Baby Audio Smooth Operator

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
3725 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Post Tue May 04, 2021 4:54 pm

bmanic wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 8:23 am
BABY Audio wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 8:17 am
epiphaneia wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 11:29 am

Do you regularly compile another build that would work without online activation that all registered customers would receive?
Yes, exactly that. If ever something happened that meant we would have to shut down the activation server (which is highly unlikely) then we would be able to distribute an alternative build that could be activated without Internet access.

Also, what is much more likely to happen in the future is that we'll overhaul our activation system and hopefully find a way to incorporate offline activation :)
The issue is that pretty much the EXACT words you just said, have been said before.. and NOT honored. The case for "oh if we go bust or something happens, customers will get a working version!" is almost zero. As far as I know, the only company that actually pulled through (albeit half-assed and with a rather small window/time-line) was Camel Audio. All others simply vanished and left the legit customers hanging. Anybody can think of a company with online activation that actually kept their promise?
This is one of the reasons why I think a lot of plugins are overpriced.

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