I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

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jinotsuh
KVRist
362 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:12 pm

And I wanted to pay for it, seriously, I've had enough of Waves, and to top it all off the plugin installed perfectly, the whole process was quick and easy as usual, gets along perfectly with my v10 plugs and my couple of v9 plugs on the same machine, I mean WTF!!!, how dare they, this is really beyond the pale.

I'm done :x

Kongru
KVRian
684 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:23 pm

Just wait until you have to pay for WUP on the plugin you got for free.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
25124 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:35 pm

Kongru wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Just wait until you have to pay for WUP on the plugin you got for free.
I just got a reminder to update the WUP on the free plugin I got last year. I haven't even installed it ...

chk071
KVRAF
22435 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:38 pm

Kongru wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Just wait until you have to pay for WUP on the plugin you got for free.
You don't have to though?

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Googly Smythe
KVRAF
2575 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:59 pm

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
25124 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:16 pm

Googly Smythe wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:59 pm
tanstaafl
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jochicago
KVRian
745 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:49 pm

chk071 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Kongru wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Just wait until you have to pay for WUP on the plugin you got for free.
You don't have to though?
The eternal cycle of the Waves debate:
- they try to force you to pay for WUP
- but you don't have to though
- well, in some circumstances you do feel forced
- well maybe in those circumstances, but maybe it's ok to charge for WUP then
- is it though? Most developers do it without tricks
- what tricks? I never experience any problems
- they try to force you to pay for WUP
- but you don't have to though
- well, in some circumstances you do feel forced
- but maybe it's ok to charge for WUP then
- is it though? Most developers do it without tricks
- what do you mean tricks?
...

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Googly Smythe
KVRAF
2575 posts since 12 May, 2011 from Not where I was just now.

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:58 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Googly Smythe wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:59 pm
tanstaafl
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:D
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jens
KVRAF
19708 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:10 pm

chk071 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Kongru wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Just wait until you have to pay for WUP on the plugin you got for free.
You don't have to though?
Shush!

let's keep him in the dark, where he most probably belongs....

jens
KVRAF
19708 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:12 pm

jochicago wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:49 pm

- well, in some circumstances you do feel forced
Yes, if you own a Mac... and then you deserve no better. :hihi:

jochicago
KVRian
745 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:14 pm

jens wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:12 pm
jochicago wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:49 pm

- well, in some circumstances you do feel forced
Yes, if you own a Mac...
Shush, don't tell the people that want to live in the fantasy that nobody is ever forced to pay for WUP.

jens
KVRAF
19708 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 pm

Well, in all seriousness I seem to remember having read about cases where some V9 plugins stopped working after an OSX update... but I certainly don't think you can blame Waves for that. They surely have the right to charge for all the hard work apple keeps causing them... and it's always been like this: Apple keeps changing their architecture, claim it's a breeze for developers to adapt, then watch These getting all them blame if they want to get paid for the time the had to waste on this...

mtelesha
KVRist
219 posts since 21 May, 2018

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:17 pm

I always felt the update is for commercial studios. I bought version one of the Gold ($1200) and left music production after having two bands get onto MTV and tour the world, sign with a label and we all made no money. Came back a few years ago and I paid $40 to upgrade my account.

Waves has great sounding plugins still and I still feel we pay WAY to much for our programs, but glad Waves makes it affordable.
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jochicago
KVRian
745 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:27 pm

jens wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 pm
OSX update... but I certainly don't think you can blame Waves for that
Who else would you blame for Waves' behavior? The OS updates are a problem faced by Every. Single. Developer. I don't see anyone else inventing some new plugin version just to charge for the OS compatibility.

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2:43AM
KVRist
138 posts since 30 Jun, 2016 from USA

Re: I'm done with Waves, they just gave away a FREE plugin!!!

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Here's how I look at Waves plugin:

90% of their plugins are (or will be at some point) $29.99. They are coded well, work well, and sound good. Don't bother thinking about the resale market; it doesn't exist for Waves plugins. Don't bother thinking about WUP nor consider doing WUP unless you're some super-critical sound studio that can't afford one hiccup in an install process and/or Windows/Mac update. Just think about using a plugin that's cheap, sounds good, and will probably help your mix and creativity. You buy it for yourself...to help yourself.

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