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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2010/06/05 18:21:12 (permalink)
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... Sonar 9... ...and it will be packed with all kind of new goodies and GUI upgrades....


I hope not. We have enough goodies, IMO. I hope they spend a lot of time on professional workflow features and refining the main app. If VC64 dies an ignoble death and fades into the 32-bit limelight, that will be sad indeed, but I definitely don't want Cakewalk to be spending any time on creating a replacement in-house for now. Okay, maybe hire whatever is left of Kjaerhus (if they can find him) to recompile for an x64 version of the plugin, but PLEASE don't divert any important resources from workflow enhancements!

Adding more "goodies" is what got us into this situation in the first place. Fewer goodies, more focus on the main app!

Just my opinion. :)



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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2010/06/06 04:20:48 (permalink)
If this thread isn't enough reason to REFUSE to buy any software with copy protection/activation, I don't know what is....

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2010/06/06 06:40:28 (permalink)
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If this thread isn't enough reason to REFUSE to buy any software with copy protection/activation, I don't know what is....

R


Please tell me one commercial program that cost money... that ain't use a license-key or any copy protection?
Free-ware or  Donation-ware are not in that category.


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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2010/06/06 12:04:33 (permalink)
If this thread isn't enough reason to REFUSE to buy any software with copy protection/activation, I don't know what is....

I would certainly do that if it were an option. Unfortunately, there is virtually no commercial audio software that doesn't employ some kind of copy protection.

I would rephrase your observation as "refuse to buy any software with unreasonable copy protection". What is "unreasonable"? Schemes that make it difficult to re-install software after upgrading your hardware, for one. If you are forced contact the vendor after replacing your computer's motherboard, that's unreasonable. If you are forced to contact the vendor to re-authorize your software for any reason, that's unreasonable. Authorization that requires you to have an internet connection on your DAW is unreasonable.

As a programmer, I rely on a large number of third-party tools and components to make my own software work. Unfortunately, many vendors of such tools are small companies, much like audio plug-in vendors, and sometimes they disappear. This has happened to me on several occasions, causing me tremendous inconvenience and frustration. So now I use fewer third-party components, just as I also use fewer third-party DAW plug-ins. I have become very picky about what new tools I add to my collection.



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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2010/06/06 12:10:12 (permalink)
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If this thread isn't enough reason to REFUSE to buy any software with copy protection/activation, I don't know what is....

R

Yeah...that would really solve the problem.....NOT.
 
Anyone would be out of business before they even got started.
 
We are really flooded with software without any registration or activation.
 
A little reality check maybe. 
 
post edited by lfm - 2010/06/06 12:12:01
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 00:22:40 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Sheanes 2017/02/18 07:22:33
Hello. I am sorry to necro this thread but I have some awful news, if it hasn't reached you already. 
 
Kjaerhus audio is dead and is going to remain so. Torben Kjaerhus Larsen the guy who wrote the software was caught red handed as the ring leader of 'The Love Zone' and 'Hoarders Hell’ a worldwide network of pedophiles that shared the most vile images and videos you (hopefully cannot) imagine. The Danish state gave him 7 years and the U.S wants to get hold of him too. The Danish General Prosecutor wants the case re-tried and they want him detained on a mental hospital without a set release date (he will be released when he is no longer considered a sick freak and a pervert menace to the public i.e probably never) and this case in going to trial in May this year. 
 
Unfortuantely the whole case might get dropped on the floor because the FBI has become a roque organization (sorry US friends, the truth is what it is). They found the pedo network by infecting the CP servers with malware that spread to the members machines. Clever but unfortunately hacking and spreading malware is illegal. Also if you are the FBI. If you are the law, you kind of have an obligation to at the very least follow it. I hope the court will do a one off and allow the evidence given the horrific nature of the crimes committed (do not search for the details/descriptions of what was found with the ring members, you don't want to know. Trust that. E.g Torben tried to buy an infant in Romania. That was, an infant!). 
 
This is my first and maybe my last post here as I am not a cakewalk user. I was just a Kjaerhus fan looking for answers and when the horrible truth became apparent I just wanted to....no, I felt the need to, share this with other costumers of his on various online producer forums who also wondered what had happened. Well this has happened. 
 
There are plenty of articles in my language (Danish) and I havent' found any english ones which clearly reveals Kjaerhus identity. On demand I can throw the most relevant ones here and you can use google translate or whatever. Needless to say that since 'Kjaerhus' is an unusual surname here in Denmark, my heart skipped a beat when I saw his name attached to this high profile case, and I was looking for evidence that what seemed to be the case, just wasnt so. But it is :(
 
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 04:24:25 (permalink)
Thanks for the info.

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 06:15:50 (permalink)
Does this story get any more bizarre

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 09:16:17 (permalink)
So I shouldn't use any Kjaerhus plugins if I'm working on any children's songs?  

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 11:31:04 (permalink)
I read it on the Cakewalk forums, so it must be true. Right. A guy with one post swoops in with a horror story and we choose to believe him? Come on people.

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 11:43:51 (permalink)
Man, I thought the Australian mob took him out. I guess that is not true. I feel so foolish now.

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 11:55:05 (permalink)
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I read it on the Cakewalk forums, so it must be true. Right. A guy with one post swoops in with a horror story and we choose to believe him? Come on people.

It's actually really easy to corroborate.
http://www.mx.dk/nyheder/...che=0.6987696507330594
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 12:04:14 (permalink)
as a Dutchman I can understand Danish a little, so looked this up on Google and saw the Danish results.
 
I wish the little kids and families can still have a good life.
 
Sure hope this leads to Danish (and global) government/politics/justice to make an end to this.
 
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 12:09:16 (permalink)
Google "Torben Kjærhus Larsen", then click on "translate this page" from the news links to Danish domains (.dk).  Ugh!!!

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 12:11:47 (permalink)
Haha before I just hit the "translate" button to get a Google translation but you're right, I read it again and can actually kinda get it from the Danish. I knew that about Swedish but didn't realize Danish was also similar, especially when reading it out loud.
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 12:36:52 (permalink)
I guess that's the definitive answer to what happened to the VC64 and if it will ever be updated. Which is by far the least horrible part of this bizarre story.
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 19:39:59 (permalink)
The name may be the same, but how do you know it's the same guy? Google your own name and see how many results come up.

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 19:40:23 (permalink)
Before Cakewalk started including Kjaerhus plug ins in Sonar,  I actually bought the GAG-1 plugin.  It was really good for the side chain "ducking" effect.  I still have the download and installer,  but I don't think it will work on Windows 10 64 bit.  I have other plug ins to use for side chaining anyway.   If this story is true,  it is a terrible shame.  I had no idea what happened to them,  and I actually wish I never knew.



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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 19:54:20 (permalink)

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 20:16:03 (permalink)
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The name may be the same, but how do you know it's the same guy? Google your own name and see how many results come up.




You make a good point, but this article discusses the defendant's life, and mentions his business partner in the computer music industry, Rune Ravn.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=http://www.bt.dk/krimi/sexmonsteret-levede-et-uhyggeligt-dobbeltliv-paedofil-boss-og-kaerlig-familiefar&prev=search
 
This LinkedIn portfolio for Rune Ravn lists many positions affiliated with Kjaerhus Audio.
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=https://dk.linkedin.com/in/rune-ravn-6694a715&prev=search
 
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/14 22:21:06 (permalink)
 I had hope 

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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/15 00:15:53 (permalink)
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I read it on the Cakewalk forums, so it must be true. Right. A guy with one post swoops in with a horror story and we choose to believe him? Come on people.




I verified this guy's claims myself from various sources and I think the story is true. :(
 
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/15 02:49:33 (permalink)
It's a very uncommon name even in Denmark. Really bizarre and sad.
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Re:Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plugi 2017/02/15 12:38:06 (permalink)
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It's a very uncommon name even in Denmark. Really bizarre and sad.



And they're 'both' from Randers...
 
"A 49-year-old man from Randers..."
 
Kjaerhus Audio v/Torben Kjærhus Larsen
Torben Kjærhus Larsen
Sjællandsgade 54, 03. 0003.
8900 Randers C
 

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Re: Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plug 2017/02/15 13:14:04 (permalink)
Ugh. I'm torn now as to whether to use the VC 64. It works really well for me as a mastering tool, with the Preset "Gentle M-S Mastering." It seems made for orchestral music, or at least it works really well for it. Now, every time I use it I'm going to feel slimed. IF I continue using it.

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Re: Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plug 2017/02/15 14:20:01 (permalink)
The software did nothing wrong. You can use it without any moral problems. That said I'm not completely sure why what the FBI did is so wrong. They caught a bad guy and maybe his associates. I see that as a good thing. Further human traffickers need to be hunted down and put away.  
 
If he is guilty of these things its on him not the people using the software. They knew nothing about it.  I sure didn't.  I thought he had passed away.   
 
Its funny I have not used anything he wrote for a long time. One reason they are all 32 bit. 
 
 

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Re: Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plug 2017/02/15 14:45:03 (permalink)
Defenitely Cakewalk will discontinue his software if indeed it's him and he's convicted.
No brand on earth wants to run a convicted pedophiles products.
 
I'm gonna vote for a party that rates childrens safety over adults privacy.
If police get authority to search peoples computers for pedophile content, more children can be saved from these monsters.
Ok, aware it's not allowed to post political stuff.
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Re: Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plug 2017/02/15 15:20:44 (permalink)
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The software did nothing wrong. You can use it without any moral problems...

 
Exactly. I'm sure that there are evil stories associated with half the things that we rely on in daily life. You could easily get put off doing just about anything if you look deep enough into history.

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Re: Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plug 2017/02/15 15:41:17 (permalink)
it's a one man company iic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Anyone know what happened to Kjaerhus Audio? And what does it mean for VC64 Sonar plug 2017/02/15 15:43:44 (permalink)
I have a similar weird feeling but it's just bits and bytes. He's not getting any money from you using it either.
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