Spitfire31 wrote:@signalrecords: that video was a cruel head shot to Vocaloid!
I have to go back to the Lucy beta, now that the server problems seem to be a thing of the past.
I agree about subscriptions. They're OK for a newspaper that you read every morning and generally for services that you use frequently and regularly. But for a jack-of-all-trades person like myself (videographer and editor, writer, photographer, occasional songwriter, etc.), a sub is a deal killer, unless it can be adapted to the individual. If I spend, say, two weeks working on a song, and then travel for two months shooting video and then editing – you can see that a sub would be the worst solution imaginable. For me, splashing out the entrance ticket in one go would be much preferable.
Then I can explain it to you. I only dabble with music in my spare time som that is usually a week weeks around christmas, some around easter, some months in the summer and a few weeks in the autumn. Subscribing to soundsonline.com is perfect for me. I pay 20 bucks for a month and can use anything I like and after that I stop subscribing until next time. They have tons on stuff there each costing like 300. If I would have to buy them I could only afford like one every other year. But, their cloud solution is not cloud computing so I download the VSTs and dont have to rely on their online performance. I can see that worry some people since I am also very used to using Microsoft Azure which is sometimes great and i some aspects a bit of a snail. Also a subscribtion service or rent to pay makes it possible for you to really testdrive stuff and not have to dive headfirst in and discover it was crap and that you just lost a ton of money.