VSTs - Buy , crack or freelance?

Discussion in 'Production' started by BeeOtch, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. BeeOtch

    BeeOtch Coming up

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    Maybe its a stupid question but I keep thinking if actually everyone buys these 180€ expensive VSTs for example Massive or what ever...

    I mean, I was working on a cracked Sony vegas (filmediting) till my father bought it :) And as he saw i was playing around a demo of FL and asked him if he'd buy it he did it because he (and so do I) doesn't like hacked things...

    but on the other hand.... i haven't got a lot of a money (nor does my father even if it may seems so...) but with these free VSTs ( I found till now) I'm not really happy. So the thought comes up to hack this...
    but then I think again:
    If I spent my time to create this program and went through quite some struggle, i wouldnt want someone to hack it either, since this is actually STEALING...
    Same with music, when I make tunes I don't want people to steal them either...

    But well ...

    I'm quite sure nearly all of you have the same thoughts and (hopefully) the same ethics/moral/you-know as I do... But how do you handle it?

    Crack it and buy it later when if have the money?
    simply crack it - fuck the producer
    Search for nearly equal VSTs (can at this point maybe someone link a "Massive" Equivalent?^^)

    What ever... May you could move this to waffle but it has something to do with Production so i just leave it here....

    Greets

    BeeOtch
     
  2. OCR

    OCR SB

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    You've answered your own question really. Save up and buy them.
     
  3. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    try before you buy.
    that's the whole ethos of the crack scene (y)
     
  4. Kibon

    Kibon Blaze It Down !

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    well I think it sucks for people who don't have enough money but still have a lot of creativity that they can't afford those plugins.. so imo it's only fair to use a crack when you really don't have any money..
     
  5. Datt Male

    Datt Male Active Member

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    Yeah I been wondering this n all but my mate who was a grime producer said if u make a tuneand it gets picked up by a label they wanna know the equipment u used is legit i.e registration codes etc, (sumink along those lines anyway)
     
  6. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    u can get around that!
    ive ya get signed just save up a bit an buy the stuff!lol
     
  7. DJ SamWise

    DJ SamWise Gurnhead

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    i got crack
    how much u lookin for??
     
  8. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    I say buy the vsts. saves problem, with cracked things they might break, give you a virus, or not give you the satisfaction of "holy shit, just got massive in the mail!!"
     
  9. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    the difference between commercial plugs and fee is so incredibly small there are but a few plugs that really merit buying (or downloading cracked, as it were).
    granted i use mainly hardware to get the sound for my sound i like the sound, but stuff like reverbs and delays and stuff are just as good with free plugs
     
  10. kama

    kama benkama.net

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    SIR impulse reverb in particular gives amazing results, but can be a cpu hog. Combine SIR with some good impulses and you're set for life.
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    absolutely, did you check sir2? not freeware anymore but maybe its easier on the cpu
     
  12. MARLZTAH

    MARLZTAH ++DuB PrOFesSoR++

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    they also come round your house and scan your hardware with uv light to make sure its not stolen :rolleyes:
     
  13. bigh

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    crack commercially-oriented software as long as you dont sell your works. pay/donate for non-commercial software. my opinion.