1386 posts since 7 Oct, 2005, from Auckland
zerocrossing wrote:Honestly, I think the whole thing turned a bit sour for him as the legions of KVRarians who made good use of his free beta turned their back on him when he asked for some money. It's why we can't have anything nice around here.
I remember it was the other way round. Helix was embraced by many here and they were so enthusiastic about it (Very similar to Reaper). Some expected to be free, but many expected to be moderately priced, then came version 1 release with $145 or $149 (I don't remember now). Few agreed to the price, the majority expected something like $50 (including me), so many ended to use the pre 1 version which stayed free. Reaper was with a smarter pricing IMO. It was priced very well from the beginning (I think it was at first $40 for non-commercial license) and the community who worked like beta testers didn't feel betrayed somehow.
Anyway, IMO the reduction of the price of Helix should have done years ago. It is a very fine synth, but Traktion was also a very fine host. Things have changed a lot and Helix needs to be re-evaluated again. Anyway, It is a very good step and I hope it will sell very well. That will give the developer/owner a motive to innovate with it and might release a new revised edition.
Personally, I have enough synths, but I might buy it if I can be more creative with it than my other synths.
S1 v2.6.5, Reaper 5, Sonar X3, Cubase Elements 8 & Reason 7
FM8, Absynth, Massive, Padshop, Retrologue, Sunrizer, Codex, ARP 2600V, SEM V,Harmor, Air AIEP & Korg KLC; AD 2 & Battery 4
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