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Old 01-04-2016, 03:49 PM
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I'd like to hear how that figure was reached ?
The argument I've heard is that in the past, Pro Tools HD upgrades used to happen every 2-3 years and cost $1500. So, 599/399 per year, with a much quicker development schedule with more releases, is actually less than it used to be.

Haven't fact checked it myself but that's the logic.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:20 AM
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So, announcing features last year that still haven't been implemented is the faster development schedule? This is the problem with the model - Avid may or may not deliver on development but users will have to pay either way.

I almost upgraded on New Year's Eve - and then didn't. This applies to the 4 HD systems I am responsible for. I am thankful that Avid didn't blink and extend the $599 pricing as I might have weakened.

If the HD upgrade had included permanent licenses to the pro plugins (instead of the subscription) I would have upgraded.

If the HD upgrade had not included making my iLok asset non transferrable, I might have upgraded.

If I could have upgraded by paying and then registering later, I might have upgraded.

Instead, I spent $15k on pieces that will make my studio life more productive and enjoyable. Lots of new hardware!

Will the money some spent on an HD upgrade really be worth it? The answer is a big maybe.... At the moment, 10HD has all of the features I need and 12 offers very few meaningful advantages.

Anyway, it looks like I can wait until the end of 2017 to upgrade if I must. The thing is, I am getting really used to the idea of not upgrading. That's a dangerous idea for Avid to encourage, but I'm seeing this as the silver lining to Avid's short sighted approach to its customers.

I suppose Avid could tweak their plan and make things more appealing, but I'm not counting on it until top management is replaced. Overdue, imo.

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The thing is, I am getting really used to the idea of not upgrading. That's a dangerous idea for Avid to encourage, but I'm seeing this as the silver lining to Avid's short sighted approach to its customers.
I thought the same thing and almost caved myself but now that the date has passed I'm feeling a sigh of relief.
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