Is there a trial version of IO? If not, I think it would be a good idea.
I am a long-time registered GPO user, and may be interested in IO.
But I would like to try it first, to see how it works for me.
It is nice to listen to the demo pieces, but that is no substitute at all for trying out the program, and to see how it works on my computer, for my usages, etc. One can hear nice demos of any orchestral library. Since one uses IO in a different way than GPO and most other orchestral libraries, it is not just a matter of hearing the sound quality of a demo , but of trying it out, seeing how it goes with one's workflow, etc.
I don't like crippled trial versions, with features removed, extraneous noises added, etc., as one cannot really then see what the product is like with all its features intact. Better to have a time-limited trial, that stops working after 30 days, or whatever the time period is. (I would say at least 30 days. That does not mean that one is trying out the product all day for thirty days. In one month, one might only have time to try it out once or twice in a month. So I would give it at least that long.
So, what is the possibility of a trial verison of IO coming out some time soon.
Not to make excuses for anyone, but from what I have heard, the reason some people use pirated versions of software, is because they want to try it before buying it, and there is no trial version available. They may intend to buy it if they like it--but once it is on their system working for free, it may be tempting to keep the pirated version instead. Therefore, I think that if all manufacturers provided full-featured trial versions of their product, with sufficient time to fully try it out, that might possibly reduce piracy.