Originally Posted by kevinc
What the **** is WUP ?
I hate not knowing what`s going on around here.
WUP is the Waves Update Plan.
The idea is that you pay a yearly fee and you get free stuff...
Problem is, the stuff you get is not free after you own it for a year and you need updates. The biggest problem with WUP is that the clock starts ticking the day you register your Waves product.
This is one of the latest discussion on the "Q-Clone is now included with Diamond Bundle" responce on Digidesign's Forum: http://duc.digidesign.com/showflat.p...rt=&PHPSESSID=
What you need to be aware of is that even if you let your WUP expire, the bill keeps going up if you need "ANY" type of service from Waves. Examples:
ProTools V7 update: Required a current WUP to make Waves work with ProTools V7...
You're Disk Authorization fails when you upgrade your system or your HD dies: Requires WUP to install your authorization onto an iLok... Through Waves, not iLok,com...
You purchased IR1 and you want to download new Convolutions: You need a current WUP for your IR-* product to access acoustics,net
What's the cost, you ask? In my case, Platinum Native: $200-/yr ..and.. IR-1 Native, $100-/yr. My current WUP? ~$400 for being out of date 6 months.
What have I received for my original WUP you ask?
RenMaxx (BFD... just another compressor)
L3 Multimaximizer: although the Mastering Bundle is included in the Platinum Bundle, they only saw fit to give us the "LITE" version of L3. The full version is $300- more.
IR-1 update to V2... again, BFD!... and one year of sporatic captured Convolutions.
What would I get if I paid the $400- WUP you ask?
ProTools V7 compatability and Tune-LT (which has its own WUP next year).
No... I cannot support that kind of careless policy.
BTW, thanks for whoever posted this poll. You gave me the insentive to finally sign up here.