here are the products I bought and still own from Steinberg:
. Steinberg Twenty Four for Atari ST (1986)
. All Cubase versions for Atari ST
. Master Score for Atari ST
. Cubase Score for Windows
. All (really all!) Cubase versions for Windows including all updates/upgrades from 1989 to 2016
. Groove Agent 3
. Halion Sonic Orchestra
I find it quite ironic that I am entitled to a reduced price for DORICO because I own FINALE a product which has absolutely nothing to do with Steinberg!
I think Steinberg could/should make a gesture to thank people who are users since decades!
This gesture should also be greater than the Crossgrade gesture.
I know that there are a lot of people in a similar situation.
Has someone any thoughts on this?
I can understand what you mean.
therefore it will not to be too little to reduce the price at least for those, who own Halion/Halion Symphonic Orchestra since these are components which you actually mustn’t buy twice…
What about Cubase Pro 8.x owners? I bought that to use its “professional music notation and score editing”, but it is so bad (score editor is actually same as Cubase Score 2.0 Atari from -94) I have to use (a free) MuseScore instead to get decent output. But those who bought a competitor’s program get rewarded with € 279 price for Dorico. I find it odd, too.
It’s just business. To be or become the market leader. To “steal” avid some customers and be the #1.
Steinberg customers are customers of Steinberg already. They don’t need to be priveleged to become a Steinberg customer. That’s all marketing.
But if you look in the telecommunication market. It’s the same. Long term customers don’t get a bonus for being a customer. Only changing the vendor or service will be rewarded. It is sad, but reality.
I’m in the same boat as you, except i did not own any other notation program,i use Cubase.I also own HSO & Wavelab.
In order to purchase Dorico at a reduced price i bought Notion (5 secondhand) and got on with my life…I really can’t understand the logic behind this really…
Half the price or full price is very convincing for me as a hobby-musician. I do not essentially need it, but I’d like to use it. For this kind of customers the price is very important. Perhaps I would buy an educational license, but I can not, because I’m no student.
But I can not afford it for hobby. If I would make money in the pop-charts, the price were peanuts to pay for. But not all musicians are chart-breakers.