Tiger The Frog's Alphabetical List of November 2019 Sales

gamma-ut

Active Member
One more for the list: Relab is doing up to 50% on its reverbs (bundles don’t seem to be discounted further though).

 

Drundfunk

Active Member
But the thing is that most- if not all- of these sales are widely sold by various distributors in Europe (and also in US) as well. For example, a quick check confirmed that Best Service doesn't only sell the Lexicon stuff, but they also sell it way cheaper than Lexicon themselves.

I don't know should this be included in the first post, as I'd personally not like to see any distributors mentioned in the main topic- given the fact that it would be impossible to name them ALL and that would cause a bit "unfair" feeling only mentioning a couple only.
Audiodeluxe is even better since it's the same number but with a dollar sign (when I bought it they had an additional fall discount on top).
 

Henu

Senior Member
Yep, that's my point. While it would be helpful, there are so many retailers that it would be completely pointless to name them all.
 
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TigerTheFrog

Froganthropist
I'd personally not like to see any distributors mentioned in the main topic- given the fact that it would be impossible to name them ALL and that would cause a bit "unfair" feeling only mentioning a couple only.
I'm sorry you feel that this is unfair. Here's why it was important to me to do it this way.

When I first got into buying virtual instruments, I bought everything retail. I didn't know of the existence of any of these stores and certainly not all of them. I didn't know that there were codes like FORUM and GROUP. I learned about all these things slowly. On this forum and others, I have discovered there are many others who still don't know these things, and I'm directing this post to them.

On other forums, they regularly post things like "Positive Grid Sale at JRR" when Positive Grid is for sale at many stores. I didn't want to do that. This is the solution I've come up with--always send people to the developer, which is usually the place to get the most information, but recommend at the beginning that they also shop around. If you have a favorite store, I figure you know that. The stores I've mentioned are ones I've purchased from regularly and feel confident recommending.

When there is a deal that's only at one store, that's where the link will go, as with the free-with-purchase Nectar Elements deal at Plugin Boutique.

I'm open to hearing any suggestions anybody has for this post, but ultimately I have to decide what I think is best for all. And I know that whatever I choose, some aren't going to like it.

But I have to stay true to my sacred mission to help people save money so they will be encouraged to save more and more and more money until they are completely broke. :dancedance:
 

Henu

Senior Member
No, you got it all wrong- you're not doing anything unfair! In fact, you're doing exactly how I think it should be done. To be honest, I think I missed your note about the retailers in the beginning of your post, which is why it may seem weird what I wrote. :D

I bought everything retail. I didn't know of the existence of any of these stores and certainly not all of them.
This. I could had written this as well! My point was that if you would put like "Thing X at -50% but link to Shop Z sells it at this price" it had been technically what I'd think a bit "unfair" to the rest of the shops. So what you're doing is appreciated and there's nothing wrong with that! I was only speculating about another way to do it, which could be thought a bit unfair, if you get my point.

You're doing a great work and thank/curse you for it. :)
 

rudi

Active Member
This is a little thing, but before you post a sale here, you might want to check if I've already put it up on the first page. I'm trying to put stuff up there as soon as it goes up on other forums or sites. .

However, @JonSolo made me realize I had put IK Multimedia in the wrong category, as he didn't see it. I think it's helpful to have a category for "Virtual Instruments" and "Effects," but it's difficult to do, because companies like Output, IK, and iZotope do both. Even VSL and EastWest make reverbs and Waves makes instruments. So I make an arbitrary judgment based on whether I believe a company is known more for one thing than the other. But I chose wrong for IK, as they have Syntronik, Sampletank, Miroslav, the MODOs, etc., so I put it in "virtual instruments."

I didn't do a "Synth" category last year, because I thought it would make these kinds of decisionscomplicated. I have to call Native Instruments a virtual instrument company even though they make some of the most popular synths around. But what do you think? Should I have a different category for Arturia, u-he, Rob Papen, Lennar Digital (Sylenth), Xfer Records (Serum), etc? Would that be helpful?

I would love to have separate categories for things like loops, sound effects, or presets, but there are so many companies who offer all those things.
A suggestion :grin:: you could put the offer in the main category e.g "Virtual Instruments", and add a "(+FX)" suffix to the entry to indicate that they also offer discounts in a different category e.g:
"IK Multimedia (+FX)"
 
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TigerTheFrog

TigerTheFrog

Froganthropist
A suggestion :grin:: you could put the offer in the main category e.g "Virtual Instruments", and add a "(+FX)" suffix to the entry to indicate that they also offer discounts in a different category e.g:
"IK Multimedia (+FX)"
I actually have started doing that, but I like your abbreviation and will use it. Every character counts!

Thanks!
 

vitocorleone123

Active Member
If you haven’t trialled Relab’s VSR-S24 I’d take a look. It’s definitely worth it at this price IMHO.
Sonsig is really quite something too!
I personally chose (and would any day of the week) Sonsig vs VSR... and it's less expensive, too! But it all depends on what you need/want and your own ears. All the Relab 'verbs are worth demoing if you're in the market.
 

SoNowWhat?

realised I can type here
I personally chose (and would any day of the week) Sonsig vs VSR... and it's less expensive, too! But it all depends on what you need/want and your own ears. All the Relab 'verbs are worth demoing if you're in the market.
I have them all (except Gold Plate their JV with Kush). They are all useful in different ways for different things. My favourite and first love (isn’t it always the strongest) is VSR.
 

Ryan Fultz

Member
Seems like there is going to be a huge drop of sales roughly the same time that is going to make it impossible for me to make decisions. I got stuff on my list and none of the developers have had sales yet.
 

TomaeusD

In Space
Which of Ben Osterhouse's instruments are 40% off? I'm just seeing 25% and 30% for the String Flow Collection.
 
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TigerTheFrog

TigerTheFrog

Froganthropist
Which of Ben Osterhouse's instruments are 40% off? I'm just seeing 25% and 30% for the String Flow Collection.
Thanks for pointing that out. It was mistake on my part.
Only a little over 2 days left. I missed out on the intro sale for Pattern Strings, which I think is Ben's best library to date.
 

TomaeusD

In Space
Thanks for pointing that out. It was mistake on my part.
Only a little over 2 days left. I missed out on the intro sale for Pattern Strings, which I think is Ben's best library to date.
No problem! They're stellar instruments for sure. I'm excited to get English Bass and Viola da Gamba at some point. Thanks for putting all these together and also supporting other users here.
 

Kony

Bad ape
Just looking through your thread from last year and noticed there was zero sales from Project Sam. Was that just missed or does anyone remember what the sale was?
Project Sam did a 50% off sale last Easter - I think they rarely do sales btw.