I understand everything, but why don’t you make a one-time payment to get DDjay 2? For example, you can do the Essential version at one price and the Pro at another, really enough with these monthly payments, you don’t have the feeling of having the program, it is disheartening, and at the moment I have not renewed the subscription anymore, and I think that many others like me have made the same choice
It’s the monthly payments that keep the devs employed, the support staff employed and the software updated etc etc.
By paying you are guaranteed to be able to update your software to the latest version.
Some other software manufacturers do allow a single ‘one off’ payment but if you look at the Ts&Cs you are buying that version and maybe a few minor point updates but you will then be required to pay full price if you then want the next major update version.
One off pricing is an option but it also gets messy by having different offerings in the App Store at varying pricing tiers.
So, they could potentially offer a buy once price for the essential bits but again, how much should this cost and for how long should the program be guaranteed to work?
It is also possible to pay a one-off annual fee instead of monthly payments, in the UK the annual price is not far off giving you five months free, this is the far better option.
6.99 x 12 = £83.88 per year compared to £48.99 once!
I would suggest a perpetual licence for the basics would be expensive as Algoriddim still have bills to pay and unlike a popular App Store misconception, nothing comes for free!
Look at another app Edjing in the App Store, vastly inferior to Djay and they have an £8 per WEEK (£416 per year) subscription charge……suddenly £7 per month (£4.08 if you pay annually) seems far more attractive!
Both Serato and Recordbox have varying pricing structures, all more than Djay, so it’s down to personal preference as to what you want, how you’ll use it and where your budget is.
For less than £1 a week I think Djay is a fantastic investment….
Glad to see you posting in the community again!
I will be sending your suggestions to our dev team for further consideration.
Have a nice day!
What would you assume is shown when you click the arrow next to “in app purchases” when you scroll down on that page?
If you scroll further down the in-app purchase section shows pricing, not clearly granted but it’s there.
I highly agree with you. I despise “renting” my software. I purchased Serato and Traktor, just like I purchased the original Djay Pro app. I will not”rent” or “lease” the DJay Pro AI just to get the added “pro” features. I want to own my software. Same reason I purchase all of my music as opposed to stream it. If you don’t pay the monthly fees, you’re basically left with nothing. Give us the option of owning outright. Last thing I need in my life is “another” subscription.
Basically, I also find it better if you pay once and then can use the product permanently. But that’s more so that I don’t have to deal with it after the purchase, not so that I own the software. Because that, and perhaps you have to realize this, was and is never the case anyway. Even with a one-time purchase you do not buy and own the software, but you only acquire rights to use the software.
In fact, I too try to avoid apps with recurring payments. Most of the time, this is not a problem, because there are usually alternatives that serve the same purpose. This is different here, because I at least don’t know of any other DJ software with such features that you can use with the iPad. And I don’t want to go back to working with the laptop.