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. Smoove Grooves

    Smoove Grooves Audiosexual

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    :sad: I would hope you at least feed your body and soul with real food everyday?
    Not just McD's?
     
  2. lordasthma

    lordasthma Newbie

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    Sorry to bring back this old thread but its been playing on my mind. The thing that gets me is the price they charge for software and you see the difference between what they can charge on PC/Mac compared to IOS/Android. They charge what they can get away with. Also once software is out of R&D phase they have incredibly low overheads. They need to maintain their software but they don't have to warehouse them, ship them etc. Companies that actually manufacture have to do everything that they do and a lot more and have to accept a lower margin to sell their goods.
     
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  3. Ryck

    Ryck Guest

    No money ) :
     
  4. Jelly

    Jelly Ultrasonic

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    "release loads faster and uses less memory than legit version"
     
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  5. saccamano

    saccamano Rock Star

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    Hey! You DO realize those "people who have worked on all the plugins" HAVE been compensated already. They work for @hour shit wages just like everyone else. The only thing that warez "potentially" affects are large (or small) corporate bottom lines. HOWEVER, how many times have you heard of a company (large or small) going under and blaming piracy as their primary, secondary, or even tertiary downfall? ZERO. And for those companies who would even attempt to blame anything other than poor management, financial stupidity, or just plain crappy product, they are living in a pipe dream. For every company that would go under for whatever reason there's 10 more money monkeys behind them ready to "make their mark" on the biz.

    Just like the MPAA employs that same kind of failed logic to the DL of movies - they'll make it sound like you're taking money out of the pockets of film location and post production crews. Those crews have ALL been paid otherwise the movie or whatever it is would never have been made in the first place. The only ones who "potentially" "suffer" :bleh: are some rich money mogul investors whose contributions were probably a tax write off in the first place.

    Some of us simply don't have the kind of cash to pay big bucks for hardware and then even bigger buck$ for software that you can't even buy anymore - you "rent" it. It's ridiculous. Then there's the ILOK. The single-most giant PITA that ever came down the pike. And to top it all off, 80-90% of the shit that gets legit released these days is not even worth the time to try out - not to mention an uber-saturated market where most of it is all white noise in a sea of white noise.
     
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  6. sadisticmika

    sadisticmika Member

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    I've bought thousands of plugins, and after several days, they "upgraded", so I have to pay twice, and the "upgeade price" mostly not cheap. then I realize that I'm not "buying" the plugin, I just "rent" them. I don't like rent, so...
     
  7. karatebaka

    karatebaka Member

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    "I actually don't use cracks at all, and I'm against it" actually got 0 votes. Wow, the honesty.

    Another reason for me is to save my license on iLok. I lost a couple license activations because I reinstalled Windows and forgot to deactivate them first. iLok said I could get them back if I contacted the plugins manufacturer directly, but no success.
     
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  8. Havana

    Havana Platinum Record

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    It's good to try before you buy but beware, it's very easy to get addicted to crack!:rofl:
     
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  9. macros mk2

    macros mk2 Platinum Record

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    it was just that once and it was cause my boss was doing it too- why not right? you only live once! crazy night, saw Sergio Mendes.
     
  10. birdboi

    birdboi Producer

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    im broke

    Plus most plugins are wayy too overpriced for what you get tbh
     
  11. Xupito

    Xupito Audiosexual

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    With my limited budget I had to choose between plugins or drugs
    Guess what I chose :rofl:
     
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  12. mild pump milk

    mild pump milk Russian Milk Drunkard

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    Why do I use cracked plugins?

    Hmm.... Maybe because they exist in cracked edition? Why not? Who stops me or you? Совесть?
     
  13. Baxter

    Baxter Audiosexual

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    For me it's a great way to constantly stay updated on the latest developments and the latest tech that is cutting edge. As a curious kid I keep getting my (almost daily) fix.
    If I like the plugins and use them, I will buy them or subscribe to them. No problem.
     
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  14. clone

    clone Audiosexual

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    :unsure:
     
  15. KUSHSMOKERLIT

    KUSHSMOKERLIT Producer

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    i use cracked plugins like nexus 4 becouse i simply cant afford them it's not like i want to harm companies
     
  16. loveriuz

    loveriuz Producer

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    I bought stuff because I enjoyed the ones on sister site.
    And i burned a lot money on stuff I don't even use :hahaha:
     
  17. capitan crunch

    capitan crunch Producer

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    There is a big crunch on cash.
     
  18. Daisy69

    Daisy69 Platinum Record

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    This is some kind of porn to me.
    I like to download.
    I am the collectioner.
    Those beautiful pictures and description of freshly cracked stuff.
    It gives tingly sensation to my shlong!
     
  19. Lois Lane

    Lois Lane Audiosexual

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    When I have cash to spend I buy the stuff I use and also help out family and friends who need it, when I don't, spaghetti is my breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
  20. Neponset

    Neponset Ultrasonic

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    The whole plugin industry is supported by boomers who have all the wealth and lots of time. That's why we get a constant stream of €200 moog emulations instead of anything new or interesting.
     
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