Black Friday 2017

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by J Rod » Nov 24, 2017 9:12 pm

Ok, i have a ticket. :thumbsup:


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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by NoamL » Nov 24, 2017 11:11 pm

Bebop LaCour wrote:So, I need a quick verdict from you guys. I'm horribly tempted to buy Cinematic Studio Strings while on sale, but as I already own Hollywood Strings, LASS, Berlin Strings, Spitfire Chamber Strings and Soaring Strings, it does feel a little indulgent and unnecessary. Yet, everyone raves about it being amazing.

Should I go for it? Yay? Nay? And why? :)
You're totally covered ;) between Berlin, LASS and Soaring Strings, you can do all of the things I'd use CSS for. Try layering Berlin & Soaring and I think you'll get very close to the sound of CSS.

That being said... when Cinematic Studio Brass and Winds come out, your credit card needs to be out too :P


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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Erik » Nov 25, 2017 1:49 am

Missed them all, then
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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Killiard » Nov 25, 2017 3:11 am

Damn, missed round 3. At least I have a ticket from 1 & 2.

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Alex A » Nov 25, 2017 4:28 am

I don't think I saw this anywhere in this thread, Finale is on sale ($149 down from $600) until Monday:

http://try.makemusic.com/black-friday-finale/

Seriously considering this...

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by KyleJudkins » Nov 25, 2017 9:06 am

My GF bought me dominus for my birthday :3

I didn't miss out on ALL the black Friday deals.

ohh paoling, you sly dog you! Just as awesome as I thought it would be - though the UI is different than I expected, I can see advantages to making it that way.


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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Guy Rowland » Nov 25, 2017 9:32 am

Just a general FYI that jrrshop has a fair few freebies and deals that I haven't seen elsewhere - https://www.jrrshop.com/features/specials/

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by X-bassist » Nov 25, 2017 10:38 am

Ava music just posted a sale on it's one library - 40% off "Instinct", trailer SFX recommended by Jaap!! :)
https://vi-control.net/community/thread ... off.63466/
Some great sounds now $59 intead of $99 (lowest price so far).

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Jaap » Nov 25, 2017 11:27 am

X-bassist wrote:Ava music just posted a sale on it's one library - 40% off "Instinct", trailer SFX recommended by Jaap!! :)
https://vi-control.net/community/thread ... off.63466/
Some great sounds now $59 intead of $99 (lowest price so far).
:D

If you are after some good big hits, then this one is great indeed, happy user since day 1 here :)

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by catsass » Nov 25, 2017 12:49 pm

Soniccouture is knocking an additional 20% off of their Black Friday discounted items for current users of their software. If you own any of their libs, you should have received a discount code this morning via email.

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Quasar » Nov 25, 2017 1:10 pm

Linos wrote:Light and Sound have a 50% discount on their Chamber Strings currently:

http://lightandsoundsamples.com/product ... rings.html

At 149$ they are priced very fairly. I do rather like their sound too. If Spitfire Chamber Strings are too expensive for you this might be an option.
This one's killing me. Affordable, sort of, and they sound great... SCS is expensive enough (even on sale) that I don't have to concern myself with it. But this L&S set is truly tempting after watching the two v2 demos.


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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Linos » Nov 25, 2017 2:02 pm

Quasar wrote:
Linos wrote:Light and Sound have a 50% discount on their Chamber Strings currently:

http://lightandsoundsamples.com/product ... rings.html

At 149$ they are priced very fairly. I do rather like their sound too. If Spitfire Chamber Strings are too expensive for you this might be an option.
This one's killing me. Affordable, sort of, and they sound great... SCS is expensive enough (even on sale) that I don't have to concern myself with it. But this L&S set is truly tempting after watching the two v2 demos.
It's the same for me. Beautiful Chamber Strings at that pricepoint are very tempting. The question for me is how comprehensive the library is. Does it cover all the bases or are there many things you can't do with it? Are the staccato shorts enough, for example, or are spiccati/detache articulations sorely missed? It's these concerns that stop me from buying.

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Quasar » Nov 25, 2017 8:49 pm

Linos wrote:
Quasar wrote:
Linos wrote:Light and Sound have a 50% discount on their Chamber Strings currently:

http://lightandsoundsamples.com/product ... rings.html

At 149$ they are priced very fairly. I do rather like their sound too. If Spitfire Chamber Strings are too expensive for you this might be an option.
This one's killing me. Affordable, sort of, and they sound great... SCS is expensive enough (even on sale) that I don't have to concern myself with it. But this L&S set is truly tempting after watching the two v2 demos.
It's the same for me. Beautiful Chamber Strings at that pricepoint are very tempting. The question for me is how comprehensive the library is. Does it cover all the bases or are there many things you can't do with it? Are the staccato shorts enough, for example, or are spiccati/detache articulations sorely missed? It's these concerns that stop me from buying.
The staccato does have a slider for adjusting the note lengths (apparently new in v2), and if you watched the "Intuitive Playability" video it seems pretty amazing how well these strings just play on the keyboard without having to input any CC data whatsoever. This sort of thing very much appeals to me.

I dunno: Re the full gamut of articulations (AFAIK there's no portamento per se either), there seems to be a trend (think Performance Samples for example) toward specialization, libraries that focus on doing a finite number of things supremely well but don't try to cover absolutely everything.

The other thing that draws me to L&S is the way they've continued to update and improve the library at no cost to current license owners. They strike me as folks who truly care about their art & craft; high on quality and low on market hype.

If anyone knows when the $149 holiday ends, I'd really like to know.


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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Guy Rowland » Nov 26, 2017 2:54 am

Alex A wrote:I don't think I saw this anywhere in this thread, Finale is on sale ($149 down from $600) until Monday:

http://try.makemusic.com/black-friday-finale/

Seriously considering this...
Apologies Alex, I missed this one, thanks for the heads up.

I think that'll be the last OP update here unless anyone spots anything else quick, I won't attempt to take them down one by one, that way madness lies. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by kpc » Nov 26, 2017 7:36 am

Thanks Guy (and everyone) for updating this post. Excellent resource for the weekend.
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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Guy Rowland » Nov 27, 2017 3:51 am

..and one more, 20% off Avid updates over at Sweetwater - https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/pro-tools/ . For those of us who more or less have to do this, I understand you can add this any time to your plan and it extends by a year, and for those ordering overseas it can also save on VAT.

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by tack » Dec 18, 2017 2:14 pm

Not quite Black Friday, but wasn't sure if it was worth starting a separate thread over:

FabFilter has just announced their 25% holiday discount for their bundles. https://www.fabfilter.com/shop/

I personally started with the mastering bundle some time ago, and since with FabFilter the more of their products you own the deeper the discount on their other products, it was an easy slippery slope to acquire almost everything else they offer.
- Jason

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Re: Black Friday 2017

Post by Bebop LaCour » Dec 20, 2017 8:41 am

Yes! I finally jumped on the FabFilter train with this deal. Got the Pro bundle, so I should be set for now when it comes to mixing tools. (Yeah right!)
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