11-18-2008 01:09 PM
11-18-2008 01:12 PM
Woo hoo. Now we're talkin'. Software based Axe FX for those of us who cant run TDM only software like Amp Farm and possibly sound better at the same time.
Please dont make a separate interface though. Just use a USB dongle if you wanna curb pirating.
11-18-2008 01:59 PM
dongles can be defeated.
11-18-2008 02:04 PM
11-18-2008 02:06 PM
11-18-2008 02:32 PM
Of course. So youd rather they make you buy a dedicated interface? Thats my point.
11-18-2008 02:33 PM
11-18-2008 02:41 PM
11-18-2008 03:10 PM
I hope it drives down the price of the axe-fx standard
11-18-2008 03:18 PM
11-18-2008 03:19 PM
Dongle authentication can be emulated as well. Ask Steinberg...
I dont mean for audio. Just a little USB thumbdrive to authenticate the license.
11-18-2008 03:40 PM
Will I buy it? It really depends on the price. If it's $1000, then hell no. A real AxeFX is a better idea at that point for only $800 more. If it's more like $500-$600, then maybe.
11-18-2008 03:44 PM
11-18-2008 03:51 PM
I don't imagine anything would drive the prices on the hardware units down until he's able to ramp up production and cut costs on components through price breaks on bigger quantities and whatnot. He's said somewhere in one of the threads that there's little margin as it is in the Axe-FX. So even if he did start to make some savings per unit in the cost, he might choose to just take the profit to start with until more significant cost reductions start happening (which, depending on what he actually is making per unit, might be entirely reasonable considering the amount of work that must have gone into it).
He's in a bit of a different position to say, Line 6, with their already big customer base, big production quantities, and cheap offshore manufacturing.
11-18-2008 04:49 PM
11-18-2008 04:49 PM
I meant the used price
11-18-2008 05:34 PM
Oh I see.
Even still, I'm not sure that it really would anyway. I don't imagine people with a hardware Axe would start selling up to buy the software instead. And they're sorta different beasts... I'd rather a rack Axe than having software, if only for the latency issue. But on top of that, I've got no laptop so I'd have to drag around a full desktop PC and monitor 'n' shit to use it. Even with a laptop, you're still carrying around a computer, an interface, and a MIDI switcher to use it live. I'd rather go hardware and have a small rack setup and if at home I want the benefits of the software like simple reamping 'n' whatnot, I'll sort that out myself.
So either demand has to go down, or supply has to go up.. and given the above, I'm not really sure if either of those would happen to a significant degree.
11-18-2008 10:18 PM
sounds good but doesnt the axe-fx have fairly decent processing power?
I would imagine it would take a bit of strain on the pc's cpu and thats not including other plug ins running at the same time :idk:
11-18-2008 10:40 PM
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