silikon wrote:Most software developers allow a demo download for you to try for a period of time.
That would work for, say, a VST effect or a formula based synth (so, no samples). But I wouldn't ever expect a demo version of orchestral libraries - or heck, any library that has 'GB' in its description.
If I'd be a company I'd spend my pennies on generating goodwill rather than the latest copy protection or scary EULAs. I bought an expensive library some days ago, and yes: 'it can be found elsewhere too'. So, why did I buy it? Simple: I kinda like the company, the product's quality is good and the price is fair enough. Question of course is whether a company should be worried about people who're eventually
going to buy, but really want a try-out period. You know, you can visit a music store and play the latest synths, but library-companies have a habit of showing awfully restrained demos - the modern day equivalent of bad factory presets in synths.
My idea, buy it if:
- you really really really use it, a lot
- you can afford it (you shouldn't go broke because of it)
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