2) Make purchases when it suits YOU and your studio, not when it suits just the developer.
I'm assuming you have a contract but you've mentioned there's a chance (perhaps only a slight one) this project will not make money. It sounds like there's some risk involved with this production and that's okay. How would you feel if you purchase Magix, finish you work on this project only to find you earn nothing? Would you feel good about that purchase? Would Magix Music Maker remain a tool you reach for in the future on other products? Or would it just sit on your shelf, unused?
No, with a capital N-O. If I were going to have them go out of their way to buy tools for us as composers, then I would point them in an entirely new direction.
Also, I agree whole-heartedly when it comes to working with different DAWS. I would love to try Reason, Logic, Reaper... It is this program, in particular, that I have no desire to work with, whatsoever.
Thank you Brian, for all of that indepth feedback on the clauses and rules of using the loops found in Magix. That really brings to light a completely new dilemma that the team will face if they continue on in the direction that they are moving towards (which may include profit).
I will talk to them, but it is getting to the point that I may, a strong may, drop this project.
I have a very hard time just dropping something, but I feel miserable, and practically useless, and I want to be on a project were I feel as if I am an asset to the team. And I feel valued on every other project except this one.
I thank you all for your feedback! And I truly do hope that this thread will help any others who are dealing with a similar situation.