What are the differences between the Mac App Store and the HOFA-Plugins Shop versions?GPogatzki
– Apps purchased in the Mac App Store can only be used on Apple computers running macOS. A Windows version is not available. They can be used on all macOS Systems that you own (see Apple’s Terms And Conditions for the Mac App Store in your country). All plugins and standalone applications purchased from the HOFA-Plugins Shop can be used on up to 2 computers simultaneously. They can be used on macOS and Windows systems.
– Prices in the Mac App Store can be different from prices in the HOFA-Plugins Shop depending on your country.
– Licenses purchased in the Mac App Store will not allow for upgrades to successor products or bundles in the HOFA-Plugins Shop.
– CD-Burn.DDP.Master: The limited edition “HOFA CD-Burn.DDP.Master LE” available in the Mac App Store does not include any support for plugins.
The option “Use Project Folder” cannot be deactivated in the Mac App Store version! This means that audio files are always copied to a project folder in the “Music” folder. The version from the HOFA-Plugins Shop allows disabling that feature and has it switched off by default. The reason for this is Apple’s security mechanism used for Apps in the Mac App Store called “sandboxing”. Apps do not have access to the complete file system. They can only acces files that are inside an allowed system folder like “Music” or on files that the user has selected manually. As you will not want to re-select all audio files again when opening a CD project, they are all copied to the project folder in the “Music” folder.
– DDP Player: In the Mac App Store version the function for burning DDP Images to CD-A and for exporting tracks as audio files is not included! This function is available as an additional In-App Purchase, which requires OS X version 10.7 or higher.
– IQ-Series Analyser: The possibility to create IQ-Series EQ Presets from IQ-Series Analyser Markers is not available in the Mac App Store version.