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Black Friday 2018 - What's on your Wish List?

X-Bassist

Senior Member
is it better to buy on Black Friday or in December?
Black friday usually has better discounts, but some developers skip black friday for a Christmas sale, so it depends on which instruments your looking to buy. I don’t think I’ve seen a developer do a christmas sale after a big black friday sale, so if what you want is on a decent sale for black friday, probably best to pick it up or plan on waiting a while. ;)

Been waiting for a decent sale on Strikeforce and the Orchestra. Let me know if anyone has either and never uses it (and why). Thanks!
 

Land of Missing Parts

flibbertigibbet
is it better to buy on Black Friday or in December?
+1 on this question for Spitfire in particular.

I was looking over the past thread of Spitfire's sale for Black Friday and for a few weeks later around Christmas time 2017. It's a little confusing, but it looks like they had sales on bundles--someone mentioned around 25% off or in that range. Then in December they had the thing where they email offers to people with items on the wish list and things went for around 25%-40% off, each offer being different for each person. They also had a raffle giveaway, I think, called Tombola.
 

Drundfunk

Member
Black Friday doesn't seem that special to me anymore.....In the beginning of this year I made a list of libraries I would like to buy this Black Friday, but there have been so many sales with huge discounts that I pretty much bought everything already. I don't think the discounts on Black Friday will differ. Also the amount of sales kind of diminish the worth of the libraries for me, that's why I'm very critical of prices for new libraries. Most of them seem to be way too high considering you get them on sales anyway.

Library I'm still missing from my list: Laboratory Audio Strikeforce. But god knows if that library will be discounted.
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
+1 on this question for Spitfire in particular.

I was looking over the past thread of Spitfire's sale for Black Friday and for a few weeks later around Christmas time 2017. It's a little confusing, but it looks like they had sales on bundles--someone mentioned around 25% off or in that range. Then in December they had the thing where they email offers to people with items on the wish list and things went for around 25%-40% off, each offer being different for each person. They also had a raffle giveaway, I think, called Tombola.
Spitfires best deals are usually the wishlist- 40-50% off. So keep track of what you have on yours on their site (if you don't have a log-in, register and get your wishlist sorted). The trick is they don't always give you everything on there, so general consensus in the past is to keep your most wanted 4 or 5 libraries (perhaps the most expensive) Since they sometimes limit it to 3 or 4 libraries. But they will pick off your list (some may get 50%off, some 40, some 30) so having too many might leave you with discounts on your least liked libraries and nothing on the bigger or most wanted ones. 4 is a safe bet.

Knowing Spitfire they may switch it again this year. They like keeping people on their toes. Get on the mailing list and they will start hinting about 2 or 3 weeks before. ;)
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
Black Friday doesn't seem that special to me anymore.....In the beginning of this year I made a list of libraries I would like to buy this Black Friday, but there have been so many sales with huge discounts that I pretty much bought everything already. I don't think the discounts on Black Friday will differ. Also the amount of sales kind of diminish the worth of the libraries for me, that's why I'm very critical of prices for new libraries. Most of them seem to be way too high considering you get them on sales anyway.

Library I'm still missing from my list: Laboratory Audio Strikeforce. But god knows if that library will be discounted.
Strikeforce was introduced a year ago (almost to the day) and was on sale last black friday. Only $40 off but I thought back then Xmas 2018 would be the time to get it. Hoping for a decent discount this time around, or a VSTbuzz surprise. ;)
 

Michael Antrum

Only the good die young....
Last year I made a big investment in Spitfire Audio. They had a couple of really terrific deals on.

The first thing I bought was their String Bundle, and I got Chamber Strings, Symphonic Strings, and Symphonic String Evolutions for £ 532.50 + VAT (£ 639).

I then upgraded this to the Symphonic Orchestra CS Edition for an additional £ 538.00+ VAT which gave me both the woodwinds and the Brass Symphonic libraries.

I don't know if you will see such a deep discount again - but who knows - you may well do so.

I ended up with the whole orchestra, and since then have bought very little as I'm pretty much kitted out now... (but I did get the expansions on sales earlier the month).

If this is what you love to do, it's worth sticking some money by for Black Friday, though I don't think I'll be joining in the fun this year... What I have now should keep me busy for years to come.
 

imgood808

New Member
Waves had a Labor Day sale and 8dio had a bunch of Anniversary sales (might still be some more coming). Also got Cubase Pro crossover pricing on Sweetwater, almost half off. Oddly they haven't yet asked for confirmation that I own another DAW.

Keeping an eye on Omnisphere
 
Heavyocity’s Forzo is probably going to be my big purchase on Black Friday. I knew I wasn’t going to use it before then, but I was really tempted to buy it on intro pricing anyway.

Strezov’s Wotan, and maybe even a bundle of Wotan and Freya are likely pickups if there is a sale.

Beyond that are a lot of potentials I could go for if there is a good enough deal.
 

imagegod

Active Member
Spitfire:
Chamber Strings.
Goodness, what a sound! Truly a dream come true:
https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/new/spitfire-chamber-strings-professional/

The full Symphony...at my fingertips!
https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/collections/symphony-complete/

Berlin Orchestral Tools:
Inspire 2...because '1' honestly-and surprisingly-inspired me.
http://www.orchestraltools.com/berlin_series/libraries/berlin_orchestra_inspire_2.php

All three Arks. WW's...because the sound is beyond compare.

Cinematic Studio Strings/Solo strings, because...value.
http://www.cinematicstudioseries.com/solo-strings.html

And this Choir...because sometime when a developer says it's a 'game changer'...they actually mean it!
http://performancesamples.com/oceania/

And finally, this beautiful Martin guitar by Indiginus...I love guitar in orchestral works, and this would fit in to perfection:
http://indiginus.com/renegade_acoustic.html
 
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Mystic

Senior Member
I'm honestly not sure what at this point is going to be on my list with the rate things are progressing. I have a lot of the stuff I need already. I'm thinking right now just Metropolis Ark 4.
 
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Zoot_Rollo

Throbbing Member
Spitfires best deals are usually the wishlist- 40-50% off. So keep track of what you have on yours on their site (if you don't have a log-in, register and get your wishlist sorted). The trick is they don't always give you everything on there, so general consensus in the past is to keep your most wanted 4 or 5 libraries (perhaps the most expensive) Since they sometimes limit it to 3 or 4 libraries. But they will pick off your list (some may get 50%off, some 40, some 30) so having too many might leave you with discounts on your least liked libraries and nothing on the bigger or most wanted ones. 4 is a safe bet.

Knowing Spitfire they may switch it again this year. They like keeping people on their toes. Get on the mailing list and they will start hinting about 2 or 3 weeks before. ;)
i may spring for 1 Spitfire offering (if offered)

it would be my first.
 

Robo Rivard

Senior Member
I'd like a nice sale from Red Room Audio... Since I own quite a few orchestral libraries, I started with the "Melodic" volume, and I love it!... Now, I would like to get the original "Symphonic Sketchpad" at a good price to make it all fit together.
 
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