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Old 06-18-2019, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: ProTools price adjustments from July 1st.

To me the choice is clear since I have a perpetual license.


If I never pay a dime for PT support again, perpetual means I should still be able to open my last session. I won't get updates, but all my content is still available.


If I convert that perpetual license to a rental/subscription, my content is available to me only as long as I continue renting. One glitch or whatever and I am locked out of my own productions whether it's my fault or not.

I was a user of the mastering software Triumph. Last month, there was some sort a disagreement with the founders. Instantly, the servers were cut off that would have allowed my to enable my license on a new computer. Cut off completely now from a product I paid for.


I will renew PT for a year at least. I have to. Probably more since I started on PTIII and have a lot of media stored away.

It's good practice to store all sessions in exported stems anyway. I will be making sure that is done from here on out.

This appears to be the best marketing move imaginable for Avids competitors.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:14 AM
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Meanwhile, Slate just announced a motherload of an update all while keeping the price the same.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:31 AM
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I am not giving up my permanent license. 200.00 a year is really pushing it for PT vanilla. I can easily freeze my system for a very ...long...time.. which would end up saving me quite a bit of money as I could stop updating my plugins as well. 9.99 a month for trading in my permanent license isn't a good deal at all considering that I was only paying 100.00 a year before. Now I could drop off for 5 years or so and really save money AVID! Tempting.
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Meanwhile, Slate just announced a motherload of an update all while keeping the price the same.
FGX 2.0 already? Soon?
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:33 AM
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Doesn't anyone write this stuff off on their income taxes? I certainly do and I have a one man home studio.
Do you think your clients would be happy with a 100% price increase tomorrow morning? For no reason? I doubt it. Why should we 'be happy' about it?
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:33 AM
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FGX 2.0 already? Soon?
A whole bunch of crap I will probably never use but some may find it useful. Access to a bunch of tutorials and sessions from industry heavyweights and 28 new plugins.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:36 AM
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I haven't seen any meaningful additions to Pro Tools since version 12.4. I think Avid will drive current users to other DAWs with the price increase for Pro Tools Standard. I am already starting to look!
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:44 AM
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I haven't seen any meaningful additions to Pro Tools since version 12.4. I think Avid will drive current users to other DAWs with the price increase for Pro Tools Standard. I am already starting to look!
At this point, I might be with you. That cost is just too high for me to justify as someone who doesn't make their primary income from recording.

I might have to capitulate and go to subscription, in like 5+ years of not paying for updates. That is a savings of 1000 to 1400 dollars just in PT costs. What a great plan you have AVID!
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:51 AM
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You all might want to insure yourselves over possible "incompatibility" for future versions of Windows. It might already be in there for 2019.5. Guess I will download some earlier versions just in case they "disappear".
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:04 AM
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So basically the idea is to induce everyone to move to the subscription because every other option is extremely opaque and expensive?

$199 annual renewals for the perpetual license is an absolute joke.
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