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  • Tue, Jan 20 2015 2:39 PM

    • tourne
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    MC7 symphony option

    Hi, I have a MC 7 running with symphony option. I would like to know upgrading to MC 8, if i must have to buy this symphony option  again. And doing this, with this new license valid for just a year, my old perpertual MC7 could be still running?

    Thanks a lot!


  • Tue, Jan 20 2015 6:51 PM In reply to

    Re: MC7 symphony option

    Did you buy the "Avid Support" package to update your MC7 + Symphony option before the cut off date 31 Dec 2014? (subsequently extended to 19 Jan 2015)
    If so your Symphony option works with MC 8 at no extra cost.

    If you did not buy the "Support" package your MC 7 + Symphony option is yours to use (but never upgrade) for as long as you can find a computer to run it on. (Perpetual)
    To upgrade to MC 8 then you have two options
    1: Annual (or monthly) Subscription both of which come with the Symphony option but run out at the end of the contact. Then your only access to existing projects would be via your original Perpetual licence or by buying another Subscription.
    2: Buying another MC 8 "Perpetual" Licence for $1299 (+$600 approx for a Symphony option?) which would need a "Support Package" paid at the end of 12 months if further upgrades were required.

    I do not know if your existing Symphony option could be coupled to a new "Perpetual" licence. My best guess would be that it could work IF it is not locked to an existing dongle for activation.

  • Wed, Jan 21 2015 3:34 PM In reply to

    • Marianna
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    Re: MC7 symphony option

    See the email I responded too.....


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