From what I'm reading, I really like the idea of the way Stylus RMX works in the sense that it provides the general interface plug-in which can then be expanded by purchasing the additional modules or converting the existing Akai sources. Essentially though, the main Stylus RMX offers a nice "wrapper" to keep it all in. Organized and efficient methinks!
I wish that Kompakt based instruments followed a similar logic. IE. I think that developers should distribute an easily updatable and installable (and freely downloadable) Kompakt player module with no content. Then as the user puchases products from the stores, these can be installed, authorized and accessed by the unified Kompakt player.
Right now, every time I purchase a new Kompakt or Intakt based library I feel that my plug-in menus are getting more and more cluttered and confusing. I have to constantly go and look up for the available updates for each module. I totally dread the day when I update to a new computer and I'll have to deal with re-installing, re-authorizing and re-updating all of my Kompakt and Intakt libraries.
I think as more and more libraries come out, it will become more and more convoluted to keep everything updated and easy to access.
Plus I confess a certain sense of skepticism when I think that all of these plug-ins are not affecting overall system stability.
I would like to see East West, Native Instruments and all of the other developers work towards a more unified system of implementing this technology.
I would like to hear others' thoughts on this subject. Do you feel your workflow is being affected by having to manage all of these plug-ins? Do you feel like your system stability is affected? Do you feel that there's gotta be a better way to do this?
I would also like to hear from Doug and some of the other developers as to what their general feeling are about this.
I certainly wouldn't be mentioning it if it wasn't something that is starting to bother me, I hope I'm not alone and that something can be done to improve the current implementation of the technology.