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    Hey you, get off of my cloud!

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    Here is a fantastic video on the subject:

    http://vimeo.com/66594939

    A creative perspective on the controversial move by Adobe to a subscription-only model for all their software.

    All future versions of Adobe software will only be available by subscription and web verification. If at any time in the future users of their software cant or wont make the payments, they essentially loose access to your previous work. In Perpetuity.

    and for fun a giggles guys check this out:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonW View Post
    Sorry still way off topic. Actually having 2 washing machines is useful. We did have 3 until it broke down, so back to 2 (2 of 3 were inherited). You can do all the washing in bulk & get it done more efficiently!
    With no need of a topic anywhere, Having two dryers would be more useful since washers generally run faster than dryers. The last thing I need is a pile of wet clothes and no place to dry them.

    Maybe we could dry them over the flames of Adobe CC licensing
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    I always use the Hills Hoist & avoid the Cloud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertoortiz View Post
    ..

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    ha-haa !

    cannot stop laughing @ that 'cloud-to-5hit' avatar

    haa !!!




    .cheers

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    Double-Ditto... !

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    As far as Audio Editors go:
    I use CoolEdit since I first bought it via "Compuserve" - I think it actually was one of my first online shoppings ever - CoolEdit 95 or something? I still have the floppy :-)
    So I'm very comfortable with it, but yeah, Adobe didn't do much good to it other than giving it a nicer looking GUI...
    You can get Audition 3 (which was one of the best versions, CS 5.5 lost many features actually and only CS 6 was supposed to bring them back) for "free" if you don't mind it being somehow shady - but I personally find it a laugh if Adobe has the software as well as the serial available for free download but is saying it's only legal if you owned it before. Even that qualifier wasn't there in the beginning...
    I own a license anyway but that was another thing that made Adobe look unprofessional to me.

    Otherwise there are a lot of interesting audio editing tools (although I'm not much into restoration myself, so these are more general audio editing tools):

    http://www.ocenaudio.com.br/en is currently being developed AFAIK and is very fluid to use. Free ATM, may change in the future. Not that many tools but an interesting approach.

    Some people like Wavelab from Steinberg: http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/wavelab.html Pretty complete product.

    http://www.wavosaur.com/ Don't know how good the plugins are, but it's free and supports VST and Asio.

    Not an editor (yet) but very fast and handy to sort through large amounts of samples and waveforms: http://resonic.at/ The current version is free while there will be a Pro version later...

    http://www.zynaptiq.com/ has also very interesting restauration tools. I had the pleasure to meet the guys at the Musikmesse this year in Frankfurt - not exactly Vinyl restoration but very impressive almost magical things they can do like un-reverbation and removing mp3 and FFT chirping etc.

    I think the audio area is plastered with good tools of every level and price, so I have absolutely no problem to replace Adobe in that realm :-)

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    This is fun...
    Here are some documents that Adobe prepared for investors. Worth reading:
    http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe...es6May2013.pdf
    See Page 24

    http://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe...on-may2013.pdf

    See Page 13
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    For some reason I keep thinking of this when I think about Adobe subscription...

    "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't." - Douglas Adams
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    And "Don't Panic" (Same author, if I'm not mistaken)
    Salut!,
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    Quote Originally Posted by allabulle View Post
    And "Don't Panic" (Same author, if I'm not mistaken)
    Yes, don't panic. Proceed calmly to the escape pods.
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    Wasn't there a line in "Mostly Harmless" about how Arthur Dent "The Sandwich Maker" got a blacksmith to forge some knives so he could "Impose his will upon the bread"? God that made me laugh! Reminds me of Adobe these days.
    "I don't have it... you want half my omelette?"

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    Well, how about this:

    "In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a step in the wrong direction"

    Cited from memory so some words may be different.

    Douglas Adams forever :-)

    Cheers,

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    I am very Sorry for derail the cool Douglas Adams conversation (Since I love his work) but here are some updates on the cloud fiasco:

    Well Amazon.com is now selling prepaid Cloud subscriptions for up to a year:
    http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Creative.../dp/B007W7A1OY

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    the Cloud Pro site fails to see what the big fuss is all about, and we should all just "Accept the Future"

    Quote:
    " There's a groundswell of protest against Adobe for Creative Cloud. But, as Davey Winder points out, the company is on the right path


    You might be forgiven for thinking that the Adobe Creative Cloud is something new, what with all the complaints about it that have flooded online forums and newsfeeds this month.

    The truth is that Adobe actually launched the Creative Cloud software-as-a-service subscription plan last year, without much evidence of users throwing their polygon lasso tools out of the pram. What's new, and causing more than a bit of an interweb kerfuffle, is the announcement by Adobe that it is no longer going to support its boxed Creative Suite software and focus completely on the cloud model instead.

    Still, that's no bad thing is it? Users have signed up to the Creative Cloud in their droves. To quantify a drove, if you are talking about the people who use the free services that Adobe offer then you are looking at around two million and for the fully paid up subscription service it's a more than respectable half a million. Not only is this figure more than respectable, it's more than Adobe expected after just a year of the cloud operation; and that's why it has made the decision to drop the 'revenue when an upgrade to the box is released' old business model and bet everything on the cloud.

    If you think about it, this makes perfect business sense. What's the obvious choice? The bumpy revenue ride that relies upon existing users upgrading (and many will skip a point upgrade to save money, or stick with an older version on an 'if it ain't broke' basis) or the smoother recurring subscription model whereby a monthly fee is extracted in return for always having access to the very latest tools and features.


    http://www.cloudpro.co.uk/saas/5611/...-dont-fight-it


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