You have a point here! I do have another work besides music. But I keep buying stuff and I don't remember them. Haha!Are you a fulltime composer or do you have a non-music day-job that lately is either taking up more of your time or makes you feel more exhausted than it used to?
This is such a great point and something I make a point of doing often. I have youtube playlists for the libraries that I own and I try to review them, often just the audio as I am walking around, to remind myself of things that I already have. I think doing this every few months builds up a better mental library of what I could reach for when I'm writing. It's also interesting how a year later certain things will stick out to me as useful in a completely different way.Every time you feel the desire to buy a new library - just watch some of the videos and walkthroughs on the libraries you already have.
They probably do more than you remember ...
Holy S**tfire! I can see how that blessing could mess with your head a little too though. If I had won that I would have felt the need to disappear in the mountains and not come back down until I had something to prove my existence.It must be a human trait, it affects most of us.
I have and use both Ableton and Logic. I also own the Elements version of Cubase 9, but I've never really got on with Cubase, the workflow and interface doesn't suit me. So I have no interest in Cubase Pro, especially with it needing a USB dongle. Yet this hasn't stopped me suffering occasional pangs of regret for not taking up the recent very low price upgrade offer for their 30th anniversary thing. For a product I don't even want, need, or would ever use in anger!
I have similar issues with owning (but no longer using) version 9 of Reason, every time they have a sale on upgrades to 10. Currently I'm resisting the "final few days" to get Arturia V7 update from 6. Knowing full well there will be better priced sales to come, yet still anxious to click that button before it's "too late".
Regular readers may know i was the lucky one who won the Spitfire "Everything" bundle in the tombola last year. This in itself presents another problem... do I keep buying every new library to maintain the fact that I have all their stuff, despite the fact I've barely had time to use most of what I have? (Guesses on a postcard as to how I've answered that in the past 6 months...).
Oh what's that...another voucher dropped into my UAD basket? The bastards! Now, what do I "need"....(other than to learn common sense and self control)?
...and thought I'd do a lot of this:1) Take a year off from buying new software
2) Unsubscribe from all marketing email
3) Frequent the forums here that are more about making music than buying products
4) Do a little soul searching to get to the bottom of why you feel compelled to buy more than you can keep track of
The desire to buy stuff went away after about 6 months, but I ended up making only one track that year.5) Enjoy the software you have: make music with it