Lovely library of Roland's most classic instruments. Not sure about the low rated reviews beneath me but I wasn't building out my studio around RCM. Reactivation is only needed about once every 3 months. The US is a 3rd rate Internet shop and I always have a connection.
The VSTs load quickly and have never given me any issues with bugs or lockups. Very easy on the CPU.
The Play4Life program has given me lifetime licenses for 4 synths now and I know I've got 2 more coming this year. The sample packs are extremely useful and often have MIDI available, giving you a chance to really get flexible with sounds and timing.
Would be worth it for the Zenology Synth & FX alone, but if you need some classic Roland in your life, it's a great way to go.
Let's see.. Pay $20 a month, for years, ending up having paid hundreds, maybe thousands, for plugins, only then to lose every single one if I can't keep it up? Yeah, I don't think so. I'll buy a plugin. I'm never going to RENT one.
I bet you already do in someway. Welcome to the future. Pretty soon you'll be renting your computer power through cloud technology so you don't have to store a tower at home, and it can be upgraded without needing to tear the entire thing apart. Personal PCs will be like gaslamps and steam powered dildos.
Is it still the case that you cannot specify your own installation folder with Roland Cloud? I asked Roland support about a year back and they said if you change the installation folder you will have issues with updates etc. It's a big problem for Ableton users since you can only have 1 VST folder. Currently my VST folder is on a 2T external SSD. Do I really need to move all of my existing vsts over to Roland's default folder on my tiny C: drive?
Has anyone found a way round this silly restriction?