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  1. Companies taking totally illegal actions to see if they can get away with it is nothing rare. Then if they get sued they can backtrack, but they are counting on the fact that bringing a lawsuit is a pain in the rear, and people won't do it for small gains (small claims courts exist to make these lawsuits simpler but they are still a chore). Sometimes companies get punished through punitive damages and/or class action lawsuits, although often the ones making big money in these lawsuits are the lawyers and not the consumers. If it can be shown in court that they did know that their actions were illegal but they still went ahead (e.g., they were receiving emails warning them of the illegality of their action but they still proceeded with it) there would probably be bigger damages.
  2. Abandonware? at least IronAxe seems to be still the 32-bit version
  3. $16.80 with code GROUP After registration, my corresponding bundle upgrade prices went down by $37 Very nice deal!
  4. Looking around the ircam site, this page has additional free downloads https://forum.ircam.fr/collections/detail/technologies-ircam-free/
  5. For a stand, shockmount & pop filter, if you're not in a hurry you can get it from aliexpress for $12.10 https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256804966204284.html
  6. Installed!... ...and found out that the licenses haven't yet been added to the new "All 2023 subscription" 🙄 Authorized it as a 15-day trial and contacted support.
  7. I just spent 2h+ really trying to understand what Nuendo or Wavelab would give me 1-I already have Cubase (and I generally use Pro Tools anyway). It sounds like Nuendo is essentially "Cubase Ultimate" adding many tools for game audio & film audio, and for surround, but compared to Cubase it adds very little for stereo music production (some extra VSTs, e.g., for vocal tweaking, but you can get similar functionality from 3rd party vst's) 2-I already have Soundforge and Spectralayers. I use them infrequently, when I want the "fine tuning" capability of an audio editor, e.g., very detailed noise correction, sample-granularity cutting/trimming, or format conversion (sample rate conversion, or extracting audio from a cd/cassette/video/field recording). It sounds like Wavelab is closer to a DAW than Soundforge, and integrates both wave editing and spectral editing, but the result is more complicated to use. The other area where Wavelab offers advantages is advanced batch processing (vs. the simpler batch processing in Soundforge of "set up a chain, let it run, listen to the results an hour later") In summary, on the one hand it's clear that they both offer advantages over what I have, but it sounds like it's not a simple call to "go with the best" because these advantages are in areas I don't really use, and all I'd really gain is added complexity. A question for those of you using Nuendo/Wavelab, is there something that I missed and I should look into?
  8. You did get the Free WiFi & drinks deal when you booked the cruise, didn't you? Toasting yourself on a hammock next to the pool can get boring, nothing better than browsing deals on a tablet while sipping margaritas and pina coladas https://www.amazon.com/Fire-HD-10-Plus-tablet/dp/B08F6FYN6B/ref=sr_1_1 (and after the cruise the tablet will be useful as a nice eucon controller) Just kidding, WiFi on a cruise ship is generally lousy, just enjoy a wonderful and relaxing trip!
  9. I look forward to listening to all that reggae you're going to make!
  10. Other bundles on sale also include $25 discount codes as bonuses https://newnationllc.com/sales (you need to scroll down in the details to find out what has $25 discount codes and what doesn't) Although it doesn't look like purchases can be chained, I'm getting "Discount cannot be applied to one or more products in your cart"
  11. Yes (from https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=560267)
  12. I'd say insufficiently strong Marketing was the reason why we don't hear more about them: a) Price point. They've remained expensive for a while. Xils-labs synths have been in the "luxury class" for quite a while. No "reasonably priced everything bundle" Not many good promotions. b) Presets. Some great presets from Lotuzia (RIP 😢) and Nori Ubukata but the total list was relatively short, not enough "instant gratification". These are virtual synths where you need to get your hands dirty. They didn't bootstrap a healthy "ecosystem" of preset/library developers. c) Choices. Emulated synths either overlap with less expensive alternatives or are very obscure (they may still be great synths but they don't trigger nostalgia purchases, "I so much wished I could have had a xxx when I was in my teens/twenties") Things may change after the arrangement with Plugivery, At least for me they finally hit the "impulse buy" price point and I loaded up this past holiday season. They're probably missing a flagship synth where they apply everything they've learned from working on emulations, and produce a "modern" synth that doesn't emulate anything, something like Arturia did with Pigments.
  13. My upgrade to V collection 9 is $149, the price of MiniFreak bundled with the V Collection 9 upgrade is also $149 Didn't they do something similar with V collection 8 and S80V? To encourage sales mid-cycle, they add to Collection purchases one of the new synths that will be in the next version.
  14. Ugh, my humble account is still "in the timeout box" after getting multiple copies of the recent Magix bundle, and purchases are blocked. I reached out to Humble support to see if they can help
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