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Selling Toneport - Licenses, Platinum models, those questions
by 1976fenderhead on 2013-01-20 04:00:48

I'm about to sell my Toneport but I'm not sure yet if I want to keep my licenses and I'm confused about the changes that 2.5 brought (ability to be unlinked from hardware and whether that applies to older harware and models too, and whether I can use old models with Pod Farm 2.5)...

I have Pod Farm (1st version) and all the Platinum models that were available for it

Questions:

1. If I keep the license to all my Pod Farm Platinum models and later get another Line 6 device and Pod Farm 2 (free) can I use my models with it?

2. If I keep the license to all my models and later purchase the cheapest version of Pod Farm 2.5, can I use my Pod Farm Platinum models with it (thus making it be pretty much like the most expensive version)?

3. Is it possible to sell the Toneport but keep all my licenses and my account, or are the models harwired to the device and have to go with it?

4. If I decide to sell the models along with the Toneport, do I have to give the buyer my license or can I gift my models? I see the 'gift' link appears next to my model pack, so I suppose it's ok and they're not hardwired to the device? But I also read in the FAQ that the buyer will not be able to gift them himself later, so I might just transfer my account out of niceness so he has that ability and open a new account?

5. I have several Logic projects where I used Pod Farm and the Platinum models. If I one day open those projects but what I have is Pod Farm 2.5, what happens to the Pod Farm 1 plugin in those projects?

Many thanks for your help.



Re: Selling Toneport - Licenses, Platinum models, those questions
by BigChas52 on 2013-01-20 04:16:39

1.  Yes.  The models attach to the account now, not specifically to the device

2.  Your PF Plat models will be useable with PF 2.5.  If you have PF Plat, you can use the standard PF 2.5 license and still have all the models.  PF Plat & PF 2.5 will have to be in the same account.  Note, PF Plat iLok licenses do not give authorization to other devices or other versions of PF.

3.  Just remove the authorization from the TonePort

4.  You can do either, but be careful if your PF Plat license is in the same accouunt.  I would just gift the licenses and inform the buyer that he cannot transfer them later.



Re: Selling Toneport - Licenses, Platinum models, those questions
by 1976fenderhead on 2013-01-20 10:31:01

Cool, thanks for the answers. I just realised there is no version of Pod Farm 2 that is free and that I could use my models without the device, I'll always need to pay $99 to use them...

Anyway, what I'll do is sell the Toneport, keep all my model packs and use the money of the sale to buy the Pod Farm 2 license later so I can use them

Just 2 more questions:

1 - Will the buyer still be able to download Pod Farm 1 from somewhere or will he be stuck between free Gearbox that's in the CD / Pod Farm 2.5 Free / paying for Pod Farm 2.5? Thing is that Pod Farm 1 allowed for more models than Pod Farm 2 Free does (the same models as Gearbox) so it sucks if he just gets the few models that Pod Farm 2.5 free offers... Is that all that people get these days if they buy a Pod Studio???

2 - If I open a Logic project recorded with Pod Farm 1 but now I have Pod Farm 2.5, what happens? Does 2.5 just take over as if nothing happen leaving all model setting on the track the same?

Many thanks again!



Re: Selling Toneport - Licenses, Platinum models, those questions
by BigChas52 on 2013-01-20 11:49:05

1 - They can download PF1, but they will only be able to use the stand-alone version, and not the plug-in.  As far as the interaction with with the model packs PF1 and PF 2.5 work the same.

2 - You will need to re-do your patches in PF 2.5.  The signal chain routing is totally different.



Re: Selling Toneport - Licenses, Platinum models, those questions
by 1976fenderhead on 2013-01-20 12:02:25

Hmmm, that sucks regarding redoing patches... Will I at least be able to see what I had done (like see the settings I had even though it somehow won't work), so then I can recreate it with PF 2.5?
I mean, if I click on the plugin in the Logic track, what will I see?




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