What would be the best way to upgrade to halion 6

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What would be the best way to upgrade to halion 6

Post by RamPan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi,
I currently have separate licenses for
- Absolute VST 1 + DL (included Halion sonic 2)
- The Grand 3
- Groove Agent 4
What would be the best way to upgrade to have Halion 6 or Halion sonic 3?
Thanks

I noted that someone was trying to upgrade from Halion Sonic 2 that was included with Absolute VST1 +DL but that did not work since its was part of the bundle.

Upgrading to Absolute 3 from Absolute 1 is just too expensive since I almost have everything included with Absolute 3.
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Re: What would be the best way to upgrade to halion 6

Post by jaslan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Probably the best way would be to upgrade the Absolute 1 to Absolute 3 and then sell the separate licenses for Grand and Groove Agent on eBay. You would need a dongle to send to the buyer with the license on it but perhaps you could work out a plan where they send it back after they transfer the license. It is a little bit of a complicated process but it would probably yield you the best return in investment. I had Absolute 1+, the HALion 5 upgrade ($99) and HSO ($99) and upgraded my Absolute 1+ to Absolute 3 for $199 and sold the H5 and HSO for $180 on eBay so I recouped most of the money I spent on the upgrade.

I do understand your frustration with owning those products in what feels like a dead end path destined to keep costing you more money until you bite the bullet and consolidate them into the bundle. Remember, you have plenty of time to be patient about reselling the GA and Grand licenses because, since they are upgradable, they will continue to have value to someone looking for a cheaper path to the latest version.

Which brings up an OT point...
I want to buy some of the Groove Agent Packs like Rock Essentials, Jazz Essentials, etc., but I have been hesitant because I just have this nagging suspicion that Steinberg will release a bundle with all of them included for less than my total hypothetical investment to date with little choice but to more or less write off my losses.
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Re: What would be the best way to upgrade to halion 6

Post by RamPan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:05 pm

Thank you so much Jaslan!
You have made it easy for me, so I went along and bought ABS3 upgrade, now I need to see how can I sell The Grand and Groove Agent without too much hassle.

I wish there was a way to send the license by email, since now I have to go buy a dongle to sell each license.

BTW I have those Groove agent add on you mentioned, I do also think they should have been included, the best by far is Simon Philips add on since the drum samples are excellent.
Thanks again
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