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Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:13 pm
by ekko
So if you own Reason & Record, you will be able to name your own price for the Reason 6 upgrade. As little as $1. What do you think of that? A path Ableton should follow?

Link: http://www.propellerheads.se/paywhatyouwant/

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:10 pm
by mbird21
Nah if ableton where to give upgrade from live 8 to nine for £1 for all the users then the same again when 10 etc comes along, they be out of business by 11, ableton make there money mostly from users who are use to ableton and follow on to there next releases by upgrading, i would think that makes more money then the new people buying ableton every year for first time, personally i think there has to be gimmick involved and it will never go for £1, just frustrates me i cant work it out yet :?

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:12 pm
by pencilrocket
Daw war getting tough. I don't think ableton will do because I think they still have confident of selling, though it is already highest range priced Daw. But they may drop the price to around 300USD because consumers can obtain major daw within 300USD. As for the sonar its studio version, which has most features, is now 100USD. Few would buy if the Live was over 400USD, much less for those who are seriously thinking of composing.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:20 pm
by dokx
I wouldn't take Reason for free -because I don't need it.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:23 pm
by One Reason
dokx wrote:I wouldn't take Reason for free -because I don't need it.
I would.. but i wouldnt use it much due to no VST support.... however.. at least its stable.... its the Anti-Live :roll:

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:07 pm
by macmurphy
well it looks like propellerheads may get one last euro out of me :mrgreen:

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:54 pm
by ShelLuser
I think the only reason the pheads do this is to avoid another flame fest like those with the Record 1.5 / Reason 5 updates. Basically giving R&R users every reason to upgrade to the latest version, which is bound to make support on the whole thing a lot easier too.

Personally I think its a strange move. When looking at the PHeads forum it seems as if the majority of users is indeed using Reason and Record together, but still I can't help wonder how this news will fall with the Reason (only) users who will have to cope with a large increase in the upgrade fee.

If those get the feeling to be paying for the large discount of the other group.... I dunno.

Personally I have no urge to upgrade either way, still on 4 myself. Although some of the new sound effects look nice the whole Reason part basically hasn't changed that much. And although I think those new sound effects are pretty cool I don't think they weigh up against the crazy sh*t you can do when using M4L even though it takes much more time to set something like that up.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:04 pm
by MusicIsMath
Having already got reason 5 and record, we will probably stump up for the upgrade, mainly as it's 64bit :) not that ableton can make much use of that but I also use Sonar x1 so it will be handy to make use of for recording purposes atleast. That said, one thing i'm not happy about is the need for the dongle at all times. Last thing I want is software checking if it is legit all the time whilst i'm using it live. Also it's another little thing that can get lost live and really mess up your tour...getting a replacement dongle isn't going to be as easy as popping to the local music store and the only other way is to have net access....that'll be interesting in the middle of glasto lol. I've had a nose about but can't find any reliable info on being able to back up the dongle so that I can keep spares with me in case I lose/break one.
Much prefer everything in one interface though.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:34 pm
by steff3
Well, this is totally unrealistic ... Ableton does not have that condition that they merge two products into one for which previous customers payed separately. If you have Live and some instruments and you upgrade to suite you get a discount.

So, if you ask such a question you should explicitely tell the whole story IMHO.

best

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:02 pm
by antarktika
steff3 wrote:Well, this is totally unrealistic ... Ableton does not have that condition that they merge two products into one for which previous customers payed separately. If you have Live and some instruments and you upgrade to suite you get a discount.

So, if you ask such a question you should explicitely tell the whole story IMHO.

best
Agreed, it's the result of their decision to merge Record and Reason into Reason 6, it's a situation unique to their individual company, not a trend-setting pricing scheme.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:32 pm
by jimmynitcher
But this isn't a discount - and it's nothing to do with the the merge - they are effectively giving away an upgrade, a compressor, a delay etc. I don't quite see why and I'm sure Ableton and anyone else for that matter would charge for the same and I don't blame them, maybe they are desperate?

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:35 pm
by H20nly
pfft... after that turd they passed us a couple of weeks ago i don't want anything else from them. The Lounge still has stains all over walls.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:47 pm
by antarktika
H20nly wrote:pfft... after that turd they passed us a couple of weeks ago i don't want anything else from them. The Lounge still has stains all over walls.
Haha, they can't be blamed for that though, ableton just failed to follow the BANwagon like Prop forums and KVR did.

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:02 pm
by Reversoulmusic
WOW!!!!!!!!! I am a record reason user I think they just blew the roof off the Daw industry to be honest I was pissed when I heard about R6 and was going to actually sell my license think not now..... AMAZING!!!

Re: Propellerheads "Name Your Own Price" upgrade...thoughts?

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:39 am
by pencilrocket
antarktika wrote:
H20nly wrote:pfft... after that turd they passed us a couple of weeks ago i don't want anything else from them. The Lounge still has stains all over walls.
Haha, they can't be blamed for that though, ableton just failed to follow the BANwagon like Prop forums and KVR did.
But this forum has paid-posters who are fooling around users. That's rather sick.