NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

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nix808
KVRAF
4127 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:07 am

xd37076 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 am
Already happened in the past - with my loved Vokator and KORE ...
Vokator is in this May 31st lot of plugs-
maybe you can get Vokator running now
with this new auth system

I too had the Kore2 hardware, I regret selling it so cheap

I got no mail, I have Komplete 5, but I saw this statement here at KVR

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1592 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:19 am

I was up for NI's take on LA-2A compressor so was going to buy the bundle. Luckily I read about the announcement here and given they're actually made by Softube I'm wondering what the odds are they'll be updated or go unsupported at some point?

With this in mind I saw a deal that had that compressor and other plugins for a very good price, so just wanted NI to know they've lost that and all future sales to me. The only thing I care about is Kontakt, so hopefully library support will be sorted.

surreal
KVRian
1453 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:20 am

The last email i got fro NI was the Analog dreams promo on 21 March and nothing about the update and Have Ni Pro 53 :?

Matt_NI
KVRist
49 posts since 11 Mar, 2020

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 am

If anyone could drop me their NI account email via PM, I'll happily check with newsletter team if it was sent to you or not (and if not why it wasn't)

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fmr
KVRAF
9295 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:09 am

Matt_NI wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 am
If anyone could drop me their NI account email via PM, I'll happily check with newsletter team if it was sent to you or not (and if not why it wasn't)
PM sent :-)
Fernando (FMR)

Matt_NI
KVRist
49 posts since 11 Mar, 2020

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:37 am

Thanks for the PM! I will keep you updated

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nix808
KVRAF
4127 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:42 am

I don't need to change the mail settings,
although it's cool to have known of this one
I should be able to stay in touch anyway

I don't have a bitter taste from this,
I can understand NI and us users

AnX
KVRAF
6554 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:06 am

if you did not get an email, it's cos they don't want you to know you have been royally f**ked over by NI :lol:

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
19500 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 am

Yeah, as if it couldn't be any other more plausible scenario. :P

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nix808
KVRAF
4127 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:22 am

well,
NI, who have been our champion of industry
are simply doing what industry does-
and even people do in our clean modern way
and like streamlining or compartmentalising to organize-
or something like that, u know economising

..but it's all good, they have realised that we see these tidy softwares don't need to be cleaned away. These self-contained plugs have value to me and I'm stoked to use them in the next decade

midi_transmission
KVRist
415 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:55 am

@Matt_NI: Thanks by the way for beeing responsive and open here. Much appriciated.

surreal
KVRian
1453 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am

pm sent your way Matt, thanks for all your trouble in assisting us

AnX
KVRAF
6554 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:08 am
Yeah, as if it couldn't be any other more plausible scenario. :P
it fits their m.o.

Ah_Dziz
KVRAF
2832 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:24 pm

So I have many many Kontakt libraries dating back to kompakt and Kontakt v1. Am I going to still be able to authorize these or no?
Don't F**K with Mr. Zero.

danielbailey
KVRist
47 posts since 21 Nov, 2002 from Alexandria, VA

Re: NI will no longer activate discontinued products (from May 31st on)

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:33 pm

So my question is the approximately $1000+ of Kontakt libraries going to be stolen from my account? Currently, they don't work in my current setup. I submitted a ticket to NI support and they referred me to this thread. I think it's ridiculous that these developers want to do all this licensing and copy protection, and yet I get no protection for my substantial purchases.

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