If you have Translator 7, that should do you well for most circumstances. However, if you didn't have it previously, you may want Translator 6 for the following reasons:
- Need to run on Windows XP or OSX 10.9 and less
- Need access to Translator 3 Windows for obscure formats (Giga, Wusikstation, Shortcircuit, others)
- Need ability to convert into Slice formats now
- Other minor preferences
Chicken System Legacy products (such as Translator 6) are physical products; however, you can download a temporary build that you can use immediately after ordering. It is fully functional but it expires by the time you get the packaged product. It's the best of both worlds; great for convenience and eliminates the need for overnight shipping. But the CD/DVD is mandatory, it's the way the product is currently distributed, enables the copy-protection, and (best for you) it enables installation/re-installation on any and every computer you use it on without any assistance from us or anyone else. You become the true owner of your program.
If you are concerned about the extra cost, consider that if we adapted our programs to be distributed only by download, that technological cost would be passed onto you anyway and you'd pay about the same amount anyway. Think of it as cost of distribution. And also, in cases of international shipping, we only put the declared cost as $10 on the custom forms, so taxes/duties are minimal.If you don't have an internal optical drive on your computer, just get a USB external - they are very inexpensive and come in handy (we are musicians, after all). You can also make an image of the CD on a computer that does have an internal optical drive, then move the image to your non-optical computer and mount it. Remember the CD/DVD is only needed on authorization.
Please email Chicken Systems at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional details or questions.