What does this mean "Your Waves Update Plan will expire"?

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KVRist
77 posts since 17 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:02 am

I have bought a VST (software). And the licence therefore will expire? I dont bought an abo, i bought an software product - i thought???
What does this mean "Your Waves Update Plan will expire"?

P.S. the VST (Ovox) i never use, because....

KVRAF
5132 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:23 am

It'll become expensive...

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KVRAF
2132 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:25 am

Give the fortune teller all your money, and the curse will be lifted. Seriously, it means you won't get the next update for the plugin--that you'll have to pay for the upgrade (if there is one) when it comes, if you want the upgrade. I think I've read some say they were four or five updates behind, with unaffected functioning. Still, things happen (not sure if operating system updates have made Waves plugins unusable). But there is much on this forum and elsewhere about the Wave's WUP "scam."
"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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KVRAF
30166 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:53 am

What's an "abo"?

The license you bought will not expire, but the "update plan" will. That means that you wont receive any future updates to the plugin unless you renew the update plan. It's a total scam by Waves imho.
Last edited by thecontrolcentre on Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

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addled muppet weed
80658 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:54 am

im intrigued where the "because...." is going! :hyper:
one hell of a cliffhanger!!!

KVRAF
5132 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:15 pm

vurt wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:54 am
im intrigued where the "because...." is going! :hyper:
one hell of a cliffhanger!!!
https://youtu.be/Lr9aPhIjxFc

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KVRAF
2132 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:39 pm

"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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KVRian
726 posts since 14 Jul, 2018

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:09 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:53 am
What's an "abo"?
the german word for subscription
actually it's a short for the french "abonnement"

@ OP:
here you might find some info in re WUP:
https://www.waves.com/support/waves-update-plan

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KVRAF
5838 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:43 pm

You can use your software as long as you live and as long it will run on your system. You will get updates if you renew your plan for one year. If your plan runs out the second licenses expire, that means only one computer can use the software, but its easy to move it from one to another, or to run it from the cloud (then you need to be connected to the net…)
WUP is not a scam as some people “feel”. Other than in the past those plugins rarely need updates. But it can happen if a new operating system version would break things. Often its cheaper to upgrade to a bundle than paying for WUP. You get some extra plugins and the existing ones get a renewal of then plan. Watch out their sales, which happen always. Some sales are related to the update plans…

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