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Originally Posted by scoring4films
UAD-1 "not capable of 64bit."? Can anyone confirm this?
Strange that UA didn't mention that in the email I just got, informing me that my UAD-1 card just became worthless.
The trade-in scheme is no consolation to me. I won't be spending more money on a UAD-2, knowing that UA could abandone it at any time, in order to force me to buy another product.
Firstly, your UAD-1 did not just magically become "worthless", any more than Digidesign MIX cards became worthless when HD cards were introduced. Yes, their second hand street value declined, but guess what? That's what happens to ALL tech over time. Welcome to reality, sweetheart.
Secondly, no one is "forcing" you to buy anything. I know this will come as a great shock to you, but your UAD-1 card will continue to work just fine with the current version of the UAD software for as long as you like. Just as there are still people running legacy MIX systems or older HD systems despite the existence of new HD hardware and dropped software support for older hardware.
And finally, stop pretending UA is some capricious company that could "abandon" existing hardware at any time. The UAD-1 was fully supported with every software release for over a decade
, and even now they're giving advance notice and offering a generous upgrade path.
A little perspective might help you out here.