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  • in reply to: The coming mall of trial versions? #3193
    Aryeh
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    Oh, of course, I fully agree that the instrument itself is not a problem. My problem is not with having a “lite” version of an instrument, but rather with having an instrument as an ADVERTISEMENT. This is essentially a “check out my website!” plug, and that feels very… not PB. To me, this is a place where people create and share, not advertise commercial products.

    If later, someone wants to MAKE a commercial product from a PB library, that’s awesome! SA Labs Arctic Swells is a perfect example of this, as well as the Labs Pipe Organ, the Cinematic Soft Piano, etc. I have no problem with that. My problem is with stripping down a library, and posting it on PB as an advertisement for the full version.

    I could see it leading to lots of companies doing plugs and “lite” instruments, and turning PB into an advertisement for others websites.

    in reply to: The coming mall of trial versions? #3172
    Aryeh
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    Absolutely. I had the exact same thought when I saw the description. I don’t want Pianobook to turn into some corporate advertisement for other libraries, a place for companies to post trial versions of their products. Pianobook has always been a place for composers and engineers to create their own experimental instruments, and share them with a like-minded community of creative musicians. I desperately hope this is an isolated event, or that Pianobook creates a separate website for that sort of thing. I don’t want to lose that sense of community and shared experimentation that professional companies – with the notable exception of Spitfire Audio – tend to lack.

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