Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

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Kevin [Arturia]
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329 posts since 24 Nov, 2006

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:45 am

As the title says 😀.

We are proud to announce the latest version of the VCollection.

If you have any comment or feedback, please post here and we will do our best to answer.

Kevin
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wagtunes
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Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 am

Kevin, I have been a loyal Arturia customer since V3.

There are 24 instruments in V7. The price is $399. If you do the math, that comes out to $16.62 per instrument for new buyers.

My upgrade price is $299. That's OVER half the cost of the entire package and it's for all of 3 new instruments.

Add to that the fact that last year's "lowest price it will ever be upgrade" that I believed and paid for turned out to not be the case as a year later you could get the collection for $99.

Given all that, I hope you can understand how a lot of your loyal long time customers will be hesitant to upgrade.

I say this with all due respect. Your upgrade pricing isn't even close to being fair to existing long time customers.

I respectfully hope that Arturia will reconsider this pricing in the future as I will not be upgrading for the first time since getting my first V series product.

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DrGonzo
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Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:56 am

The update contained nothing that I hoped for. But I'm still really excited. The CZ looks amazing!

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AcrossTheSky
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136 posts since 3 Jul, 2016

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:57 am

Great news ;-),

Just wondering..Is there a grace period for customerswho purchased Arturia V Collection 6 and activated it recently? or about to activate it now..etc..??

Many thx for replying in advance,

ATS.

dayjob
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1348 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:57 am

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 am
Kevin, I have been a loyal Arturia customer since V3.

There are 24 instruments in V7. The price is $399. If you do the math, that comes out to $16.62 per instrument for new buyers.

My upgrade price is $299. That's OVER half the cost of the entire package and it's for all of 3 new instruments.

Add to that the fact that last year's "lowest price it will ever be upgrade" that I believed and paid for turned out to not be the case as a year later you could get the collection for $99.

Given all that, I hope you can understand how a lot of your loyal long time customers will be hesitant to upgrade.

I say this with all due respect. Your upgrade pricing isn't even close to being fair to existing long time customers.

I respectfully hope that Arturia will reconsider this pricing in the future as I will not be upgrading for the first time since getting my first V series product.
^^ what he said.

SHall1000
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299 posts since 13 May, 2015

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:59 am

^^ +1 more

Greenstorm33
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Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:01 am

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SLiC
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3891 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:05 am

^^+1 More - its a PITA having to wait for the 99 USD sale every time there is an upgrade- Loyal users are always penalised- 'Brand New Customers' only deals - same with banks, insurance etc etc.

As a V6 and Pigments user it really takes the shine of what should be a great release....but getting B3 V2 and AL 4 (which incidentally is a suburb and often overlooked VST in its own right) for free helps me be able to wait with a smile :-)
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SLiC
KVRAF
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Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 am

As a quick review- all the new instruments (inc. B3 V2) sound amazing, this is really top draw stuff.

Sound- as good as emulations as I have heard
GUI- IMHO amongst the best in the business, stay sharp when resizable, amazing depth in editing with 'modern' easy to use controls opnce opened.
Using everything in just 1 plug (Analog Lab needs to change its name!) makes everything convenient and easy to flip between sounds/plugs.
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SJ_Digriz
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Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:21 am

SLiC wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 am
As a quick review- all the new instruments (inc. B3 V2) sound amazing, this is really top draw stuff.
I was just saying in the other thread that people shouldn't sleep on the B3. The new one is really, really good.
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5428 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:23 am

seems like a very reasonable price for 3 new synths. Basically 3 for the price of 2.

Good luck with V7 :tu:

Kevin [Arturia]
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329 posts since 24 Nov, 2006

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:27 am

As I said in the other thread, the price for VCollection user is 199 so if it is not the price you are getting it is a bug in our system and will be fixed.
There is a special price for people who bought vc6 in the last 6 weeks.

SLiC
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3891 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:28 am

SJ_Digriz wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:21 am
SLiC wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 am
As a quick review- all the new instruments (inc. B3 V2) sound amazing, this is really top draw stuff.
I was just saying in the other thread that people shouldn't sleep on the B3. The new one is really, really good.
The new Analog Lab 4 is also superb…..
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waltercruz
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Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:32 am

Just got an e-mail from Arturia, upgrade for $99 until June 10.

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JoeCat
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1310 posts since 19 May, 2011 from North Carolina

Re: Arturia VCollection 7 Official thread

Post Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 am

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:53 am
Kevin, I have been a loyal Arturia customer since V3.

There are 24 instruments in V7. The price is $399. If you do the math, that comes out to $16.62 per instrument for new buyers.

My upgrade price is $299. That's OVER half the cost of the entire package and it's for all of 3 new instruments...

Not double-checking the math here but like Wags said - that's $16.62 / instrument new, almost $100 per instrument upgrade? It's almost a "give away the razor but charge for the blades" proposition.

I get the problem, from a pricing standpoint, for Arturia - as the collection grows, the cost for the new package would need to go up significantly to account for the new content. So to counterbalance it's almost becomes like a subscription service.

However, some of that older content is getting quite dated.

I don't like to comment too much on pricing (and working for a small business I'm often on the other end), but it does feel a bit unbalanced. I don't think I'd hesitate at $99 or slightly more, and would gladly offer that consistently for the content that's been coming.

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