Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

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plexuss
KVRAF
2270 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:41 pm

Emailed to me...
Humanoid Sound Systems Is Shutting Its Doors

To our valued users, who have made this journey possible...

We regret to inform you that Humanoid Sound Systems Limited will be shutting down after 11 years of delivering unique and innovative music software and sounds to the world. This shutdown will take place on the 10th of November 2018. We will continue to offer our products for purchase until then and we will also offer renewed download emails for anyone who requires them up until that date. However, we cannot make any further updates to the software.

We thank you for all your support over the years.

Kind regards,

The Humanoids

bongo_x
KVRist
239 posts since 20 Nov, 2003 from Atlanta and Portland

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:56 pm

I never got around to buying Enzyme, but I've always been intrigued by it. This is sad to hear.

Sinthoid
KVRer
15 posts since 6 Sep, 2017

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:23 pm

They should release or sell the source for enzyme, so it could live on as a modern plugin/series of plugins.

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8498 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:19 pm

One of the very few scanned synthesis VSTs .

A legend

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22304 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm

Were they too lazy to email their customers?
This little piggy went to the butchers ...

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mutantdog
KVRAF
1742 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from The Infinite Void

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:53 pm

I got the email too. Last time i interacted with them they said there were future plans for Enzyme fixing compatibility issues. I guess these won't happen now.

I believe the devs joined Apple as part of the CamelAudio team so maybe this will resurface in some form as part of Logic in the future.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
10680 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:55 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Were they too lazy to email their customers?
I got the email, and I'm not even a customer :scared:

It came through 'Promotions' in Gmail, so maybe check your filters.

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8498 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:59 pm

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:55 pm
Aloysius wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 pm
Were they too lazy to email their customers?
I got the email, and I'm not even a customer :scared:

It came through 'Promotions' in Gmail, so maybe check your filters.
I got the email too, maybe yours is still in the aether

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Aloysius
KVRAF
22304 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:02 am

Thanks for confirming. :tu:
This little piggy went to the butchers ...

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ATS
KVRAF
5969 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:06 am

I got the email, it is the first one I remember seeing from them.
my music: http://www.alexcooperusa.com
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hivkorn
KVRAF
2794 posts since 6 Sep, 2007 from France

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:56 am

I had their instrument in the past , they are very good and unique but too much instable , crash daw all the time..

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voidhead23
KVRist
92 posts since 5 Jan, 2018 from Beijing, PRC

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:40 am

Damn, why had i never heard about this company? Enzyme looks rad.

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Dozius
KVRian
863 posts since 26 Oct, 2005 from Canada City

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:52 am

Got the email this morning too. I remember being super excited about Scanned Synth Pro because I thought it would be a more complete version of Mdsp's ScanSynth. Unfortunately, for me, it never really felt as alive as the Mdsp one. After a few PC upgrades I just stopped installing it and when Enzyme came out I didn't bother to upgrade. Still sad to see it go. It was definitely unique. :(

Halonmusic
KVRAF
1663 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:49 am

Sad. I got the player version of Enzyme which is pretty cool.

deastman
KVRAF
6791 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:34 am

I’ve been a user since Scanned Synth. I still remember being impressed by the early prototype video showing scanning of a spring network in three-dimensional space and thinking he was onto something special. That sort of approach still isn’t very common. I’m disappointed to see Enzyme go, but I wish them the best in their future endeavors.
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