Points taken, but how are fans of 8Dio, or worse, 8Dio staff themselves, meant to take your comment Max? Cory called 8Dio H8Dio, there is no contesting that. If he apologised that would be a different story. Troels and others don't deserve that.
I didn't see Cory say that anywhere in this thread. I've watched a bunch of his reviews and never heard the one where apparently he said that. So there is no need to bring that negativity --and call him out personally-- in this thread, just because his name was mentioned.
Well this is itself kind of a venting thread, and venting over buyers remorse is a valid thing.
I obviously can't speak for Cory--I don't even know him personally, however I believe he was implying he felt somewhat pressured, whether subconsciously or otherwise, to favor companies in return for review copies. It is clearly apparent certain YouTube "influencers" are easily persuaded. I think this is a valid discussion particularly on a site such as this.I think Cory tends to be fair in his reviews about both the good and bad. A free copy shouldn't change that.
I believe their ballistic impulse shopping inducing marketing tactics contribute to this. Ditto Waves & PA. Just like shopping at the Dollar Store when you get home and realize you purchased a bunch of crap you didn't need primarily because it was incredibly cheap.My deepest, bitterest regrets, come from 8dio libraries (though not recently).
I'm not sure what your problem is with Corey, however, his opinions are of course subjective as are yours and deeming something "OK" is hardly outrageous or controversial. Why should he feel the need to review 8DIO products if he isn't fond of them? Besides, I don't think Troels needs help marketing.You're clearly not aware of his vendetta against 8Dio who he has cruelly called 'H8Dio' and apparently refuses to review any more of their products.
And any composer who calls Tundra just 'OK' is hard to take seriously.
2021 now... Straylight for Kontakt. I was lured in by the videos, bought it and was totally amazed by the technicality of it then never used it... it just doesn't act like an instrument, rather a set of one note sound fx (bit like a lot of my Reaktor ensembles...)What would be your most disappointing library purchase of 2017?
I would say mine is probably Output's complete bundle. I just don't use it anywhere near as much as I was expecting.
It's all subjective on YouTube where everyone is a self-proclaimed authority and discerning between "critic" and "YouTuber/influencer" when most are selling an illusion is a challenge.It depends on whether he's trying to be a critic, in which case "not my thing" isn't the same as "horrible and disappointing library", or whether he's trying to be a Youtuber, in which case "not my thing" is exactly the same as "horrible and disappointing library".
That doesn't mean it should be repeated elsewhere (like here). No offense, I just agree with max. Focusing on an individual this way just invites conflict and hissy fits, and God knows our society is overflowing with those as it is. Can we get back to disappointing library purchases?Points taken, but how are fans of 8Dio, or worse, 8Dio staff themselves, meant to take your comment Max? Cory called 8Dio H8Dio, there is no contesting that.