I did just get a new job so I’ll have more disposable income… next year when my paychecks even out again!
In all seriousness, I have my eye on only a few things this year, and all the companies don’t really do big sales so it’s not a big deal if I miss them.
Fabilter Pro-R 2 and Pro-L. Expensive by themselves, but I’m told that once you buy one Fabfilter plugin you start to get discounts towards the rest. Not really interested in anything else they do but I’ve wanted Pro-R for years and I would like to have another broadband limiter besides Ozone around.
Tone Projects Michelangelo, which just introed a few weeks ago. I unfortunately deleted the email with my early adopter/upgrade offer since I own everything else Tone Projects makes, so I expect to pay full price for that one somewhere down the line. I’ve been looking for a good character eq replacement for the ancient Acustica Red EQ, and based on the demos I’ve heard of this one it does the job better than anything else I’ve heard, plus I really like/trust Tone Projects based on their other plugins.
And the last ones I have on my list are the AOM invisible limiter v2 and/or v3. They’re kind of underground secret sauce broadband limiters. I’ve seen a literal handful of people talk about them with nothing but good things to say. This is a small company out of Japan, their website is so-so, and I don’t think they’re going to do a sale, so that’s another plugin I can just pick up when I have some extra money down the line.
I was briefly interested in Shaperbox, but then I remembered I just picked up Arturia EFX Motions, and I already have Fragments and Dist_Coldfire too (actually used Coldfire in my submission for the compilation album). I can do a lot more with these than I am right now, so I’m going to hold off on Shaperbox for a bit - especially because I’m going to get a lot busier next year and might not have as much time for music anymore.