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  1. The joys of owning a Mac... they just work...
  2. What a bargain! Is it really three plugins for only $250? I'll be straight in there. Wow! Thanks, Larry. You're a deals genius.
  3. After you register, you can download the software bundle that came with your interface and the current offer. Every time the offer changes, you'll have something else to download. You can only get the previous offers with a Tardis or sometimes they do a bundle of earlier offers as the offer.
  4. I'm certain everybody here has signed up immediately to this first class bargain.
  5. Bought. No self-control whatsoever. $7.20 with the 10% code in the pop-up.
  6. musical

    PA SPL Bundle Sub

    That Dirk from PA can even begin to believe that people are going to sign up to these individual brand subscriptions for more than fifty per cent of the subscription to the whole lot shows he really has lost the plot. Back in the real world, you can buy Saturator X for $26.99 and get another nine or ten plugins to own thrown in. Or, for a similar price, you can buy something like Scheps Omni channel and cover loads of needs in one go. I'd love to know how many people are signing up for deals like this SPL one for $10 per month. Very few, is my guess. Madness. If Dirk doesn't see sense soon, he's going to kill PA.
  7. Heads up that Arc system 2.5 is available on Amazon US for $99 ***WITH THE MICROPHONE!!!*** https://www.amazon.com/IK-Multimedia-correction-measurement-microphone/dp/B0741D3PD4 This gives a value of €199.99 in the group buy [corrected]. With shippping and duties to the UK, the cost is about $125, so much, much cheaper than the €201.29 the IK shop charges with shipping or the £173.53 on Amazon UK. Even better if you live in the US. I couldn't resist.
  8. Well, looking at the software I have received for zilch since owning a Focusrite interface... Addictive Keys Ujam Iron Ableton Live Lite Scarlett Plugin Suite Novation Bass Station Red Plugin Suite Softube Time and Tone (TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, Drawmer S73) Audiority Venomode DeeQ, Maximal 2 and Pivot Sonarworks for six months Mastering the Mix BIAS AMP 2 LE Exponential Audio R2 Reverb Flux Studio Session Analyzer D16 Syntorus BIAS FX LE 2 NUGEN Audio Stereoizer Elements vielklang LE Accusonus Regroover Essential AAS Session bundle AudioThing Valve Filter, Valve Exciter and SR-88 SoundRadix SurferEQ 2 Boogie D16 Sigmund Delay Eventide EQuivocate 2 x AAS Sound Packs I bought the 2i4 for £90 and sold it for £70. So, for two years of use and all this software, it cost me £20. And I will get still more software. Why the hate for Focusrite?
  9. If you leave the items in your basket you'll receive an email offering you 20 per cent discount. That is still valid.
  10. musical

    Waves $1 Sale

    $15 is the new $29.
  11. Does anybody know when this ends?
  12. Anybody in the States willing to buy the VI collection for me and send me the serials? Update: Sorted. Thanks, Larry.
  13. musical

    UVI Toy Suite

    Exactly what I was thinking.
  14. You do get access. Look under software where it has PC and Mac instruments and effects.
  15. I haven't had any problems but that doesn't mean you won't. The 2nd Gen 18i8 is on the same driver and software schedule as the Gen 3, so should be supported for a good while. New driver/software package came out in the last week. You can return to Focusrite if it doesn't work for you. Download the 2nd Gen manual and have a look. If you plan to use at 96k or higher, you lose ADAT inputs (details in the manual). Worth knowing before buying. I'd say it is worth buying for the software bundle and Plugin Collective alone.
  16. This is the converter: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123712028767
  17. https://store.focusrite.com/en-gb/product/scarlett-18i8-2nd-gen/MOSC0018DM~MOSC0018DM You, or someone you know, can sign up for the discount with an educational email here, which gives a 25% discount. https://store.focusrite.com/en-gb/student-discount-page To be frank, it is a steal at £199, nevermind £149. Plugin Collective has been amazing for me with refurbished 2i4 for which I paid £89. I'm also lucky enough to own an old KS4, so getting Novation freebies too now.
  18. I picked up a refurbished 2nd generation Focusrite 18i8 with two year warranty and full software bundle from Focusrite direct for £149 with academic discount. I love the way the mixer remembers its settings even when it is off, so you can use it as a mixer even when not connected to a computer. I also found a USB powered SPDIF to dual RCA and 3.5mm jack converter (which also supports 96k) which gives me an additional two outputs for £5. I registered with another email address, so got another Addictive Keys, etc. Very pleased.
  19. Look at the stellar reviews. I have had one of these, the 2TB, which has a much larger cache and higher read and write speeds than the 1TB and double the endurance, for about six months. Not having to compromise on storage capacity with fast solid state drive capacity on a laptop is a joy. Buy a heatsink though. I don't have any heat issues because I fitted one (stable at about 40 degrees C). You can't expect to write ten or twenty gigabytes of data to a tiny M.2 drive in very little time and not expect it to get hot, especially in a laptop. You don't want to risk thermal throttling.
  20. I use a laptop with an Intel 2TB 660p NVME SSD and a 512GB SSD. The 2TB drive cost me about £170 at the beginning of the year. Having 2TB of rapid, low power, non-mechanical storage is wonderful. Previously I had a supposedly faster 512GB NVME drive but I was always having to compromise on samples, installs, etc. I don't notice any difference in real world speed. My advice is, whatever you do, as far as SSDs go, choose capacity over speed once the speed is reasonable (I'd say over 1,000 MB/s). Reinforcing this is that, at least as far as the Intel SSDs are concerned, as the size of the drive increases so does the size of the cache and the speed of sequential reads, writes and random reads.
  21. Much cheaper than I've ever seen it before. http://everyplugin.com/voltage-modular.html
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