Boxed Software Is Better…
Look, you may think I’m crazy, but hear me out first! I’m coming from a hardware background, I like to get a box, open it and pull out my gear.
With my newfound move into software production, I’m just getting used to things, and trying to find my way. But, I am not new to software by any means.
I buy and use software at work all day long, I buy and use software for non music related things, and man I noticed something today.
Download only software pretty much sucks!
Okay, I KNOW it’s the same software, and I KNOW it functions the same…but there is something about the experience of holding it in your hand.
I have found this to be especially true for me, when it comes to software music tools. Sure, most companies offer download versions, or some offer ONLY download versions, but if I have the option to get a box, I’m ON IT.
The packaging even makes me want to use the software that much more! It’s like yeah man…I just got this joint!
I like to read the packaging, look at it, then open it up and see what’s inside.
Some just offer the cd/dvd, but others have actual manuals, flyers, coupons, etc. So is boxed software really better than downloaded software?
No, it’s the same…but getting a box from the store or in the mail and then installing it, gives you a different experience than just downloading and installing.
Of course, this is just my opinon…but that’s what you come here for right?
Oh yeah, stay tuned for the actual reviews of these new BOXED software programs from Native Instruments.