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roboman01 06-12-2015 07:02 PM

EastWest subscription
 
If you guys didn't know EastWest has now started a collaboration system. $49.99 a month gets you ALL their instruments. I say that is NOT a bad deal whatsoever if you ask me. That is over $11,000 of instruments for $49.99 a month. You just can't beat that. I think that was a great move from EastWest / soundsonline...

acmost 06-13-2015 04:39 AM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
That's if you subscribe for the year...otherwise it's $74.99 per month & pay as you go.
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Originally Posted by roboman01 (Post 2268388)
If you guys didn't know EastWest has now started a collaboration system. $49.99 a month gets you ALL their instruments. I say that is NOT a bad deal whatsoever if you ask me. That is over $11,000 of instruments for $49.99 a month. You just can't beat that. I think that was a great move from EastWest / soundsonline....


Eric Lambert 06-13-2015 09:38 AM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
One ongoing problem with EW (one amongst several) is that there isn't a single library in their catalog which isn't trumped by another product. Products often less expensive and almost certainly with better support. So... although I might be able to rent a Dodge Stratus for only $75/month I'd still be driving a Dodge Stratus.

acmost 06-13-2015 10:10 AM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
I'm saying $75 a month is too much regardless what it is...in this regard that is.

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Originally Posted by Eric Lambert (Post 2268477)
One ongoing problem with EW (one amongst several) is that there isn't a single library in their catalog which isn't trumped by another product. Products often less expensive and almost certainly with better support. So... although I might be able to rent a Dodge Stratus for only $75/month I'd still be driving a Dodge Stratus.


Wall2Wall 06-13-2015 10:12 AM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
Years ago I was one of the biggest EW fans....then came the awful PLAY transition. Caused myself and every other colleague of mine to find alternatives quickly. None of us have even given EW a peek since.

cmbourget 06-13-2015 10:24 AM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
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Originally Posted by Wall2Wall (Post 2268497)
Years ago I was one of the biggest EW fans....then came the awful PLAY transition. Caused myself and every other colleague of mine to find alternatives quickly. None of us have even given EW a peek since.

Very greedy ... and the latest version even more.

Vienna (VSL) is much better done, and so superior! But the sound is more "source", while EW gives the already processed, ready-to-eat. I have many banks EW, but I always come back to Vienna.

Memory management side, Vienna is perfect. Never a problem, even with the integrated reverb.

Eric Lambert 06-13-2015 06:11 PM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wall2Wall (Post 2268497)
Years ago I was one of the biggest EW fans....then came the awful PLAY transition. Caused myself and every other colleague of mine to find alternatives quickly. None of us have even given EW a peek since.

Same here. EWQLSO got a lot of use even in its early days, but things have changed quite a lot since then. And the company is just atrocious. Oh the stories I've heard (and read)...

Eric Lambert 06-13-2015 06:16 PM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
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Originally Posted by cmbourget (Post 2268502)
Vienna (VSL) is much better done, and so superior! But the sound is more "source", while EW gives the already processed, ready-to-eat.

VSL rules in every way! And they're always among the first to prepare updates as OS/DAWs change and require them. And they respond almost immediately with personal assistance. The Dimension Strings are sick!!!

And while I get your point about the raw and up-close nature of their sound (it's intentional, as I'm sure you know) you're not stuck doing all the work in the mix -- they offer MIR which goes at least as far as the EW verbs, and even without buying MIR their basic "reverb" sounds very good. And, when you want a drier, more personal sound you CAN! Btw, I love VSL dry, or in small rooms. What a cool sound.

ArKay99 06-14-2015 07:27 AM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric Lambert (Post 2268604)
VSL rules in every way! And they're always among the first to prepare updates as OS/DAWs change and require them. And they respond almost immediately with personal assistance. The Dimension Strings are sick!!!

And while I get your point about the raw and up-close nature of their sound (it's intentional, as I'm sure you know) you're not stuck doing all the work in the mix -- they offer MIR which goes at least as far as the EW verbs, and even without buying MIR their basic "reverb" sounds very good. And, when you want a drier, more personal sound you CAN! Btw, I love VSL dry, or in small rooms. What a cool sound.

+1! They are heaven when used with a Bricasti. :-)

roboman01 06-14-2015 08:08 PM

Re: So what's REALLy going on?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cmbourget (Post 2268502)
Very greedy ... and the latest version even more.

Vienna (VSL) is much better done, and so superior! But the sound is more "source", while EW gives the already processed, ready-to-eat. I have many banks EW, but I always come back to Vienna.

Memory management side, Vienna is perfect. Never a problem, even with the integrated reverb.

I agree Vienna is the real deal and I am so sorry for changing the subject on this topic. I never have used EW products but I do use Vienna. Now, if Vienna would do a subscription I would pay out the EW subscription just to go with Vienna. The couple of instruments I have from Vienna are full length of the keyboard not just two or three keys. This is the only downfall so far of EW but I am still downloading their stuff as I write.

BTW its not 79.99 its 49.99 for the yearly subscription. It was this or go with Photoshop's subscription but I am a music person more than a graphic person even though I've been using Photoshop since Photoshop 7.


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