Most Disappointing Library Purchase?

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  1. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    I have Shreddage II, and (this might be outrageously unpopular) I like Guitar Rig better, especially with the IRs I can run through Reflektor. Shreddage II has a nasty habit of playing double stops at times even on "mono" mode. Support was good for the product, but I never completely worked that bug out.

    To be honest, if I could sell Shreddage I'd drop it in a heartbeat.
     
  2. Sam75016

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    Even if i was happy with some Realitone products i had previously purchased , i was very disappointed with their Realivox Ladies V2. The demo was ok so i bought it but once i tried it in real situation it didn t encourage me to reopen it.
     
  3. Motr3b

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    @Alex Niedt @Parsifal666 @MarcusD
    well i cant argue with you, i mainly like the choral effects, shorts and latin phrases it has.
    i still like it but i'm not desperately in love with it,MA 1 has a richer choir sound.
    but isn't that sort of most 8dio's plugins feature? i have their new taiko ensemble(like it) and it has its own problems.
     
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  4. SimonCharlesHanna

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    Alright I am doing it

    Sound Iron Olympus choir.

    Lack of dynamic layers, the hall is just full bodied in a bad way, bloated and confusing.

    Never made it into a track of mine
     
  5. Saxer

    Saxer Senior Member

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    Really? Works fine here. Especially in 'real situations' :)
     
  6. tim727

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    Easily Fluffy Audio's Rinascimento. Honestly the only time I've ever purchased a library and then deeply regretted it right away. I appreciate what Paolo and his team tried to do with it, but the quality is such a far cry from Tarilonte's stuff that I just can't bring myself to use it.
     
  7. Sibelius19

    Sibelius19 Music is just color and rhythm --Debussy

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    Hmmm, that's a shame. I was interested in Rinascimento. The demos sounded quite nice to me. I have Era Medeival Legends 2. So you're saying I shouldn't bother?
     
  8. N.Caffrey

    N.Caffrey Senior Member

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    Strange, I've only heard good stuff about it.
     
  9. MartinH.

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    Is there a new version of Guitar Rig that I missed, that has guitar samples? I thought it was just amp sims and effects. And while Shreddage II does have some ampsim and fx kind of stuff, I always thought I'm supposed to use this in combination with a proper amp sim like Guitar Rig, so I don't quite understand your comparison between the two.



    My biggest regret purchases are those that end up later being included in NI Komplete, like the Damage standalone box that I bought. In this way I hope the NI Symphony Series doesn't end up in Komplete one day, because it's among my more expensive libraries.
     
  10. X-Bassist

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    After years of purchases, I’m sad to say Gospel Musicians Bassalicious my biggest disappointment, which I had such high hopes for I didn’t even watch a walkthrough (my bad, last time I do that), but I really expected something usable and funky. Not at all. Only a few dozen presets, almost all sound aweful, really aweful. I finially got to one preset that wasn’t terrible, and could be useful, turns out it’s the 2nd to last one! So the entire purchase comes down to one “meh” patch. Wow.

    Picked it up on sale three days ago and am ready to resell. Soooo disappointed. Was also dissapointed badly by Neo Soul Studio (trying to resell that too). The UVI version of Neo Soul is excellent, that and Keyscape are my gotos (Neo soul is a little beefier, more old school sound), so I really expected much more from Neo Soul Studio and Bassalicious. So sad.
     
  11. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Going blind can be extremely bad. I bought all four EVOs just because I really liked 2 (Evo 2 was plenty, but 4 has some real value); bought Albion One because it was hyped as "better" than the already-quite-better-than-good Legacy.

    Does anyone else see a future featuring, for instance, Spitfire (and many other) Subscription Clouds? You rent it by the month for when you need it. It might be exorbitant at first, but seems like something we're really just waiting for now and will laugh when we think of today with NFR and (still many) boxed libraries. I feel like the subscription model is inevitable for all developers, people will get tired of all the warmed over releases and NFR garbage.
     
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  12. Quasar

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    I still prefer Legacy to ONE, but bought ONE because Spitfire dangled it in front of me for $99, and I think it's different enough that it's great to have both, and I like a few things better about one, such as brass in all of the ranges without octave doubling.

    I most emphatically hope that you are wrong about this. I will never under any circumstances participate in a subscription model for music software. I would quite literally smash my DAW computer to bits with a sledgehammer before I would do that...
     
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  13. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Quite a few pros I know welcome a subscription model with open arms. I have to admit, I'd be all over it re: Spitfire. No getting disappointed.

    But hey, all respect to your thoughts on the subject.
     
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  14. X-Bassist

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    It sounds like it would be nice to try libraries, but the cost would be crazy once you get past a dozen or more developers, and I know I use at least 100. Granted if you could stick to only East West or Spitfire that might not be too expensive, but for me that would be seriously limiting.

    Someday major developers - Spitfire, Project Sam, Orch Tools, etc might join East West in having a subscription model. People may go for it, but I hope not. Another idea is that they would all join a club and have one subscription model that covers many libraries. But I hope this is not the case, since it would rule out many smaller developers who I’ve used and loved because thier instruments are inexpensive yet beautiful. How would that work if they had to join an expensive club? How could they find a place amoung larger developers? My guess is most smaller developers would never start. Kontakt Full being a cheap tool to devlop on and sell libraries for is important to the creative libraries that are cafefully produced but may only have a small audience.

    I would think your love of small, quirky libraries would make you think of this. ;)
     
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  15. richardt4520

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    A big AMEN to that. Can't tell you how many GBs of libraries on my SSDs that I realized weren't something I would get any real use from. But due to NFR, they're just taking up space on my drive and giving me a bitter taste toward the developers. I had no option to try them to see if they would be something I would actually use, what was actually in there so I could compare to my other libraries side-by-side in tracks, or resale to get some of my investment back. Sure. I bought it. But they already have their money for the sale. So basically, they're cock-blocking repeat customers so they can make more sells. Well, they lose my repeat business.
     
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  16. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    I'm predicting it's a matter of time. But hey, I could be completely wrong, and I do own a terrific collection of libraries already.
     
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  17. Wunderhorn

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    I cannot understand anyone favoring a subscription model. It is an invitation for developers to be slacking (see Adobe), also, in such a case you'd be bound to some kind of cloud bondage and you open yourself for all kind of data harvesting and potential privacy invasion.
    Also, it would open the question whether the music is still yours after you quit the subscription if it contains sounds of a library to which you have no rights anymore?
    In the end the power of decision needs to stay with the customer when he or she wants to invest in new library material, when to update etc. Everything else adds just more stress to say the least.
     
  18. Parsifal666

    Parsifal666 I don't even own a DAW, I'm just a troll.

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    Well geez, I never had a single problem with Composer Cloud (besides the usual bugs using EW brings). In fact, seems to me EW has a winning idea there. Hard to believe others wouldn't follow suit.

    But hey, again I could be totally wrong and I'm probably being a repetitive old bastaad anyhoo. Time for me to watch Chainsaw and uh, relax!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
     

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  19. richardt4520

    richardt4520 Senior Member

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    The reason I would like it is to get to try before buying. That's it. It would save me a lot of money actually.
     
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  20. Quasar

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    Devs should have either a demo option, a resale option or of some sort or a money-back policy (as Realitone does). If end users demanded their software rights more forcefully, you wouldn't need to impose another bad, privacy-invading ripoff system to "fix" the unpleasant consequences of another.

    I'm all in favor of subscriptions, dongles, online activation or whatever as long as such exists as a choice instead of as a requirement.

    And in an age where there are so many reviews (honest and otherwise), walkthough tutorials, downloadable manuals and sound demos, it shouldn't be too hard to purchase a library without being completely surprised by how it sounds and behaves...
     

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