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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by jb » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:46 am

What I mean is, see you at the Grammys, chumps
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by fluffy » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:03 am

Yeah from a brief skim I wasn't sure how this was any better than using rhymezone.com and the dictionary/thesaurus built in to macOS.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by owl » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:19 pm

I went to their site and was mildly impressed that Stephen Sondheim is allegedly using this, but also I remembered that he's like 90 years old and probably types "Google" into Yahoo.com to search for stuff, so I am not taking any software endorsements from him.

Also, this quote sounds like something I would make up if this company hired me on fiverr to make up their website copy for $5
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:32 am

If you play guitar and are looking for a relatively affordable new starter tube amp to take your tone to the next level, today's deal may be of interest. It's the Egnater Tweaker 1x12 15-watt combo amp down from $600 to just $330. It's tough to judge an amp's tone online but I watched some videos and it sounded pretty decent, both clean and distorted. This could be a pretty sweet upgrade for a lot of folks here.

https://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifi ... 4000283000

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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by jb » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:35 am

What makes it a "starter" tube amp? Just that it's cheap?

"Before you're old enough to afford a tube amp so expensive you're afraid to take it out of your house... get this one!"

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Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:49 am

Yeah, it's cheap, could be somebody's first tube amp if they're on a budget. That's all I meant by it. I don't know much in detail about the amp and have no personal experience with it so I can't say much about it otherwise.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by ujnhunter » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:43 pm

I own the Tweaker 15 head and I love it. If I didn't already own it, I'd have definitely bought this combo version deal of the day. It's got Marshall/Vox/American sounds all in one nice little tube amp. It was my first tube amp and it's a beauty. Can't really go wrong for this price, if you don't like the built in speaker on this combo, there is an outlet for using an external cab (speaker cable only folks!) so you can plug it into your Marshall 4x12 like I do with my head only version. It's got an FX loop too. Here is the manual which has some "tone" guides for you to try out some of the many different sounds you can get out of this amp: http://www.egnateramps.com/manuals/TweakerIM.pdf
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by grumpymike » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:16 am

Apparently, iZotope is having a sale. This is a great summer for blowing tons of money and supporting the software you may have used illicitly.

https://www.izotope.com/

Ozone Standard: $99 (reg $249)
Ozone Advanced: $199 (reg $499)
Neutron Standard: $174 ($249)
Neutron Advanced: $279 ($399)
Neutron+Ozone Standard Bundle: $199 ($349)
Neutron+Ozone Advanced Bundle: $349 ($699)
Music Production Suite: $499 ($999)

I stared at the page and it gave me an additional 5% off my cart. No joke. (So that's $189 for Ozone Advanced or $331 for the Advanced bundle)

Ozone is fantastic for throwing on your master track and sometimes even individual tracks. The presets it comes with are fantastic. It's a huge time saver.

I haven't used the other iZotope products, but I'm sure they're great too.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by jast » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Or... you grab Ozone Advanced for $199 and then find one of the vendors that gives you an upgrade from that to Music Production Suite for another ~$149 (during the sale only!), which makes for ~$350 total. That's ~$150 less than getting Music Production Suite directly, or just about the same as the bundle of only Neutron & Ozone Advanced.
If that third party vendor is Plugin Boutique (VAT may apply on top), you can also get iZotope's Iris 2 for free on top (they give you that with any purchase right now, until the end of August).

The iZotope sale runs until 29 August, by the way.

PS. I got Ozone Standard for myself and asked iZotope support if it would be possible to upgrade it to Advanced for the $99 difference while the sale was still going, and they added a coupon for that to my account, so that was actually surprisingly helpful. :)
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Post by grumpymike » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:42 am

And then once you have Izotope Studio, which comes with Melodyne Essentials, upgrade to Melodyne Assistant for $99 from Sweetwater.
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