Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

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Russell Grand
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1531 posts since 22 May, 2017

Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:00 pm

Sinthoid wrote:
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.
+1

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dandezebra
KVRian
797 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:56 pm

Russell Grand wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:00 pm
Sinthoid wrote:
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.
+1
Please!

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Aloysius
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22453 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 pm

They should give us enzyme for free. Can I get a get a +1?
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Vertion
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479 posts since 29 Oct, 2016

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:51 pm

Reminds me of the time I argued with a cow why everyone should get free hamburgers whenever someone wanted one.

There is a free version of Scanned Synth Mini available. I believe it's on the Vst Planet website.

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Aloysius
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22453 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:53 pm

There is a free player version of Ezyme. Not sure about the other. Just checked. Yep! You're right.
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Ranoka
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129 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:47 pm

mutantdog wrote:
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.
Seems like if you work for Apple you're not allowed to have a side business, I guess it would be a conflict of interest - don't want the potential to be accused of using company IP on your own product, or holding back features to use on you own product etc. Probably why they're completely shutting shop and removing the products and support - similarly to Camel Audio?

Maybe there's plans for using the Enzyme tech in a Logic Pro synth.

Even though there's no discount, I'm considering getting Enzyme and Scanned Synth 2 otherwise I'll probably regret not getting them. Shame because I was keeping an eye on them waiting for an update or sale or something.

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dandezebra
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797 posts since 21 Dec, 2013 from USA

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:49 pm

There was an Enzyme license ip in the market a few days ago.

medienhexer
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726 posts since 16 May, 2007 from At home. Good bye city ways!

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:52 pm

Get mine! 😊
..off to play with my music toys - personal music endeavors, as well as library music production.
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Russell Grand
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1531 posts since 22 May, 2017

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Post Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:11 pm

:shrug: If they weren't closing their doors, I wouldn't be wishing for Enzyme to be released
for free...but since they're closing up shop anyway, I don't see the issue with hoping Humanoid SS offers up Enzyme to anyone and everyone who wants it. Besides, I purchased Scanned Synth Pro way back in the day, so it's not like I'm one them f*ckers who only asks for handouts. :hihi:

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Ranoka
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129 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:21 am

If they've been hired by Apple (or whoever) maybe they have done a deal to use the tech? In that case it would be unlikely they'll release the source or HSS products for free. And even if that's not an issue, there's work involved with open sourcing stuff, and they might not have the energy/time/desire to sort that stuff out. I'm not sure if they're using any licensed tech, they probably can't just release the source as is.

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mutantdog
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1802 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from The Infinite Void

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:05 am

In case anyone is interested you can increase the amount of presets in Enzyme Player by doing the following:

"Purchase" both demo and Player versions of Enzyme for free from the website. You will receive a confirmation email and a license key for Player. Pick up a copy of Computer Music from within the last few years.

Install the demo.
Install the CM version into the same location (this will overwrite the demo)
Install the Player version into the same location (this will overwrite the CM version)

Activate Player with your license key and you will have a total of 166 presets at your disposal.

Player and CM are mostly the same except Player is newer (v1.0.62 vs v1.0.43) and has a few minor improvements such as preset tagging.

Dproctor
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1 posts since 8 Nov, 2018

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:45 pm

We have received some interest in purchasing the rights and source code to Enzyme and Scanned Synth Pro. We are seriously considering this option and would be interested to know whether there are any more people who would like to make an offer for these two modern classics of software synthesis. Please contact us via the Support page on the company website.

Thank you to all who have supported us along the way and for the kind words regarding our future.

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CrystalWizard
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662 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbiti sw usa

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 pm

Good luck. It will be cool to see Enzyme evolve.
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dwozzle
KVRian
1039 posts since 28 Dec, 2012 from Boston area

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:32 pm

It would indeed be great to see Humanoid's synths find a new home and continue, both for the community of musicians who dig them, and for you to know your babies live on.

Hope it goes well :)

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Ranoka
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129 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from The UK

Re: Humanoid Sound Systems (Enzyme et al) RIP

Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:49 am

I saw that posted on the FB page, that's an exciting development! I hope this means it's not the end of the road for Scanned Synth Pro and Enzyme!

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