Spectrasonics says they have big news coming next Tuesday (19th October)

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion
KVRist
178 posts since 21 Jun, 2013

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:36 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:21 pm

I say this in about every Spectrasonics thread but it bears repeating: if you're in the US or otherwise can order from Musiciansfriend/Guitar Center, they do somewhat frequent 20% off coupons and those coupons work on Spectrasonics products. That's how I got Omni and Keyscape. With products that expensive, 20% really helps.
That's a good tip. I actually don't own any Spectrasonics products yet, but in the future, I will definitely go that route if I were to get any as yes, 20% is quite significant, especially if we're talking about stuff that costs many hundreds.

KVRAF
9026 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:56 pm

Synth Master Jedi wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:36 pm
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:21 pm

I say this in about every Spectrasonics thread but it bears repeating: if you're in the US or otherwise can order from Musiciansfriend/Guitar Center, they do somewhat frequent 20% off coupons and those coupons work on Spectrasonics products. That's how I got Omni and Keyscape. With products that expensive, 20% really helps.
That's a good tip. I actually don't own any Spectrasonics products yet, but in the future, I will definitely go that route if I were to get any as yes, 20% is quite significant, especially if we're talking about stuff that costs many hundreds.
Those damn MF/GC coupons have a thousand-and-one companies on the exclusion list, making them damn near useless for most tings I've ever wanted to buy...but they work with Spectrasonics software!

I should probably stop repeating that for fear Eric Persing may see and shut that down. :lol:

KVRist
178 posts since 21 Jun, 2013

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:23 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:56 pm
Those damn MF/GC coupons have a thousand-and-one companies on the exclusion list, making them damn near useless for most tings I've ever wanted to buy...but they work with Spectrasonics software!

I should probably stop repeating that for fear Eric Persing may see and shut that down. :lol:
That's true. I haven't bought anything from MF/GC in a while, but I remember in the past, whenever I'd check the coupons, I couldn't use them for the particular things that I wanted. Basically stuff like every major brand was excluded.

KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:29 pm

SLiC wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:17 am
I don't think so- nothing spectacular if they do- No Arturia/NI/IK- 50-80% off type sales!

The fact that they never have sales is why the software keeps its vale, so if you ever do need to sell it you won't loose much...
The fly in the pointment is that you can't resell Omnisphere. ;)
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRist
178 posts since 21 Jun, 2013

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:32 pm

chk071 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:29 pm


The fly in the pointment is that you can't resell Omnisphere. ;)
Wow, really? I had no idea that you couldn't. So I guess that argument about the no sales prices goes out the window then.

KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:35 pm

As I wasn't sure myself now, I took a look at their knowledge base, and, it seems that they do license transfers, but, on a "case to case base", and, they reserve to say no, AND it includes a transfer fee. And it gets NFR. https://www.spectrasonics.net/support/k ... egoryID=23
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
6559 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:40 pm

Synth Master Jedi wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:23 pm
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:56 pm
Those damn MF/GC coupons have a thousand-and-one companies on the exclusion list, making them damn near useless for most tings I've ever wanted to buy...but they work with Spectrasonics software!

I should probably stop repeating that for fear Eric Persing may see and shut that down. :lol:
That's true. I haven't bought anything from MF/GC in a while, but I remember in the past, whenever I'd check the coupons, I couldn't use them for the particular things that I wanted. Basically stuff like every major brand was excluded.
Remember they mostly are required to sell physical products for many of these brands. So even with a 20% coupon (which is taken from MSRP and not MAP) the physical product falls in line with taxes/vat plus shipping from their warehouse. That can often come out to no real deal at all. Especially when competing with dealers that give in-cart or loyalty pricing from MAP with free shipping or download direct options. The best bottom line deals I've seen on Spectrasonics have been when they announce a new version and allow all the dealers to discount heavily to eliminate the old stock while promising grace period free upgrade.

KVRian
887 posts since 29 May, 2011 from Germany

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:24 pm

chk071 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:34 am
epiphaneia wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:47 am
I say Choirscape (but I suck at guessing) :party:
I miss the times where you didn't have to play guessing games.
If at least these teasers were reserved for "this kind of thing only comes out once every 5 years"-products (ok, then Spectrasonics does actually have the right to do so)...

... but these days, there´s 4 weeks of video teasers for a bloody 9,99$ bongo library. 8 weeks if it´s Spitfire Audio.

(And I´ll still buy that spectrasonics thingie whatever it is going to be)

KVRAF
8242 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:43 pm

chk071 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:35 pm
As I wasn't sure myself now, I took a look at their knowledge base, and, it seems that they do license transfers, but, on a "case to case base", and, they reserve to say no, AND it includes a transfer fee. And it gets NFR. https://www.spectrasonics.net/support/k ... egoryID=23
I have seen quite a few licences sell here on KVR.
PC + S49 MK2, Studio One, BWS, Live (+PUSH2), FL Studio, Renoise, Reason, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths (Summit, Hydrasynth, DM12, P8), A4 + RYTM, MPC Live, Poly Tracker, Eurorack, TD27 V Drums, Guitars, Basses, Amps and Pedals

Banned
393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:47 pm

chk071 wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:29 pm
SLiC wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:17 am
I don't think so- nothing spectacular if they do- No Arturia/NI/IK- 50-80% off type sales!

The fact that they never have sales is why the software keeps its vale, so if you ever do need to sell it you won't loose much...
The fly in the pointment is that you can't resell Omnisphere. ;)
Yes you can. I bought mine secondhand. You can transfer licenses from Spectrasonics for $50. People sell Omnisphere on the buy and sell forum here all the time along with Keyscape and Trilian and RMX.

KVRian
1001 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:17 pm

If you are the original purchaser you can sell it after buying a transfer. If you're buying second-hand, then you cannot further transfer the license. Ever (legally).

KVRAF
5131 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:27 pm

Maybe it has something to do with Dolby Atmos?

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KVRAF
7264 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:30 pm

Not hardware, not rhythm, more than one product, sounds like witchcraft smothered in reverse reverbs, delays, granular, etc....

Seems like it's probably an FX suite. Bummed that it's not a Stylus RMX successor, though :(

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KVRAF
32942 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:34 pm

Maybe they are updating Omnisphere, Trillian and Keyscape together?

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KVRAF
7264 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:36 pm

The "it's not what you think" part makes me think that it's not an existing product, but who knows?

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