valhallasound wrote:Kylotan wrote:Seems like most people are choosing not to read what I post, so this will most likely be the last thing I say on the matter.
People have read what you have posted. They are disagreeing with you.
Hey Sean - I have a lot of respect for you, because ValhallaRoom is on all my recordings. But they are ignoring what I've said. There are people above suggesting that I'm saying Juce isn't "worth" $700, or that I disagree with people being paid for their software, when I clearly made no such claims (and the opposite in the latter case). I do not have that sort of money lying around.
Similarly one poster said "if you are really stuck on 0 cost startup" which is again absolutely not what I said. I said, right at the start, "willing to pay - just not the $700 that JUCE want". I've paid for my DAW, for my plugins, and for other software, but not one of them was that expensive.
These are the sort of tasks that will allow you to turn your hobby into a full time career.
I paid $1100 for a Juce license in March 2010, so I could release ValhallaFreqEcho as a closed source plugin. $1100 was a significant chunk of my 2009 income, so I didn't make that investment lightly. I didn't start making any money on my Juce license until October 2010, when I released ValhallaShimmer. 6+ years later, I can safely say that the $1100 for Juce was one of the best investments I have ever made.
I have no intention of making it my full-time career. My main line of work is good enough - not enough that I have $700 spare I can just throw on a new hobby whenever I like, but that's a different matter. If I was doing what you are, releasing several high quality plugins to presumably create a sustainable business, then of course that would be a reasonable business expense. But that's not the situation I'm in.