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Re: Native Instruments software crashing.

Postby OneWorld » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:28 pm

blinddrew wrote:That's a new one on me too. Shows how down with the kids Andy is. :)

I think the main site for 'crakd' software was called Warez although I had another name for it 'Please Give Me a Virus' a pal of mine ran a commercial studio with pirated software, and more often than not he was doing yet another 'complete rebuild' and he couldn't figure out why he needed do that every other week!
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Re: Native Instruments software crashing.

Postby OneWorld » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:37 pm

Phunky wrote:
And I feel quite lucky that I didn't have rely on NI support at the present. 30 percent of their staff was laid off a short while ago, 20 percent with immediate effect. And according to NI it is supposed to improve the customer experience.

If NI has laid off 30% of the staff, is that 30% of staff in general or 30% of support staff? Maybe the products are so good that they don't need support - I wish!

I use NI products and I find the whole bunch of it confusing, it seems many products do the same as other. I bought Komplete 10 some years ago and half of it I don't use, it confuses me and the Kontakt GUI, well, I went out and bought Halion instead which apart from the current fad for 'any colour as long as it's black' is much better.

I really do miss Gigastudio - that was an exemplar of a good design and usability, till TASCAM got hold of it and ditched it.
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Re: Native Instruments software crashing.

Postby Pete Kaine » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:02 pm

Phunky wrote:If NI has laid off 30% of the staff, is that 30% of staff in general or 30% of support staff? Maybe the products are so good that they don't need support - I wish!


Across the board from the coverage that's been reported, as sales and R&D both seemed to have been affected.
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