DestroyTheMetal wrote:Basically my question is will a paid version of ableton work with cracked plugins? Dont bother posting how I should just pay for the plugins, I don't have the money to pay for them and we all know how expensive EDM production is.
Yes they will work fine. The only thing a crack does is crack the serial/registration of the software. Nothing else is hacked like some are saying in this thread. Cracked software is the same piece of software that came from the source. Cracks rarely introduce bugs. Usually if you have a bug in a cracked version the legit version is also experiencing the same shity bug.
You do have to deal with knowing that the writer of the crack could be performing some exploits on your computer though I never ran into this issue when I used to run cracked software.
Of course you probably know that it is better just to buy the software so you dont have to deal with guilt (mostly guilt from convictions of other people guilting you). Also some cracks never get updated. Like you said though you cant afford the software because it has been priced out of your reach.
There are ways around using cracks and most of them involve buying a lite or stripped down version (most of these lite versions are no better than free software since they have been stripped down to nothing). Im sure you already know of all of these options along with the free options though.
The best route is to buy used when you can if the software cost too much.
Im with you although I no longer use cracks I feel creative software is priced way beyond the reach of most musicians in this world. I view it as elitism and flat out massive cash grab greed. Its almost becoming as bad as the game industry where they nickle and dime you for every little feature with dlc.