electro wrote:According to what I've read here, each 12 month subscription ($240.00) entitles you to one permanent license of your choosing.
Yep, Roland YOURS. ( https://www.rolandcloud.com/yours-loyalty-program
It was first mentioned as "coming soon", on their website, 30th May 2017 (based on google). Given that this thread was started, in Dec 2016, there MUST (!) be some people out there who are most of their way towards a second YOURS instrument, never mind the first!
..And yet, I've seen absolutely NO reports on any details. Has anyone, who qualifies, actually been given a YOURS instrument yet? Has anyone, who subscribed for the 1 year period, been offered anything? In theory, you should instantly qualify for a YOURS instrument, given that you've paid for 12 months up front? Or do they make you wait the year anyway? (ughhh.. )
The only concern is whether activating that permanent license in the future will depend on the indefinite availability of Roland Virtual Sonic servers
I'm very much assuming it will always need a Cloud account, in order to also limit the amount of active installs. But it could "permanently" authorise, like standard challenge response, or it could continue to require a sign in every x days etc. It'd kinda be a good idea to know how basics like this -actually- work before spending $200+ on something!
I also don't like the whole "you can never ever change your email address" thing, which I'm sure I've seen mentioned somewhere? I'm not sure they could even legally enforce this as a condition, if it is one(?) So they may want to rethink that. Anyone know anything more about this?