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sprnva
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963 posts since 16 Jan, 2013

Postby sprnva; Fri May 19, 2017 6:55 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

pekbro wrote:
Selfik wrote:This is strange...internet browser opened in plugins window...with google page. Never seen something like that :o :dog:


I suspected the UI was just a webpage, didn't test it though.
Its like the Matrix, there is no spoon...

Surprisingly, it actually is.

Someone mentioned in the comments about this promo on BPB that it uses some Google Chrome framework for the GUI. So I took a look through the Mac plugin installer I'd downloaded and sure enough there's a 100MB folder of html and png files. Same goes for the desktop apps. That'd explain why the GUIs act so weird.
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cprompt
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551 posts since 17 Nov, 2010, from UK

Postby cprompt; Fri May 19, 2017 7:21 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

Bloody hell, you're right! The whole UI is a rendered, dynamic web page. No wonder it's so slow to load when it's got this lot to load and render:

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        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap.min.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/font-awesome.min.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/animate.min.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/jquery-ui.min.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/styles.css">
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap-social.css">
       
        <script src="import/es5-shim.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/react.js"></script>
        <script src="import/react-dom.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/react-bootstrap.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/jquery.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/jquery.kinetic.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/jquery.velocity.min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/Base64.js"></script>
        <script src="import/underscore-min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/q.js"></script>
        <script src="import/raphael-min.js"></script>
        <script src="import/require.min.js" data-main="js/build/app"></script>


It's got the jQuery, react, underscore and raphael libraries, loads of helper libraries and a stack of css. Clearly, they develop for tablets first and port it to the desktop. Wow.
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Zombie Queen
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4166 posts since 1 Aug, 2005, from Warszawa, Poland

Postby Zombie Queen; Fri May 19, 2017 8:36 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

sprnva wrote:Someone mentioned in the comments about this promo on BPB that it uses some Google Chrome framework for the GUI.


:o
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213 posts since 30 Aug, 2012, from Sweden

Postby Daimonicon; Fri May 19, 2017 8:53 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

You need FB or tone cloud to atho this shit? I have neither. :dog: And tweaking the knobs isn't exactly working smoothly. :dog: No wonder why they give away crap like this. :dog: :clown: Do they expect people to buy such so bad plugins. Poor fools who did. :lol:
jens
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18442 posts since 12 Jul, 2003, from West Caprazumia

Postby jens; Fri May 19, 2017 9:12 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

ATS wrote:installed one of the eq and it gets stuck on the activation screen, uninstalled quickly, life is too short...


same here...

unbelievably pathetic...
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soulone82
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669 posts since 16 Aug, 2010, from almost everywhere...

Postby soulone82; Fri May 19, 2017 9:16 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

I didn´t even bother downloading and installing these "Pro" Eqs...
jbraner
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641 posts since 8 Jan, 2003

Postby jbraner; Fri May 19, 2017 10:51 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

raysaul wrote:
Den* wrote:

It is alpha version: Plugin Version: 0.0.7.256.Release

I think they did this giveaway to beta test it as much as possible.


Yes, seems so.
But these have been out for a while now, one would expect at least some updates to be issued in the meantime.

Oh well, we'll see.
For what it's worth, I think it's ok to get these now for free, register and archive (in case they get to mature into proper products, sometime later this decade).


Or you might even be able to use this license as a "upgrade" or "crossgrade" path - for something else in the future... :wink:
ghettosynth
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Postby ghettosynth; Fri May 19, 2017 10:55 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

So, um, while we're all bashing on Positive Grid, and it's all well deserved, I have to give credit where credit is due. I had an account issue and some confusion about my licenses and they responded to my support request in a timely manner in a way that not only solved the basic problem, but, indicated that they had read the additional question, did some quick research into my account history, and resolved the question clearly.

+1 for Positive Grid tech support.
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mutantdog
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1144 posts since 21 Sep, 2007, from The Infinite Void

Postby mutantdog; Fri May 19, 2017 11:36 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

These seem to create an issue in Ableton affecting the DAW undo functionality. I get some crash message about it when i close the session, opening a new session i get a similar message. Restarting my PC is the only way to get Ableton working properly again.

From what i've read here, there seems little point contacting PositiveGrid about it. What with the nasty GUIs that seem to often open up blank and the fact i've got other EQs that don't cause me grief i expect i'll be uninstalling these very soon.
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MogwaiBoy
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2103 posts since 26 Nov, 2015, from Way Downunder

Postby MogwaiBoy; Fri May 19, 2017 1:56 pm Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

I grabbed the EQs, they're sitting in my "account" but I haven't installed or activated. Maybe I'll check them out in a few years time when they iron out the kinks!
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Lesha
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1157 posts since 17 Feb, 2005, from Serbia

Postby Lesha; Fri May 19, 2017 3:33 pm Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

sqigls wrote:You're wasting everybody's time. ESPECIALLY your own. Just like Black Rooster, if your system wasn't so frustrating, I would have been on the bus, buying your stuff by now.

FYI, Black Rooster Audio has replaced their C/R license activation system with a serial number one. I call that listening to your customers.
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bmanic
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7777 posts since 3 Feb, 2003, from Finland, Espoo

Postby bmanic; Fri May 19, 2017 4:10 pm Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

Exactly. And they've made changes for the better in a really short time! Black Rooster Audio are also super responsive with their bug fixing and the plugins actually feel valuable.

Positive Grid? Nope. They are obviously not at all interested in creating proper plugins for the DAW/computer market. Heck I don't even know why they bother.. probably best for all if they'd stay in the iDomain.
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ontol
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1087 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

Postby ontol; Fri May 19, 2017 7:41 pm Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

ghettosynth wrote:So, um, while we're all bashing on Positive Grid, and it's all well deserved, I have to give credit where credit is due. I had an account issue and some confusion about my licenses and they responded to my support request in a timely manner in a way that not only solved the basic problem, but, indicated that they had read the additional question, did some quick research into my account history, and resolved the question clearly.

+1 for Positive Grid tech support.


I had a bit of trouble with the last giveaway and had the same sort of experience with support. Even got a response after I emailed back saying the solution worked.
jbraner
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641 posts since 8 Jan, 2003

Postby jbraner; Sat May 20, 2017 12:56 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

I found their support to be good too. After the free dist pedal problem where it wasn't saving plugin settings - they fixed that right away.
I bet if enough people get back about probs with the eq, they'll do the same ;-)
alteregoxxx
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323 posts since 19 Sep, 2005

Postby alteregoxxx; Sat May 20, 2017 6:53 am Re: Positive Grid giving away their Pro Series EQs free for 24 hours

uhmm...I really don't understand so much hate and bashing towards a company that, even counting all the issues they have with the GUI/activation of their plugins, are giving them away for free... :scared:

Moreover, it seems NOBODY is judging them for what counts more than all: the sound quality.
Honestly, their tube eq, in my opinion, is a really good sounding and "musical" eq.

Their customer support, to me too, seems good. They gave an immediate feedback on the issue I had with the activation. Less than half an hour for a feedback.

THANK YOU PositiveGrid for the freewares.
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