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

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KVRAF
1963 posts since 6 Jul, 2013

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:40 am

The expansions that they have sold though have been mostly for charitable reasons, rather than a company revenue stream - specifically the two you mention. (The New Orleans one is still very cool!)

The only exceptions were the initial batch of RMX expansions, which were material largely compiled from previous Akai-era libraries - and then they eventually bundled those into Stylus RMX anyway. I expected more expansions would come, but nope...

In the meantime, over the past years, they *could* have been building a large library of commercial expansions for all their instruments, especially RMX which would keep it's sounds a bit more contemporary to current production styles, but my point was they specifically chose not to do this, and instead invested their sound design effort into expanding the current instruments, or building new ones (eg Keyscape).

My pet joke theory about the lack of RMX updates is that everytime they finally finish the RMX2 content and get ready for release, they realise that five new EDM/commercial/pop genres have been created in the meantime, so they set about making sure they have content for those genres, then get ready for release and... rinse and repeat... ;)

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KVRAF
16437 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:44 am

Arashi wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:58 pm
Teksonik wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:56 pm
CrystalWizard wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:46 pm
I came here looking for an argument.
No you didn't.
Finally, this thread pays off. Was looking grim for a few pages there.
For those who don't get the reference..... :hihi:

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KVRian
1190 posts since 9 Mar, 2008 from netherlands

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:46 am

I really hope that if it is a new product that RMX is coming from behind in the slipstream.
I use it all the time as it’s loop libraries as well as third party libraries still have a lot going for them.
Fingers crossed.

KVRAF
2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:04 am

kelvyn wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:46 am
I really hope that if it is a new product that RMX is coming from behind in the slipstream.
I use it all the time as it’s loop libraries as well as third party libraries still have a lot going for them.
Fingers crossed.
Unfortunately, they said it was Not rhythmic.

KVRAF
2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:06 am

Whatever it is, I hope it's not $500.

KVRAF
2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:13 am

My guess is they are "announcing" but not releasing anything tomorrow. I'm not holding my breath for an actual product yet.

Banned
393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:15 am

Just got an email from Eric. He let me in on the new products. You’ll be very impressed and very surprised (I know I am). He told me not to tell anyone.

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KVRian
1463 posts since 7 Jan, 2004

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:25 am

Some physical modelled specialty?
The more I hang around at KVR the less music I make.

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KVRist
267 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:28 am

hoxclab wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:15 am
Just got an email from Eric. He let me in on the new products. You’ll be very impressed and very surprised (I know I am). He told me not to tell anyone.
He emailed me too. Totally. We're close like that :hihi:

Love when people post stuff that is basically "I am so special I already know, but I am bound by secrecy so in reality I am offering absolutely nothing of value to this conversation"

:D

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KVRAF
4297 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:54 am

Imagine if they teased this weeks ago...

KVRAF
3472 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:31 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:54 am
Imagine if they teased this weeks ago...
It's another reason I'm okay with it - 4 days of This Sort Of Thing after a 5 year gap is ok. I think 8dio started teasing Soundpaint a year ago, and they release stuff every 18 minutes.
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KVRAF
10174 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:39 am

I think it will be the best thing since the last best thing, and everyone will love it (except ppl who think it's overpriced, they will hate it)

KVRAF
13133 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:42 am

dblock wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:06 am
Whatever it is, I hope it's not $500.
Right, in 2021 even the peasants can afford that. It should be at least three times that to signal how exclusive it is.

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KVRAF
7285 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:12 am

Yeah, Eric emailed me too and said that the big news is that all of their products will require iLok, eLicenser, AND their new proprietary dongle, OmniLock. My reply was “isn’t that hardware?” He hasn’t replied yet. :shrug:

Totally not what you expected, right?

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addled muppet weed
86311 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:14 am

i dont think im breaking any ndas by revealing, it will be blueish.
or another colour.

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