BERFAB wrote:christianmusicmaker wrote:Neon Breath wrote:A long time ago, there was a time when NI were releasing actual true PLUGINS, and not just Reaktor based effects and synths. I surely miss that time.
Not you have to have Reaktor or its free version, download it, update it, register it, fire it to use your effects…
This is what I do not like about it. Reaktor offers much but there is too much emphasis on the need for Reaktor. Not needed IMO for this plug.
A couple of things here:
With certain plugs, NI has not, in the past, been afraid to offer standalone vst versions of their effects plugs (i.e. without GR or Reaktor). The Softube line of dynamics plugs is a good example of this. I suspect that this is done to appeal to the broadest possible audience. And, it may also reflect some kind of arrangement with the good folks at Softube.
On the othe hand, there are plenty of other quality plugs that NI has refused (for whatever reason) to set free. Molekular would seem to be a prime candidate for independence, and I would think that there would be a massive audience for an independent version of this plug. However, I suspect that the reason it remains tethered might have to do with a marketing strategy for Reaktor. What better way to get Reaktor demos (player version) into the hands of the uninitiated than to tie it with the use of some other really cool payware?
But then they must keep prices lower. Like Razor. Now this new plugin is pretty expensive.I bought Reaktor for 99 euro. I would never buy it for 399 euro to get another plugin for 149 euro.