Direct X Plugins

void wrote on 12/19/2000, 9:16 AM
I just have to vent some frustration. I have a small
project studio and I use it for a hobby, but these plugins
are getting rediculous!!!

I was looking around on the net and was looking at some
plugins and then I looked at purchasing some of
them..........OH MY GOD!!!!! Waves Power Pack which
includes about 4 effects is $500.00!!!!!. Lets see, its a
damn piece of software code that runs on a computer. Now
lets compare to.... lets say a digitech quad studio. The
digitech has four seperate DSP engines and are all capable
of handling mulit-effects on each channel. The digitech is
just under $400.00.

Thats $100 less than a piece of software and you actually
get some metal, some buttons, and other tangible items.
Plus it can be rack mounted and isn't just a damn CDR to
install into your computer. I love recording and music and
I thought that the computer way would be the way to go (for
upgradable reasons), but when a damn DSP Direct X Effect
cost more than the old hardware models!!!!...... AHHHHHH

It's just frustrating.

Once you buy Vegas, some nice mics, mic-pres, mixers,
effects, etc..... You have spent as much as a damn 2" tape
unit that I used to record on in the Pro studios of the
80's.

No question, and sorry for the ranting......

-James

Comments

MacMoney wrote on 12/19/2000, 10:09 AM
Hi James
Yes it can run some big $cheese,I have hardware and Plugins
I use the Plugins about 80% of the time because,Like in
Vegas I can mix as I go and don't have worry about, man I
wanna use the Eventide DSP4000 on this vocal part so let me
print it to that track so I can now use it on a lead guitar
track, I can run the same plugins as many times as my
computer can handle. Waves I think is one of the most
expensive plugins out, I love them, I bought 3ea. Waves 3.0
Native Gold Bundles Plus, and Ohhhhh Yea they cost! But if
I total up the price of my hardware compared to my plugins,
its very unbalanced, the plugins are very cheap. There are
some free DX plugins out there go to Cakewalk's web page
they have a list that you can download from, Also if you
have SF there is a feature called Preset Manager,that would
allow me to take all or some of my plugins user or preset
and send them to anyone who has the same plugins. Aaron
Carey sent me some KICK ASS impulses for Sonic Foundry's
Acoustic Mirror. BTW thanks again Aaron. Other people will
have other reasons for using or not using plugins this is
just my 1cent.

Take care and happy holidays, George Ware


James Harold wrote:
>>I just have to vent some frustration. I have a small
>>project studio and I use it for a hobby, but these
plugins
>>are getting rediculous!!!
>>
>>I was looking around on the net and was looking at some
>>plugins and then I looked at purchasing some of
>>them..........OH MY GOD!!!!! Waves Power Pack which
>>includes about 4 effects is $500.00!!!!!. Lets see, its
a
>>damn piece of software code that runs on a computer. Now
>>lets compare to.... lets say a digitech quad studio. The
>>digitech has four seperate DSP engines and are all
capable
>>of handling mulit-effects on each channel. The digitech
is
>>just under $400.00.
>>
>>Thats $100 less than a piece of software and you actually
>>get some metal, some buttons, and other tangible items.
>>Plus it can be rack mounted and isn't just a damn CDR to
>>install into your computer. I love recording and music
and
>>I thought that the computer way would be the way to go
(for
>>upgradable reasons), but when a damn DSP Direct X Effect
>>cost more than the old hardware models!!!!...... AHHHHHH
>>
>>It's just frustrating.
>>
>>Once you buy Vegas, some nice mics, mic-pres, mixers,
>>effects, etc..... You have spent as much as a damn 2"
tape
>>unit that I used to record on in the Pro studios of the
>>80's.
>>
>>No question, and sorry for the ranting......
>>
>>-James
karlc wrote on 12/19/2000, 10:27 AM
A yacht was once described as a hole in the water, surrounded by
wood, into which you pour money ... a "$tudio", even of the most
minnimum definition, is no different.

Having spent at over $500,000 in the past twenty years on
$tudio equipment, I can feel your pain. :)

Looking through the local music rags will show some
dozen "studios" which weren't there last quarter, and
likely won't be here the next ... those who wanted to
immediately gain acceptance in "the studio business" with a
minnimum investment in a computer, some software and a
couple of mics ... it is usually $$ that drives them out of
business, especially those who borrowed the money to get
into it in the first place.

FWIW, it takes a rare business acumen to make a living from a
customer base that traditionally has lttle or no money:
musicians!

KAC ...

James Harold wrote:
>>I just have to vent some frustration. I have a small
>>project studio and I use it for a hobby, but these
plugins
>>are getting rediculous!!!