Audio Damage removed their DRM

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KVRAF
5219 posts since 20 Jul, 2010

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:03 am

Apparently I wasn't the only one having trouble with it. I could never get EOS to run, and I gave up on it in the end, cut my losses and forgot about it. But now they've stripped the DRM, it works fine (I just had to remove it from Cubase's blacklist and redownload the new version).

They're also having a sale until tomorrow.
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KVRAF
1904 posts since 13 Oct, 2002

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:16 am

Weird. I never even realized they used DRM; I thought it was just a serial. I guess it worked transparently for me. :shrug:

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KVRian
1232 posts since 26 Mar, 2004 from UK

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:44 am

They have done some bugfixing as part of the DRM removal update as well, IIRC. Changelogs were floating around somewhere - check the AD product feed RSS.

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KVRAF
9378 posts since 3 Apr, 2002 from Austin, TX USA

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:10 am

Breeze wrote:Weird. I never even realized they used DRM; I thought it was just a serial. I guess it worked transparently for me. :shrug:
Yeah, I was surprised when I got the email.. never had an issue, just copy-and-pasted the serial and Everything Just Worked. :shrug:

Might as well redownload everything and reinstall, though.

KVRist
190 posts since 15 Jun, 2007 from San Antonio, Texas

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:36 am

it was for AU versions because of Logic being sandboxed. I'm on PC and noticed with Replicant (finally bought this past weekend) there was no need to paste the reg. code so i guess it was done to both platforms.

http://www.analogindustries.com/b1863/Sandbolloxed/

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KVRAF
29707 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:52 am

The DRM email was news to me ... never had any problems with AD plugins. Nice discount atm, but I already have most of their stuff. Don't really fancy the chorus' or Ratshack Reverb.

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KVRAF
32420 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:56 am

H.86 wrote:it was for AU versions because of Logic being sandboxed.
Which, ironically, has now been shelved apparently (after the mess it made of Garageband X)

Banned
22384 posts since 5 Sep, 2001

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:13 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
H.86 wrote:it was for AU versions because of Logic being sandboxed.
Which, ironically, has now been shelved apparently (after the mess it made of Garageband X)

Wow that's good news, where did you hear that?

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KVRAF
32420 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:27 pm

Here in a thread somewhere.

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KVRAF
32661 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:02 pm

From the Newsletter:

DRM Removal Machine!
As many of you know, we are removing the DRM from our product line, because it causes support headaches, and punishes customers that have purchased our products, while doing little to alleviate piracy. Many of the most popular products have already received this treatment, and during the course of the year, we will be updating our entire product line to do outstanding bug fixes and remove the DRM from the installers. Keep an eye on the Audio Damage RSS Feed to be informed as each product is updated.

Audio Damage Product Update & Release Information:
http://audiodamage.us1.list-manage.com/ ... cc36f64443
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KVRAF
4818 posts since 6 May, 2002

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:17 am

I've always had serial # copy protection for Audio Damage plugins, even when they went 64bit. When exactly did DRM start?
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KVRAF
5599 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:36 am

electro wrote:I've always had serial # copy protection for Audio Damage plugins, even when they went 64bit. When exactly did DRM start?
DRM is their fancy name for serial number copy protection. They removed all copy protection from their plugins.

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KVRAF
2326 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:43 am

Frantz wrote:
electro wrote:I've always had serial # copy protection for Audio Damage plugins, even when they went 64bit. When exactly did DRM start?
DRM is their fancy name for serial number copy protection. They removed all copy protection from their plugins.
I don't see how this could be called "DRM". It's hardly even a copy protection... :shrug:
I bought BigSeq2 yesterday, and they gave me a serial. Haven't installed it though.

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KVRAF
5599 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:22 am

T-CM11 wrote:
Frantz wrote:
electro wrote:I've always had serial # copy protection for Audio Damage plugins, even when they went 64bit. When exactly did DRM start?
DRM is their fancy name for serial number copy protection. They removed all copy protection from their plugins.
I don't see how this could be called "DRM". It's hardly even a copy protection... :shrug:
I bought BigSeq2 yesterday, and they gave me a serial. Haven't installed it though.
That's what they call it. I had a discussion with them on their blog about this decision so I am sure they are removing all copy protection.

I haven't reinstalled my AD plugins yet but if I recall correctly, they will still give you a serial number but it is not needed for installation.

KVRAF
2323 posts since 4 Mar, 2004 from Portugal (Lagos)

Post Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:34 am

Users who had both versions in the same folder probably never noticed, but Replicant, in Reaper 32, only worked bridged in the 64 bits version. Courtesy of DRM?
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