Sonic Academy new synth!

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ATS
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5822 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:17 pm

Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
ATS wrote:
Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
Dasheesh wrote:I guess you already probably thought this through SA, but at 200$ regular price you just bought your way into a whole new class of expectations. You priced your old buyer out. Not saying that’s bad, as long as it was your intention. You might get me yet. Keeping an eye on it. Good luck.
For ANA 1 owners who are subscribers and with the current discount they can pick it up for around £60/$80... so our intention was to make it as accessible as possible for our loyal customers who subscribe and follow the tutorials etc.

I think that keeps things in line with what we have been trying to do with ANA which is make a plugin that is as versatile as possible and gives our users a main synth to follow the courses.

Granted for new users in a week or so time it will be going up a bit but the difference in development time and features compared to ANA 1 is pretty vast.

I own Ana 1 and my price is over $100 for an upgrade
You bought it second hand tho?

yes but why am i penalized for that? I wanted to buy it ever since i heard of it, but not going to for $110 for an upgrade.
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Phil Sonic Academy
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465 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:21 pm

ATS wrote:
Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
ATS wrote:
Phil Sonic Academy wrote:
Dasheesh wrote:I guess you already probably thought this through SA, but at 200$ regular price you just bought your way into a whole new class of expectations. You priced your old buyer out. Not saying that’s bad, as long as it was your intention. You might get me yet. Keeping an eye on it. Good luck.
For ANA 1 owners who are subscribers and with the current discount they can pick it up for around £60/$80... so our intention was to make it as accessible as possible for our loyal customers who subscribe and follow the tutorials etc.

I think that keeps things in line with what we have been trying to do with ANA which is make a plugin that is as versatile as possible and gives our users a main synth to follow the courses.

Granted for new users in a week or so time it will be going up a bit but the difference in development time and features compared to ANA 1 is pretty vast.

I own Ana 1 and my price is over $100 for an upgrade
You bought it second hand tho?
yes but why am i penalized for that?
We are basing the vouchers on what the user paid us for their copy of ANA 1. you paid us £10 license transfer fee.

Robmobius
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3097 posts since 10 Sep, 2010 from A shit hole (Ireland).

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:23 pm

Well, I for one thought that the ANA upgrade was a reasonable price. :)
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jantex
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104 posts since 25 Apr, 2009

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:08 pm

Wow, it is seriously impressive sounding synth with very nice workflow. Just the right amount of features and really outstanding sound. You really outdid yourself with this one, I believe this one should have very bright future. I for one much prefer it to Spire and Avenger. It really has a very organic but modern sound and filters sound great!

Phil Sonic Academy
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465 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:25 pm

jantex wrote:Wow, it is seriously impressive sounding synth with very nice workflow. Just the right amount of features and really outstanding sound. You really outdid yourself with this one, I believe this one should have very bright future. I for one much prefer it to Spire and Avenger. It really has a very organic but modern sound and filters sound great!
Nice one! Thanks. Going to bed happy now!

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ATS
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5822 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:35 pm

Robmobius wrote:Well, I for one thought that the ANA upgrade was a reasonable price. :)

I would of paid $80 even though I still think that is a lot for an update. Sad I will miss out on this, I just can't see paying $110 for a version 2 from my version 1. Moving on, enjoy you all.
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Iva
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99 posts since 23 Apr, 2009 from Russia

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:30 pm

I think I found a bad preset. When I open templates - Virus Template, sampler section show sign "file missing click to relink"

Spencer Maddox
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220 posts since 19 Oct, 2017

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:44 pm

Iva wrote:I think I found a bad preset. When I open templates - Virus Template, sampler section show sign "file missing click to relink"
Tested this, Its Running fine here on Mine. Mabye an issue with the installer? What Sampler is showing the sign, the first one or the second one?
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Iva
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99 posts since 23 Apr, 2009 from Russia

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:15 pm

Spencer Maddox wrote:
Iva wrote:I think I found a bad preset. When I open templates - Virus Template, sampler section show sign "file missing click to relink"
Tested this, Its Running fine here on Mine. Mabye an issue with the installer? What Sampler is showing the sign, the first one or the second one?
osc4

greedy.mf
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159 posts since 21 Jul, 2015

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:34 pm

I was eyeing ANA 2 for a long time but offering a commercial software product without demo seems very odd to me.
Guess that SA wanted to get on a Black Friday train so badly.

Questions for owners:
- how does it behave CPU wise? Getting tired of hungry plugs and getting my hands burned over my flaming laptop.
- is UI responsive? Unfortunately I experience "sticky" knobs and envelops with one of my recent purchase (Thorn) and it spoils the fun, albeit not ruins.
- is really that intuitive? Combination of mod matrix and dedicated selectable destination for different modulators seems confusing.
- is the unison good?
- how easy is to deconstruct or tweak the exact thing in a patch? I'm not talking about trivial cutoff adjustment, something more obscure. With Serum or Thorn it's on a glance.

Hate to make blind decisions but guess it's the game when you're cheapskate.

Caine123
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5248 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:40 pm

greedy.mf wrote:I was eyeing ANA 2 for a long time but offering a commercial software product without demo seems very odd to me.
Guess that SA wanted to get on a Black Friday train so badly.

Questions for owners:
- how does it behave CPU wise? Getting tired of hungry plugs and getting my hands burned over my flaming laptop.
- is UI responsive? Unfortunately I experience "sticky" knobs and envelops with one of my recent purchase (Thorn) and it spoils the fun, albeit not ruins.
- is really that intuitive? Combination of mod matrix and dedicated selectable destination for different modulators seems confusing.
- is the unison good?
- how easy is to deconstruct or tweak the exact thing in a patch? I'm not talking about trivial cutoff adjustment, something more obscure. With Serum or Thorn it's on a glance.

Hate to make blind decisions but guess it's the game when you're cheapskate.
Sa is ignoring also this posts about if the demo gets ob with intro price. Smells shit and bad business. I dont trust em anymore. F%cking up customers is a no go for me. Im harsh? Yeah my money is harsh too.
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simmo75
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946 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:49 pm

Great work SA!
This synth is so intuitive and fun to program, thank you.

Reefius
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444 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:05 am

I told myself I didn't need another synth, but at the upgrade price of 73 Euro I couldn't resist. Damn GAS :D

jantex
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104 posts since 25 Apr, 2009

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:19 am

Have been using it now for two days, really I don't remember the last time I was so excited using a new synth (since Omnisphere). It really sounds superb, it is very flexible and so fast to program! I already see Spire, Avenger and Rapid collecting digital dust, because I just really prefer this one so much regarding sound and workflow. It can sound cold (Serum, Spire, Avenger liike) or it can sound very analog very fat and analog. Don't want to hype anything, since this is my second post on the same page now praising it, but it really is so good!

Phil Sonic Academy
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465 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

Re: Sonic Academy new synth!

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:43 am

Iva wrote:I think I found a bad preset. When I open templates - Virus Template, sampler section show sign "file missing click to relink"
Yes sorry... punch short2 file was renamed and not hooked up.

you can hook it up by clicking the sample name and selecting from the punch list.

will update the installers too.

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