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Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:06 pm
by krooner
Hi All,

Having demoed a plugin, am I now committed to using the manufacturer + "manager" prog, if I want to buy, or can I search for another retail outlet.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Kj

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:29 pm
by BJG145
Unless you signed anything in blood, you can do what you like. :)

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:38 pm
by krooner
Hi, BJG145,

Thanks very much for the swift response. I think that should save me a few quid.

Cheers.
Kj

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:58 am
by krooner
Actually, while I'm on the subject-is it necessary to use a manufacturer's download manager at all, when downloading one of their plugins?

Cheers.
Kj

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:14 am
by The Elf
It's impossible to generalise about such things. It's quite possible for a programmer to make it such that you can only get to a piece of software via their downloader, but would they? Who knows? I've seen some software insist on a downloader, but if you know where to look you can download without it.

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:48 am
by krooner
Thanks very much for that, TE. I think I'll go ahead and buy now.

Cheers.
Kj

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:56 am
by Martin Walker
As Elf says, it's impossible to generalise, but when there's an option I invariably opt for the simplest download that gives me a DLL plug-in file that I can copy into my preferred vstplugins folder.

The only exceptions tend to be more complex plug-ins that have accompanying sample libraries, standalone versions and the like, where I tend to once again scrupulously point them at my preferred vstplugins folder, even if they involve an executable install file.


Martin

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:00 pm
by Ian Shaw
Just check it isn't one of those companies that put stuff on sale every other week. You can save a fortune that way
Ian

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:49 pm
by krooner
Thanks guys,

I'm aiming to buy, Hofa's IQ-Series Reverb from, Thomann , however if anyone sees any
reason why I may have a problem, please let me know.

Cheers
Kj

Re: Plugin Buying

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:47 pm
by Martin Walker
Well it got a very positive SOS review from Sam Inglis:

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/hofa-iq-reverb


Martin