There is one weird exception to this, which only applies if you own a System-8. You can load any 3 of those emulations on the system-8 and still have access to the sounds 'forever' or until the system-8 breaks or dies etc.DrGonzo wrote: ↑Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:09 amWise advice. Printing stems should be mandatory whatever you use. But yeah - I don't have any illusions when it comes to Roland and their "long term" plans. But the collection of plugs is starting to become more and more attractive so I'm really on the fence. Waiting to hear what support have to say first.Gamma-UT wrote: ↑Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:35 amBear in mind that even if it's two "permanent" licences obtained after a year, as the licence is cloud-dependent it only takes Roland pulling the plug on the service to render them unusable. As it's a joint venture, that probably won't happen soon but it is possible – if it were just Roland running it I'd be a lot more concerned about the future just based on Roland's pisspoor history of software support.DrGonzo wrote: ↑Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:05 amTrue, but the next step matters.
If I am going to go into a model where I am paying them a monthly fee I would like to know exactly what I am getting and what I can expect from them. I really don't think that's too much to ask for.
I have a sub personally, but for me it's very much based on the idea that it is a regular payment for some instruments that do sound very good and that printing stems is pretty much mandatory. as you never know what's round the corner.
Emulations loaded onto the system-8 don't require ongoing online verification. They are permanently kept there.
It's not a solution by any means to this issue but I just thought it's worth mentioning!