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Long term sound design tools tot invest in?
Old 22nd July 2016
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Long term sound design tools tot invest in?

I already have formed an opinion, but wonder how you lot think about it: which tools (daw, synth plugins, apps) to this day you think is worthwhile learning and putting time and effort in?

Time is precious and software keeps piling up each day, but lots is bloatware after some time, looses support, gets abandoned etc.

What software therefore is longterm useful in your opinion?
Old 22nd July 2016
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if you look back at say, the late 90's and ask yourself the same question you'll see that
the answer to that was pretty much - there isn't any which can be said to have survived intact.

This is why you sometimes see people running old OS's. just for certain applications / workflows / plugins etc.
Old 22nd July 2016
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Anything modular.

Building blocks is the best way to understand synthesis or sound design in general.
Old 22nd July 2016
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Invest?

Nope. I got nothing. It's a money pit.

If you want dependable tools that will last 20+ years, buy good essential hardware.

One or two fantastic mics. A great tracking and bus compressor. 8 channels of high quality amplification. A quality summer with monitor switching/talkback. Excellent monitors. Room treatment.

Pretty much everything involving a computer requires detachment. Newer better stuff WILL come out and your old stuff will be abandoned.
Old 27th July 2016
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I will give an example myself: Kontakt is been around for a long time. A pretty safe bet. But I dislike the NI GUI's unfortunately.
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