crusher-X 8 released!

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freq
KVRist
287 posts since 17 Jan, 2005

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:00 am

Welcome to the ultimate upgrade, crusher-X 8! crusher-X 8 comes with a set of bold innovations and mind-blowing features!

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crusher-X 8 introduces Grain Controlled Oscillators (GCOs)! Wait...what? I thought crusher-X was a live audio processing granular synthesizer, right? What's preventing us from adding an oscillator to each grain to create unique sonic in-prints while processing the live audio? Well, to explain it, think of hundreds of individual Oscillators or Sample-players that enjoy their crazy life "inside" each grain. With the new GCO Grain Modulation you can "color", "enrich", "destroy", "overlay" or "nibble" live drones with any sonic or tuned audio layer you can dream of, as well as can make them appear or disappear depending on the GCO Mix Modulation. Choose free defined Waveforms or even use audio files as a sample source! And more: Not only can you apply GCOs "on-top" - you can let the GCOs interfere with your audio-input via Ring- or FM-Modulation! Switch the modes thru the crusher-X morphing system. Unlimited fun!

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Although it's pretty unlikely that you'll get bored by the "classic" crusher-X Modulations, but just in case you do, we have a solution for you: Apply the Speed, GCO Pitch and Filter Cut Modulation with the new Arpeggiator setting! Once selected it will marriage the selected Grain Modulation with the crusher-X micro-tonal scale system (of course, you know that you can use Scala files to fine-tune the grain creation in older versions too, right?):

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As well, you can modify the current Scale by selecting the tune on your MIDI-Keyboard - take a look at the new indicators that visualize the pressed (and latched) MIDI-Keys and the resulting modulation:

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Wait, wait: An Arpeggiator mode for Filter-Cut? Yes! You can micro-tune the way the Filter-Cut center frequency is modulated by selecting MIDI-Keys or even full scales.

Ok, need more? Take this: Length, Birth, Delay - you know that “standard” Grain Modulators, right? crusher-X 8 has come up with an additional idea to control the Grain Modulations: Offset Modulation - meaning you can now control and modulate the time between the point where grains are created and when their processes execute. With this new function you are under full control of the grain's complete life-cycle! e.g. - if you want to create sonic walls without unwanted "holes":

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Ah! And...by the way...what about if you wanted to bind Grain Modulations to Envelope Followers? Let the grains dance on the amplitude of the life input signal! This wonderful feature was requested by the genius crusher-X community and they envisioned this brand new way to create an interactive grain control. And sure, even if that's not fancy enough for you, we now allow setting up the full curve of the new envelope follower, now having the ability to setup strange input-output relationships as you like (you know this technique probably already from the compressor spline):

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Need a sample-player or free DCO waveform editing? The "tiny" DCO got some lifting:

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Oh - "and there's one more thing" : crusher-X 8 can scale the UI (because you might own a high resolution screen). And it does it in a "smart" way that gives you more and more details on the controls the higher resolution the chosen scale is:

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And of course you will get with crusher-X 8 a couple of boring "bug-fixes, embellishments, streamlining, adding, changing, engine optimization, new presets and plug-in parameters" - yada yada yada... (and if you are on Windows - take a second to look at the new MIDI-Thru routing feature for the stand-alone vstwrap version - it might help you to wire up your hardware and gear as it does for us). Read more about the crusher-X 8 features here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXS9r00KJSA


Upgrade / crossgrade: 89,- € (incl. VAT - For outside EU residents VAT will be removed from card)

Full version: 249,- € (incl. VAT - For outside EU residents VAT will be removed from card)

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SmartCat
KVRist
73 posts since 24 May, 2017

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:53 am

To ask your existing customers to pay €89 everytime you release an update for a single effect plugin is just insane and absolutely greedy.

freq
KVRist
287 posts since 17 Jan, 2005

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:32 am

Well, it's not an update (we released 5 free updates 2018 and 3 free updates 2019) but a major feature upgrade. We invested a huge amount of energy and took a risk to invent these new ideas and we're depending on our customers contributions to keep this project running.

But in case you recently had purchased an update and/or feel cheated please contact us and we will find a solution.

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SmartCat
KVRist
73 posts since 24 May, 2017

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:00 am

14 or 15 months ago I bought the full version x7.
7 months later I upgraded to x7.5 for €49. Now you want another €89 for a major feature update?!
Sorry, but nothing justifies such horrendous prices for again, the same plugin!
I would understand if I upgrade from v.4 or 5 to version 8 would cost €89 or even €99, but not from v7,5 to v8, in such a short period.
I won´t upgrade anymore and I won´t support you further, such upgrade price policy is beyond being fair to existing customers.

This plugin is more expensive than my main DAW with all its upgrades for several years.
You would by far have more customers if your prices were fair.

simmo75
KVRian
1442 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:26 pm

SmartCat wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:00 am
14 or 15 months ago I bought the full version x7.
7 months later I upgraded to x7.5 for €49. Now you want another €89 for a major feature update?!
Sorry, but nothing justifies such horrendous prices for again, the same plugin!
I would understand if I upgrade from v.4 or 5 to version 8 would cost €89 or even €99, but not from v7,5 to v8, in such a short period.
I won´t upgrade anymore and I won´t support you further, such upgrade price policy is beyond being fair to existing customers.

This plugin is more expensive than my main DAW with all its upgrades for several years.
You would by far have more customers if your prices were fair.
This is spot on, it’s actually only been 7 months since the last paid update... it’s way too expensive!
Fantastic product but way too expensive and very disrespectful to customers.

nordickvr
KVRian
1135 posts since 29 Sep, 2013

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:37 pm

While I pretty much understand the development of this plugin means a lot of work,
I think that a more graduated update/upgrade fee would be well appreciated from customers.
Especially the one following/supporting you since a while...

dayjob
KVRian
1313 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:45 pm

it's a great plug in and more. really is. but for me personally it's a bit too expensive too often. if the updates cost half of what they are then it'd be something I'd have no trouble with. $90 every time just means i'll upgrade half as often.

congrats on the release though. the new features look/sound great

Kiitwa
KVRer
12 posts since 21 Apr, 2004

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:08 pm

I've had my eye on this product for a long time but unfortunately I can't justify the price. And I agree with those who own previous versions. The upgrade pricing needs to be changed. Too expensive in my opinion.

freq
KVRist
287 posts since 17 Jan, 2005

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:41 pm

Thanks every customer who invested in the upgrade already :clap: ! We reached since yesterday 70% of our seasonal goal and that gives us and the folks associated with crusher-X a lot of visibility for continuing this outstanding crusher-X journey!

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Neon Breath
KVRAF
3290 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:30 am

Have to say, that Grain Controlled Oscillators and envelope follower is nuts :o :ud:
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simmo75
KVRian
1442 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:51 pm

Neon Breath wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:30 am
Have to say, that Grain Controlled Oscillators and envelope follower is nuts :o :ud:
I haven’t tested yet but how do the grain controlled oscillators work?

freq
KVRist
287 posts since 17 Jan, 2005

Re: crusher-X 8 released!

Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:51 am

simmo75 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:51 pm
I haven’t tested yet but how do the grain controlled oscillators work?
Basically you have two new Grain Modulators: GCO Mix and GCO Pitch. Both can be modulate like the other Modulators. Think of an Oscillator or Sampler that is only alive during a grains lifetime. The GCO Mix modulation determines the balance between the grain's audio and the GCO. The GCO Pitch modulation determines the pitch or tuning of the GCO. You can choose different GCO waveforms or processing modes like Clean / Ring or FM Modulations. Together with the Arppegiator feature GCO can be used to add / interfere with harmonic or sonic layers on top of the live grains.

Find more around this in the crusher-X 8 user manual: https://www.accsone.com/images/accsone/ ... Manual.pdf

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