In the last week or so, I've jumped head first into the world of virtual pianos after having used a stock Roland HP 237 for several years. That Roland was outdated (discontinued, actually) when I bought it, but I still love it. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to use virtual piano software now that I have a dedicated PC for the job. It is like having a new piano!
I am sold on the Authorized Steinway. The sound is fantastic. There are only a couple things keeping me on the fence, and I apologize if these questions have been asked here before. My searches didn't turn up much. First, the main product information page for Authorized Steinway lists the Basic version at $149 for the download, yet the store and shopping cart list it at $99. Is the lower price a promotional deal? In other words, should I jump off the fence and buy now?
The manual for the Basic version refers to a Standard edition with 2 listening perspectives. Is this no longer available?
Finally, I notice that a 1.05 version is in the works. If I buy now, will I be able to download that as an update? Will there be a charge?
Although I realize that this software is an amazing bargain, I'm a real penny pincher right now. I look forward to any responses.