ShawnG wrote:bungle wrote:No, i was referring to the 'other guys' as you put it, the list of things they did wrong as soon as they got Tracktion off Mackie is rather large, and for a lot of us original T users, well it was too much.
well, that's a bit vague to be honest. Personally I am an original Tracktion user as well, I originally bought it as a breath of fresh air after using Cubase VST 5 in the early noughties. To be honest, most hosts these days are pretty user friendly unlike then, and Tracktion has kind of been left in the dust due to years of non-development. Tracktion 4 was delivered exactly as I expected, an un-Mackied T3 that runs in 64 bit. As these were my expectations for my 30 bucks, and I am unaware that anything else was expressly promised. I'm not disappointed, even though I haven't used T4 for heavy lifting as of yet.
so presumably the list of the sins of the current crew are so vast and universal as to be an onerous task to write down? maybe you could give me a "top 5" of the horrible things that they have done? I don't mind a disagreement, as long as it's specific.
1 They announced way too early, maybe over excited but definitely unprofessional, they should have had a fully working version ready to ship on announcement, not as it happened, having a non working version for a lot of people for a long time.
2 Because they announced too early they ended up having a fairly useless web site for quite a while, again maybe over excitement but again definitely unprofessional.
3 They charged for an initial update that they should have tightened their belts and given for free, this would have rebuilt some of the trust that was decimated by Mackie.
4 They have jumped from a paid update to another paid update with pretty much no updates, so people who jumped on v4 are now going to be asked to pay again for v5 when v4 was and has been very buggy for most of it's existence.
5 I will just say hype and poor support and leave it at that (The support seems to have gotten better, the hype not so much, so again i will leave it at that)
I actually didn't want to go into specifics because it was fair to give Jules a level playing field to start fresh with v5 (He is a good lad) but oh well.
And before any fanboy types decide they want to get all butt hurt over any of this, let me be very clear here, I have probably been using Tracktion longer than most, I still like Tracktion very much and in no way am i trying to ruin their big moment, I am stating facts, nothing more, will i keep buying the upgrades, most likely, more of a nostalgia thing than anything else nowadays.