SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

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Caine123
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5223 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Fri May 18, 2018 12:28 am

im wondering if you keep the LITTLE versions of plugins which have also a full version/BIG version. those BIG versions have everything the LITTLE versions have. i got some LITTLE licenses and might deacivate/sell them (if it's not too much fees included).
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EvilDragon
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16884 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:01 am

Faster workflow, less parameter clutter?

Elektronisch
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2223 posts since 3 Feb, 2010

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 am

Caine123 wrote:im wondering if you keep the LITTLE versions of plugins which have also a full version/BIG version. those BIG versions have everything the LITTLE versions have. i got some LITTLE licenses and might deacivate/sell them (if it's not too much fees included).
I think you answered to your question yourself :)

nusound mind
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92 posts since 21 Jan, 2017

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 4:00 am

CPU hit. Little Radiator I use a lot b/c it sounds almost as good in most cases far as I can tell as Radiator. I rarely touch the eq part of Radiator anyways, although the input/output part I do use.

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sin night
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1165 posts since 1 Aug, 2006 from Italy

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 am

The Little versions count to get a discounted upgrade (I'm sure they do for the full bundle, I believe it's the same for single plugins too). You surrender your Little license (so you can't sell it separately anymore) and you get a discount.
I believe the "standard" licenses also include the the license for the "little" versions (when avaible).

Then you may want to keep a Little version on your system for compatibility with your previous projects (but that's up to you and the way you work).

I'm quite sure that I disabled some of the Little versions in Cubase to reduce the clutter in my plugin list; for example, I don't see any reason to show Little MicroShift along with Microshift in my plugin list, so it's hidden.

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Ichad.c
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1037 posts since 8 Feb, 2012 from South - Africa

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 10:58 am

Because Little Plate is an orphan.

Caine123
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5223 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 11:07 am

i dont want to sell little ones where no big brother is available, but those should be able to sell shouldnt they? as they are not in the locked group.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10510 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 11:09 am

'cause dey is ickle wickle, and cute! :hug:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFvG72cHUwg

Funkybot's Evil Twin
KVRAF
5656 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 2:21 pm

There's no regular AlterBoy, just the little one. Same for the Plate. EchoBoy Jr. (I guess technically not a Little version) has a nicer GUI than the full version, with a very competent feature set. Other than that, I don't really use them.

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djshire
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621 posts since 11 Jun, 2011 from Detroit

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 4:06 pm

Because I'm too poor to afford the normal version.

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poleda
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44 posts since 17 May, 2018

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 5:05 pm

Caine123 wrote:im wondering if you keep the LITTLE versions of plugins which have also a full version/BIG version. those BIG versions have everything the LITTLE versions have. i got some LITTLE licenses and might deacivate/sell them (if it's not too much fees included).
You can fit more G.A.S. in the BIGGER plugins.
It's time to set the flux capacitor to 2018, bye bye VST2 and 32 bit.

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pekbro
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1960 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Shit, I have multiple copies of em, too lazy to bother and sell them. :hihi:

elxsound
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4567 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Little Radiator = based on Altec 1566A preamp
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Radiator = based on Altec 1567A mixer amp

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MogwaiBoy
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2729 posts since 26 Nov, 2015 from Way Downunder

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 pm

In my case I have to keep Echoboy Jnr because even though I bought it fair and square brand new it is locked in my iLok and the transfer icon greyed out - iLok support say "talk to Soundtoys" and Soundtoys support won't respond. Annoying.

Caine123
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5223 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: SoundToys - Why keep the "LITTLE" versions?

Post Fri May 18, 2018 11:54 pm

elxsound wrote:Little Radiator = based on Altec 1566A preamp
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Radiator = based on Altec 1567A mixer amp

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oh, seems i should keep here the LITTLE one but check if the sound is really different
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