Ft2 you think it was good?
So why don’t you still use it, it does still exist, and it is still free!
I´ll tell you why you don’t use it because, once you used Renoise you don’t want to go back!
Because there are a lot of features you would miss in FT2!
Like vst’s vsti’s.
Don’t you think it was sad that they stopped developing FT2?
Can’t you see how good Ft2 would have been if they continued to develop it?
Why do you think they abandoned it?
The answer is simple they did not make any money out of developing it!
“Lamer, the world of “computer freaks”, and all that “demoscene” stuff, worked pretty well without the “work = money” idea until lately.”
Worked is the right word! Because as you can see it no longer works!
It worked for a while, while the people who made the programs was in school, as soon as they left school they had to start earning money to pay bills.
That why they stopped!
Lets imagine that FT2 is the only good tracker software right now, there is no other tracker out there. (which it was like a couple of years ago) But they have just stopped developing it, they did not think it was worth their time.
How much would you want to pay for an Undo feature, after you just had erased a really nice track out of accident?
And you know that Undo would be really nice many more times?
Would you consider giving 10bucks for the programmer to sit down and include a undo feature?
Now, in order for him to make the undo feature it would probably take him 8 hours of work in front of a computer.
Do you think that 10bucks for 8 hours work is a good pay?
The programmer probably earns 8*30 bucks at work that is 240 bucks if he spend those eight hours working at his work!
Why should the programmer sit down and make an undo feature for you for free? When he can either earn more money or go to the movies, have a date, go shopping etc?
But the programmer says this time I could make it for half of what I earn at work, 120bucks just to be nice.
Now how would you get him those money? Because you can’t pay him 120bucks for an undo function can you?
This is where selling a product commes in the picture.
If you could get 12 other people that would like an undo function to pay 10bucks each, you would all be happy!
So you find 12 other people that all promises to give 10bucks when he is finished.
Now the coder is almost finished with the undo function it works sometimes and sometimes not.
However one of those people that have a half finished undo function suddenly backs out and says, no I don’t want to pay I want it for free?
The coder than says, no I can’t give it to you for only 110 bucks! I have allready been working on it really cheap, I have a rent to pay and a child that needs cloth and food.
So I stop, I´m not going to finish the undo!
Billy! You are the guy backing out! And saying, no I don’t want to pay I want it for free!
You are the guy that lets everybody else down by not giving your contribution to the coder!
Do you get annoyed when you walk into a market and see all the food you have to pay for?
The answer to why pay when you can have it for free is very simple:
You want him to make the software much better!
And you also want to thank him/here.
What are you complaining for!?
There are other free softwares like Psycle and Berotracker, Skale and modplug.
And there is also software in development like Buzzle, to which you can pay whatever you like.
Now they are not as good as Renoise is at the moment but that is because they are free.
Go and use them!
I can see that 45$ Can be much money if you live in Eastern Europe Africa or Asia.
But you just have to accept the fact that the guys who does this software is living in Europe.
There is another HUGE difference between Renoise and Reason/Cubase.
The amount you pay is almost a onetime fee!
You should be glad that someone has done this amazing software and sell it at a price you can afford!
As far as I´m concerned
You don’t have the right to complain because you have not done a single thing to support this software!
Accept reality! Reality is, if you don’t pay the software dies!