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    If you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - February 11, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    8DIO is having a sweet Flash Sale (>80% off) on its Blendstrument line---$38 each or all five for $148. Ends 02/14 10AM PST---sorry that I didn't get this out sooner, so: subscribe to the 8DIO newsletter!
    8Dio

    Some sequels:
    Volt II from Castle Instruments is available at Kontakt Hub for an intro price of ~$21 with an additional 25% loyalty discount for Volt (1) purchasers (code: VOLT25). This is one of those instrument series that has features, snapshots and soundsets that just work quickly and well. It can be addictive and you will regret not stopping to save your own snapshots.
    Volt II - Castle Instruments

    Mechia (~$14) from ChannelRobot is the third in a series of instruments, joining Recoil and Atmosia. The bad news: The GUI takes some fooling around with to get what's going on. The good news: Not pain fooling around and when you get one, you got 'em all.
    Mecchia - Kontakt Drone machine
    Don't forget that ChannelRobot has its own E4E library subscription service:
    About Everything-4-Ever – channelrobot.com

    Kirk Hunter Studios has the full-retail Kontakt version (not Player) of of Virtuoso Ensembles reduced 73% (now $80 until 2-24):
    https://www.kirkhunterstudios.com/pr...ontakt-retail/

    Homegrown Sounds has released Succession Pro ($20) and continues to unlock levels in the Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined). The Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined) has already yielded seven new Kontakt instrumnets and three back-catalog picks (I garnered over 5500 Padshop Pro presets). Bass loops/samples/instruments appear to be a thrust of the Group Buy---and of course, a la Homegrown Sounds, sequencing, arpeggiation, tweaking and randomization. It was a bargain from the start and only becomes more so. Frankly, I think the HGS group buys are over-generous. I'm still working my way through the items I got in the previous two group buys.
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

    Rigid Audio continues to boggle the market with amazingly inexpensive bargains. Aquiver (~$5) switches away from the current Synferno engine series with a different approach. I'm still exploring its Strings folder and have been able to generate some interesting and unusual orchestral sounds/cues. It's different.
    http://www.rigid-audio.com/index.html

    If you're in the never-enough-strings category, Box Cello (~$21) from Decent Samples is a nice addition to the arsenal (Cinesamples Tina Guo 2 still gets my vote for splash screen aesthetics).
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/box-cello-kontakt/

    Speaking of Cinesamples, they just put a lot of percussion libraries on sale:
    https://www.bestservice.com/deals/ci...sion_sale.html

    I did pick up Spitfire's British Drama Tools ($120) during their recent Thunderbolt Flash Sale and eagerly await being able to authorize it after Native Access going south on me after its latest update, which did update a pair of NI apps and allow me to authorize a library serial but hasn't run since. This is the first time that I have had an issue with Native Access since their initial Open-GLE introductory debacle (so, I guess it's the second time), but one time is one too many for an installer/licenser. I have more thoughts on this but I'd be interested in yours.

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    If you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - March 5, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    8DIO is offering Supercluster (almost 5GB) for $8, and a contest.
    Supercluster for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples

    Rigid Audio is having a flash sale right now: Supine and Cinematrix, $3.33 each. Aquiver 1.1 increased to $10 but also went from 300 to 1000 sounds (update free for previous purchasers).
    Rigid Audio | KONTAKT INSTRUMENTS | HOME

    VST Buzz has a number of Kontakt offerings at steep discounts for their Kontakt Developers Week Sale.

    Another sequel: Electria (~$14) from ChannelRobot is the fourth in a series of instruments, quickly joining Mechia, Recoil and Atmosia. The bad news: The GUI takes some fooling around with to get what's going on. The good news: Not painful fooling around with it and when you get one, you got 'em all.
    Mecchia - Kontakt Drone machine
    Don't forget that ChannelRobot has its own E4E library subscription service:
    Unknown Domain | WPMU DEV WordPress Hosting

    Homegrown Sounds has released Emergent Properties ($20) and continues to unlock levels in the Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined), which will end 3-15. The Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined) has already yielded nine new Kontakt instruments and four back-catalog picks (I garnered over 5500 Padshop Pro presets). Bass and guitar loops/samples/instruments appear to be a thrust of the Group Buy---and of course, a la Homegrown Sounds, sequencing, arpeggiation, tweaking and randomization. These are definitely not run-of-the-mill offerings. The Circular Group Buy was a bargain from the start and only becomes more so. Also, it looks like HGS products are now being offered at Kontakt Hub.
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

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    If you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - March 26, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    If you have previously purchased Impact Soundworks Shreddage libraries, you should have update offers for Shreddage 3 upgrades/updates in your account under the "Deals" link. While advertised at $20 per upgrade, additional discounts are applied for multiple upgrades (I paid $68 for four upgrades). The Shreddage 3 upgrades are now Free Kontakt Player libraries.
    Homepage - Impact Soundworks

    I just aquired Ecliptic Audio's Hexa Percusion Designer at its intro price ($19) at Kontakt Hub and I have to say I like it and am having fun with it. It's straight-forward, quick and killer---just one of those instruments that seems to have the right set of features and capabilities to make hours pleasantly evaporate before your ears. Worth more than the full price and maybe a class leader at its price-point. Also at Kontakt Hub, Vita Solo, another nice sounding ethnic drum library from Ecliptiq with some unusual sequencing features, is now free (formerly ~$36) to anyone who has signed up for a free account. Ecliptiq's Galactiq and Haiku are also offered free to account holders.
    Hexa Rhythm Designer - Kontakt
    Vita Solo - Ethnic Percussion for Kontakt
    Galactiq - Free Kontakt Instrument - Kontakt Hub
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/Haiku/

    Soundethers has released Dream Fields with an intro price (~$10, if you get it at the right place). It uses the Photosynthesis engine, so Kontakt's backend options/edits are available to you. Do we really need another ambient library? Well, Soundethers stuff stands the test of time and the patches are usually haunting and evolving across the keyboard, with melodic qualities. This one comes with an interesting combination of Pads, Soundscapes, and Field Recordings, with a lot of modwheel programmed into the patches.
    https://www.kontakthub.com/product/d...ields-kontakt/
    Some Kontakt freebies at the website:
    https://soundethers.wixsite.com/soundethers

    8DIO continues to offer Supercluster (almost 5GB) for $8, and a contest. A number of 8DIO instuments/libraries/bundles go on flash-sale during the week so, if you're interested in their stuff, get on their mailing list.
    https://8dio.com/instrument/supercluster/

    Speaking of mailing lists, Zero-G has been having flash sales for Kontakt libraries and instruments so, if you're interested in their stuff, get on their mailing list.
    https://zero-g.co.uk/

    Two developers that present a case for creative insanity via the instruments they develop and commercial insanity via the low prices they charge for their group-buys/subscriptions:

    Homegrown Sounds continues to unlock levels in the Circular Group Buy ($20; I joined), which will end in ten days (4-1). The Circular Group Buy has already yielded 11 new Kontakt instruments and five back-catalog picks. These are definitely not run-of-the-mill offerings. The Circular Group Buy was a bargain from the start and only becomes more so. Also, it looks like HGS products are now being offered at Kontakt Hub.
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

    Channel Robot's E4E (Everything For Ever) subscription is a another ridiculously low-priced opportunity to again garner a lot of creative Kontakt instruments---and to continue to do so on a regular basis. Despite a proposed release schedule, this developer has been delivering additional surprise releases to his subscribers.
    https://channelrobot.com/about-everything-4-ever/

    Happy Spring, everyone (i.e., north of the Equator)
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    Again, if you haven't followed this Sample Library Review feature, here's the link to the "Deal Compressor":
    Deal Compressor: This Weeks Sales Highlights - May 28, 2019 - Sample Library Review
    Don't forget to check the links below the videos. Checking out The Deal Compressor, the KVR Newsletter, and the Deals page on gearslutz.com will generally let you know most of the deals being offered.

    Here are some items not (yet) mentioned:

    The Sonex Studio Pro Suite ($60, not >$110 as originally stated in the KVR Newsletter)---Can you afford this one? It's not the price, it's the total size: >600GB (700GB required for installation)! Of course, you don't have to download all 15 libraries, and individual libraries are still on sale ($20, 80-90% off). The sale ends 5/31. Use the link because trying to track down the website will remind you just how badly commercialized many search engines have become.
    Sonex Audio | Virtual Instruments for electronic music production.

    Global Audio Tools is having a "We're Back" sale at their website to celebrate the fact that their website is back up and running. Every item is priced at $5, including their Kontakt libraries (they have about 20 Kontakt libraries available, a few for free) and VST instruments. If these types of libraries/instruments are your thing, this is a good deal. The sale ends 5/31.
    Global Audio Tools | Kontakt 5 Expansion Libraries

    BigWerks has a free gratitude library for subscribers (old and new). Purchasing their new Ambient Trappin' Kontakt Library (now $30) during the current sale (50% off) enters you into a all-Kontakt-libraries give-away drawing.
    Fluoresce Kontakt Library (FREE) - BigWerks
    Bigwerks.com - Kontakt library, Trap, Hip hop, R&B

    Channel Robot continues to exceed their published release schedule for E4E (Everything For Ever) subscribers. It looks like the un-scheduled releases go on sale for a few weeks (Kontakt Hub, et. al.) and then get added to the E4E download catalog.
    https://channelrobot.com/about-everything-4-ever/

    If you have enough reward points, you can get The LO.VE. Piano for free at VST Buzz:
    https://vstbuzz.com/the-vault/the-love-piano/

    Loops De La Creme just upgraded its Sound Miniatures to a Kontakt instument and it's still available for the intro price (~$5) until 5/31.
    https://www.loopsdelacreme.com/one-shots

    8DIO continues with their weekly onslaught of deals and bargains so you might want to consider their newsletter. Because I previously purchased their orchestral Anthology library, I was offered the upgrades for all of the components of their Adagio Strings series, as each section becomes available as V2, for $8. Hard to beat.
    https://8dio.com/

    Homegrown Sounds Circular Group Buy, still open ($20; I joined), has reached and exceeded all of its original goals (15 Kontakt instruments and 7 bonus/catalog selections). The Group Buy will end on today (5-28). These are definitely not run-of-the-mill offerings, whether you select additional Kontakt instruments, synth presets, or samples (the offered sample collection even includes an additional 9 Kontakt libraries). If you have the full version of Kontakt, this is a complete no-brainer. Because of the 7 catalog picks, it's still a sweet deal even without owning Kontakt if you own a couple of the synths that have offered presets (ArcSyn, IRIS, Padshop Pro, Zebra 2, Spire, HALion, Virtual CZ, Dune 2, TAL Bassline, Poly KB II, Sampletank2, miniSyn'X, DSI Evolver, UHE Bazille, Linplug Spectral, and Virus TI) or you are ok with 32-bit VSTs. There is a link to the KVR Group Buy Blog so you can keep up with the progress of the delivery/development. Thinking that the HGS Group Buys are the gifts that keep on giving is a serious understatement---I'm still working my way through and having a good time with all the stuff I got in the first group buy from two years ago. Last chance to pull the trigger:
    https://hgsounds.com/product/circular-for-kontakt/

    Sorry that I got this info out so close to some of the deadlines but I did finally manage to get veggies (including over three-dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes) into the ground after a very wet Philly Spring.

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    I just wanted to update some info on he Sonex Audio Studio Pro Suite (still $60, not >$110 as originally stated in the KVR Newsletter). The total size is not 600GB; Win10 is reporting 240GB for my installation. Don't know exactly why "700GB required for installation" is claimed. You don't have to download all 15 libraries at once (actually 23 downloads---the Acoustic Pianos library downloads as 9 separate piano libraries), and individual libraries are still on sale ($20, 80-90% off). The sale is stii going on. Again, use the link because trying to track down the website will remind you just how badly commercialized many search engines have become.
    Studio Pro Suite

    So far, the best prices I've come across for some options during the annual NI 50% sale are at Time-Space.


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    24-hr flash sale at 8DIO: EDM titles for $8 each or all (18) bundled for $98.
    EDM Archives - 8dio

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    P.S.: If you like BigWerks Kontakt libraries, I should mention that a lot of them are on sale today (6/23) for $10. The SUMMER coupon code (50% 0ff) will even work with a limited number of them.
    Kontakt Library / instruments that sound perfect! See for yourself today.
    Last edited by Paj; 06-23-2019 at 11:51. Reason: added BigWerks sale
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