of my head, based on things I bought/sold recently through resales: Toontrack, Arturia, Izotope, Acustica, Plugin Alliance, Eventide, Ujam, PSP, U-he, Fuse Audio, Tokyo Dawn, Crave DSP. I suspect that if we'd put together a list of the 100 best known developers/companies on this forum, around 90% or more allow resales.
  3. It's been said here already that you need to treat IK's products as singletons: don't collect them for upgrades, don't expect special discounts because of them. This is especially true when you consider that: - their occasional freebies already qualify you for their typical crossgrade offer - they run a lot of sales which are focused mainly on customers that are new to their different product lines - there's no shortage of cheap IK plugins on the second-hand market, despite the license transfer fees - they generate a lot of marketing hype, which makes some (especially new) buyers disregard alternatives that might offer equal or better quality/value
  4. Me too. 😪 I'm sure it will be on sale again soon enough though. You mean you were getting them before and you're not anymore? That is odd, maybe shoot them an email?
  5. Scratch that, I'm demo-ing it right now and it is Nembrini. I like it so far - but I like his Blackice amp more. Anyway, the good thing is the promo runs until March 16th, so it's going to be cheap for a while, perfect for everyone to decide whether they want to use their February/March voucher on this. Pretty generous offer for a new plugin!
  6. Like a lot of people, I burned my voucher on Knifonium. Is this another Nembrini creation?
  7. You lost me. You said this was a one trick pony. You also were 'meh' about it. Then you knew about Gojira, but you didn't. Then you post a video with you playing through it using a different preset/setting. Ok, so that is "not Silvera Solo". To show, what? That it's not a one trick pony? That it's still a one trick pony despite a different preset? That you tried it and it's great? That you tried it and it's still meh? It's still an argument of some sort that hinges on taste, but I admit, I have no idea what the argument is. You win. 🤘
  8. If you bought it, on the page with the key, there's also a direct download link (under the BitTorrent label, but it's a direct link).
  9. On matters of taste, beyond adding your impressions to the murky pool of general opinion, which we all do here, there's no point in trying to convince people of anything. Adding what you think are arguments doesn't change that. Because just as with the original impression, people may well feel differently than you about the argument (in this case, the song, the playing, the gear, the recording chain, the mix, it goes on and on). It's a never-ending spiral.
  10. There is a high chance that you'd get better results by paying for insulating a few critical parts of the ceiling/walls in the apartment below, rather than your own. I was/am in a similar situation with my apartment. The studio flat next door and my apartment used to be parts of the same, large apartment. So the wall between them is quite thin. I could easily and clearly hear my neighbor having a conversation next door. So when I renovated my apartment, I installed pretty serious soundproofing on that wall. 6cm thick soundproofing foam behind two layers of drywall. On a 24 sq. m. wall. So not cheap. The result is that I can no longer hear normal conversations next door. But the new tenant has a puppy, and I can easily hear him bark; quite loud, too. I'm sure that the results would have been better if I could have convinced the owner of the studio apartment to install some cheap sound absorbing foam on their side of the wall. Increasing sound absorption is, most of the time, a lot cheaper than limiting sound transmission, once you're dealing with resonance through walls, pipes, heating systems, and so on.
  11. I agree. It's sluggish and the interface isn't the best. But I can get great results with it with its core functionality, which is pretty awesome for a free product.
  12. In theory, I agree with you. But in practice, most big names are using demos to tie you into their system to some extent. My point was that Neural doesn't stand out in any particularly bad way in this regard. Sure, you can demo/install only plugins that come with zero strings attached. But you'd be missing out on A LOT of great plugins. Whether a 14 day unrestricted demo (no noise, silence, pop-ups) is enough to decide whether one likes or doesn't like a plugin is really a first-world problem. I think we can agree on that. The rest is down to taste, so inherently subjective.
  13. Thanks, that's useful info. RAW processing is key for me. I'll probably still install the demos to see what's what.
  14. True. But it would be good to know. I'm using Inkscape and RawTherapee and the price is right to switch, if the workflow improves. So I'd definitely demo them if the sale price is alive for at least a week or two.
  15. Absolutely. 2.3 (95% CI: 2.22-2.36) times better.
  16. True, but most people who have a collection of plugins are used to that process. It is a bit of a hassle, but it's close to the norm, rather than an exception. I think the benefit of having a generous demo policy is that everyone can decide for themselves. That's worth more than a thousand reviews. To my ears, the heavy sounds are awesome - on par, or better, with anything else I've tried. It makes even my semi-acoustic sound like a KH ESP. I'm not sure that's a good thing, but hey.
  17. True, it's also missing some extras in the FX Rack. You could say it's 40% of SVT-VR. Still very nice for a freebie.
  18. This really is half of SVT-VR which I also have (and love). I was curious to see if they tweaked anything so I played through both of them to check, but no, it's just... the (now free) half of an existing, nice plugin.
  19. I sold an EZD2 license for $65. They come up for sale relatively often on KVR. No point in getting this 'lite' version, unless you're bored AND you get it for free.
  20. Same with me, I saw it posted here that they replaced duplicates, and I wrote to them more for a clarification than a plain request, also mentioning that I'd be happy with any replacement. I won't ask them again, if I pick up another bundle down the road. Precisely for the reason you pointed out, they've been quite generous with their sound packs (freebies on Plugin Boutique, cheap bundles, and so on), and I don't want to dissuade them from continuing on that path.
  21. It is NOT. I bought it, which resulted in one duplicate sound pack, and wrote to them asking about swapping it. They were very nice about it and replaced it with a random one, but they also made it clear that this is an exception, as they don't normally exchange sound packs bought "through these bundles". In fact, they also mentioned the possibility of transferring licenses, so for the sound packs bought on the cheap, they prefer that people find someone to trade with, if they end up with duplicates.
  22. You gotta give it to them; everything they do oozes quality. I'm not sure I'll get this, or where it fits next to my gazillion other amp sims, but just demo-ing this, as with their other plugins, is just so much damn fun.
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