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Author Topic: Arturia The ONE (boxed) - I think I just bought the last sealed copy...  (Read 793 times)

jtkerry

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Hi all,
I did something crazy and bought a New In Box copy of 11 year old software.  Ha! I guess it will put to the test what I can do as a PC Tech with 30 years of experience (day job).  And, I came into some money, an award for 20 years hard labor as an End User Support Tech, and went shopping at Sweetwater Sound.
   
After not touching a synth in 30 years, I bought a Behringer DeepMind 12 and a Moog Werkstatt-01 (single Oscillator synth you have to assemble) and a Keystep Pro that I patch the Werkstatt into as a controller.  My main instrument is the guitar (13 yrs.) and I play rhythm guitar in a band.  My band automatically wants me to be using this stuff, so they put me to the task of playing the lead-in song to Jet Airliner (Steve Miller Band) called Threshold. 

I'm finding that it will take at least 2 full synths to pull it off.  I started investigating software that I could use with the Keystep and downloaded Ableton Live.  Arturia had an discount offer for Analog Lab V - and there was the hook.  Then I started searching for the Keyboard modules and found this copy of "Arturia The One" NiB - stating that I could test the keyboards for 15 days instead of 20 minutes, before I choose the one I want to license and bought it not realizing how old it was.  When I did find out, well that boat has sailed.  I avoided the 90% off places on the web - too good to be true means pirated software, and I want to be able to update and patch because artistic software always needs fixing and tweaking. The Chinese Ali - sites and one site with a PO Box in New York, but its support emails are from Slovakia were avoided.

I joined the forum to see what issues there would be with it, knowing, as a tech, there are always problems with software.  It seems mainly licensing issues.  I hope it will still be valid and usable.  I can make the software work, but want to be legal about it.  Plus, I want to truly test the synths before picking "The One".  20 minutes is too short a time, especially when you are still getting your bearings on using the equipment - that is probably my only complaint about Arturia, as a keyboard newbee - not enough time to test the software thoroughly to know what you want.  That's it for now.

JT
« Last Edit: July 13, 2021, 09:18:03 pm by jtkerry »
JT Kerry
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Guitars and Keyboards are like potato chips - you can't have just one...

jtkerry

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I just received The One (boxed) yesterday.  And, opened the shrink wrap without thinking.  I wanted to take a picture of it still in its plastic. But here it is:

(See below.)

I will install it soon.  Hopefully without too many issues.
Regards,
JT
« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 10:31:40 pm by jtkerry »
JT Kerry
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Guitars and Keyboards are like potato chips - you can't have just one...

MajorFubar

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Shame you didn't leave it sealed. It's obsolete software and really of only value to collectors, and was worth more sealed.
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So you are saying this isn't usable software?  Well, I'm going to try it anyway.  Can't hurt at this point.
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MajorFubar

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Well like you said it's 10 year old software.

I'm trying to say nicely in a roundabout way that unless you got this for literally pennies you were screwed-over into buying obsolete software which even if it does work is definitely not being patched.

All the VSTs have been replaced with superior updated versions, except Brass which was end-lifed and is no longer supported.

The modern equivalent of this box is V Collection, currently up to V8. Honestly the best thing you can do with this is return it and ask for your money back.
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Yes MajorFubar,  but the versions of the individual products has not gone to a dramatically higher version.  The Modular V is version 3.  The Mini is v3. Same with the Prophet, the CS-80 and the Arp 2600.  The Jupiter 8 is v4.  This software doesn't offer the Collection V selection of software devices, but as individual products, one of which I can choose, there is a definite upgrade path.  And, I scrolled through those patches, the Mini V v3 is just a patch upgrade the way it reads.  When I look at the software, all of them read as version 2 - all 6 of the software instruments.  So, the ONE I choose should still be valid. 
So, as I said.  We shall see.
Regards,
JT
JT Kerry
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Guitars and Keyboards are like potato chips - you can't have just one...

 

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