Originally Posted by gbevin
Just my 2c here, but Nebula really needs to get their act together. I'm a new user of both products, bought both at the same time. Besides the GUI awkwardness, there's just a general awkwardness about Nebula that reminds me of the attitude of hardcore Linux users that want to compile everything themselves by hand for marginal performance gains (I used to be one of them though 10 years ago).
It took two entire days to get the license, the docs are a scattered mess of snippets throughout a FAQ, a wiki, the forums. I had to manually search through my entire hard drive to find the file I was supposed to send (the docs only mentioned the location for Windows). When I finally received the license it was just a blank email with two files attached, no instructions whatshowever. Good thing I'm technically minded and recognized the file extensions. Then I bought AlexB's CLC program, again onto the waiting game ... and on it goes. When I read the forums I see a lot of mutual back rubbing of believers, rightfully or not, I can't say. I'm actually starting to dread the time it will take me to try Nebula out of real against VCC, if these first days are any indication, it's going to be a huge ordeal.
In the meantime I'm mixing my fifth song with VCC and I like what I hear, we're a good stretch through the week ... and guess which one was more productive for me?
And just as I agreed with Chad, I also agree with you - on those points.
I'm not here to snub or praise one product over the other. I'm just making the point of what actually is a break-through versus what appears to be one, which is subsequently enhanced by it's GUI, convenience, and other enticing things for a user, which is all great too. At the heart of it though, you can't really compare the two. As I said, vcc stops at a certain point where usuability and convenience take over. While nebula, technically speaking
, makes no compromise. It is pushing the limits of technology as much as it can - for now. As a consequence you have "clunkiness"; "nerdiness"; an overall atypical experience of using a plug-in within a workflow. If a user chooses the former, which is understandable to a degree, then so be it. Nothing wrong with that, so long as their contrast is understood.
The "placebo effect" of Nebula that was mentioned I truly and utterly don't comprehend. In fact because of it's lack of frills, GUI, etc., there is nothing left but sound to evaluate. Ah, well, speech over, as they said carry on with the thread.