I wonder if it finally supports VST3 now that Steinberg has stopped supporting/granting developers licences for VST2?
No, you don't. You don't have to install it, but if you buy VEPro it is included in your license.The Epic Orchestra is a separate download, so you do in fact have that option.
No, you don't. You don't have to install it, but if you buy VEPro it is included in your license.
I think we should see it as follows: It is bonus material for potential VSL instruments customers. Bonus as in "you don't pay for it" and "it's a gift on top of the product itself".
The development of such software lile VEPro is really expensive; so I fully understand if they can't lower the price, even if they would exclude the Epic Orchestra. The making of Epic Orchestra 2.0 is not that complicated and expensive for VSL and it is not good enough to hurt their instruments business. It's just a marketing move.
Well, I completely agree with you. As I wrote in the thread on the VSL forum, the Epic Orchestra is a promotional giveaway, given in hopes that it helps create Synchron library customers.
So if it's "included free," you already are not paying for it.