Sorry for the double post - but I finally got around testing v2 in Wavelab and...
Are you <quack>ing
Let me summarize:
- You can not test the pro features in the quote-on-quote "demo version" (read: free version)
- You can not set a custom target level in the free version - this is purely a "pro feature" (fun fact, ITU-R BS.1770-x does NOT mention anything of -24LUFS
- There is no EBU R-128 S1 preset anymore (different handling for <30s material)
- You can't even check out the settings for the "Streaming Presets" (since it's Pro only, it's all greyed out), therefore I don't even know if you're up-to-date with this
- from first looks, you can't even setup your own presets
Basically, you crippled your plugin in favor for a "payment model"! Those interested in the pro version need to invest first
, to see if this tool suits their needs. Are you kidding me?!
Okay - screw this constant "instant purchase" and "this is a no brainer" drivel for a minute - this is not
how you do/how-to-do things! You fork over/force users to invest money - only then will people get support via your "support section" and have access to the pro features. There is absolute zero mention of a money back guarantee, there is no 14-31 demo period to test the pro version either. Add to that, the wonky money faux pas in recent days (that still seem to continue). But in turn, we users get a clone of Flappy Bird as "easter egg" (a joke that I don't find funny at all at this point).
This is not
(!!!) how you treat possible interested parties.
And I'm calling you out for this!
Up until this point, I was like "okay... cool, let's take another look - he's still new in this game - give the developer the benefit of doubt
". And I really considered to invest money in this as I think that the feature set is cool, and such development deserves support. But I wanted to test the plugin first. Only to see a big giant middle-finger to those that offered you this opportunity in this hard fought plugin market in the first place (Developer Challenge 2016).
I'm not joking! I rather support a developer that uses an outdated or to some considered bad UI, maybe even invest more in the competition. But I can at least test
all(!) features way in advance, rather than being pushed into a "you only have 6 days for this deal - buy now, the price will only go up for more features from here on out" bullsh#t! (Beta 1.9.x didn't even offer an insight to the new features!
You are not
the top dog in this metering game. Yet you act like one.
And with this move, you just disqualified yourself (to me).
After SKnote and Sonimus with their handling of demo versions/manuals/refunds, I am really, really, really hesitant to invest any
money. And in this case, even just "mere 27USD" is a lot to burn!What a pity!
I have to sleep another night about this...