"…From EigenD 2.0 onwards we will be introducing an annual subscription model for
EigenD which will cover all software updates to the base system, which includes
the Stage application. This will be charged at £90/yr or £49 for 6 months
(including VAT at 20%) and covers email suppport as well as software downloads
of the latest version of EigenD…
…From 2.0 onwards we will also be introducing a new product, EigenD Pro, for
power users who wish to build and edit their own setups more easily. This
features EigenD, Stage and our new Workbench graphical application that allows
a user to build and customise their own setups quickly and easily. This will be
available by subscription in a similar way to the base EigenD and will cost
£249 a year or £139 for six months (including VAT at 20%)…"
as I understand it, you pay without knowledge what they’ll deliver, if ever. And as I am the type of guy who like to fiddle with his setups and customize his stuff, 249 a year is simply to much.
I am aware that the eigeharp is not only a controller, but an instrument that wants to be taken seriously as such, but I take things seriously at way lower costs already and prefer to pay only for things that I get immediately, with knowledge about WHAT I get then. A subscription model is nothing I’d go for just using an instrument, as the eigenharp package (including the software) wants to be seen, which again ist too proprietary, for me at least…
Bummer, cause I like the idea. But then I got my beloved EWI, payed once and jam as I like to, fully integrated into my environment, playing each and every vst/sound I already payed for, too.