Codex vs Serum

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starflakeprj
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1427 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:01 pm

chk071 wrote:So how to understand this WUP thing? I register Codex today, and get one year of updates, and after that, i won't receive any more updates for Codex, if there are any?
Correct, and when the WUP has ended, you are not allowed to transfer the license either.
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sonicpowa
KVRian
1176 posts since 3 Jul, 2009

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:02 pm

You will receive all the V9 updates untill there is new V10 version. If V10 is released within your one year WUP period you will of course get the V10 (and all updates for that version).

About your installation problem: well I think in that case the WUP for LinPhaseMB should have been enough to get support, installing it was the cause of the problem.
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chk071
KVRAF
24016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:04 pm

Ok, thanks. :) Guess a license transfer wouldn't make much sense for a $21,90 purchase anyway. :D

Bit harsh BTW, only 1 year of updates, and then you have to pay for further updates... although i don't know any other company which does sales so frequently. Makes me wonder a bit about the regular prices though.
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sonicpowa
KVRian
1176 posts since 3 Jul, 2009

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:11 pm

You don´t have to pay V9 updates. For example I have about 4 years old V9 plugins and I receive all the updates.

chk071
KVRAF
24016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Yeah, my bad. What i meant is that you have to pay for further new version updates.

Just played around a bit with Codex BTW, after being annoyed that you neither can choose where to install Waves Central, nor where to install the plugins. Quite disapointed TBH. What are Waves smoking that they charge $199 regularly for this synth? Seriously, about every freeware synth released in the last 10 years sounds better to my ears. And the parameter ranges could do with a lot finer resolution, the whole GUI feels sluggish too. Filters: Bad and digital sounding. And the raw waveforms sound as if there would be cap on the sound, very canny. Oh well, i should have known when even Beat mag, and CM mag write in their reviews that the sound could be better. Anyway, fair enough for that price, it was worth a shot. Don't think i'll keep it installed though.
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mrdelurk
KVRer
7 posts since 5 Nov, 2008

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat May 23, 2020 3:45 pm

Codex was advertised for $35 today, but what really caught my eyes in the Waves Synth Day ad is the screen shot. "What? Waves bought Serum?" (Never heard of Codex till now.)

Oh, OK, so it's a Serum look-alike at a fraction of the cost. Bit it needs Windows 10 and Live 10, neither of which I look forward to upgrade to. And there is also the unpleasantry of dealing with iLok, on top... nah. But for a few moments I was really stumped, thinking Waves bought Serum. :lol:

EnGee
KVRAF
6119 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat May 23, 2020 4:06 pm

Are you drunk?!
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tonedef71
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1218 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat May 23, 2020 4:12 pm

mrdelurk wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:45 pm
And there is also the unpleasantry of dealing with iLok, on top... nah.
No iLok with Codex. Waves has its own authorization system: Waves Central.
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teilo
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505 posts since 30 Mar, 2008

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:04 pm

Codex looks nothing like Serum. Also, it's been around for six years.
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teilo
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505 posts since 30 Mar, 2008

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:07 pm

[dupe]
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consordini
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101 posts since 6 May, 2020

Re: Codex vs Serum

Post Sun May 24, 2020 2:52 am

6 years later and at least at the moment Codex is insanely cheaper at $35, but definitely shows its age quite a bit more.
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