A number people were unpleased with the size of the wav demos for QLSO - around 40 MB each. So you always need a solution for those who can\'t donwload it. Also - do you like manuals as online/pdf version too and print it yourself then? Or do you prefer those to be shipped...
I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in Holland we had (have) not only a price war between the various supermarkets, but also a price war among ISPs, and no longer does one have to be rich to be able to afford a very fast ADSL connection, so I don’t think the lack of a fast internet connection needs to be an issue. Almost all of the people I know have ADSL or cable.
Having to download a PDF with info about the product is not an issue to me compared to the ease of being able to download the purchased library.
European consumers have to deal with a lot of additional costs for shipping and taxes (!) when they order a product from the USA, and sometimes a library can take a long time before it arrives, compare this to simply downloading it!
Talking with the Fedex man when he arrives with my sample libararies is a big source of my social interaction. Not too sure internet library download would work for me. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I\'m in complete agreement with that suggestion, Jan. I love it when you can download the product you would like to buy.
I\'ve purchased quite a few soundfonts this way from Sonic Implants.
I am considering buying Izotope\'s Ozone 3 and I was pleased to see that it\'s downloadable. Makes it that much more appealing to buy! Cuz I can get it now! I want it now, now! [img]graemlins/tounge_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
That I need to get out more is truly an understatement!
But this thread does touch on an interesting OT point. I never realized how behind the U.S. is, compared to some other countries with respect to high-speed access. Somebody was telling me Korea (or was it China?) was completely fiber optic, which apparently makes our convention cable/high-speed look like 28kbps dial-up. People in other countries are already getting every iota of their media/content via download. Conversation then went to all the reasons we can\'t have that in the U.S. - some of which caused by cost/benefit of integrating/replacing our \"previous systems\".
Sometimes it pays to be the new kid on the block!
I fully agree with downloading libs. It would be cheaper for everyone! I hate paying import duties when getting things shipped from overseas. It\'s a rip off!
MY DREAM... Say I really need a solo legato violin sound (And only that alone) for a project. I go to VSL\'s web page, pay X amount on my VISA card. Download lets say something like 200mb... leave the room to get a coffee and when i come back EVERYONE is HAPPY [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] . It would feel like my birthday everyday [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] . Image that!!!
I would end up spending more money on libs! So delvelopers would also win. I wouldn\'t have to save up for a long time to get an instrument i really need NOW. WIN WIN for EVERYONE [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] . Sound good? Every pay day I would be downloading [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] .