As I was perusing the VSL site today and reflecting on the phenomena of the whole VSL, especially the consistent articulations and performances across all their products .... it occured to me that it might be possible for 3rd party sample developers to take advantage of the VSL performance tool.
- What is to stop a developer creating a set of patches for their latest library that could use the performance tool to perform legato and repeated notes ?
- obviously prsopective buyers would already have had to have bought one of VSL's libraries already, to get access to the performance tool.
- but I can see no technical reason (currently) that would prevent the use of the performance tool on a 3rd party set of samples provided they were set up correctly.
- obviously there is a moral and legal side to the discussion.
---- and then I thought bit more. With the new GS3 capabilities ... will a performance-tool-like capability already built into GS3 mean that VSL's "performance tool" competitive advantage is only valid for a few more weeks ?
(I've no agenda here ... I'm not a developer .. I just like thinking about the business side of this industry, and the different business strategies of the various developers.)