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  • 1.0 stars

    "One strange response from a commercial product company"

    January 13, 2010  |   By rpriyadarshi

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.09

    Pros

    None that I coudld find due to driver signing issue on Windows 7.

    Cons

    Could not even use it on Windows 7 as driver could not be installed.

    Summary

    Here is an email communication between the developer and customer where the customer needed help in installation on Windows 7 due to driver signing issues. The developer pretty much tells the customer that he/she is an "a**hole". First time ever from a company who wants to take customers money and sends response like that. Have fun and judge for yourself!
    ----
    [customer's last response and termination of future contact]
    Hello,

    Ok, I don't think the discussion will go anywhere as our belief system is different. No offence meant. You must be quite young I think.

    Regards,
    [customer name deleted]
    ------Original Message------
    From: [developer name deleted]
    To: [customer name deleted]
    Subject: Re[2]: Windows 7 support
    Sent: Jan 13, 2010 11:31 AM

    Hello [customer name deleted],

    > Sure, if I can get the product for free! If I have to pay, I would
    > expect a response similar to any professional software company.

    There are various kinds of marketing policies. Some product developers promote their products aggressively and sell them overpriced so they fight for every potential customer, offering "highly amiable" services. Some other developers like me don't aggressively promote their products and sell them at reasonable prices so they offer only a support, not a teaching/training.

    > You must ask a basic question to yourself, why should anyone spend
    > time on your documentation? Especially if it is not free?

    Ask a similar question to yourself: why should a developer spend time personally answering questions that are already answered in documentation? Why do you consider your time is more valuable than mine? I spent some time developing the product and don't want to spend more time serving users who are too lazy to open the help file and type a word of two in the "search" box. I provide a good and detailed support only for users who experience a real trouble but I don't teach users how to make simplest things.

    > Before you jump to conclusion, I work in software R&D at [company name deleted] Inc.
    > I am generally always working with NP Complate/Hard problems in the
    > micro-chip domain. I deal with software that is millions of lines of code.

    So much the worse.

    Regards,
    [developer name deletd]

    Updated on Jan 13, 2010

    [earlier emails]
    ------Original Message------
    From: [developer name deleted]
    To: [customer name deleted]
    Subject: Re: Windows 7 support
    Sent: Jan 13, 2010 7:58 AM

    Hello [customer name deleted],

    > Are you planning Windows 7 support? There is a driver signing issue
    > and it forbids installation of the driver.

    Are you planning to read software documentation before contacting a developer?

    Regards,
    [developer name deleted]

    Updated on Jan 13, 2010

    Here is more fun reply :) Definitily exposes the maturity of the developer!
    --------------------
    Hello [customer's name deleted],

    > our belief system is different.

    Definitely. I don't base my work on the "a customer is always right".
    I respect my customers but I expect they to respect me.

    > You must be quite young I think.

    Yes, I'm young, I'm only 41. :) Please Daddy stop lecturing me.

    Regards,
    [developer's name deleted]

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  • 1.0 stars

    "great - if you pay"

    December 16, 2009  |   By DomLeonard

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.09

    Pros

    does what it says

    Cons

    Free to try (2-cable trial); $30.00 to buy - misleading time waster

    Summary

    The quick summary suggests you could do something useful with the trial version. Not so. A voice over of "Trial", ... "Trial" every 10 seconds or so means you can invest your time in downloading and figuring out how to use the software - but only to determine if you wish to buy it. You can't do anything useful with the "two cable trial" version crippleware. Whilst the sofware is great, perhaps the editor was given a full functioning version to review.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great tool!!"

    April 27, 2009  |   By GaryBauer

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.09

    Pros

    Can do anything that you can possibly imagine.

    Cons

    Needs updated driver signing to get past some Vista restrictions

    Summary

    Good product - fast and does not reduce quality

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  • 5.0 stars

    "GREAT replacement for recording "stereo mix" on Vista"

    September 16, 2008  |   By arpitp25

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.09

    Pros

    Sets up a virtual cable system that will allow you to record the sound coming from your computer. Replaces the "stereo mix"/"wave out"/"What u hear" recording option that computers used to have, but have been removed by comuter companies.

    Cons

    -A bit difficult to figure out how to use, but definately worth figuring out.
    -Not free

    Summary

    Sucks that Vista/Sony/Audio Card Companies had to remove the feature that the majority of the people use for completely legal reasons.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product! Does what it's supposed to!"

    July 13, 2007  |   By nateda

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 4.04

    Pros

    I love Virtual Audio Cables because it is so flexible. If one day I want to record skype, then another day record a different application, I can, rather than having a standalone skype recorder.

    $30 can seem steep for a small application with little known about it, but once you buy it you won't have any regrets.

    Also, technical support is amazing, for being such a small project. I emailed about a glitch in Windows Vista, and I received a response back very quickly.

    I highly encourage this product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "What's wrong with you people?"

    March 8, 2005  |   By iced_up_4u

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 3.06

    Pros

    This programs is almost completely automated- You only have to select an input and output for each VAC. Use the Audio Repeater to do this. All other programs will then use this new feature. The best part is you can create a VAC to VAC out and another to VAC in, which makes your microphone your speaker and vice versa. Do the opposite to change back.

    Cons

    Once a VAC is made, I don't see how to delete it. One must make a reverse VAC, which is fairly simple. When the program closes, changes made stick, they are not discarded (I think until you restart the computer, I'll have to check on that)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not that useful, not easy to use"

    February 25, 2004  |  

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 3.06

    Summary

    I have a professional audio card that i use with cubase. I wanted the wave out from the card to be routed to the wave in. this application sounded like it was ment for this but is actually much less useful. You must use the slow drivers to be compatible with this program and they aren't worth it. This program took me 2 hours to understand how it works and when i found out, i was quite dissapointed. Don't bother, it's too complicated and not practicle enough.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Its a bad software"

    December 18, 2003  |  

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 3.06

    Summary

    I dont like it at all... It crashed my xp pc 5 times already!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Bad Interface! Beginner Won't Be able to use it!!"

    December 7, 2003  |  

    Version: Virtual Audio Cable 3.06

    Summary

    This program is very hard to use. It comes with a interface that most beginners don't know how to use.

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