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I stand corrected on the re-buy your licenses statement. Still seems slight off to me that you need to pay a ZDT 'insurance' for a potential hardware failure that could be beyond anyone's control (though I suppose it's the same with a e.g. fridge/car/washing machine).

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1 hour ago, Sergio said:

For $30 bucks/year you can buy an insurance for all your licenses in a specific iLok device (the Zero Down Time or ZDT). That's $2.50/month and IMO is pretty reasonable, specially if you have thousands of $ in software licenses on the device.

I also like iLok and would like to have this option for every single software I ever  bought. It'd save me a lot of headaches (f.i I already lost one Arturia's Collection license the last time my system HD went south).

Better than that would be serial numbers that you can type as many times as you want/need but, unfortunately, this kind of SW registration belongs to the past.

I tend to support those developers.   They tend to trust the end user or prefer to spend time developing a products instead of time locking it down.

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Back ot.

 

There is nothing in the emails I got from PA that interest me. 

With what I have from Melda, Waves, and IK, I can do without thier prices.

 

Props needs to go to Larry for getting me in on all the great PA deals when they were available!!

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I'm still hearing the snare roll... somewhere far in the wood... wood... wood...

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5 hours ago, Sergio said:

For $30 bucks/year you can buy an insurance for all your licenses in a specific iLok device (the Zero Down Time or ZDT). That's $2.50/month and IMO is pretty reasonable, specially if you have thousands of $ in software licenses on the device.

I also like iLok and would like to have this option for every single software I ever  bought. It'd save me a lot of headaches (f.i I already lost one Arturia's Collection license the last time my system HD went south).

Better than that would be serial numbers that you can type as many times as you want/need but, unfortunately, this kind of SW registration belongs to the past.

there are a fair few companies that allow non dongle, no internet activation. from my installer folder:

serials or keyfile: 2caudio, acondigital,black rooster, blue cat, boz, camel audio, fabfilter, fuse audio, hornet, kilohearts, klanghelm, klevgrand, samplemagic,siraudio,tokyodawn,toneboosters, u-he, voxengo, wavesfactory, aom, auditory, cravedsp, ddmf, dmgaudio, imageline, kuassa, melda, overtonedsp, psp (though some modern ones are ilok), sonimus, sugaraudio, tbproaudio, tritik, valhalla

i'm sure there are many morebesides.

with regards to PluginAlliance I'm not going to pay $150 a year. maybe if they merged with slate and the sub was $100 might be tempted.

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55 minutes ago, backwoods said:

I'm not going to pay $150 a year. maybe if they merged with slate and the sub was $100 might be tempted.

 Even that would be iffy!!

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12 hours ago, Sergio said:

Better than that would be serial numbers that you can type as many times as you want/need but, unfortunately, this kind of SW registration belongs to the past.

Yes in an ideal world that would be the best option, I still have a few pieces of software use a serial like that. Even with offline activation, any file you download is still in some way lock to your computer and you would have to get a new one if you have a hardware change.

Even some of the Windows 10 updates have had me having to reauthorize some software, I think it happened with Omnisphere once.

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11 hours ago, Grem said:

There is nothing in the emails I got from PA that interest me. 

That ^^^

Plus: I have already most of the plugins from PA that I am interested in.

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Some of the plugins do look interesting, but I have so many already that sound great to my ears. I always end up feeling guilty when I buy new plugins as I end up thinking at the back of my mind that there's something I'm not using.

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36 minutes ago, antler said:

I always end up feeling guilty when I buy new plugins as I end up thinking at the back of my mind that there's something I'm not using.

You'll get used to it.

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BTW...Dirk just said that if you subscribe at the voucher price...that's the price you 
pay for as long as you stay subscribed....just an FYI
( for heavy hitters that's $179.99 a year, rather than $249.99)

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22 hours ago, mibby said:

You'll get used to it.

You don't get use to it. Often it is regret but it become habit forming.

 

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