What are you all excited about this Black Friday? I haven’t bought anything yet, but here’s a few things I’m sorta thinking about:
60% off Melodyne Assistant to Editor upgrade. ($99)
I’ve had this plugin for years and use it on every song to fine-tune the vocals. The upgrade would give me the Direct Note Access feature, which could be really cool for doing the same thing with guitar playing. The one hesitation I have is that this sort of editing pretty much sucks to do, and takes a lot of time, and if I have the tool I might over-use it. But… I don’t think this software goes on sale very often, so if I think I’ll ever want it now is a good time.
30% off Tina Guo Acoustic Cello Legato ($69)
This is an instrument I’ve been eyeing for a while. It’s not an extraordinary sale, but I might pick it up. Just a gorgeous instrument that I think I would use.
30% off a year-long SoundGym membership
Been thinking about trying out the Pro version of this site. I already have the TrainYourEars software, but that only works with EQ training (though it does it well!) This site has 9 different “games,” to help train your ears. I think it could be fun…
And I got an email last week about a Sonarworks Black Friday sale, but haven’t heard anything from them yet. That was already something I was planning to buy, so I figured I’d wait and see if I could get a discount.
And I’m interested to see what Embertone has to offer. I have a 50% off coupon for them that I need to use before the end of the year. I’m not sure I can combine it with other offers, but I figured I’d try. The Joshua Bell violin looks very good to me.
Also, not Black Friday related, but just wanted to say that Spitfire Labs is really cool. I plan to buy more of those in the future. The only downside is that you can’t find samples for most of them, to hear what they sound like. I was actually thinking it might be fun to buy all of them and make a series of demo videos. I’m sure a lot of people would find that useful.
In general I find I’m not that interested in a lot of plugins anymore. I feel like I have what I need, with a lot of room to grow my skills. Same goes for synths and keyboards and percussion. A gap would be realistic sounding orchestral instruments… which is why I’m still looking into those. But I don’t need a ton. I can do a lot with my guitar, too, and I have fun trying to make cool sounds by combining different FX plugins. Eh, anyway I’ve gone on for long enough! What deals are you looking at?