RAPID Synthesizer | 1.8.5 | Black Friday Sale 2021 started

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KVRAF
4374 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:10 am

Dreamland for Rapid Now Available 88 Unique Multisample content: 128 Presets

$25-40

https://soundcloud.com/tj-tj-223036505/ ... d-showcase

https://www.touch-the-universe.com/rapi ... mland.html
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KVRian
524 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:04 pm

I emailed Parawave to ask why I was being charged an additional 20% in VAT even though I'm in the United States. I still haven't heard back from them. I've searched over their website and read their statement on VAT - "VAT is applied based on the customers residence". I'd like to get some extensions so I'm curious if anyone else has received clarification on this issue. Thanks in advance.

But putting that aside, Rapid is very fun to use. Its ability to quickly layer sounds is one of the reasons why I use it for evolving textures, atmospheres, and special effects. Eight layers with three oscillators each means huge stacked leads and aggressive basses ideal for dance music. Even the arpeggiator is easy to set up to drive the synth into all kinds of rhythmic mayhem. Good, clean fun for the whole family!!

KVRian
898 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:33 pm

I'd buy this synth if I wasn't charged VAT. They have my address, c'mon.

Edit: nevermind, it shows a vat charge but in the grand total the car isn't added in. Weird. Bought the synth.

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KVRAF
10542 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:10 pm

The expansions cost 35 euros with the 30% or is the 30% applied on payment?
Fernando (FMR)

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KVRAF
10266 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:38 pm

During their sales they usually show the sale price, so yes the 35 euros is with the 30% off.

I think the expansions are usually: 49.99 Euros.

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KVRAF
4374 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:54 pm

Yes there expansions are expensive,wow
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KVRist
242 posts since 28 Oct, 2010 from Mexico

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:45 pm

What's the deal with VAT?

I logged in, wrote my address and it's still applying the VAT although I'm outside the EU?

On Reddit, Parawave said:
If no European VAT can be applied, a standard worldwide 20% tax / fee is used for price equalization, transaction fees and other things related to international costs.
https://www.reddit.com/r/AudioProductio ... 5/gdcj159/

This is probably illegal. I'm surprised a German company would pull up such bs.

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KVRAF
10163 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:47 pm

Someone a few posts up does this too ....

KVRist
90 posts since 27 Nov, 2006

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:58 pm

pierb wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:45 pm
What's the deal with VAT?

I logged in, wrote my address and it's still applying the VAT although I'm outside the EU?

On Reddit, Parawave said:
If no European VAT can be applied, a standard worldwide 20% tax / fee is used for price equalization, transaction fees and other things related to international costs.
https://www.reddit.com/r/AudioProductio ... 5/gdcj159/

This is probably illegal. I'm surprised a German company would pull up such bs.

I agree. I am really tired of being charged VAT by this company and others.

Parawave, why do you charge VAT when I do not live in the EU? :( :( :(

"a standard worldwide 20% tax " Parawave - are you paying the VAT to the relevant countries authorities???? :? :? :?

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KVRAF
2136 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:22 pm

Non-EU citizens should feel sorry about us living in EU instead, who always have to put up with sales tax, plus often paying the same amount in EUR that others are paying in USD.

Even some non-EU based resellers are charging sales tax because EU is forcing them.

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KVRian
600 posts since 21 Jul, 2012

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:42 pm

zeph wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:58 pm
pierb wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:45 pm
What's the deal with VAT?

I logged in, wrote my address and it's still applying the VAT although I'm outside the EU?

On Reddit, Parawave said:
If no European VAT can be applied, a standard worldwide 20% tax / fee is used for price equalization, transaction fees and other things related to international costs.
https://www.reddit.com/r/AudioProductio ... 5/gdcj159/

This is probably illegal. I'm surprised a German company would pull up such bs.

I agree. I am really tired of being charged VAT by this company and others.

Parawave, why do you charge VAT when I do not live in the EU? :( :( :(

"a standard worldwide 20% tax " Parawave - are you paying the VAT to the relevant countries authorities???? :? :? :?

Believe me… us EU citizens are also tired if paying VAT! :lol:

KVRAF
8254 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:46 pm

Touch The Universe wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:54 pm
Yes there expansions are expensive,wow
Yeh, never bought one…the synth is good value in the sale but the expansions are too expensive even in the sale!
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KVRAF
10542 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:19 am

SLiC wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:46 pm
Touch The Universe wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:54 pm
Yes there expansions are expensive,wow
Yeh, never bought one…the synth is good value in the sale but the expansions are too expensive even in the sale!
Indeed. I thought 35 euros was the regular, non discounted price. Yikes. I think I will pass.
Fernando (FMR)

KVRist
473 posts since 25 Apr, 2005

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:53 am

Just to let you know that I am having a BF sale over at my site Resonate Sound Design - there is a Rapid pack called Chiasa - use the code BF2021 to get it for £5, reduced from £20.

Cheers

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KVRAF
16432 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:24 am

SLiC wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:46 pm
Touch The Universe wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:54 pm
Yes there expansions are expensive,wow
Yeh, never bought one…the synth is good value in the sale but the expansions are too expensive even in the sale!
We should all keep in mind that the Extensions come with additional Sample Content not just presets.

For example the Electronic Energy extension comes with 1.2 Gig of sample content:

62 Wavetables
92 Multi-Samples
284 Oneshot Drum Samples (44.1 kHz, Stereo, 16-bit WAV)

https://parawave-audio.com/electronic_energy_list

So when you factor in the sample content the value becomes reasonable especially with the sale price.

Speaking for myself the main reason I would buy an extension would be for the added sample content.
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