RAPID Synthesizer | 1.8.5 | Black Friday Sale 2021 started

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KVRAF
4392 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:02 pm

fmr wrote:
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.
In the meantime, check out my banks guys, they are much cheaper, high quality imo :) The most expensive is the newest for just $25, the others are like 15 or less. Cheers
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KVRAF
4646 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:30 pm

Touch The Universe wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:02 pm
fmr wrote:
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.
In the meantime, check out my banks guys, they are much cheaper, high quality imo :) The most expensive is the newest for just $25, the others are like 15 or less. Cheers
I can vouch for this: I have all the TTU soundsets for the synths I have and they are excellent. TTU's Rapid soundsets are excellent, very clean and powerful.

KVRian
526 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:39 pm

Teksonik wrote:
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!
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.
I agree, I was mainly looking for multi-samples and any wavetables to be used in Rapid. I'm not really making a comment on their prices overall, although the extensions are expensive compared to other VST's. If they're high-quality, then that's what really matters to me. I think a developer has the right to charge what they think is fair for them as a growing business. I can then decide if I'm willing to pay that amount or not.

My primary issue here is that I haven't received an email in response to one I sent them a while back. That could have quickly clarified any misunderstanding. And not knowing if I'll be charged an extra 20% or not is a legitimate question. I really enjoy their synth and I have a tremendous amount of respect for companies big or small that match great software with an attentive support strategy for their customers.

**Update - For others in the United States, I just put an extension in my cart and proceeded to checkout. The VAT was shown but was not added to the final total I paid. So I'm not sure what has changed since I bought the instrument last year, but this time I didn't have to pay that extra amount. I do feel bad for anybody who is feeling the economic pinch right now. This year's holiday spending is going to be very strict without any 'impulse buys' like every previous year.

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KVRAF
4392 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:53 pm

plexuss wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:30 pm
Touch The Universe wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:02 pm
fmr wrote:
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.
In the meantime, check out my banks guys, they are much cheaper, high quality imo :) The most expensive is the newest for just $25, the others are like 15 or less. Cheers
I can vouch for this: I have all the TTU soundsets for the synths I have and they are excellent. TTU's Rapid soundsets are excellent, very clean and powerful.
Thank you sir! Any soundset request for additional synths I haven't released yet for?

I will be releasing Saurus X from Tone 2 and predator soon! Cheers
High Quality Soundsets for Lush-101 | Hive | Electra 2 | Diversion | Halion | Largo | Rapid | Dune II | Thorn | and more.

TTU Youtube

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KVRAF
3671 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:08 am

It's now on Black Friday sale 40% off.
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KVRAF
10271 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:35 am

morphex wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:39 pm
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**Update - For others in the United States, I just put an extension in my cart and proceeded to checkout. The VAT was shown but was not added to the final total I paid. So I'm not sure what has changed since I bought the instrument last year, but this time I didn't have to pay that extra amount. I do feel bad for anybody who is feeling the economic pinch right now. This year's holiday spending is going to be very strict without any 'impulse buys' like every previous year.
Hmmm
I bought mine in July 2020, and this is what the invoice looks like....I just put it in the cart and it looks similar in structure.


First line says inclusive of VAT.
Second line says tax of 20% (this is not tax on the cost of the item in the first line, 20% of 116.99 is actually 23.39),
then the next line shows the total still with the tax in it.

If their policy now was to remove tax for non EU it would have 116.99 Minus 19.50 in the second line I think.


Some of us. have been asking this for years, I don't think I have ever seen it answered.
rsp
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KVRian
526 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:36 am

Touch The Universe wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:53 pm
plexuss wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:30 pm
Touch The Universe wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:02 pm
fmr wrote:
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.
In the meantime, check out my banks guys, they are much cheaper, high quality imo :) The most expensive is the newest for just $25, the others are like 15 or less. Cheers
I can vouch for this: I have all the TTU soundsets for the synths I have and they are excellent. TTU's Rapid soundsets are excellent, very clean and powerful.
Thank you sir! Any soundset request for additional synths I haven't released yet for?

I will be releasing Saurus X from Tone 2 and predator soon! Cheers
I did pick up TTU's Dreamland Soundset for Rapid and it's got some really nice bass synth specifically well-suited for trance or techno. The presets have a tight low end, are snappy and eq'd to cut through a dense mix without a lot of extra processing. Nice work!!

Have you thought about some patches for Phase Plant? That's certainly a capable synth. I'd love to see a strong pack of rhythmic patches with macros assigned and some deep programming that goes beyond the normal plucks or pads. Maybe some aggressive basses and hypnotic rhythms.

KVRist
90 posts since 27 Nov, 2006

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:43 am

zvenx wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:35 am
morphex wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:39 pm
....................

**Update - For others in the United States, I just put an extension in my cart and proceeded to checkout. The VAT was shown but was not added to the final total I paid. So I'm not sure what has changed since I bought the instrument last year, but this time I didn't have to pay that extra amount. I do feel bad for anybody who is feeling the economic pinch right now. This year's holiday spending is going to be very strict without any 'impulse buys' like every previous year.
Hmmm
I bought mine in July 2020, and this is what the invoice looks like....I just put it in the cart and it looks similar in structure.


First line says inclusive of VAT.
Second line says tax of 20% (this is not tax on the cost of the item in the first line, 20% of 116.99 is actually 23.39),
then the next line shows the total still with the tax in it.

If their policy now was to remove tax for non EU it would have 116.99 Minus 19.50 in the second line I think.


Some of us. have been asking this for years, I don't think I have ever seen it answered.
rsp
Please can PARAWAVE explain what is happening, and what are their rules for invoicing EU and non EU customers. :help: :help:

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KVRAF
4392 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:46 am

Hmm, I'll check it out. I'm sure its a dope synth. Thanks for brining it up.

Glad you like the presets :) Cheers
High Quality Soundsets for Lush-101 | Hive | Electra 2 | Diversion | Halion | Largo | Rapid | Dune II | Thorn | and more.

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KVRAF
10543 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:28 am

Touch The Universe wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:53 pm
plexuss wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:30 pm
Touch The Universe wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:02 pm
fmr wrote:
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.
In the meantime, check out my banks guys, they are much cheaper, high quality imo :) The most expensive is the newest for just $25, the others are like 15 or less. Cheers
I can vouch for this: I have all the TTU soundsets for the synths I have and they are excellent. TTU's Rapid soundsets are excellent, very clean and powerful.
Thank you sir! Any soundset request for additional synths I haven't released yet for?

I will be releasing Saurus X from Tone 2 and predator soon! Cheers
I have some soundsets from you, and they are indeed very good (namely the HALion one). :tu:

But specifically, I was after one that I think it's not what you cover in Rapid - Cinematic Exposure. From all those Parawave has on sale it's the only one I would like to have.
Fernando (FMR)

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KVRAF
4392 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:31 am

Cinematic, huh, yeah, not really my specially tbh, thought a few sounds might fit the bill in my soundsets;)

With the 40% that seems more reasonable imo opintion. I'd say go for it,
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KVRist
244 posts since 28 Oct, 2010 from Mexico

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:28 am

morphex wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:39 pm
**Update - For others in the United States, I just put an extension in my cart and proceeded to checkout. The VAT was shown but was not added to the final total I paid. So I'm not sure what has changed since I bought the instrument last year, but this time I didn't have to pay that extra amount. I do feel bad for anybody who is feeling the economic pinch right now. This year's holiday spending is going to be very strict without any 'impulse buys' like every previous year.
It still shows up for me. I'm not in the EU.

Image

This is not the cart, but the last step of the checkout.

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KVRAF
16439 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:35 am

morphex wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:39 pm
the extensions are expensive compared to other VST's.
Which extensions for other synths that contain sample content and not just presets are less expensive ?

For example Avenger expansions show as 65€ right now.

My point is that it's not fair to compare against expansions for other synths that contain only presets.

I just wanted to make sure people know they are getting additional sample content with Rapid extensions (from the Parawave site) and not just presets.
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KVRAF
16439 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:37 am

pierb wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:28 am
It still shows up for me. I'm not in the EU.

Image

This is not the cart, but the last step of the checkout.

But the total is still 98.99€ correct ?
None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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KVRAF
4392 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Post Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:38 am

yes, precisely, even so,
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