Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Digital Audio

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 6, 2006, 04:26 PM   #1
FFTT
macrumors 68030
 
FFTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
Waves boycott looming

There is a growing call among audio professionals to boycott Waves
for unfair business practices.

http://gearslutz.com/board/showthrea...=waves+boycott
http://gearslutz.com/board/showthread.php3?t=54112

Unlike most applications where the user may eventually want to upgrade,
The user is forced to upgrade or their license expires disabling the application.

The most recent WUP upgrade is reportedly $400.00

Many of these audio professionals invested $2000-$2800+ for Waves products and the associated plug-ins unaware that they were essentially buying into a time limited lease of their software license.

At least that's my take on the story.

If the user has hardware trouble requiring a re-install of their hard drive,
the license expires and Waves will not permit re-authorization unless the licensed user pays for the WUP update, essentially holding the user hostage.

To make matters worse Waves is Pace iLok protected.

This practice is a blatant, arrogant and insulting abuse of software licensing.

I agree that a boycott is warranted.
__________________
Don't look at me in that tone of voice!
FFTT is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2006, 07:28 PM   #2
thumper
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Under the Sea
they say.

Audio plugins are cheaper then buying the hardware.
but having to pay for all these updates on everything,
its just cheap to buy hardware stuff agian

im thinking id rather invest in real gear now which will last a life
time then buy plugins which, if your lucky, last a year.

if i buy a product i should be able to use it how i like, and when i like.
i should be able to bring it where ever i go, to my studio or my friends studio... just like you would with a real EQ or compressor.

just cuz its software these people think they can rule over us like gods.

Im already stuck in the ProTools world of never ending updates that you have to pay for. i think ill pass on buying into the never ending wave of leases from waves.

when i buy something.. i want to pay for it up front and thats it...
could you imagin if you bought a hardware EQ installed it into your studio then one year later it stoped working with a note on the display.. please insert your Visa in rear slot for another years use.

thumper is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2006, 09:24 PM   #3
FFTT
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
FFTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero


If you look at most serious studios, they use mostly analog gear for pre's
FX, EQ and such leaving the DAW mostly for tacking, dubbing. editing and mixdown.
The quality of the sounds they are editing comes from analog.

While there are some great plugins,

There's nothing like the real thing baby
__________________
Don't look at me in that tone of voice!
FFTT is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Digital Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shortwave: Make Waves! [Free App] elined iPhone and iPod touch Apps 0 Jan 16, 2014 12:20 PM
Looming BART Strike, Monday at 12:01 AM Gutwrench Politics, Religion, Social Issues 1 Aug 2, 2013 10:45 PM
Super Waves Survivor conedog iPad Apps 0 May 29, 2013 02:57 PM
ripples or waves on iphone 5 screen psywzrd iPhone 5 Oct 1, 2012 09:48 PM
iPhone 4S Emitting Radio Sound Waves ET iPhone Home iPhone 8 Aug 31, 2012 06:50 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC