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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 10:05:42 AM »
Uh oh... danger! Spending impending.  ;)

Seriously, thanks for posting that. I'll probably pick up one of the new plugins I've seen discussed around here.

Maybe Hypnos should have a Cyber Monday sale.
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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 09:08:47 AM »
Yes Mike, so much stuff and so tempting...

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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 12:42:09 PM »
I'm trying to be tough as I already have lots to explore deeper and deeper
BUT
I'm curious what's temping everyone else, cause youknow!
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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 12:52:27 PM »

D16 synth  LUSH-101 at %50 off. Its a subtractive beauty.

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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 04:01:16 PM »
Thanks APK. Judging from the demos, Lush-101 has a great analog sound. When I look around for reviews there's always mention about the large CPU needs. Probably great for the studio but (like Iris) touchy for multi-synth live use. Still tempting...

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 04:59:59 PM »
Thanks APK. Judging from the demos, Lush-101 has a great analog sound. When I look around for reviews there's always mention about the large CPU needs. Probably great for the studio but (like Iris) touchy for multi-synth live use. Still tempting...

Some people will probably think I am craazy, but Lush-101 was probably one of the main reasons I sold my Oberheim Xpander.
The filters are awesome... the only problem is... it use a lot of cpu...
you really need to have the LATEST intel cpu for it...
I have the first Core i7 generation (920) overclocked from 2.6GHZ to 3.5 GHZ
still not enough. Even some presets in low quality mode is too much

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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 06:13:38 PM »
Well it is a multi-layered synth architecture, so a big patch can be like running up to 8 synths at the same time, with multiple effects. You gotta expect some strain on the system under those conditions. (its a bit like Omnisphere in that regard) But it is a beauty for sure, and it can easily be used with fewer OSC's and effects. And it does have such an excellent, and big interface. 8) It is one of the best straight-forward analog-like subtractive software synths I've tried. I'll probably pick up a copy this weekend.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 08:01:46 PM »
Well it is a multi-layered synth architecture, so a big patch can be like running up to 8 synths at the same time, with multiple effects. You gotta expect some strain on the system under those conditions. (its a bit like Omnisphere in that regard) But it is a beauty for sure, and it can easily be used with fewer OSC's and effects. And it does have such an excellent, and big interface. 8) It is one of the best straight-forward analog-like subtractive software synths I've tried. I'll probably pick up a copy this weekend.

Well, It is good that they do not compromise the audio..I am just telling...
it is one of the most cpu heavy soft synths I have ever tried..but it might also explain why it sound better then most..

I am little bit disappointing with Waldorf Largo..not much has happen with it for a long time...I think it had a lot of potential..they did promise that they will add more filters from the Q family.

The main problem with it is that it sounds too thin...but very clean...
Just too bad they do not put more resources into it.
Also strange to see that their Q family is not even in their product family anymore... only the blofield.. So I wonder what the future for Waldorf really is..they released mostly disappointments in the last few years.. just budget products...but not much high end which put technology forward.

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 08:06:22 PM »
Well it is a multi-layered synth architecture, so a big patch can be like running up to 8 synths at the same time, with multiple effects. You gotta expect some strain on the system under those conditions. (its a bit like Omnisphere in that regard) But it is a beauty for sure, and it can easily be used with fewer OSC's and effects. And it does have such an excellent, and big interface. 8) It is one of the best straight-forward analog-like subtractive software synths I've tried. I'll probably pick up a copy this weekend.

I wonder if they use parts of the toraverb code in the lush-101, will experiment to disable it and see if it makes a huge difference to disable the effects.

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 08:17:26 PM »
I did see on their site that a recent update for Lush allows it to run using two cores now. I use Bidule so that may not help me there but it would definitely help in a stand-alone mode.

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 08:21:24 PM »
I did see on their site that a recent update for Lush allows it to run using two cores now. I use Bidule so that may not help me there but it would definitely help in a stand-alone mode.

very good news! :)
think if all vsts could use multiple cores, then there would not be much of an cpu problem...

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 08:47:49 PM »
can confirm it made a dramatic difference.. I can now for the first time use lush-101 fully..
I was first disappointed but be sure to check the "multi core support" in settings.

Thanks a lot scott for telling me..otherwise I have probably been using this version for some months now.

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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2013, 10:46:18 AM »
I finally got to listen to the LUSH-101 demo, and it sounds great. I love the Jarre-fest.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2013, 11:44:45 AM »
Immersion - Have you tried Lush within a host yet - or strictly in standalone mode?
(The host may not "know" how Lush is approaching multiple cores and clicks may occur.)

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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2013, 11:59:52 AM »
Scott: It doesn't have a standalone mode, according to the D16 site. So it must use dual cores in a host.
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2013, 12:06:31 PM »
Immersion - Have you tried Lush within a host yet - or strictly in standalone mode?
(The host may not "know" how Lush is approaching multiple cores and clicks may occur.)

Host, I am using reaper, it worked for me.
using the Epic pad preset which is one of the most demanding
did not work at all especially not with polyphony but when I added the multi core support it worked without problem even with polyphony.  I guess I can now increase the number of voices too..
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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2013, 01:48:50 PM »
Picked up this very interesting percussion library from Soniccouture. They do some great stuff and it was (is) 50% off. I'm a bit overwhelmed / underwhelmed with synths these days.

http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/26-percussion/g41-samulnori-percussion/

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Re: KVR Black friday/cyber monday sales list
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2013, 12:23:30 PM »
Pete, thanks for the link. I spent a bit of time browsing soniccouture.com and listening to a lot of their sample clips. Almost bought some... we'll see if I can hold out.

I did end up ordering Toraverb this weekend, and almost ordered Lush-101.
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2013, 01:41:58 PM »
I did pick up LUSH-101.
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