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

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  1. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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