Who uses the cracked versions of their legit softwares?

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  1. MorteKai

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    I use autodesk products,... they used to ship the software on a USB drive,... but we would get a cracked version in the meanwhile.
    then one day... after receiveing the USB, the other guys installed the legit version... (I was working on a deadline.... so NO WAY am I reinstalling)..
    then 2days later... the other guys start noticing issues with their legit version.... some bugs.
    strangely enough.... my cracked version had NO issues...

    so In short... Yes.. have used cracked version of my legit sofware
     
  2. phumb-reh

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    I've hit the "authorization limit" a couple of times and it's just been easier to go for warez instead of waiting for the support to reply. (iZotope, I'm looking at your direction)
     
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  3. kidstretch

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    I have some Softube and Plugin Alliance stuff from the sister site, been meaning to buy Model 72 synth.
    Will it mess up my cracked ones? Do you use a mixture of both?
     
  4. famouslut

    famouslut Audiosexual

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    I defo use every cracked iLok (garbage) plug instead of legit, just because it's quicker to load and a lot less hassle. Altiverb, esp. I just wish Steinbug got cracked; then I could free my USB - such a pita, all these 20th Century, anti-consumer fur cups...
     
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  5. 5teezo

    5teezo Audiosexual

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    Waves all day, baby. I can't let them fuck with my money trying to milk me so I can use plugins I already bought by paying an additional 220 $ just to migrate all my plugins from v9 and v10 to v11. Waves Upgrade Plan? Sounds ore like Waves Rape plan to me! Greedy muhfuckuz…
     
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  6. 5teezo

    5teezo Audiosexual

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    You can de-authorize plugins from within the plugin's settings/otions menu.
     
  7. audiozuser76

    audiozuser76 Kapellmeister

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    Mostly iFuck (iLok) Stuff.
    I hate the fucking rip-off company and their shitty dongle.
     
  8. 5teezo

    5teezo Audiosexual

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    There are upsides to iLok if you have the dongle. You just install the plugins on any machine, pop in the usb dongle and you're good. But if you only have the iLok software it's relly a pain in the ass, because your computer actually is the dongle.
     
  9. 5teezo

    5teezo Audiosexual

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    I think PA Alliances installation and online activation process is one of the most hastle-free of em all.
     
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  10. virusg

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    "Who uses the cracked versions of their legit softwares?"

    if there's a cracked version of the plugin I own, always and forever will use cracked over legit...
     
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  11. Pontius

    Pontius Ultrasonic

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    I own licenses for everything I have, but...

    NI stuff is a nightmare, I resent on general principle having to install spyware to use music software I've owned and upgraded for a decade.

    Anything k'd on ilok, I'm not taking this fucking thing out into the world.

    I feel like I've given waves enough money, their shitty planned obsolescence program to strongarm you into their subscription model is like a dystopian joke, so I use that k with a clear conscience.

    Ableton as a company is fine, for the most part, but again, calling home and a limited number of authorizations make me feel like a beleaguered beggar, whose music making exists at the whim of an uninterested corporation. That's not conducive to my creativity, so I pirate.

    I wish there were some comment box I could drop a note into, suggesting that these companies not be so hostile to the people paying them (WAVES AND VIENNA, LOOKING AT YOU), but nobody cares about that stuff, and everyone wants to aspire to the Avid mega-investment-bank model.
     
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    Pontius Ultrasonic

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    CHURCH
     
  13. Pontius

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    I'm interested to hear more about you getting checked/verified for ownership. How does that go? Who does it?
     
  14. yabiss

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    i own so many synth and fx i had to make a list not to buy the same thing again... I know, i'm totally spoiled.:dunno:
    To answer OP question. Yes, i use cracked versions when possible. I hate dealing with authorisations and stuff...
     
  15. Valnar

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    I have so many cracked plugins, if I would ever buy the legit software I'd probably not install anything except important updates
     
  16. PrettyPurdie

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    I use the Cracked Versions so i can keep my activation code. I buy them and IF i get a new Computer with new Motherboard and ID's i still have it, because Support always sucks.
     
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    Publisher, producer, a guy that invest money into project, others...
    They ask you nicely. If you don't want to comply, no prob ..there are 456000 other composers willing to..

    This has been discussed many times thoroughly. Have a look at this post by The Pirate:
    http://audiosex.pro/threads/creating-music-using-illegal-content.3616/page-7#post-495748
    (I agree with what he's saying. And I don't agree with anyone just for the sake of it..)

    Another analogy - imagine you being the publisher that's about to release The Da Vinci Code 2. Let's say I am a great graphic designer and you really like my work and you'd really like me to design the cover. Would you really take a slightest chance to have to take 80 million books off of the shelves (and face a court trial), just because I didn't have a 150$ license to use a certain font?
     
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  18. MarkSlater

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    It is working on my system. I have Model 72 too. But, you can try the demo first, just to be sure. Just don't install their Softube Central. Download only the individual installer for Model 72. :yes:
     
  19. MarkSlater

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    It is working on my system. I have Model 72 too. But, you can try the demo first, just to be sure. Just don't install their Softube Central. Download only the individual installer for Model 72. :yes:
     
  20. kidstretch

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    Thanks, will try it out! ☺
     
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