Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

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Machinesworking
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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:00 pm

stringtapper wrote:
Machinesworking wrote:Hive is amazing, I purchased as soon as you could. 8)
Goddamnit Urs!

:x
:lol: Tell me about it. His stuff is great, I would easily own it all if he offered bundles.

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:11 pm

Machinesworking wrote:
beats me wrote:Took advantage of a 50% off Lounge Lizard sale this past weekend. Haven’t used Live in years (sorry). Has the Live version kept up with the current version of the plugin?
No, hopefully Live 10 gets updates to the AAS instruments.

Hopefully. TBH Lounge Lizard is one of the few cracked plugins I’ve used but that was back in the 00’s, and I never really grabbed for the version in Live. But I really liked what I heard on the recent version demo and you know what you are getting, don’t have to sift through electric piano presets in another plugin that does many other things and doesn’t quite nail it. Also the NI emulations never really inspired me. Lounge Lizard FTW.

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:13 pm

beats me wrote: Hopefully. TBH Lounge Lizard is one of the few cracked plugins I’ve used but that was back in the 00’s, and I never really grabbed for the version in Live. But I really liked what I heard on the recent version demo and you know what you are getting, don’t have to sift through electric piano presets in another plugin that does many other things and doesn’t quite nail it. Also the NI emulations never really inspired me. Lounge Lizard FTW.
Agreed, although If I was in Logic like you I would probably use the emulation there. I liked that one too. Lounge Lizard is funkier though.

I need to just pull the plug on Strum acoustic 2, 1 is so so but 2 sounds really good, and I'm all for abusing it as a starting point with FX added on top.

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by Angstrom » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:22 am

You can't say you are a gear hound unless you have a great big troublesome mechanical electric piano taking up far too much room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pptFCbYuOIM


I don't by the way.
but you should. Yeah, you deserve it.
http://www.vintagevibe.com/collections/ ... 1271161583

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:42 am

Angstrom wrote:You can't say you are a gear hound unless you have a great big troublesome mechanical electric piano taking up far too much room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pptFCbYuOIM


I don't by the way.
but you should. Yeah, you deserve it.
http://www.vintagevibe.com/collections/ ... 1271161583

As cool as those are, the nice thing about being software based is nonmusical guests don't wander into your plugins folder and then expect some kind of skill based demo that could possibly justify such extravagant purchases to them. :x

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by TomViolenz » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:17 am

beats me wrote:
Angstrom wrote:You can't say you are a gear hound unless you have a great big troublesome mechanical electric piano taking up far too much room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pptFCbYuOIM


I don't by the way.
but you should. Yeah, you deserve it.
http://www.vintagevibe.com/collections/ ... 1271161583

As cool as those are, the nice thing about being software based is nonmusical guests don't wander into your plugins folder and then expect some kind of skill based demo that could possibly justify such extravagant purchases to them. :x
They also don't come with presets :x :lol:

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by stringtapper » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:05 pm

Angstrom wrote:You can't say you are a gear hound unless you have a great big troublesome mechanical electric piano taking up far too much room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pptFCbYuOIM


I don't by the way.
but you should. Yeah, you deserve it.
http://www.vintagevibe.com/collections/ ... 1271161583
:oops:

Suitcase 73 here.
Unsound Designer

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by Angstrom » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:10 pm

stringtapper wrote:
Angstrom wrote:You can't say you are a gear hound unless you have a great big troublesome mechanical electric piano taking up far too much room.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pptFCbYuOIM


I don't by the way.
but you should. Yeah, you deserve it.
http://www.vintagevibe.com/collections/ ... 1271161583
:oops:

Suitcase 73 here.
:mrgreen: <- envy

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Sun May 10, 2015 2:11 pm

Don't know if this is new but seems pretty cool.

http://outputsounds.com/products/signal/#in-action

I like rhythmic instruments.

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Mon May 11, 2015 10:10 pm

beats me wrote:Don't know if this is new but seems pretty cool.

http://outputsounds.com/products/signal/#in-action

I like rhythmic instruments.

So it’s only about a month old. The only real web chatter on it seems to be on the announcement from people bitching about overly produced and stylized plugin commercials and all plugins being geared towards EDM now. :lol: From what I heard you can do a lot more than EDM (and think outside the EDM box and presets FFS) and a few said their other release, Rev, is top notch. I checked out the Rev videos but how much can you really do with reversed sounds…for $200? :|

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by regretfullySaid » Tue May 12, 2015 4:20 am

overly
produced
and
stylized
plugin
commercials
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Movie trailer sound design is the new durpstep.

If that token british-voiceover-for-plugins-guy isn't explaining what the controls of your plugin do, then it sucks.
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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by TomViolenz » Tue May 12, 2015 12:13 pm

Boah I hate the adverts from NI! First you think: Damn, will you finally give that long overly CGI'ed intro a rest....and then it's over :x

Btw, if we are not only talking plug-ins but also hardware, I'm dreaming right now sooo much about the new Electribe paired with the Kaosspad Pro 3+.

I played with both of them in the music store and they are so hands-on and intuitive, yet powerful and good sounding.
I imagine now a set up of these two chained would sate my gear lust for quite a while :mrgreen:

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Tue May 12, 2015 9:48 pm

beats me wrote:Don't know if this is new but seems pretty cool.

http://outputsounds.com/products/signal/#in-action

I like rhythmic instruments.

So I did find some reviews that say this plugin is dope.

PRO TIP: If you think people are going to research your product on the internet don’t give it a name like “Signal” by your company “Output”. FFS. :x

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Wed May 13, 2015 12:08 pm

And another rhythmic kontakt synth but more geared towards ambient and scoring

http://www.widebluesound.com

8O

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Re: Proudly collecting music gear and software for no purpose

Post by beats me » Thu May 14, 2015 1:20 pm

So after reviewing the limit information on http://outputsounds.com/products/signal/#in-action and http://www.widebluesound.com, which are similar, I made a decision.

I upgraded to Omnisphere 2. :) I figure with a little effort (and I’m not big into effort) I could get the same results as both of the above plus a lot more. And the upgrade was the price of just one of those.

But after spending a little time with Omnisphere 2 I don’t get it. :| Doesn’t seem like a huge leap from 1. But it inspired me to check out some tutorials. I learned some things but I think most of what I learned was already available in 1. If nothing else I’ll gain a better understanding of Omnisphere and the new shit will spring up here and there. I can be a big preset whore but I’ve always found Omnisphere’s presets a little daunting and thus far haven’t seen how the new praised browser is much different from the old one.

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