VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

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revvy
KVRian
1240 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Sat May 30, 2020 7:10 am

Easy to avoid CM then, yes!

Imagine if all your plugs timed out at some point and needed 're-authing'. Slippery slope, etc.

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zvenx
KVRAF
8056 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

Post Sat May 30, 2020 7:13 am

revvy wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:10 am
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Imagine if all your plugs timed out at some point and needed 're-authing'. Slippery slope, etc.
This!!!

That is part of why for me it is a 'dangerous' way to go..
rsp
sound sculptist

Tannaliini
KVRist
235 posts since 12 Mar, 2020 from Toilet, or on the way to toilet

Re: VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

Post Sat May 30, 2020 8:23 am

When I told to my friend about this 90days system, he said "It sounds bad, it is like you are renting for 90days period and you'll never know if it will work again after the 90days period". Yeah, that actually is quite true...

Reason uses same method? I didn't know... How does it work with Reason? You need to revoke your reason license every 90days (or some other time period)?

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zvenx
KVRAF
8056 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Re: VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

Post Sat May 30, 2020 8:27 am

no, Reason uses CM but afaik it is a permanent license on dongle. I use Reason on two computers so it requires me to sign on from whichever computer I am using.. (automated to one click for me).. But my DAWS are always online so it isn't an issue.
I believe if you are using Reason on one machine and have it on a USB dongle, it doesn't require further or continuous authentication.
rsp
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MissOptimyst
KVRist
132 posts since 1 Mar, 2020

Re: VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

Post Sat May 30, 2020 12:26 pm

If they switch to dongle I probably won’t upgrade. Codemeter 7 has been fine for me with Avenger and Antares Autotune on Mac OSX Catalina so I’ve been content with it. I feel for those with issues, but none for me. Hope it always stays that way.

As long as I can always use my Avenger 1 and refresh the license then I’m a happy customer. I can upgrade to 2 in due time when I’m ready. I just got Avenger in December so not quite ready to spend more for a new upgrade just yet. It does sound like it may take a bit of time to come out though. Could be more in the market for it then.

On the other hand, I’m looking at possibly getting ReFX Nexus 3 soon. I like the idea of having a large library of quality samples in addition to Avenger. I love the VPS sound.

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consordini
KVRist
323 posts since 6 May, 2020

Re: VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:29 am

Is the Avenger continuous authentication cycle mainly an antipiracy measurement? Because it seems like they could adjust this to half a year, permanent one-time deal, or anything in between really.
Take care :wink:

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nIGhT-SoN
KVRist
496 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Re: VPS Avenger 2 will use dongle again (any news about the situation)?

Post Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 pm

CM was one of the reasons that stopped me from buying Avenger. I guess it's better to protect your software than attracting new customers. I wonder, did their sales gone up since they added CM?

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