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Re: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...

Post by madtheory » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:55 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Broadwave wrote:Native Instruments are the only company who guarantee a "Universal Authorisation Code" if they should go down - something all software developers should consider.
Where's the code for Kore, B4 and Pro53 :pissed:
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Re: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...

Post by Ashe37 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:13 pm

oh gawd i used to use shapeshifter to run photoshop on my 68k amiga...

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:21 am

Broadwave wrote:The most annoying thing for me, is when software support is discontinued for a perfectly good piece of hardware. I can no longer use the USB functions of my Multimix 16 USB2 or V-Synth on my Mac :roll:
Ashe37 wrote:Well, ask apple to stop making changes that kill all their old software.
You know Apple/Alesis/Roland didn't do anything to kill the functionality, you did by upgrading your system to one that isn't compatible any more. If you kept your system as it was everything would have kept on working, and really it's unreasonable to expect a company to keep providing updates and support for discontinued products on new OSes.

Even though I was complaining about Apple discontinuing Waveburner before I recognise that it was my choice to upgrade my computer/OS to one that wasn't compatible with the old software. The thing that annoyed me was that they just killed off a really good product and didn't replace it with anything.

People don't realise that a computer is a complicated system of dependencies and you can't just change one part of it and expect it not to effect other parts. You have to look at the whole system when you want to upgrade something and work out what else will need to be upgraded/replaced/etc.

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Post by Ashe37 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:10 am

well, technically, any Mac old enough to run OS 9 is going to start running into ''vintage computer problems'

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Post by commodorejohn » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:22 am

Actually, the OS9-era hardware (G3s and G4s) holds up pretty well; they'd moved on from the el cheapo construction of the Spindler years by that point. The only real issues are potential battery leakage and the possibility of getting one that was affected by the Great Capacitor Plague.
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Post by Ashe37 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:24 am

I have an Amiga 3000 in the other room that has dead caps on the mouse port somewhere...

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Re: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...

Post by pflosi » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:14 am

Just a friendly warning: if you use anything with Firewire, don't upgrade to El Capitan. They dropped the code and the adapters to Thunderbolt won't work anymore.

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Re: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...

Post by madtheory » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:48 pm

pflosi wrote:Just a friendly warning: if you use anything with Firewire, don't upgrade to El Capitan. They dropped the code and the adapters to Thunderbolt won't work anymore.
Christ don't do that, you scared the s**t out of me. I've a pile of HDs with an FW800 caddy, which I rely on for backups.
A very quick Google shows that it's not "anything". They didn't "drop the code". Storage devices and cameras work fine. Only certain audio interfaces. Apogee users "shouldn't expect the same performance" whereas MOTU seem to be fully functional with Thunderbolt adapters.
Stab Frenzy wrote:You know Apple/Alesis/Roland didn't do anything to kill the functionality, you did by upgrading your system to one that isn't compatible any more.
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Post by pflosi » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:37 pm

Haha, sorry, yeah I meant audio gear :) I see that Motu has announced support since I've read about it, good thing. :thumbright:

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Post by madtheory » Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:25 pm

:lol: :thumbright:

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Re: Software - What if Amazon dies or your VST developer...

Post by synthRodriguez » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:08 pm

>> “One of the things we’re doing increasingly is opting for convenience over dependability."

Does this statement reflect software synths vs. hardware synths?

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