Ignite - $9.99

Ignite - $9.99

I think I get far too many VST offers in my inbox… saw this curious one today though:


They have it at PluginBoutique also, same price. Looks pretty cool, has lots of AIR Instruments included (old Pro Tools standards), and my MIDI controller should be compatible.


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Might be worth just picking it up for under €10. You can barely get a single toilet roll for this price at the moment… Anyone know if the instruments are contained in the software, or installed as VST’s for all programs to use?

HA, isn’t that the truth!

From what I can tell so far, it’s all self contained. So it’s a type of DAW, not a plugin. Requires iLok License Manager (not physical iLok) and is not yet MacOS Catalina compliant.

In addition to hundreds of onboard instruments and extensive MIDI control, Ignite supports two tracks of simultaneous audio recording, such as guitar and voice, a stereo workstation, bass and guitar, etc. Effects can be added to any audio track, and time stretching–powered by Radius from iZotope–is also provided.

I was going to say it might be like Garageband in a sense, but this review disagrees. So it might be a very good song sketcher type program, and then export tracks to use in another DAW if you want/need. But it might easily be self-contained for producing demo’s and song ideas. The review may be pretty old, not sure, but has some interesting points. (possibly 2013 review date)

The biggest mistake anyone could make with Ignite is to think it’s just another Garageband style home DAW, either in terms of function or sound quality - this couldn’t be further from the truth. Ignite is a powerful new way for musicians to get their initial ideas down before they take the time to fire up their super powered DAW - think of it as an artist sketching out a new picture, but not on the back of a cigarette packet with a biro, but on beautiful parchment with the highest grade pencil.