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Absolute 4 - anything like this?
Old 25th June 2020
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Absolute 4 - anything like this?

Before I pull the trigger on an upgrade to Komplete Ultimate (from non-ultimate v6) I just wanted to ask:

Is there anything in Absolute Collection 4 that corresponds to the instruments in Komplete 12 Ultimate that are focusing on "rises", "hits" and also "Thrill"?

I'm basically looking at the Komplete bundle and with the sale going on specifically those tools seem to be useful to me in post - being able to quickly and easily add (generic) rises and hits, and definitely add something like "thrill" real quick to create tension.

Does Absolute has something along those lines and easy to use?

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Other than that the gripe I have with many of these 'collections' is that they seem to use the same 'modules' that make up their instruments. I thought about this at the very early stages of Komplete - I think I started with Komplete v2 - when I started seeing and/or hearing that the same distortion module was found in different instruments. At least that's what it sounded like to me. So if you have some sort of synth component in Pro 5 or the B3 organ, it really felt like it came from or was included in Reaktor.

So I'd love to support Steinberg at some point, but I'd probably wait for a sale if the above sounds aren't in Absolute...
Old 29th June 2020
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i dont think so. but there are a lot of alternatives out there for those sounds, some very good.

have you looked at APD's?

https://audioplugin.deals/deal-1/
Old 29th June 2020
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Thanks, I appreciate the input. I'll keep an eye on Air's plugins moving forward as well as that website.

I didn't really find what I was looking for though I think when I went through those air plugins briefly, and I think most of what they had in the store was while sometimes good and appropriate just too expensive relative to an upgrade to K12. Basically I was looking for something that's really easy to operate that will give me rises/sweeps and hits for things like sound design in commercials or TV shows.

I'd really like to support Steinberg more so than NI, but it's a $200 difference right now and I'm not really seeing like what I'm looking for in Absolute.

Again - I really appreciate the input!
Old 29th June 2020
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Originally Posted by mattiasnyc View Post
Thanks, I appreciate the input. I'll keep an eye on Air's plugins moving forward as well as that website.

I didn't really find what I was looking for though I think when I went through those air plugins briefly, and I think most of what they had in the store was while sometimes good and appropriate just too expensive relative to an upgrade to K12. Basically I was looking for something that's really easy to operate that will give me rises/sweeps and hits for things like sound design in commercials or TV shows.

I'd really like to support Steinberg more so than NI, but it's a $200 difference right now and I'm not really seeing like what I'm looking for in Absolute.

Again - I really appreciate the input!
Yeah, i am not really here to promote Air. I actually have no idea if they are good. But what I have discovered is that NI is not the only game in town and there are lots of alternatives. It's good to keep any eye out on deals and demo to see if you like and whether they work well on your setup.

RE: Steinberg. its really Yamaha. Whatever they have in their software VST collection on their site is it. I get the impression the high end Nuendo/Dorico users must be using VSTs by other companies.

check out https://vi-control.net/community/ forums. seems to have more composers vs GS which is, still great, but most of the knowledgeable posters are more the experienced recording engineer types.
Old 29th June 2020
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Thanks again.
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