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BF2018: The cigarette after it. How do you feel?

JanR

Senior Member
This is the first time I didn't buy many things on black friday!! Only Thrill and addictive drums 2. I think I've finally overcome the acquisition syndrome!! But the truth is I'm super broke and If I would have more money I would've gone Berserk on a shopping spree XD
 

Akarin

pragsound.com
- CineBrass Core & Pro
- CineWinds Core
- Century Brass Bundle
- Century Strings Bundle
- Claire Woodwinds
- SS Percussion
- VSL Woodwinds SE 1
- Palette Runs & Arps
- Waves SSL-G Master Buss
- TC VSS3
- 1 more 1 TB SSD
- 3 Thinkspace courses

I remember some RC technician once saying something along the lines of "if you are serious about this music thing, you need some serious tools."
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
Got Dominus, which I quite enjoy. The BF sale price came in far under my buy point, the only library on my wish list for which that was the case. Trying not to give into the temptation to get the Berlin Winds, which sound so lovely but which I do not at all need (and hence was not even on my wishlist). Thinking about whether I want to take the plunge and convert to VEP (also not on my wishlist and I wouldn't even be thinking about if it wasn't for the sale). Also thinking about RAM upgrade, third screen, and better audio interface. Some of this will be pushed till Xmas, the rest into the new year.
Dominus sounds amazing :crying:
 

elpedro

Active Member
I had a firm resolve not to buy anything! And that worked out really well, apart from a few little things, such as:
-Hollo delight 2 for omnisphere.
-PSP mixpack ($29 who can resist)
-Presonus Studio one Pro upgrade with Bestservice emt 240 freebie.
-Gospel musicians Bass-a-licious.
- Toontrack 3 Ezkeys midi packs and 3 drum midi packs.
-Audiority Pre X7.
Still trying to stop myself from buying the Melodyne upgrade.Erm scratch that, just bought it.also got the walker lite from Embertone, and a Logitech Master S2 mouse
So yes, BF celibacy worked well for me LOL, all in all $350 (now just over $500!) aud damage is not too bad for a Black Friday for me! It’s a good incentive to get back in the studio and finish some tunes!Glad I gave up smoking, this paid for it all anyway!
 
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Only got 2 sample libraries this year:

Dominus Choir
Galaxy Vintage D piano

Also snagged all of Scoreclub's courses as well as a Pro Plan for Scoring Tools Masterclass.

I got most of the libraries I wanted last Black Friday, so I decided to invest most of my money in knowledge that will help me use my libraries better. :2thumbs:
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
Only got 2 sample libraries this year:

Dominus Choir
Galaxy Vintage D piano

Also snagged all of Scoreclub's courses as well as a Pro Plan for Scoring Tools Masterclass.

I got most of the libraries I wanted last Black Friday, so I decided to invest most of my money in knowledge that will help me use my libraries better. :2thumbs:
Dominus is so tempting.... *drools*

Really thought about the Scoring Tools masterclass, but I have a hard time justifying 600$ on something that I can't research well.
 

gregh

Senior Member
I had a firm resolve not to buy anything! And that worked out really well, apart from a few little things, such as:
-Hollo delight 2 for omnisphere.
-PSP mixpack ($29 who can resist)
-Presonus Studio one Pro upgrade with Bestservice emt 240 freebie.
-Gospel musicians Bass-a-licious.
- Toontrack 3 Ezkeys midi packs and 3 drum midi packs.
-Audiority Pre X7.
Still trying to stop myself from buying the Melodyne upgrade.
So yes, BF celibacy worked well for me LOL, all in all $350 aud damage is not too bad for a Black Friday for me! It’s a good incentive to get back in the studio and finish some tunes!
Respect !
 

MillsMixx

Production Director/Sound Designer
Afflatus
Spitfire Solo Strings

I needed more string libraries like I needed a hole in the head!
but as an owner of some previous libraries the Strezov crossgrade offer for Afflatus and Spitfire bundle discounts were too enticing to pass up. My wallet is aching but no regrets.
 

Audio Birdi

Active Member
Caved and bought VEP 6 (again).

Sold it off last year as I made a DAW only template. Worked well but was getting frustrated with load times.

Also ended up getting an Acer t232hl touchscreen and raspberry pi for a great price to use android and lemur :) the android TV boxes are hit and miss and didn’t want to keep trialing loads of them just to send them back.
 

mikefrommontreal

Active Member
Two buys. Not sure how I feel. I usually have the opposite of a honeymoon period. I have a divorce period where I hate my purchases and wonder what the heck I was thinking.

Kontakt 6:
I never had full kontakt before. It's the most boring purchase ever. But I guess it's a pass for future purchases.

Dominus:
I mean it sounds good. I don't know what I was expecting exactly. I just wish it was, I don't know, something else.
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
Two buys. Not sure how I feel. I usually have the opposite of a honeymoon period. I have a divorce period where I hate my purchases and wonder what the heck I was thinking.

Kontakt 6:
I never had full kontakt before. It's the most boring purchase ever. But I guess it's a pass for future purchases.

Dominus:
I mean it sounds good. I don't know what I was expecting exactly. I just wish it was, I don't know, something else.
Could you expound on the Dominus? What were you expecting and what felt like it fell sorry to you?
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Two buys. Not sure how I feel. I usually have the opposite of a honeymoon period. I have a divorce period where I hate my purchases and wonder what the heck I was thinking.

Kontakt 6:
I never had full kontakt before. It's the most boring purchase ever. But I guess it's a pass for future purchases.
Kontakt has the factory library, which is worth exploring, so it's not entirely boring.

Dominus:
I mean it sounds good. I don't know what I was expecting exactly. I just wish it was, I don't know, something else.
I had a similar reaction, though I found I very much like it for what it is—indeed I've been noodling around with it constantly since I got it—it just didn't fill the hole in my choirs the way I'd hoped it would.
 

Ben Cepeda

New Member
First time BF purchases this year. I picked up Una Corda, Syntorial and Train Your Ears EQ and these were near the top of my list. I kind of decided I wasn't going to want Komplete for awhile due to the new release. I was considering an upgrade from HO Gold to Diamond but that can come later.
 

ScoreFace

Active Member
- The Orchestra
- NI Mallet Flux

Mallet Flux was not included in the sale but I just couldn‘t resist after having seen the Walkthrough.

Afflatus was on my wishlist as well, but this will have to wait...:(
 

gregh

Senior Member
- The Orchestra
- NI Mallet Flux

Mallet Flux was not included in the sale but I just couldn‘t resist after having seen the Walkthrough.

Afflatus was on my wishlist as well, but this will have to wait...:(
there'll be a spring in your step because your wallet is lighter :)
 

Polkasound

Senior Member
I had a similar reaction, though I found I very much like it for what it is—indeed I've been noodling around with it constantly since I got it—it just didn't fill the hole in my choirs the way I'd hoped it would.
I've been keeping my eye on Dominus, too, because it has such a unique sound. It seems to be suited more for soundscapes and movie scores, so I don't know if it would ever fit into any of my productions, but at the Black Friday price, I'm considering buying it just to noodle around with it!

For my all-around choir, I finally bought the library I've been holding off for since October of last year while waiting for it to go back on sale for 40% off: Voxos 2. I LOVE it! It may be my favorite Black Friday purchase this year. I actually don't plan on using any part of it except the phrase builder. It's every bit as intuitive as the demos showed. The children's choir is very nice, but I prefer the sound and legatos of Soundiron's Mercury Boy's Choir.

My purchases so far:

Analogue Drums: Popsticks and RockStock kits
Chris Hein Orchestral Brass Complete
Cinematic Studio Strings
Cinesamples Voxos 2
Iliya Efimov Russian Bundle
Native Instruments Electric Sunburst and Strummed Acoustic 2
Rigid Audio Cinematrix
Sonuscore: The Orchestra
Valhalla Shimmer (Normally $50. On sale for $50. LOL)

There's one highly-anticipated library that I hope to add to my holiday purchases in December: Red Room Audio's upcoming fiddle.
 
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