Your Purchases of 2018 and Your Wishes for 2019

dogdad

Member
So, what did you buy this year? What do you want next year?

My list (What I can remember, LOL) -

Spitfire -

Eric Whiteacre Choir
Upgrade to SCS Pro
Studio Strings Standard
Symphony Series Brass
British Drama Toolkit
Solo Strings

Spectrasonics -

Omnisphere

8Dio -

Alto Flute
Clarinet (Claire)
Adagietto
Epic Toms
Upgrade to 1969 Piano

Embertone -

JB Violin

Soniccouture -

Grand Marimba

Wave Alchemy -

Revolution

NI -

Symphony Series Percussion


Hopes/Wishes -

More MPE support from developers
John Williams Library from Spitfire (One can dream)
Updates to SSB and Solo Strings (additional legato instruments)

Hope your year has been good! Happy New Year to Everyone! Much success and happiness to you all!
 

dpasdernick

Senior Member
In 2018 i bought

Cubase 10
A yamaha modx8
A korg Karma
Forzo
Novo
Arturia V collection
Komplete ultimate 12 collector's edition
JBL 8" studio monitors with ultimate support stands
Ensoniq EPS
Orchestral Tools Time
The Roland Cloud
Translator
Waves plugins
SSS
SSS Solo strings
The Orchestra

I sold my

Yamaha SY99
Yamaha SY22
Roland FA08
Roland Integra
Roland D550

In 2019 I want to buy

Everything else...

(...I have 99 problems and GAS be all of them.)

Edit:

I just bought Bernard Herrmann from Spitifire 1 hour before midnight. I'm going cold turkey in 2019. Trust me...
 
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StillLife

Senior Member
Awareness is the first step in fighting G.A.S...
So, in 2018 I bought...

Soniccouture
- Haunted Spaces (full price)
- Pan drums (on sale)
Sounddust (all on sale)
- Infundibulum
- The Cloud Trio
- All four chaos engines
- Orgone
- Growler
- Flutterdust
- Prepared Pianet
- RubberBass
- Shipspiano
Modwheel (full price)
- Bass Banjo
- Waveskimmer
Embertone (full price)
- Walker Steinway D
Rhythmic Robot (on sale)
- 14 of their instruments
Heavyocity (on sale)
-Rhythmic Textures
Spitfire (all on sale)
- Orchestral Swarm
- Evo Grid 3
- Glass & Steel
- North 7 Vintage Keys
- Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evolutions
- Olafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit
- Spitfire Solo Strings
- Chrysalis
Native Instruments (full price)
- Update to Komplete 12 Ultimate
Epiphone
- Les Paul guitar (2nd hand)

In 2019 I wish...
- to buy MUCH less libraries. Zero is an option.
- to buy a new pc.

Happy new year to you all!
 

hansandersen

Senior Member
I just recently started out. Will obviously expand my arsenal in 2019.
Native Instruments
- Kontakt 6 (crossgrade)
Orchestral Tools (all on sale)
- MA1
- MA2
- BOI
- BOI2
Fracture Sounds
- Woodchester (full price)
Ilya Efimov (sale)
- Duduk
 
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dzilizzi

I just hang around pretending I know something
I don't think I want to answer this. Okay, this is not a complete list because I picked up a lot on sale this year, many of which were rather cheap. But these are the big ones.

I know I bought the bundle from the Sonicouture/NI sale and the Symphobias from the NI/Project Sam sale

Spitfire Albion Tundra at 50% off

VSL SE 1 Bundle on sale, then later I got the Smart Orchestra for about $70.

HWO Diamond at 60%+

Way too many 8Dio flash sales.

Spitfire Albion One, Orchestral Swarm, Felted Piano, and something else on the educational discount.

OT Time Macro at the intro price. Then the BWW at 40% BF sale And the Arks (1, 2, 3) and OSR during the NI sale.

More 8Dio....

Sonkinetic's Largo, Bells bundle, Free Ostinato Winds and a couple more of the inexpensive sound libraries.

And Spitfire's SSS and 2018 Core Collection on the Wish list.

I had a lot of extra money this year and no really good libraries for orchestral work, so I went a little crazy with all the sales.

2019 plans are to learn how to actually use these libraries. I have no plans to spend any more until maybe next BF. I think I have plenty. I would like to upgrade my 32 GB RAM to 64 GB, but I'm not in a hurry.

Oh, and a very Happy New Year's to all
 

Daniel

Active Member
2018 Purchased:
Soaring Strings
Caspian
Con Moto Cellos
GravityPack Scoring Guitars2
Orchestrator
Symphobia1
Lumina
Evolution Dracus
Evolution Strawberry
Evolution Songwriter
Walker Concert D LITE

2019 wishes:
Stutter Edit & BreakTweaker promo (worth it?)
Addictive Drums 2 vs EZ Drummer 2 (still research which one is the best for me "non drummer", but I have BFD2 -->but it is hard to create good groove as AD2/EZD2)
Spitfire Chamber Strings
Ravenscroft 275 / Garritan CFX Concert Grand (still research which one is the best for me, I have Emotional Piano, it must be different tone to my Emotional Piano)
LASS 3 ?
Con Moto - Violins + Viola + Bass
Modern Scoring Brass
Sample Modeling Solo & Ensemble Strings
PRISM Modern Drums Pop
Liberis.

Only my dreams, not urgent one.
 

jbuhler

Senior Member
Stutter Edit & BreakTweaker promo (worth it?)
I like Breaktweaker, though it can be a bit of a CPU hog. Makes it easy to do a lot of stuff that's far more difficult to do otherwise. I have Stutter Edit but haven't used it much.
 

Daniel

Active Member
I like Breaktweaker, though it can be a bit of a CPU hog. Makes it easy to do a lot of stuff that's far more difficult to do otherwise. I have Stutter Edit but haven't used it much.
I want to make my music with modern touch :D
Thank you for your share.
 

thecomposer10

Soundtrack Composer • Pianist
In 2018 I was lucky enough to get -

Spitfire:
Chamber Strings
Solo Strings
Symphonic Strings and Strings Evos
Symphonic Brass
Symphonic Woodwinds
Masse
Harpsichord
Hans Zimmer Piano
Hans Zimmer Percussion
Orchestral Percussion
Scraped Percussion
Olafur Arnalds Chamber Evos
Olafur Arnalds Composer Toolkit
Olafur Arnalds Evos
Skaila Kanga Harp
Orchestral Grand
Aluphone
Cimbalom
Union Chapel Organ
Hg2O
Eric Whitacre Choir
Orchestral Swarm
British Drama Toolkit

NI:
Komplete Ultimate 11

Embertone:
Joshua Bell Violin
Walker Concert D Full

Organic Samples:
Solo Opera
Ethnic Inspiration

Orchestral Tools:
Ark 1
Ark 2

It was a GREAT year. For 2019, I’m hoping to be able to get Tundra and the Bohemian Bundle from Spitfire, maybe upgrade to K12U, and invest in a new iMac pro ;)

Happy new year and best wishes to you all!! I hope we all have a great year filled with music making. Thank you for being such a welcoming and supportive community that’s so willing to share your knowledge.

-Thomas
 

James H

01001000 01101001
Behringer Model D and Neutron
Big Muff pedal for above
Ark1 Ark3
2018 Core and BHCT
Arturia V collection w/Pigments

2019
Fancy one of those Pallette kits Christian uses, as space is tight these days
Massive
 

KallumS

Active Member
From the top of my head...

Soundtoys 5
Arturia V Collection 6
Arturia Pigments
Kilohearts The Works
Metropolis Ark 1 + 2
Berlin Orchestra Inspire 1 + 2
8dio Lacrimosa
8dio CAGE Brass
Hybrid Tools 1 + 2
Production Voices bundle
Sonokinetic Ostinato Woodwinds + Strings

And a bunch of smaller libraries.

My hopes for 2019 are to pick up Albion V Tundra and the Olafur Arnaulds libraries, and to pick up Ostinato Brass to round off the Sonokinetic trilogy.

I also need some better solo strings so will probably pick up the Joshua Bell violin along with the Chang Erhu and the Tina Guo Cello. Still undecided if I'm going to go with these offerings or look at Spitfire, Orchestral Tools etc
 

Bill the Lesser

Active Member
It's all a blur now, but I vaguely remember buying the Inspires & Arks 1 and 2, Time, a disc full of Spitfire stuff, Chris Hein Solo Strings :), Lacrimosa, Requiem, Chocolate harp, The Orchestra, Amadeus, Embertone Walker Piano, other bits and pieces. Lots of redundancy, but that's ok.

It's not over yet. Have my eye on Fluffy Rinascimento and Scoring Piano.

My stable is quite full. Except...

Would somebody in 2019 please sample a small, exquisite choir like Voces8? With a reasonable selection of programmable phrases in the manner of Dominus? Don't need a wordbuilder, just some good and varied vowel/consonant modulation. I fear the technology to do that well is a few years away. I'll be first in line. I figure about 1tb to do it right.
 

whiskers

Perpetual student
From the top of my head...

Soundtoys 5
Arturia V Collection 6
Arturia Pigments
Kilohearts The Works
Metropolis Ark 1 + 2
Berlin Orchestra Inspire 1 + 2
8dio Lacrimosa
8dio CAGE Brass
Hybrid Tools 1 + 2
Production Voices bundle
Sonokinetic Ostinato Woodwinds + Strings

And a bunch of smaller libraries.

My hopes for 2019 are to pick up Albion V Tundra and the Olafur Arnaulds libraries, and to pick up Ostinato Brass to round off the Sonokinetic trilogy.

I also need some better solo strings so will probably pick up the Joshua Bell violin along with the Chang Erhu and the Tina Guo Cello. Still undecided if I'm going to go with these offerings or look at Spitfire, Orchestral Tools etc
Tina Guo cello is on sale at cinesamples right now, FYI
 

ScoreFace

Active Member
In 2018 I bought:

OT Metropolis Arc 3
HZ Percussion
NI Symphony Series Percussion
NI Symphony Series Brass
Caspian Brass Library
Strezov Afflatus Strings
Sonuscore The Orchestra
Chris Hein Solo Violin
Chris Hein Solo Cello
NI Rise&Hit
NI Mallet Flux
Spitfire Evo Grid
Spitfire Harp
8Dio New Epic Taiko Ensemble
Sonuscore Lyrical Violin Phrases

Many products, tons of money spent, my best purchases were NI Mallet Flux, The Orchestra, MA3 and Afflatus Strings. Disappointed by HZ Percussion and NI Symphony series Brass.

For 2019, I hope to buy:

Cinesamples Voices of War
OT Metropolis Arc 4
1 out of the dozens of new Brass Libs (still checking, maybe there will be a Brass of War from CineSamples coming out?;))
 

GtrString

Active Member
I have maxxed out my HDD and SSD's in 2018, and hope for cheaper and more disk space in 2019.
My computer is blocking me out from buying more now.. we need a mano et mano talk..
 

cqd

Active Member
Yeah, I've no more ssd space left..might think about a new computer this time next year..