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So $50 for the full version of Tracktion 4? Is there a catch?

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V0RT3X
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Postby V0RT3X; Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:50 am So $50 for the full version of Tracktion 4? Is there a catch?

It seems like such a low price for such an immense DAW! Am i missing something? Is this like a LE edition you upgrade later to?
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valley
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Postby valley; Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:54 am

V0RT3X wrote:It seems like such a low price for such an immense DAW! Am i missing something? Is this like a LE edition you upgrade later to?


No, that's the price. You aren't getting any bundleware with it though, or a box I assume, so a lot of the overhead on most DAWs is gone right there.

I think the idea is to pitch it at the "I don't really need to justify this" price-point. Even for users with other DAWs having T around just because it is blazing fast to open, record some tracks and close makes it a useful adjunct to almost anything.
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Postby V0RT3X; Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:55 am

valley wrote:
V0RT3X wrote:It seems like such a low price for such an immense DAW! Am i missing something? Is this like a LE edition you upgrade later to?


No, that's the price. You aren't getting any bundleware with it though, or a box I assume, so a lot of the overhead on most DAWs is gone right there.


Well i already own a ton of expensive plugins, so I won't be needing any addon stuff. Wow this is great!
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Postby mfkne; Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:57 am

TSC are not Mackie, but they have to get back all the people who switched to other DAW's because of Mackies "No-Talking-to-Tracktioneers-Policy".
These Ex-Tracktioneers would have been bought expensive DAW's in the meantime and do not want to spend another lot of money for another DAW. 59 $ is ok for all, I think. At this price many people will switch back. No big risk. It is a full version. I think you will pay later for new major versions an upgrade fee, but this is usual.
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Postby Gymnopedies; Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:57 am

Yes There is a catch, You have to have $50.00










































































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Postby Spitfire31; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:04 pm

mfkne wrote:… Ex-Tracktioneers would have been bought expensive DAW's in the meantime and do not want to spend another lot of money for another DAW. 59 $ is ok for all, I think.

Ex-Tracktioneers don't pay $59, they pay a flat upgrade fee of $29, regardless if from version 1, 2 or 3.

/Joachim
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V0RT3X
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Postby V0RT3X; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:21 pm

Gymnopedies wrote:
Oh, and be a child of the Master Race...(almost forgot that one)


This supposed to be a joke? :?
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Postby VariKusBrainZ; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:41 pm

V0RT3X wrote:
Gymnopedies wrote:
Oh, and be a child of the Master Race...(almost forgot that one)


This supposed to be a joke? :?


He means the lizard people
valley
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Postby valley; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:46 pm

Spitfire31 wrote:
mfkne wrote:… Ex-Tracktioneers would have been bought expensive DAW's in the meantime and do not want to spend another lot of money for another DAW. 59 $ is ok for all, I think.

Ex-Tracktioneers don't pay $59, they pay a flat upgrade fee of $29, regardless if from version 1, 2 or 3.


I've had plenty of hangovers in my time that cost more than 30 USD.

Upgrading nearly ten year old software that is two versions out of date for 50% of an already low price, is kind of unheard of. As a statement of good faith, I really don't think it can be beat.
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Integratron
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Postby Integratron; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:48 pm

Spitfire31 wrote:
mfkne wrote:… Ex-Tracktioneers would have been bought expensive DAW's in the meantime and do not want to spend another lot of money for another DAW. 59 $ is ok for all, I think.

Ex-Tracktioneers don't pay $59, they pay a flat upgrade fee of $29, regardless if from version 1, 2 or 3.

/Joachim


When I registered at the new website, I was not recognized as a T3 license holder and was not offered the option of an upgrade.
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valley
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Postby valley; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:52 pm

Integratron wrote:
Spitfire31 wrote:
mfkne wrote:… Ex-Tracktioneers would have been bought expensive DAW's in the meantime and do not want to spend another lot of money for another DAW. 59 $ is ok for all, I think.

Ex-Tracktioneers don't pay $59, they pay a flat upgrade fee of $29, regardless if from version 1, 2 or 3.

/Joachim


When I registered at the new website, I was not recognized as a T3 license holder and was not offered the option of an upgrade.


There's a bunch of account migration issues that they're running into over at TSC. Pretty much everyone here seems to be in the same boat in some way or another.

Give it a try again later today/tomorrow.
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FiascoAndretti
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Postby FiascoAndretti; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:53 pm

downloading the demo now, have never used it. ableton user since v4 so itll be a plunge but i feel like the price point is too nice to at least not check out.

can anyone summarize a quick list of pros and cons of the software?
valley
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Postby valley; Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:58 pm

FiascoAndretti wrote:downloading the demo now, have never used it. ableton user since v4 so itll be a plunge but i feel like the price point is too nice to at least not check out.

can anyone summarize a quick list of pros and cons of the software?


pros:
very flexible routing.
zero to recording time is hard to beat if you're in a hurry to capture some jamming magic
efficient UI layout.
responsive devs (again)

cons:
you don't get a studio in a box
the midi editor could do with some love
it does pitch shifting and the like, but not to the level of live.

My sense is that even if I had found something to replace Tracktion in my heart, I'd still be all over T4 just for those "I need to get this down now" moments.
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FiascoAndretti
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Postby FiascoAndretti; Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:10 pm

that quickness sounds appealing i agree. thanks for the write up!
AndrewSimon
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Postby AndrewSimon; Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Not counting the "Mackie era" the price is pretty much in line
with the whole Tracktion tradition.
Tracktion was always relatively inexpensive.
It's part of it's charm.

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