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Free VST for the holidays

Postby Mr. Beer » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:59 pm

Came across this, thought I'd share.

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/pr ... ercharger/
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby krudler » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:14 pm

I installed this last night and played with it for about 10 mins. It's not bad, you know, for FREE.

Could be a fun thing to have in the tool box.

I think the FREE offer runs out Dec 31, and then it's $49 (US) after that. So why not.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby jimzepellin » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:16 pm

Played with it yesterday and the stuff i tried it out on worked great. Simple to use. Free (for now). And I like the big Knob on the front.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby papi61 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:37 am

It's a bit unclear what "free until Dec 31" means.

Does it mean it's a two-week demo expiring at the end of the year? Or maybe it means get it now because we'll start charging for it on January 1st?
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby jaslan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:54 am

papi61 wrote:It's a bit unclear what "free until Dec 31" means.

Does it mean it's a two-week demo expiring at the end of the year? Or maybe it means get it now because we'll start charging for it on January 1st?

The last two "Holiday Gifts" from NI were free permanent licenses.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby Woodcrest Studio » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:00 am

Could be like how sound toys devil loc was released. Free at first then a more featured version was released for a nominal fee. I bit and I love the effect.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby Woodcrest Studio » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:31 am

SUPERCHARGER takes the legwork out of perfectly-tuned compression.


I already have one of these though.

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Just read the whole advert. :lol: what a foofy sales pitch.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby thermionic » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:24 am

Why can't NI call it a "Christmas Gift"? :evil:
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby foolomon » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:06 pm

papi61 wrote:It's a bit unclear what "free until Dec 31" means.

Does it mean it's a two-week demo expiring at the end of the year? Or maybe it means get it now because we'll start charging for it on January 1st?


They've done this before. It means that the (perpetual) license is free until Jan 1, after which they start charging for new licenses. So get it now.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby Bane » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:50 pm

What a lousy excuse for a C'mas gift, lol. I downloaded the free Waves Renaissance Bass plug-in for Black Friday and now I use it on my kick drum all the time. Works much better than EQ; they might offer it again, be on the lookout.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby curteye » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:20 am

foolomon wrote:They've done this before. It means that the (perpetual) license is free until Jan 1, after which they start charging for new licenses. So get it now.


IMHO this is not kool.

Just a digital version of the old 'bait and switch'.

If it is [free for a limited time], please state that.

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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby BriHar » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:16 am

I went to get this a couple of days ago, and they sent me the DL link which has now expired (48Hrs) since I forgot about it.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby Strophoid » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:10 pm

I can send you the download if you want ;)
I have the windows version.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby Strophoid » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:12 pm

curteye wrote:
foolomon wrote:They've done this before. It means that the (perpetual) license is free until Jan 1, after which they start charging for new licenses. So get it now.


IMHO this is not kool.

Just a digital version of the old 'bait and switch'.

If it is [free for a limited time], please state that.

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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby BriHar » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:26 pm

Strophoid wrote:I can send you the download if you want ;)
I have the windows version.

Thanks, but I've decided I don't need/want it. ;)
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby foolomon » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:28 pm

BriHar wrote:
Strophoid wrote:I can send you the download if you want ;)
I have the windows version.

Thanks, but I've decided I don't need/want it. ;)


Stroph: that won't work, because you're required to activate it too and the license key to do that is provided in the email sent to you with the download link.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby dirkpiano » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:28 pm

curteye wrote:
foolomon wrote:They've done this before. It means that the (perpetual) license is free until Jan 1, after which they start charging for new licenses. So get it now.


IMHO this is not kool.

Just a digital version of the old 'bait and switch'.

If it is [free for a limited time], please state that.

Fingerwag/fistshake/blackmark for NI in my book.
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Curteye, I think you're misinterpreting the [free for a limited time] concept of this gift... If person A gets it now it's free and it remains free for person A. If person B gets it after 12/31 person B will have to pay 49$. It's not like person A gets it now for free and the same person A suddenly will have to pay a license after 12/31 to continue to use it.

So in my eyes there's nothing wrong with it (although person B will not be amused when person A tells him what a fool he has been :-) ), you can safely unfingerwag/unfistshake/unblackmark NI for this :-)
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby curteye » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:43 pm

dirkpiano wrote:you can safely unfingerwag/unfistshake/unblackmark NI for this :-)


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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby Brodephat » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:23 pm

Mr. Beer wrote:Came across this, thought I'd share.

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/pr ... ercharger/



Thanks, I'm NI owner and didn't hear about this :)

Will play with it tonight!
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby kzarider » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:21 pm

It's a decent, easy to use compressor, I may be wrong but activating this I think allows NI to scan with control center for NI software you are using.
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Re: Free VST for the holidays

Postby xerogh » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:47 pm

It is free to the person who received the offer and activates it through NI Service Center. Not sure how NI qualifies customers for it, I assume you just need to own one of their titles. Last year they did the same thing with a filter effect called Driver, I installed/activated it and have not needed to upgrade or pay for it. They ended up putting Driver in the Komplete 9 Ultimate package and offering standalone for $49.
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