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NI Bundle

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Nate Tschetter, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    Native Instruments had a special bundle deal going on...all of their stuff for $1k. I wish more companies would do this or other "combo plate" specials.

    Anyhow, I went for it. I've been doing alot of "mobile computing" these days and I need the synths in the laptop rather than in some rack.

    Good deal or no? Discuss...
     
  2. RL Wall

    RL Wall Guest

    If you're in Windows or OS9 this is a total no-brain-grab-instinctively-for-the-mouse-and-click-the-BUY-button slam dunk purchase.

    I just wish their OS X implementations were farther along.

    OS X: It's like buying a killer new 900hp road rocket only to find out the correct tires, brakes and fuel won't be available until "late 2003" or some other, similarly vague date-guess.

    It would be a brain-sprain to try and calculate the future value of the current 65% NI savings after being eroded by the upgrade fees to come when the OS X versions pop up on the 12th of Maybe (not to mention factoring out the DJ crap and anything else I might not need).

    For me, for now, this offer goes in the same file as the infamous Mackie/UA UAD1 dsp card, under the heading,

    "Promises, promises."

    Whine, whine, snivel, snivel.

    :cool: RW :roll:
     
  3. sioux

    sioux Guest

    I've also been watching NI. I'm running OS9 and am using DP3 and Kontakt. I refuse to put OMS anything on my computer ever again. I recently had to rebuild my system - at the time DP4 wasn't out and Kontakt wasn't OSX ready. I won't be rebuilding my computer again until I have to but at that time I'll go to OSX and get Absynth and other such niceties. Still, I'm jealous that you got that package! I'm sure you'll love it. :)

    Cheers,
    Sioux
     
  4. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    Yeah, I'm normally not swayed by stuff like this, however...I _am_ still running OS9 _and_ a Win98 machine. Plus, the same day this came out, I picked up a project that will require a lot of synth stuff while I'm in "mobile" mode so it just made sense.

    I considered the upgrade cost but one would have to pay that anyhow if you buy _any_ software. No, its not insignificant and, on the flip side, you don't always have to upgrade. I'm kinda a "when it works, don't fool with it" guy.

    Anyhow, I know two of my buddies also picked up the bundle. One of them mentioned a similar deal from 1k (you get T-racks, Amplitube and SampleTank for $800).
     
  5. sioux

    sioux Guest

    What sequencer are you using Nate? All of a sudden I am wishing I didn't use DP because it uses Free Midi instead of OMS and the two are not friendly so I've avoided all those good things that use OMS. I would really love to have Absynth.

    Cheers,
    Sioux
     
  6. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    I'm using Logic on the Mac. Doesn't the OMS emulator in FreeMIDI do the trick?
     
  7. sioux

    sioux Guest

    It might. I can't really be sure at this point. I had so many issues at the time. I was just using OMS via Free Midi and not the emulator. At this point, I have an ultra streamlined, clean system that is working perfectly and being technically challenged :) I don't want to rock the boat. I want to create a thousand pieces of music before I change anything. I may check that out in the future though. Thanks for reminding me about that.

    Cheers,
    Sioux
     

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