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  1. Wow! Softube’s stuff is expensive!
  2. Good catch! Actually my avatar is a snippet of a Rhodes Mark I Stage 73. You can tell it is a Stage and not a Suitcase by the silver knobs. Yes, I am a sucker for a good electromagnetic piano. I bought the Famous E when it first came out and I don't regret it a bit. It's an awesome Rhodes piano library. It would be a total Sophie's Choice if I had to choose between a Rhodes and a Wurlitzer. A Rhodes is probably more versatile but if I had a gun to my head I'd take the Wurli every time. Fortunately I don't have to choose.
  3. I agree that the e-instruments Wurli is the best of the three. The Sound Paint Wurli sounds absolutely dead. IMHO both the Soniccouture Wurli and the Acoustic Samples Wurli have a slight edge. I think the Acoustic Samples Wurli more precisely matches the signature tone of the Wurlitzer, while the Soniccouture is better at capturing the grit of the Wurlitzer. It is always fun to take a poll, and I enjoyed your rendition of Where it’s at.
  4. Their Putty Piano is interesting. Sounds a bit like small stones being dropped into a pond.
  5. I've got Moonkits and the library does sound really good. There is a ton of variety to be had in the various kits and presets. This library oozes uniqueness and character. There aren't nearly as many high hat and cymbal articulations as say a Superior Drummer kit, but many of the Moon kits come with a whopping 45 different brush articulations. Some of the more oddball Moon kits come with much fewer articulations. The one serious drawback to Moonkits is that there is no internal midi mapping tool. I can see this being a deal breaker for many. If you own a copy of full Kontakt, Soniccouture does share a link to a half-baked and somewhat painful midi mapping work around located here: https://www.soniccouture.com/blog/moonkits-how-to-re-map-for-e-drums/
  6. Finally, all courses at Groove 3 are 50% off! 1 year pass $99. https://www.groove3.com/big-groovember
  7. I like how the piano’s graphics pay homage to the Real Book and Straght Ahead Samples’ jazz roots.
  8. Good price. Is this redundant if you already have Vintage Vault?
  9. Slightly better Thomann $18.80 https://www.thomannmusic.com/toontrack_ezbass_midi_pack.htm
  10. Very good price for Boz - The Wall.
  11. I purchased Falcon back at version 1. I then got the update to Falcon 2 for free. Now at Falcon 2.8, the free updates just keep coming! I'm super impressed with the value of this product!
  12. A bit more intel here: https://www.bassgearmag.com/presonus-releases-studio-one-6-comprehensive-upgrade-to-award-winning-daw-unlocking-creativity-for-committed-professional-across-genres/
  13. In case they take the website down here is the list: WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 6: NEW Customizable user interface: Show or hide essentially every user interface tool and function with the new Customization Editor. NEW Smart Templates: Smart Templates provide essential toolsets for the tasks at hand from basic recording to mixing stems, mastering an album to setting up a live show NEW Global Lyrics Support: Add lyrics to your scores, songs, productions, and live performances with the all-new global Lyrics Track NEW Global Video Track: The all-new global Video Track provides an intuitive video workflow thanks to the familiar drag and drop functionality that made Studio One famous NEW Track Presets: Store every aspect of a given track or channel for instant recall, even for multiple selected tracks/channels NEW Advanced Collaboration with PreSonus Sphere: Studio One 6 deepens the integration between your desktop application and your PreSonus Sphere Workspaces with convenient sharing options and built-in sync options right from the Studio One Browser
  14. Oddly enough I can't find any discernable differences in graphic quality between Kontakt 6 and Kontakt Player 7. See the attached image below. Where are the much touted graphic improvements? Interesting that my libraries requiring full Kontakt are loading just fine into Kontakt Player 7. Kontakt 6 vs. 7.tif
  15. I'm somewhat newish myself but I believe GAS stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome.
  16. Am I mistaken or are there no females on this forum? If there are any ladies here, I'm sure they are quietly muttering to themselves, "guys are so stupid".
  17. Great point! Believe me, I’m sure that there are a lot of shoes and handbags purchases that I don’t even know about!
  18. Primarily for Kontakt 7 with the HiDPI browser. Once I hit 40, my eyesight fell off a cliff. Kontakt on my new widescreen monitor looks like a postage stamp. I need a jeweler's loop to read it. If I could get by with the free version of Kontakt 7 I would, but I've got multiple libraries that need the full version. Also it has been a few versions of Komplete since I've last upgraded so there is lots of new stuff for me. To be honest, I'm just a hobbyist. I don't "absolutely" need the Komplete upgrade, but my wife needs to think that I do.
  19. I was getting ready to explain to my wife why I absolutely needed the Komplete 14 upgrade. Ahh Christ - now I need to explain Studio One 6 as well!
  20. Correct. Yes, I should have said the best price to purchase it individually.
  21. NEW HITMAKER SDX - A HIT…RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE! Drums, straight from the man who defined the sound of the ’80s: Hugh Padgham. https://www.toontrack.com/product/hitmaker-sdx/ The best deal for this new SDX can be found here at Thomann Music: https://www.thomannmusic.com/toontrack_sdx_hitmaker.htm
  22. UVI World Suite 2 is 40% off at $179. Regular price $299 https://www.uvi.net/world-suite-2
  23. What is your assessment Bapu? What are your favorite EZBass expansions thus far?
  24. Agreed. Soniccouture's Broken Wurli is still my favorite and the most used of my Wurli collection. The tone is fantastic and the broken speaker knob (which is adjustable from none to a lot) adds a bit of a grungy vibe that can enhance the sense of realism. To my ears, this Wurli sounds very convincing as the real thing. Acoustic Samples' Wurli also has as a wonderful tone and is a very close second. The only downside of their Wurli is that there are no presets so that you have to dial in your sounds from scratch and then save them in a separate folder. I don't own Acoustic Samples' new VReeds, but I'm very intrigued. Lounge Lizard Wurli - While not quite as realistic sounding as some of the others, it does sound great in its own right. Because it is not sample based, it has a full 256 midi layers, so the dynamics are superior to any of the sampled Wurlis. The excellent dynamics make this a very fun instrument to play. It also has a very quick load time and small footprint. Neo Soul keys Wurli - I've never really connected with this one. It might be that the presets are more tailored for Neo Soul rather that Funk, Blues, and Rock. The samples are however spread out over a full 88 keys so you never run out of keys like on other sampled 64 key 200A Whurlitzers. Now that I have better options, I rarely use it. Scarbee 200A - At one time the undisputed king of the Wurli libraries, its tone still sounds great today. However when compared to newer Wurli libraries it's deficiencies become apparent. If you already own Komplete, this is still a decent option. When placed in the mix, you might be just fine with the results. Toontrack EZKeys Wurli - While it does in fact sound like a Wurli, when compared to any other library, it sounds pretty weak.
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