I used Slate plugins on my first EP. I had them via the Slate Everything Bundle, and I liked them a lot. One thing I didn’t like was the $150+ price tag every year to re-up. I was paying yearly, not monthly, so it was a big hit - right in the middle of the holiday season. So I decided to cancel right after I finished that EP, and started switching to other purchased plugins.
I bought Waves plugins, primarily because I could get them for $29 ea, if I just waited long enough. But I also bought d16’s Repeater (because I liked it so much in the Slate bundle and got it for half off because of a coupon I got due to owning a Focusrite interface), and I’ve owned the SSL Native plugins for years (got them when I bought the Duende PCI card).
I’ve probably spent more this past 12 months on plugins than I would have if I’d just renewed the everything bundle, but I have these for the life of the software, essentially, and don’t have to pay anything more for them.
And every time Slate releases a new plugin, like their Lustrous Plates release, or their new Gates pack, I find myself thinking about renewing my subscription (only this time monthly instead of yearly).
Anyone else struggle with this (dumb question, I know)? If you have, and you’ve managed to resolve it in your head, how did you resolve it?