cerberus wrote:I think free upgrades are brilliant. When I get a free upgrade with bug fixes, enhancements and new features, such as Melodyne users get on a regular basis, I feel all glowing and good. And when the upgrade requires that I buy new hardware to use it (love ProTools), I feel like crap (hate Digidesign).
$199. for what used to cost over â‚¬1000. (but you didn't think was worth it or would already own) is somewhere in the middle. For someone who bought every Emagic plug and instrument in 2003, it is not a very good deal, we have been through this already. It's a dead horse now. Emagic took care of most people's hard luck stories. I'd prefer to see more software development and less hype next time around though. Someone has to pay for all that marketing effort. It's you.
Me too, but perhaps comparing it to ProTools, or Live or even CubaseSX for audio is expecting too much from one app.jaxx wrote: ...in the environment that no application other than Max can do.
Hmm, not sure if your feelings about this really click with the common reality of a capitalistic culture, but Free upgrades would eventually = out of business. I'm only guessing here, but I bet new customers are not as frequent as upgrade customers. In the case of $199, I really wanted these things, but they were simply too expensive at 2300 or whatever it originally cost.
I can't even imagine how I lived without the Evoc20. Truthfully, I knew about it, but had no idea how brilliant it was until Logic Pro.
So, bug fixes are great and no, it feels bad when I have to pay strictly for those (like with Cubase SX), but I do think that Emagic did/does a good job with frequent updates. Since version 3, there have been more than 5 updates per year at no charge. Often these updates add features and fix bugs, which is great.
I don't mind paying for a major whole number upgrade if there are lots of new things in the package. For _any_ software upgrade, I really think the price should be a balance between the new stuff that you get and the general affordability of it. With Logic 7, I've already seen Apple Loops, two new instruments. Those things look substantial to me. Now, its true.. I don't *have* to update if I don't want to. If i like what I have that's great. I can continue using it, but if I can afford it and there's something cool to buy, I'd like to have it, be it upgrade features or a totally new app, like Traktion, Live or SpongeFork.
Question really is.. what is too much? I don't know if I'd feel comfortable paying more than half the cost of a new copy of the app.
Sorry to go on about this, but right now, I'm trying to decide if Cubase SX 3 is worth the upgrade.
Is anyone here using it yet? (like as a beta tester)
is it worth it?