george_vel wrote:Maybe I am wrong and iZotope price will not justify my intention. That’s why we’re having this discussion here.
Does this make sense?
There are many people more prepared than me. I will share my opinion though.
With regard to the DAW, any DAW today can do the job and you can save your money buying a cheap one.
I think anyway that even if many don't agree to call them "industry standard", Protools, Cubase and Logic pro (Logic for Mac users only) are the most used among professionals.
Cubase for example, has useful functions that other DAWs don't have and 30 years of development...
And if you have to share a project is more likely that the other has your same DAW and they have bigger communities for assistance and if you go in a professional studio you will find them more frequently than other DAWs and if you are able to use one of these your skill will be likely more useful for a potential job at a professional studio.
I have the tonal balance bundle. The tonal balance is useful, the presets are useful to learn and give some interesting ideas and starting points, but I end up always changing them a lot...The izotope stuff sounds very well and is comparable to other good sounding plugins. I bought it in time of discounts with an upgrade for some 150USD, at regular price I wouldn't buy it.
The plugins are generally more transparent that the one bundled with Cubase. You get a lot of things and this is what is good in the bundle, Dynamic Eq, many compressors, multiband, vintage....limiter...a very good imager and tape and saturation plugins. The mixing assistant and the vocal plugin nectar I find the less useful IMO. The izotope plugins are some of the most heavy on the CPU, the graphics are very intuitive and well done, one of the best I have seen. Are worth the discounted price, but you can definitely live without, especially for classical music!!!
I have also a few Waves and Soft tube plugins, izotope is of a similar quality maybe slightly less transparent.