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Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:43 pm
by jBranam
in the past none did (3rd party) in the artist version you had to purchase that ability as an addon for like $10 i think it was. i too never even looked at artist i gave it away after purchasing the audiobox usb. i just remember multitudes asking about it. cheers

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:33 am
by JohnBW
I think it is stupid for PreSonus to limit VST support for Artist. I downloaded S1 Prime a couple years ago, but never used it because of the VST limitation. I can understand that with a free version, but folks PAID for Artist.

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:11 am
by tezza
JohnBW wroteI think it is stupid for PreSonus to limit VST support for Artist. I downloaded S1 Prime a couple years ago, but never used it because of the VST limitation. I can understand that with a free version, but folks PAID for Artist.


Complaints about this certainly seems to take a lot of unnecessary time around here and Presonus gets bashed over it on other forums as well. In my view it is the number one reason why Studio One gets bashed by new users using Artist. They would do better to limit track count or number of instruments etc in Artist and let them use their own VST's. And to advertise this clearly so people know what they are buying.

Not supporting 3rd party VST's can jam people up, especially if they are crossing from another DAW where they may already have a large number of 3rd party VST's and might get Artist with a deal, then they want to try out their VST's in Studio One and find they can't. A lot of people who use DAW's don't use the instruments in the DAW and are entirely reliant on 3rd party VST's like Native Instruments, Toontrack or XLN etc, so many now.

I use the professional version of Studio One and use 90% 3rd party VST's and am happy with this, just out of habit really, it's what I've learned to do.

I have never used Artist, but I think about it this way, if I was considering switching to another DAW and I got that DAW in some deal and found it didn't support my VST's, my interest in that DAW would stop right there. I would not be able to use it.

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:48 am
by gregghart
Not that what I say is going to change anything, but to me, it would make more sense to not include a small number of the PreSonus plugins such as Impact, MaiTai, etc with Artist and allow 3rd party VSTs or even a limited number of plugins allowed on a single track and the ability to use no more than 8 or even 16 tracks only. And then have Pro include all the PreSonus stuff as well as unlimited everything else.

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:13 am
by frank.crow
I never get these notifications and my info is all updated?????

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:23 am
by JohnBW
frank.crow wroteI never get these notifications and my info is all updated?????


It was not a separate notice. It was buried in the regular PreSonus newsletter. Do you receive those?

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:07 pm
by scottyo7
I'm sure PreSonus's VST limitations are meant to drive users to update/upgrade. :roll:
Most all software has some kind of limitation and needs the top level grade to unlock all features.
Very similar to the (limited) free apps and games on your phone. ;)

Especially now a days, we the consumer really have to investigate a product before buying it to ensure it will truly meet our needs.

I have installed "Sparkle" and I was nicely surprised :lol: how it sounds on my system (no plugins) cuz the YouTube demo's didn't enthrall me.

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:34 pm
by JohnBW
scottyo7 wroteI'm sure PreSonus's VST limitations are meant to drive users to update/upgrade. :roll:


Exactly! But do PreSonus even know how many potential customers are actually driven away after looking into the details of this clever strategy?

While they are at it, they should unlock the Studio One instruments from the Pro version and allow their use as portable VST plugins for use in other applications.

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:32 pm
by Steve Carter
As I mentioned previously, I didn't get the free promo email and neither do I get the newletters! Others have asked in this thread but to date, as far as I can see, no one has informed us how to recieve these or why we don't recieve them...

A brief heads-up would be appreciated, Regards....

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:50 pm
by tezza
Steve, have you checked your spam folder(s)? I found that initially, I was not getting the emails because for some reason my outlook.com account was marking them as spam and not forwarding them to me. After I fixed that, outlook.com will forward them to me but my thunderbird client still thinks they are spam and puts a red alert on the email. I can read them though.

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:59 pm
by Steve Carter
Thanks for responding....
My emails arrive on my iMac, which has a 'Junk' folder that is mostly checked and cleansed daily - nothing arrives regularly from Presonus as far as I can recall but I will check to see if I've filed anything recently without sufficient perusal. Meanwhile....??
Regards...

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:12 am
by JohnBW
The email sender name is "PreSonus News <thefolks@presonus.com>", so be sure that name is in your address book. And it may be worth checking in with PreSonus customer support to see if your current email account is subscribed to news.

But be warned, they will spam you monthly if you are! :roll:

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:42 am
by WaterlooSunset
Mine finally came on the 11th in the late PM long after all the hullabaloo. I was also wondering why i didnt get it.

It has this in the topic

New Loops, Get VG Sparkle for free, the new FaderPort has launched and much more!

Re: Don't forget to get your free copy of UJAM Sparkle!

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:07 am
by tezza
JohnBW wroteAnd it may be worth checking in with PreSonus customer support to see if your current email account is subscribed to news. But be warned, they will spam you monthly if you are! :roll:


I have to say that of all the companies bombarding me with email (most of which don't last long), Presonus is one where I am totally satisfied with the frequency of newsletters and the content.

Just the right balance of marketing, discounts and freebies! Once a month, always worth a read.

Every now and then, there is a little freebie in there, feels like Christmas!