rod_zero wrote:Akai released VIP 3.0 but I still think KK has had better support and the future looks better for it.
As I tought the costs of development and maintenance, as well as mapping of third party plugins has forced AKAI to open VIP and let third parties do it. Still I think it is doomed to fail because the ecosystem of AKAI is smaller and the company isn't as committed.
Can you create your own mappings for plug ins in KK? I don't see that in their PDFs? Right now there are more plug in manufacturers on board with VIP, and honestly NI have a history of abandoning things that aren't making them money, not updating for the next versions OSX/Windows even, do AKAI have that in their history?
I'm sitting here with a Remotes SL MKII, and of the two the obvious replacement for Kore and Automap is VIP. Granted I have Maschine Studio so I can use NKS(?) with Maschines knobs with any keyboard so it's not a huge failure if VIP is a flop for me, whereas I'm starring at my Rig Kontrol 3, not to mention Kore, Spectral Delay, etc. etc.
The main thing I think VIP is doing "wrong" is the price for just the software, they practically give it away at $50 or so and they corner the market or at least remain competitive with NI in this arena.