Food for thought on plugs.
When I buy plugs I always have this niggling thought at the back of my mind - "in two years time you're going to change your computer and update your OS and this DVD full of brilliantly written code will be nothing more than a frisbee..."
I appreciate the concept and it's definitely the way the industry has to go to increase market share (and keep code monkeys in work !) but it's a lot of dough. The most I've ever put down on code alone is $3000 for the Waves Diamond Collection, not counting my yearly WUP fee. And today, four years on I find that Logic's own built-in plugs are better than most of the Waves I've got.
So it goes to show the pure musicality of Lexicon hardware that people still use them, what, 15 years down the line ? A couple of similarly long-lasting music technology brands come to mind too - my 1970's Minimoog still gets used, so does my 1980's Kurzweil K2000 and so does my 1850's cello lol. But do I still use the EQ's in ProTools III ? Do you ?
I think that puts $1899 in perspective a little for me - I'm still saving up for the boxed version. At least mains power and jackplugs aren't going to be updated every 6 months.