This 1997 article described most of us perfectly

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  1. KevinParker

    KevinParker Member

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    In other words, it's an addiction. Listen to a typical dialog on an IRC warez trading channel:

    "What you got?"

    "Cubase three."

    "What's that?"

    "A music program."

    "I got it. What else?"

    "No, but it's Cubase three-oh-three - the latest bugfix."

    "Shit. Gimme."

    "It's not a patch. It's another seven meg download."

    "Don't care. I want it."

    Warez traders scour the newsgroups every night, planting requests, downloading file parts they don't need. Warezheads feel unfulfilled unless they've swelled their coffers by at least one application a day. They don't need this Java Development Kit tool, or that Photoshop plug-in - the thrill is in creating the new subdirectory and placing the tightly packed and zipped file cleanly, reverently, into the collection. They may even install it. Then toy absentmindedly with its toolbars and palettes before tucking it away and never running it again.

    Look at Michael, an 18-year-old warez junkie who's also into weight lifting. In the evenings, while his friends pursue women, he's either at the gym or home at his machine, combing the planet for the latest dot releases of 3D Studio MAX. "I bought a Zip drive so I could store it all. The SoftImage rip is 20 disks. It took me three months to get the entire set." A directory called WAREZ on his D:/ drive has $50,000 worth of cracked software, more than any one person could ever use, ludicrous amounts of applications. The more high-end and toolbar-tastic the app, the better. Without technical support or manuals, he hasn't a clue how to use most of it. But it's there and will stay there. "Warez give you a weird kind of feeling," he says. "You end up collecting programs you don't need and never use. Just so you can say, 'I've got this or I've got that.' Or 'My version of Photoshop is higher than yours.'"

    full article: https://www.wired.com/1997/04/ff-warez/
     
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  3. beatletown

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    This article tells us cubase was king in 97 and is king in 2018.
     
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  4. babuk

    babuk Noisemaker

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    nobody is king in 2018, cubase is just another daw
     
  5. KevinParker

    KevinParker Member

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    I Agree 100%. In fact, cubase is behind in a way, being imposible to fully crack...
     
  6. wasgedn

    wasgedn Rock Star

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    you forgot to vote :hillbilly:
     
  7. wasgedn

    wasgedn Rock Star

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    studio one is cubase substitude,...same coder...
     
  8. KevinParker

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    I's really similar, but it's not the same
     
  9. beatletown

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    It cant substitute reaper let alone cubase.
     
  10. Fudsey Plange

    Fudsey Plange Audiosexual

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    I thought that was Samplitude.
     
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  11. PopstarKiller

    PopstarKiller Producer

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    No, I only download stuff that I intend to try or use. And that's like 1/100 of releases on the sister site. Nothing to do with addiction.
     
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    I used to be like this. My reasoning was "You never know when someone I know or myself will need or want to learn/use this."
    And yes, there is something about having a drive full of stuff that would otherwise take being a millionaire to amass.
     
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  14. wasgedn

    wasgedn Rock Star

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  15. wasgedn

    wasgedn Rock Star

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    when the internet breaks down i can live offgrid for a good amount of time:rofl:
     
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    tooloud Platinum Record

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    It's a definite yes from me. Sadly and quite pathetically really, I have gone from music creator to software curator. My studio is like an overpriced Tamagochi. It must be fed with the latest point updates on a daily basis. I have a fear that a friend will see me pull up Omnisphere and berate me for not having the latest Bob Moog library update, despite the fact that I never use it.
     
  17. KevinParker

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    real shit doode
     
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  18. KevinParker

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    yo what? hahha
     
  19. lukehh

    lukehh Producer

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    Hmm, I also know such a person who is practicing senseless Audiowarez-hoarding since the mid 90s. Incredible stupid if you ask me! :rofl:
     
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  20. wasgedn

    wasgedn Rock Star

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    lets say in youre case its preserving abandon stuff from the first days of warez my friend...
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    all this little plugs are artworks....im an art collector....
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    we all love to share warez in real life so its also not just for us alone he he...
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    when you check daily to not miss blacklisted stuff you stand with one leg in the grave....
    the global data stream is devine...but not our ability to transcribe:rofl:
     
  21. KevinParker

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    It's a real problem LUL
     
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