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SplineEQ pricing poll

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Moderator: A_SN

How much do you think should the full version of SplineEQ cost?

$19
17
46%
$29
11
30%
$49
4
11%
$59
0
No votes
$69
1
3%
$79
0
No votes
$89
1
3%
$99
2
5%
Other (explain)
1
3%
 
Total votes : 37
KVRian
 
713 posts since 6 May, 2008, from Berlin, Germany
 

Postby A_SN; Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:38 pm SplineEQ pricing poll

I like to address imperfections to always improve what I do, and today I'd like to address a recurring complaint: the price of SplineEQ ($19). It seems there's a consensus that the price is too low and off-putting and that I should raise it. So I would like to ask you how much you think it should sell for / how much you'd be happy to buy for. I will pick the new price either from the answer with the most votes if there's a clear consensus or using the statistical median. Thank you!
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral
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KVRAF
 
2703 posts since 13 Jan, 2005, from Deutschland

Postby murnau; Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 pm

A_SN wrote:I like to address imperfections to always improve what I do, and today I'd like to address a recurring complaint: the price of SplineEQ ($19). It seems there's a consensus that the price is too low and off-putting and that I should raise it. So I would like to ask you how much you think it should sell for / how much you'd be happy to buy for. I will pick the new price either from the answer with the most votes if there's a clear consensus or using the statistical median. Thank you!


wasnt it even down to $9 in the past?

anyway, i think the times where price was a parameter for quality are long over.
“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more” ― Nikola Tesla
KVRian
 
713 posts since 6 May, 2008, from Berlin, Germany
 

Postby A_SN; Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:46 pm

murnau wrote:
A_SN wrote:I like to address imperfections to always improve what I do, and today I'd like to address a recurring complaint: the price of SplineEQ ($19). It seems there's a consensus that the price is too low and off-putting and that I should raise it. So I would like to ask you how much you think it should sell for / how much you'd be happy to buy for. I will pick the new price either from the answer with the most votes if there's a clear consensus or using the statistical median. Thank you!


wasnt it even down to $9 in the past?

anyway, i think the times where price was a parameter for quality are long over.

Oh yeah there was that MacUpdate Promo. I don't know, people always tell me to raise it, and I don't want anyone to think less of it because it's cheap.
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral
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152 posts since 8 Jan, 2013, from morf
 

Postby Eauson; Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:59 pm

How can a low price be off putting, cos they can't go around and say "yeah, paid 2 grand for this eq"
As long as its good thats the only thing that is important. :-)
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KVRAF
 
8310 posts since 12 Mar, 2012, from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

Postby Tricky-Loops; Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:03 pm

You've urged me to buy it immediately... :lol:
KVRian
 
713 posts since 6 May, 2008, from Berlin, Germany
 

Postby A_SN; Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Tricky-Loops wrote:You've urged me to buy it immediately... :lol:

haha well so far people keep voting $19 so I don't think you should feel too urged... :lol:
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KVRAF
 
8310 posts since 12 Mar, 2012, from South Bavaria - near the alps... :-)

Postby Tricky-Loops; Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:13 pm

A_SN wrote:
Tricky-Loops wrote:You've urged me to buy it immediately... :lol:

haha well so far people keep voting $19 so I don't think you should feel too urged... :lol:
Okay I'll vote $29 just to have saved some bucks... :lol:
KVRian
 
1226 posts since 25 Jun, 2008, from Montreal, Canada

Postby xx JPRacer xx; Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:38 am

murnau wrote:anyway, i think the times where price was a parameter for quality are long over.

+1
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KVRian
 
908 posts since 12 Oct, 2012, from The Holy Land

Postby ferez21; Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:48 am

xx JPRacer xx wrote:
murnau wrote:anyway, i think the times where price was a parameter for quality are long over.

+1


True only for the people which are digging KVR and read here occasionaly.
You can't argue the psychological effect a higher price have on most of the people, and a higher price DOES project something about quality to 70% of them.
My suggestion is to raise the price to make it look more prestigious for the wide crowd, while giving a coupon code for KVR users who knows a thing or two about the quality of this great plugin - it's a win-win situation.
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Postby antithesist; Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:57 am

I think it depends on your plans to support and develop it. Please don't take that the wrong way, but if I'm not mistaken, there hasn't been an update in quite some time. Plus, I believe we left off with most of the new features that were discussed being slated for a "pro" version of unknown purchase/upgrade cost, etc. That said, I'll put in a vote for $25 for the pro/best version and free upgrade/update.
KVRian
 
757 posts since 8 Jan, 2012

Postby ChiTown24; Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:10 am

would it be churlish to mention photosounder ? last {beta} build dated may 2011 ?
KVRist
 
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Postby theodore_whitmore; Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:29 am

Oops. Internetfail.
Last edited by theodore_whitmore on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby whyterabbyt; Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:32 am

ChiTown24 wrote:would it be churlish to mention photosounder ? last {beta} build dated may 2011 ?


not in my opinion. its a long time to focus on a single (side-project?) plugin instead of a 'main product'
To laymen, software development is something akin to wizardry. Neither time, nor effort are involved. If software is missing features they want, or has bugs, it is solely because someone has been too lazy to wave their magic wand.
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KVRAF
 
9912 posts since 2 Jan, 2005, from somewhere in the woods

Postby mellotronaut; Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:36 am

murnau wrote:
A_SN wrote: ... i think the times where price was a parameter for quality are long over.


+1

anyway, i won a license in the monthly kvR contest and wow, i was soo impressed by the quality of the plug in. when i went to the webside and i saw the price, i was surprised, how cheap it was and how generous the dev. :clap:
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KVRian
 
713 posts since 6 May, 2008, from Berlin, Germany
 

Postby A_SN; Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:48 am

ferez21 wrote:My suggestion is to raise the price to make it look more prestigious for the wide crowd, while giving a coupon code for KVR users who knows a thing or two about the quality of this great plugin - it's a win-win situation.

I like the idea! Where would KVR users learn about the coupon thing though? I mean where on KVR (obviously ;)).

antithesist wrote:I think it depends on your plans to support and develop it. Please don't take that the wrong way, but if I'm not mistaken, there hasn't been an update in quite some time. Plus, I believe we left off with most of the new features that were discussed being slated for a "pro" version of unknown purchase/upgrade cost, etc. That said, I'll put in a vote for $25 for the pro/best version and free upgrade/update.

Actually I'm still working on it, even though I know it doesn't look like it :lol:. For the current version I'm pretty much done with doing the AAX build (I have trouble with the RTAS build on Mac), but I'm also in the middle of redoing a lot of the graphics and graphics code to fix the antialiasing, compositing and other maths stuff, I've been working on it for a few months and developing tools to help me do that. Not of a huge interest for audio people I know but I have to get all of this right so that I can use that for all of my future work. Also I've been making a secret plugin you don't know about and started working on the Qt rewrite of Photosounder.

ChiTown24 wrote:would it be churlish to mention photosounder ? last {beta} build dated may 2011 ?

Yeah I'm working on a rewrite of it, I feel like I can only get so far with the current codebase for Photosounder, I had some many changes to how things work internally with the last beta that I figured it's a good time to do it again from almost scratch with a better focus on what's important and on how I want it to work (for example instead of slapping real-time synthesis on top of the old Photosounder it would be better to have a new Photosounder designed around real-time synthesis, it's just an example, there are so many things that are lacking from the current design/codebase of Photosounder it would be hard to implement any of the things that matter to people).

Also during my graphics improvement work I've made a utility that I'm gonna release eventually when it's polished enough, so there's that too! Maybe I'm working on a few too many things at the same time :hihi:
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral
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