If someone else buys a piece of software and you install it for your own use on your computer you are breaking the EULA. It's against the law, blah blah blah. Of course you can do it provided it doesn't have a USB dongle or something, but if you start talking about pirated software in here you'll get shut down in a hurry.basssdude34 wrote:Could i install my friend's soft synth on my CPU if i do that? or can they only install on one CPU?
I think Microsoft would beg to differ with you on that.basssdude34 wrote:(i know that windows XP allows 3 installations per disc)
There are hundreds if not thousands of free softsynths available. Some of them are pretty darn impressive, too. Check this place.basssdude34 wrote: And if i cant then id have to buy a soft synth, and thatd raise the price
I guess I was getting it from the past, you're correct. Doesn't change anything, though. Paying $700 for a 1 Ghz, single core CPU with 512 meg of RAM and a decent audio interface is ridiculous. That device is a great idea and handy as h**l, I'm sure, but it's seriously under spec. Do you know anything about computer specs at all? Those are specs from a computer that was current about 5+ years ago. There are computers with those specs in people's garages and basements collecting dust because they can't even give them away.basssdude34 wrote:...And where are you getting $900? Summa says itd be about 450 euros...so that translates to $700 last i checked....
You can spend your money on anything you want, but freestanding VST hosts aren't a very cost effective way to get done what you want to do.