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Old 06-18-2019, 03:36 AM
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Default ProTools price adjustments from July 1st.

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After the recent 2019 release fiasco, now this....
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we have decided that customers currently subscribing to Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius will not have a price increase, however they must continue to keep their subscription current in order to maintain their existing price
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Old 06-18-2019, 04:11 AM
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I just don’t understand how they are justifying this considering the price and capability of the competition. Pro Tools is no longer “the industry standard” as most of the industry (music-wise) has moved onto project studios where many are using other DAWs. Pro Tools users really haven’t gotten much innovation at all since Pro Tools 12 released. For vanilla users, we mostly got a bunch of hand-me-down features from HD. And sorry to say, no one is using CC. And most of us more experienced users are not using tech support. I’ve been a Pro Tools user since 2008 and have yet to call tech support at all.

Logic Pro is still fixed at $199. Studio One is fixed at $399. Reaper is $60. Cubase is fixed at $550. Yet we have paid more than all of these since 12 and have gotten barely any ground breaking features to this day. And now we are being asked to pay double for the same slow service. Blows my mind.
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no price change for pro tools
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:18 AM
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we have decided that customers currently subscribing to Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius will not have a price increase, however they must continue to keep their subscription current in order to maintain their existing price
This is for users on subscription. The perpetual license users will have to pay $199 from July 1st to renew their annual plan. It is explained thoroughly in the FB Avid users group.

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Looks like the only ones getting screwed are us non ultimate perpetual users. I knew they were going to do this when they said they had new "products" coming, but it still sucks.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:22 AM
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Just in case "someone" missed it....

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in case someone missed it, avid wants people to turn the perpetual licenses into subscriptions and in this case it is 99/year
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Avid’s announcement actually says “In addition, we have decided that customers currently subscribing to Media Composer, Pro Tools and Sibelius will not have a price increase, however they must continue to keep their subscription current in order to maintain their existing price. ”

The key word is “subscribing”. The ‘no price increase’ statement only relates to subscription licenses, not perpetual licenses.

Avid’s announcement then goes on to say this in respect of perpetual licenses ...

“For those of you that are currently on Perpetual Licenses, the increase ranges from 0-33% on new licenses depending on the product and type of license. As an alternative to renewing at the new pricing, there are incentives for you to cross-grade from your current perpetual license to subscription, like decreased pricing and additional functionality, depending on the product. We would highly recommend that you look at those options as you consider your next renewal.”

So, the announcement itself simply glosses over (i.e. fails to mention) the revised pricing for annual support/update renewal of EXISTING perpetual licenses, instead focusing on incentives to get people to switch from perpetual to subscription licenses.

In fact, if you look at the perpetual software renewal prices, you see that the price has not changed for Pro Tools Ultimate software owners, at $399, but is doubling from $99 to $199 for Pro Tools owners. Yes that’s right, a 50.25% increase actually (as a 50% increase would have made the new price $198).

So Jfreak’s comment and DJ Hellfire’s posts in this thread must be read with caution .... the no price increase assertion applies to subscriptions, and to Ultimate perpetual support/update renewals, BUT NOT to Pro Tools (standard) perpetual license support/update renewals.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:41 AM
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avid wants people to turn the perpetual licenses into subscriptions and in this case it is 99/year
By surrender the perpetual license one has kept paying for years to get on the subscription wagon, so when that expires the user will have nothing, until of course keep paying.....What a scam!
Wow, you think you are smart enough to con people like that???
So embarrassing, once again.
The train wreck called Avid holds well....

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