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  1. Got me the Ampeg B-15N. I think I'm pretty well covered in the amp department now.
  2. I think we touched on this when it was anounced a while back; they are too late imo. With (among others) Softube, Plugin Alliance, Arturia and Acustica Audio I have basically everything they offer, especially in their Spark collection. They would have to be groundbreakingly different/better for me to buy or subscripbe. And they're not.
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    PA - SPL PQ

    I think David from MixBusTV has the hardware unit and has it in high regards. I wonder how the software will stack up.
  4. According to their email, you have to find it yourself. Well, not on my watch...😋 https://www.zenhiser.com/collections/trance/products/kick-free-trance-beats
  5. I'm somewhere in between with presets and/or making it myself from scratch. If I have particular sound in mind, I'm usually much quicker using a preset and tweaking it a bit. Also, browsing presets opens up some musical ideas I wouldn't have come up with myself, so it's an inspirational tool. But having some hardware synths without preset capability forced me to create my own stuff, which in the end is much more statifying/rewarding. It also forced me to learn more about synthesis. Somehow Vital makes sense in that regard. When I was dipping my toes in wavetables, it was Vital which made it 'click'. I'm sure some other synth could have done the trick, but Vital played the part, and played it very well.
  6. I have friends who are on the data driven side of marketing (or better yet, marketing communication) and this shift is very noticable. You can laugh all you want at all the unnecessary so called customer journeys, but it is real. A friend of mine has this habit of, when he is called into a strategic meeting, to just ask "what would the customer want and what do you want?" I cannot count how many times he told me that they could not answer. He doesn't ask this to be a jackass, just so he knows wether or not he can provide them with data and what kind of data would be important. But I get the feeling that more often than not, large companies 'do marketing' just for the sake of it.
  7. Haha I'm sorry, but yes! No no, I got my marketing bachelor because the topic interested me, just to learn very quickly that the real world wasn't my thing. Maybe I got a wrong start at a large financial multinational, but I lasted about 1,5 years in the marketing world. So that's it for my experience. But I still enjoy the topic so I am reading your posts here with great interest.
  8. I tend to agree with Peter here. I'm also from a marketing background, now working in WFM (currently governement employed, just to get revenge for paying tax 😝) and nowhere near the experience he has. But looking at XLN, they seem to be doing well. It may not seem like it if you focus on just a couple of products. But don't foget that RC-20 is basically the weapon of choice of EVERY hiphop producer / beatmaker. That is a HUGE market. And XO is very high regarded in the EDM world. Not (yet) 'RC20 hiphop status', but it's relatively new, so give it time. I'm not sure about the numbers, but looking at VST usage in hiphop and EDM in comparison to adding drums to rock (I'm downplaying it), I know where my focus would be.
  9. I have a 22. But I leave everything at neutral and just use it as a multi-input for drummachines and instrument mics because I ran out of inputs on my FC 18i8 interface 😅
  10. Sorry then, I couldn't find it right away. Mods can delete this one.
  11. https://purafied.com/products/liquid-death-snare Regular price €38,95 EUR Sale price €0,00 EUR "An answer to the question: How big can it get? Liquid Death worked with SJC Drums to manifest pure aggression into a snare… then (foolishly) sent one to producer Sam Pura. Known for already having some of the most colossal snare sounds, Sam then recorded over 500 samples and brought into existence the heaviest snare plugin ever released. Never again will producers wonder how they can make their drums hit harder; in fact, we put volume faders on each microphone just in case you get intimidated by the samples. Download at your own risk. *Note: Many sticks were harmed in the making of this plugin."
  12. I'm really wondering this too. I have pretty much all of the 'vst supersynths' (Sylenth, Serum, Diva, etc.), apart from this one. The price always held me back and I'm not sure what is so special.
  13. Quite a lot yes. Corpus, which is similar to Objeq Delay. Analog is built by AAS and is an absolutely great synth. As is Tension. And Electric. Which is...an electric piano. And I've never used it.
  14. Thanks! Since I'm not in a particular hurry to add visuals, I can wait.
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