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    Best Budget Controller Pad For Drums?

    Like Si has said, usually with these products what makes them "geared" towards any DAW is the software package that comes with them and maybe the fact that such DAW is included in the package, but at their heart they are not different to any other midi controller. So do not be discouraged from getting the MPC if you fancy it, it will work in your DAW of choice.
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    What external hard drive?

    If you're intentions are for backup then HDD now if you want an external drive to keep resources like samples and loops that you may want to use in your mixes then SSD is the way forward.
  3. Another offer from Plugin Boutique for you guys who love to make orchestral stuff. https://www.pluginboutique.com/deals/show?sale_id=4958 I got myself the Brass and Woodwinds. Note: as usual I do not work for them and do not receive any benefits for these heads up!
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    Focusrite & Sonarworks

    Hi guys, Just to let you know that if you own a Focusrite interface, they are giving 6 months of Sonarworks Headphone for free. So guys and gals, go to your Focusrite account and get your copy, it is only for a limited time.
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    It's only for 64bit OS but it is great. Another great one is Drummica from Sennheiser. It's a Kontact library totally free and it won't cut off after 30 mins like other free libraries do. Unfortunately the site is in german but google translate is your best friend, but the library is in english. https://de-ch.sennheiser.com/drummica
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    Yeah they give crazy offers, they had Hybrid for £1 too and Serum for £3 not long ago.
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    Check out Plugin Boutique, they always have great offers. You can get a top notch Synth for something ridiculous like £4. Check this out https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/4-Synth/4637-Synthmaster-Player They have Xpand! for £14 (I bought it when they had it for £3) https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/64-Virtual-Instrument/1560-Xpand-2 Vacuum Vintage for £8 https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/1-Instruments/4-Synth/3891-Vacuum-Vintage Check it out from time to time for their offers and freebies. Right now if you subscribe to their newsletter you'll get a complete course on Synthesis for free. Note: I'm not related commercially to them.
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    I have one and it's "The Keeper", sounds amazing and a real workhorse. If you want a real powerhouse of a bass then get yourself this bargain...
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    Impulse Response Loader - Why two slots?

    It means more options, imagine a guitar player having not only one 4x12 but two. Same as a bassplayer having a 1x15 plus a 2x10 connected to an amp. You can always use one if you want to. As for impulse responses I recommend Lancaster Audio, their impulses are very cheap and made by professionals.
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    Free Amp Sim Without Moronic Leveleds of Gain?

    Give them a try, they work very well for me without ridiculous levels of gain and fizziness. You can get great results if you use them with their own cab sim. Have a go and let me know. Another favourite of mine (unfortunately for Windows only) is this bass plugin, it sounds really good and combined with some EQ & saturation you can get great results. http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?plugin=Vee_Bass_Amp&id=2255
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    Free Amp Sim Without Moronic Leveleds of Gain?

    Ok these are the ones I use for guitar with very good results. https://mercuriall.com/cms/details_freestuff download the JCM800 versions and the cab simulation and you'll be fine. As for Bass, here's another free bass amp https://shop.audified.com/products/live-guitar-and-bass-bundle-le I hope this helps.
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    SOLD - Music Man Big Al 5 SSS

    It's not only that, The Big Al might be the most versatile bass ever made!!
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    Normally it's Cubase LE or Protools First, both are highly restricted versions of the real deal. But there are lots of free alternatives or cheaper ones (Reaper) that are fully functional.
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    Software and Interface

    I still think you should give Tracktion a go, for all you have said you want to do it is just more than enough. Check out this mini tutorial which is very helpful. Now that you are trying different DAWs to make up your mind it will be good you give it a go.