Why do you use cracked plugins?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by vuuru_keg, Sep 12, 2021.

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Why do you use cracked plugins?

  1. It's a hobby for me. I don't make money from it - I don't spend money on it.

    35.6%
  2. I simply just can't afford it most of the time

    54.0%
  3. I'm against the company's protection method on a moral/personal level (dongle, internet only etc..)

    17.7%
  4. I try before I buy. If the plugin is getting into my workflow after a while - I'll probably buy it.

    41.2%
  5. I don't want to buy stuff. I don't care about the developers, even if its a small company

    4.8%
  6. I actually don't use cracks at all, and I'm against it

    0.2%
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  1. Stewart Daniels

    Stewart Daniels Ultrasonic

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    Why I use cracked plugins

    1. Reseach: I LOVE cracked plugs for the ability to demo the entire feature set without limitations. I have made many a good and bad purchase this way.

    2. iLok/Pace: I was amazed that some plugs I decided to try use iLok. As a privacy minded nutjob, I had a hard time in engineering school with Pro Tools needing a constant running internet in background...to create. WTF are they checking for the entire session? As a result, I will not purchase any product needing iLok/Pace, ect.

    I use PT at work and use not Pro Tools at home/travel.

    3. Economic Factors: Because sh*t is dam near free, I'm semi-broke, and I can live with the stigma/shame just fine. Plus, buying coffee for devs is far cheaper than real life.

    4. Stuff just loads faster than the retail product in some cases bro. No weird glitches requiring customer service, no freaky messages popping up...stuff just works (For me), very rarely it does not. But, at these prices...

    Them witches are no joke.

    5. It is what it is.
     
  2. Herr Tony

    Herr Tony Producer

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    Can it be a revolutionary thief, or a dirty activist?
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  3. Kluster

    Kluster Audiosexual

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    When my last computer crashed and I got a new one, I went to download the PA plugs I bought and found they'd added many more to my download list.
    Emailed them and they said it was alright.
    When I bought my Tonex pedal they advertised the free Tonex software and Amplitube, but the product manager also allowed numerous other titles free.
    Don't think I'll have to use cracked software again with all the sales and free giveaways.
     
  4. triggerflipper

    triggerflipper Audiosexual

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    Only my wife and my town's chief of police are allowed to call me those names.
     
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