adagiocm wrote:I don't know about you guys, but in general I'm not too excited about doing too many OSCs with time limited demo synths. One of the benefits I see about participating in an OSC is that I get to learn in depth about a particular synth, which I hope to continue using in the future. After investing a lot of time learning the intricacies of a synth, designing sounds for it, etc, it is a bit of a put off to lose access to it when the competition ends unless I buy the synth. I don't mind the occasional demo synth, but if we do too many of them I will probably participate less.
It's quite hard to use all these synthesizers in the future. My way is to take one, the most flexible synthesizer and transfer all sounds I learned in other synthesizers, this is much simpler (after few years you know very well one synthesizer, but you know him very very good).
But the time issue is still confusing, I think. I found out, I need two months to create any track for OSC. That's why I proposed to inform community about choosen vst 2 months before deadline. This fact is not in collision with monthly deadline for one vst. Additionaly it's your chose, you do a track monthly and win every month, or you miss one deadline to finish your track for second month. This is fair until you have a chose.
Morover two months you can use to learn vst synthesizer more deeply, you may upgrade your another skills like mastering, mixing, composition etc, and you are still in game.
Overwise, it doesn't matter if we use 30 days trials or not.