OK, so this isn’t a freebie, but it’s still a good deal, and I just paid $26 for another Xpansion Tank pack to add to my collection.
I think it was last year that IK Multimedia had a really cool Group-Buy and by purchasing a single Xpansion Tank pack, I ended up with 7 🙂
This year, they’re going a little more conservative, and right now it’s buy 1 get 1 free (of equal or lesser value), and just shy of 2300 more people in order to be 3 for the price of 1.
Also, if you purchased the same time I did last year, you may have, like I did, 24 total jampoints (which IK Multimedia gave me for free), which equate to $24 off any purchase.
Now, if you don’t have any jampoints, IK Multimedia are still discounting all their modules by 15%, so it’s a really good deal if you’re seeking to expand your music composing or playing arsenal.
For more details and an update on the current count, click here.
If you don’t know how Group Buys work, basically, the more people buy, the more you get. The endgame on this one is, if 5000+ people buy any of the qualifying products, you’ll get 3 for the price of 1.
For me, this time, I’m aiming for the SampleOB Expander and the SampleArp Solo (or maybe one of the drum loops collection), since I already own the following from last year’s group buy:
Symphony Strings 2
Hip Hop Instruments
World Instruments Collection
Country Folk Rhythms
Like I said last time, too bad Native Instruments don’t do Group Buys — although I really like IK Multimedia samples, I find the Native Instruments interfaces easier to navigate and search, and I love that I can rate the sounds in my library, to speed up my searches later.
With that said, IK Multimedia is more affordable, I think, and their sounds are just as good.
By the way, eSoundz is also tacking on their own promotion to IK Multimedia’s, but it’s only 10% off instead of 15% but you do get:
BONUS eSoundz exclusive: FREE Miroslav Outtakes library for SampleTank (works with SampleTank FREE as well) in addition to your free IK Group Buy product(s).