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Originally Posted by TheodorN
Yes the price, but also the quality/price ratio. The VSL libraries cost maybe five times [*] as much as the VI Labs Modern U or some other quality small libraries, but are they five times as good, as the small ones?

[*]Temporary offers may affect this ratio, make it smaller or bigger, but not so much if both the big piano VSTs and the small ones have temporary discounts.

I think VI labs are the outlier here, though. I can't think of another developer who makes small footprint libraries sound so good!

Your point about the discount is interesting; it's hard to compare sometimes because so many companies have almost perpetual discounts, but if the stars align with VSL, you can get pretty huge reductions. E.g., if you bought and saved 4-for-3 vouchers and then used them on pianos when they're doing 40% of for educators, you're getting into 'normal VST' pricing territory!

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That's a fair point, CraiginNZ. Does anybody know if VSL's educational discount only applies to music schools? I'm studying web development in a sort of university.

I got the educational discount for PowerDirector through that same school, even though my studies don't have much to do with video editing, but it has been useful in my school work.

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I'm registered for the educational discount and AFAIK it doesn't matter what you study or teach :-)

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OK thanks, it wouldn't hurt asking VSL if I'm eligible for the 40% discount.


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Originally Posted by TheodorN
OK thanks, it wouldn't hurt asking VSL if I'm eligible for the 40% discount.


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(But go for it anyway; they might be human after all).

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Well, I've never done business with them, so I don't know to which species of the universe they belong. Hope it's not the same one as Jabba of the Star Wars film is a member of. cool

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