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Last post Wed, Nov 11 2020 by DaddyO, 6 replies.
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Posted on Sun, Nov 08 2020 17:07
by cristiangscheidel
Joined on Sun, Dec 12 2004, milano italy, Posts 73
Hey vsl user... What do you think about a subscription plan for vsl product? Specially the new ones?
I think now a day will be a great choice... Anybody!?
Posted on Sun, Nov 08 2020 18:54
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 804

Subscriptions: pay forever for something you could just buy once,

It's a no for me. Maybe it's a generational thing.

Posted on Mon, Nov 09 2020 06:42
by LAJ
Joined on Sun, Dec 13 2009, Posts 520


Spitfire proves that it is possible to reinvent themselves over and over again with „a next big thing and then a next bigger thing“. And it works. I don’t know why but the people keep buying. It works.

From the day Eastwest had the Subscription Plan they had only a few new releases. Good ones but less than VSL or Spitfire.

Posted on Wed, Nov 11 2020 13:33
by DaddyO
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Washington (US State), Posts 364

No, no, a thousand times no, for several reasons:

1. It significantly reduces a company's incentive to innovate and release. 

2. It makes all customers, large and small, rich and not rich, equally support the entire product line. Some may be able to afford a large array of a company's products, but that is not me. Let me support them through the products I purchase.

3. The idea that over a period of years you would pay to use a product and then, if hard times hit, lose access to it, is anathema to me. Once you start a subscription, the company has you over a barrel. Keep paying whatever they ask or your investment simply disappears in a poof of vapor. If I own something, I've at least got something I can count on.

4. Did I say "It significantly reduces a company's incentive to innovate and release?" It significantly reduces a company's incentive to innovate and release. 

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Posted on Wed, Nov 11 2020 13:42
by musos
Joined on Sun, Dec 08 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa, Posts 913

NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!

Subscription models are a marketing ploy to get constant trickles of income from users. Adobe has been violently attacked for many years over their decision to go subscription.

Hopefully VSL will NEVER do this.

Posted on Wed, Nov 11 2020 14:53
by DaddyO
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Washington (US State), Posts 364

Originally Posted by: musos Go to Quoted Post

NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!

Subscription models are a marketing ploy to get constant trickles of income from users. Adobe has been violently attacked for many years over their decision to go subscription.

Hopefully VSL will NEVER do this.

I agree, Adobe is the perfect example.

Initially you feel great that you now have access to all that "stuff" for what seems like a reasonable price. Most you won't use, but some you will. Then after two years of paying and little product development, and few truly innovative releases, you realize what you've done. Pay up, buddy, or you lose it all tomorrow.

VI Std Edition Core WW, Brass, Percussion, Spec Editions Complete
SY Strings Pro
SYzd Woodwinds, Special Edition Complete

VE Pro 7, VI Pro, MIR Pro
Windows 10 Home
Dorico 3.5, Cubase 9.5
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