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Old 09-03-2021, 02:30 PM
nsureit nsureit is offline
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Default Free PT Ultimate Promotion for Carbon, Not MTRX?

I saw that recent purchasers of AVID PT Carbon are receiving a Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual license with one year support plan for FREE. Wonder if AVID might offer same to recent purchasers of MTRX, which costs 25% more than Carbon?
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Old 09-03-2021, 05:57 PM
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Default Re: Free PT Ultimate Promotion for Carbon, Not MTRX?

Usually companies offer extreme discounts like this when the sales of whatever product they are trying to hock aren't going as well as they want, in order to boost sales.

My guess is that the limited and crippled Carbon interface isn't selling anywhere near as well as the MRTX is. So they don't need to encourage buyers to buy the MRTX with free software.
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Old 09-05-2021, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: Free PT Ultimate Promotion for Carbon, Not MTRX?

JC, you're probably right. I don't mind paying the $399 to renew service & support plan, but my (our) investment(s) in MTRX and HDX are substantial.

I am still thrilled with the performance of my HDX/MTRX/PT Ultimate platform on PC. It has exceeded my expectations, and I'm having a blast mixing for friends, local bands and some local schools. I do encounter occasional error messages, but easy to resolve.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: Free PT Ultimate Promotion for Carbon, Not MTRX?

Carbon could have been great. Just like Omni HD (which I own) could have been way better if they didn’t limit it to 4 ins.

I probably would have bought Carbon but the expandability isn’t there.
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