DSD pricing anomaly

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DSD pricing anomaly

Postby DJS » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:38

To be able to record DSD one needs either the Native Pro pack or Masscore Std. But Native Pro is $1000 AUD more expensive than Masscore Std for the same number of channels. Does anyone else think is an anomaly? If you opt for Native you are penalised $1000 if you want to record DSD.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby klaukholm » Sat Mar 19, 2016 16:40

There are a lot of other options enabled in Native Pro
If all you need is Masscore and 16ch DSD then Masscore Std is your best option.

If you need the Flux surround reverb, Oasis Business class, DDP, PowR, Multiple video tracks and Blackmagic video out, then you need the Native Pro or Masscore Pro

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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby DJS » Sat Mar 19, 2016 22:15

Yes, but why with Native, to get DSD record, you are forced to buy those other things are not required or wanted at all. With Masscore you don't have to buy all those other "features" to get DSD. This is the anomaly.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby klaukholm » Sun Mar 20, 2016 15:27

Unless I am mistaken, you can use the Masscore STD as a native system without masscore.

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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby mpdonahue » Mon Mar 21, 2016 00:06

The ability to save $1000 and get masscore is what I would call a user feature, not a problem....You are trading software features and options for processing and stability.
As always, YMMV.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby DJS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:27

mpdonahue wrote:The ability to save $1000 and get masscore is what I would call a user feature, not a problem....You are trading software features and options for processing and stability.
As always, YMMV.
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Precisely my point. I was forced to get NativePro just to get DSD record on Native, when I could have purchased Masscore Std. This is inconsistent.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby klaukholm » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:40

How were you forced?
You choose the one that is best for you as a customer no?

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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby DJS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 13:07

I was advised from my dealer, my legitimate source of information. Merging website is not clear with keys and licencing. I was advised that I needed NativePro minimum to record DSD. Also, can Masscore be used in Native mode by not booting into Masscore. None of this information is clear.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby mpdonahue » Mon Mar 21, 2016 20:12

All of my systems (Including a Masscore STD) include native audio support.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby archive » Mon Mar 21, 2016 21:59

mpdonahue wrote:All of my systems (Including a Masscore STD) include native audio support.


So if I'm understanding this correctly, I could upgrade from my Native Essentials to Masscore STD, but continue to use it in Native mode with my non-Masscore-spec PC?

If so, this does seem like the most cost-effective path to enabling DSD support.
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Re: DSD pricing anomaly

Postby DJS » Mon Mar 21, 2016 23:00

archive wrote:So if I'm understanding this correctly, I could upgrade from my Native Essentials to Masscore STD, but continue to use it in Native mode with my non-Masscore-spec PC?
If so, this does seem like the most cost-effective path to enabling DSD support.

Yes, if this is so, it is an excellent way to licence this feature.
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