Searching for the Lost Chord
Sonokinetic is advertising a 33% off holiday sale on the Deal Compressor website (see ad in right column). But I'm not seeing any sale prices on their site. At least not yet...
They've been that price for months.Seems like Light & sound has a sale going on with 60% off their chambers strings...which does sound so lovely, not the least in this recent comparison thread: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/chamber-strings-comparison-swiss-folk-songs-set-for-strings.72961/
I received mine earlier this morning with some individual (perhaps) discount codes that they promise are cheaper than what will be offered on Black Friday. The thing is, though, while this is true purchasing direct through their website, often cheaper deals can be had through resellers.Not seeing any emails yet from XLN Audio... strange. Anyone know when they went out?
So greater than 50%?I received mine earlier this morning with some individual (perhaps) discount codes that they promise are cheaper than what will be offered on Black Friday. The thing is, though, while this is true purchasing direct through their website, often cheaper deals can be had through resellers.
If only you'd posted this earlier it'd have saved me an afternoon of research, TTF. I managed to glean most of this info from various sources yesterday.I've made presets with both. While they share a lot, they are very different.
Synthmaster is a very, very powerful synth with a billion options. It has analog, wave scanning and vector synthesis, phase modulation, additive synthesis, sample playback, and FM. It is called Synthmaster because it is one synth that can do the kinds of things many synths do. For this reason, very gifted programmers like Nori Obukata can make sounds on it that sound like other famous synthesizers throughout history. I don't think most Synthmaster owners program from scratch with Synthmaster--they just use the presets, and they sell a lot of them. In practice, the difference for most between the Player and the full synth is the full one is more tweakable.
A very popular package includes all the expansions they have at the point of sale. It doesn't include any expansions that come out later. There's a much more flourishing third party preset market for other synths.
Synthmaster One is the opposite. It is designed to be easy to make your own patches with, by limiting the options. The design philosophy is identical to Rob Papen's Go2 and Arturia's Pigments. It doesn't do all the stuff above, but it is fun to make patches with Synthmaster One, and, as you noted, it has features that are not in Synthmaster.
I have heard that some of these new features will be in Synthmaster Three. I believe that will be like the Massive X--a different synth.
I don't know why KV331 gives all their synths the same name. It's confusing.
I hope this helps.
I love VSR for big and small. Try large warm hall (true stereo).You can upgrade to:
- Reverb Bundle 2 for $49
- Reverb Bundle 2 + Goldplate for $149
Bundle 2 will add
VSR S24 and LX480 RHall
to my current
Sonsig Rev-A and LX480 Complete
VSR S24 small spaces sounds nice.
I tried Goldplate - not my thing at the moment. already have some excellent plates.
It was posted in the Cakewalk Deals Forum with a link to Sweetwater, where there was a countdown clock. But Sweetwater seems to have taken that countdown clock down. We'll see.How do you know in advance which day NI sale starts?
Thank you for making this list, very useful.
I wanted to do it right away, but was busy. Anyway, doing research is more fun than trying to program Synthmaster! Synthmaster One is much more to my taste. FYI, the expansions were on sale for only $4 until a few days ago. Be aware there are often sales like that. It might be something to consider before you buy their pack with everything.If only you'd posted this earlier it'd have saved me an afternoon of research, TTF. I managed to glean most of this info from various sources yesterday.
Thank you so much for taking all that time 'though, mate. Much-appreciated!
I just checked, and that's the code I got from the Cakewalk site. Maybe you could email Soundtheory? Maybe somebody jumped the gun and it's not up yet. But if it's no good, I'll take it down.Hm... the code for Gullfoss @ Soundtheory "BF30" doesn't seem to work.
Ahhh... the poster wrote that it's from November 28th - December 3rd. Now it makes sense.
I don't know what caused that, but it took me three or four tries to fix. Something got corrupted and making it work in light mode turned the type black in dark mode. I sure hope that doesn't happen again.