Logic Audio upgrade help

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Paul C. Weber, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Can anybody tell me what I must do in order to upgrade my old 4.8
    Logic Gold version to the latest 6.x version for OS-x 10.2 (besides
    buying it outright, of course...)?

    My local reps here in Switzerland want to extort about 2-300 bucks for
    the deal, while apparently I could download directly form Logic's
    site.

    Any ideas?
    Thank you,

    Paul Weber
  2. Brian Takei

    Brian Takei Guest

    Paul C. Weber (paul@jjm.ch) wrote:
    > Can anybody tell me what I must do in order to upgrade my old 4.8
    > Logic Gold version to the latest 6.x version for OS-x 10.2 (besides
    > buying it outright, of course...)?
    >
    > My local reps here in Switzerland want to extort about 2-300 bucks for
    > the deal, while apparently I could download directly form Logic's
    > site.
    >
    > Any ideas?


    "Extort"?? If you want the product, buy it outright, of course.

    - Brian
  3. Guitarboy

    Guitarboy Guest

    In article <3ea03dbe.0308260349.2bf4ec94@posting.google.com>, Paul C.
    Weber <paul@jjm.ch> wrote:

    > Can anybody tell me what I must do in order to upgrade my old 4.8
    > Logic Gold version to the latest 6.x version for OS-x 10.2 (besides
    > buying it outright, of course...)?
    >
    > My local reps here in Switzerland want to extort about 2-300 bucks for
    > the deal, while apparently I could download directly form Logic's
    > site.
    >
    > Any ideas?
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Paul Weber

    I think thats the going price on the emagic website as well so they're
    not "extorting" you.
  4. Brian Takei <btakei@mindspring.com> wrote in message news:<MPG.19b52734a153ef84989738@news.chi.sbcglobal.net>...
    > Paul C. Weber (paul@jjm.ch) wrote:
    > > Can anybody tell me what I must do in order to upgrade my old 4.8
    > > Logic Gold version to the latest 6.x version for OS-x 10.2 (besides
    > > buying it outright, of course...)?
    > >
    > > My local reps here in Switzerland want to extort about 2-300 bucks for
    > > the deal, while apparently I could download directly form Logic's
    > > site.
    > >
    > > Any ideas?

    >
    > "Extort"?? If you want the product, buy it outright, of course.


    Well, that's not the idea, since I did buy it once ( 2 yrs ago?)... I
    just need the upgrade. My problem is that I need to move up 2 versions
    and the local dealers say I need to perform 2 upgrades (V4 -> 5, V5 ->
    6) and pay for both of 'em, which just sounds suspicious, that's all.
    I didn't find any specific piece of info to this effect on Emagic's
    site, unfortunately.... that's why I'm asking.

    Paul
  5. Brian Takei

    Brian Takei Guest

    Paul C. Weber (paul@jjm.ch) wrote:
    >
    > Well, that's not the idea, since I did buy it once ( 2 yrs ago?)... I
    > just need the upgrade. My problem is that I need to move up 2 versions
    > and the local dealers say I need to perform 2 upgrades (V4 -> 5, V5 ->
    > 6) and pay for both of 'em, which just sounds suspicious, that's all.
    > I didn't find any specific piece of info to this effect on Emagic's
    > site, unfortunately.... that's why I'm asking.


    I'd call Emagic.

    - Brian
  6. Paul C. Weber <paul@jjm.ch> wrote:

    > Brian Takei <btakei@mindspring.com> wrote...


    > > "Extort"?? If you want the product, buy it outright, of course.


    > Well, that's not the idea, since I did buy it once ( 2 yrs ago?)... I
    > just need the upgrade. My problem is that I need to move up 2 versions
    > and the local dealers say I need to perform 2 upgrades (V4 -> 5, V5 ->
    > 6) and pay for both of 'em, which just sounds suspicious, that's all.
    > I didn't find any specific piece of info to this effect on Emagic's
    > site, unfortunately.... that's why I'm asking.


    You're in 4, didn't upgrade to 5 and the current version is 6. Depending
    on which version of Logic you have (Platinum, Gold, Silver, MicroLogic)
    you might find it better to just buy a new version complete instead of
    an upgrade. The incremental steps within a release (5.1 from 5.0, for
    example) are free. The big steps cost. This isn't surprising.

    (I wish I could download a few free upgrades to my car.)

    --
    hank alrich * secret mountain
    audio recording * music production * sound reinforcement
    "If laughter is the best medicine let's take a double dose"
  7. EggHd

    EggHd Guest

    << (I wish I could download a few free upgrades to my car.) >>

    I downloaded a free upgrade to my front fender recently via a pole in a parking
    lot.



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    EggHd <egghd@aol.com> wrote:

    > << (I wish I could download a few free upgrades to my car.) >>


    > I downloaded a free upgrade to my front fender recently via a pole in a
    > parking lot.


    Are you sure that's actually downloading, and not overloading? It's
    definitely not freeloading. Could be offloading for some constrained
    values of off.

    --
    ha
  9. paul@jjm.ch (Paul C. Weber) wrote in message news:<3ea03dbe.0308260349.2bf4ec94@posting.google.com>...
    > Can anybody tell me what I must do in order to upgrade my old 4.8
    > Logic Gold version to the latest 6.x version for OS-x 10.2 (besides
    > buying it outright, of course...)?
    >
    > My local reps here in Switzerland want to extort about 2-300 bucks for
    > the deal, while apparently I could download directly form Logic's
    > site.


    Hi Paul,

    It's not extortion. It is the going price for two paid upgrades. You
    can only download the incremental (free) updates from Emagic's web
    site. Like going from 5.0 to 5.1. But all of us legit users have had
    to pay for an upgrade from 4 to 5 and then from 5 to 6 when it came
    out. There's no legit way around it. And if you are a serious Logic
    user, I think you will find that it is well worth the money.

    Also, FTR; 6.2 is Platinum only currently. The most curent version of
    Gold is 6.1.1. The only difference is that 6.2 is necessary for
    running in the new G5s.

    Eli
  10. EggHd

    EggHd Guest

    << Are you sure that's actually downloading, and not overloading? It's
    definitely not freeloading. Could be offloading for some constrained
    values of off. >>

    It very well could have been an upload BUT as now there is a visible dent, I'm
    sticking with download.



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  11. Chris Smalt

    Chris Smalt Guest

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    EggHd wrote:

    > I downloaded a free upgrade to my front fender recently via a pole in a
    > parking lot.



    Maybe it gets fixed in the next one.


    Chris
  12. tojo

    tojo Guest

    that's not exactly right.
    you see, when you upgrade to v.5, you get to use v.5 till v.6 comes
    out, then you upgrade to v.6.
    This guy didn't feel the need to update to v.5 then but wanted to go
    v.6 now, he should NOT pay for v.5 which he will NOT use at all. He
    may need to pay a little more for skip v.5, but definitely no need to
    pay for full upgrade on v.5 before upgrading to v.6
    YES. this is extortion, but then again, it's Apple you are talking
    about. Apple will charge as much as they can, when they feel there
    isn't much competition around and if Apple is to have dominance market
    share like the Microsoft, we will all be in hell. yeah, Bill Gates is
    no good, Steve Jobs is worse.


    On 30 Aug 2003 04:45:52 -0700, elik@colba.net (Eli Krantzberg) wrote:

    >paul@jjm.ch (Paul C. Weber) wrote in message news:<3ea03dbe.0308260349.2bf4ec94@posting.google.com>...
    >> Can anybody tell me what I must do in order to upgrade my old 4.8
    >> Logic Gold version to the latest 6.x version for OS-x 10.2 (besides
    >> buying it outright, of course...)?
    >>
    >> My local reps here in Switzerland want to extort about 2-300 bucks for
    >> the deal, while apparently I could download directly form Logic's
    >> site.

    >
    >Hi Paul,
    >
    >It's not extortion. It is the going price for two paid upgrades. You
    >can only download the incremental (free) updates from Emagic's web
    >site. Like going from 5.0 to 5.1. But all of us legit users have had
    >to pay for an upgrade from 4 to 5 and then from 5 to 6 when it came
    >out. There's no legit way around it. And if you are a serious Logic
    >user, I think you will find that it is well worth the money.
    >
    >Also, FTR; 6.2 is Platinum only currently. The most curent version of
    >Gold is 6.1.1. The only difference is that 6.2 is necessary for
    >running in the new G5s.
    >
    >Eli
  13. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <dmv2lvou39f2qec4bv95k9e48ao91jo14k@4ax.com> nothere@hotmail.com writes:

    > This guy didn't feel the need to update to v.5 then but wanted to go
    > v.6 now, he should NOT pay for v.5 which he will NOT use at all. He
    > may need to pay a little more for skip v.5, but definitely no need to
    > pay for full upgrade on v.5 before upgrading to v.6
    > YES. this is extortion, but then again, it's Apple you are talking
    > about.


    It's not extortion, it's a way of spreading out the current cost of
    the program over time. I have seen several instances where it's
    cheaper to buy the current version of the program outright than to pay
    for intermediate upgrades. This is sometimes worth while even if it
    costs a little more than the price of the upgrade because you then
    have everything in one place (again). This can be a real convenience
    if you have to re-install the software.

    But you pay what you have to if you want to continue to use the
    software. This is how software companies make their money. If you
    bought a reverb unit and the manufacturer brought out an upgraded
    version, there's only one way you'd get that upgrade, isn't there? Why
    should software be any different? Just because there are no parts
    doesn't mean that nobody has to get paid for their efforts in bringing
    it to you.



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    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  14. EggHd

    EggHd Guest

    << Maybe it gets fixed in the next one. >>

    I'm hoping I run into a huge octopus at the same spot on my fender and when I
    back away the dent will pop back out.

    COULD Happen?



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  15. Chris Smalt

    Chris Smalt Guest

    EggHd wrote:

    > I'm hoping I run into a huge octopus at the same spot on my fender and when I
    > back away the dent will pop back out.



    Or how about that dome tweeter trick with the vacuum cleaner? Or was it
    a bong?


    Chris
  16. Abyssmal

    Abyssmal Guest

    On Mon, 1 Sep 2003 03:39:49 +0200, smalt@wanadoo.nl (Chris Smalt)
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >EggHd wrote:
    >
    >> I'm hoping I run into a huge octopus at the same spot on my fender and when I
    >> back away the dent will pop back out.

    >
    >
    >Or how about that dome tweeter trick with the vacuum cleaner? Or was it
    >a bong?
    >
    >
    > Chris
    >


    I never surrendered my bong for any trick, no matter how good she
    looked.

    Randall

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