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

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KVRist
91 posts since 9 Sep, 2006

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:19 am

Yeah, you have to wait till you buy your favs alltogether, a little spiritual education from spectrasonics.

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KVRian
536 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:37 am

All four expansions sound really good, but they want too much money for them. I loved Eric’s BS spiel about their “great discount system that’s available all year round”. It really amounts to “no sales, ever, and you can either buy all four expansions at once or get bent over a barrel”. What a great discount system! An actually great discount system would let you progressively save money by buying additional expansions no matter when you buy them. This system is like “unless you’re rich enough to buy them all at once, screw you!” Gee, thanks! Really makes you feel like they appreciate the $500 you already spent just to get Omnisphere in the first place.

To paraphrase Dr. Phil, don’t put a dog turd in a bun and tell me it’s a hot dog.
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KVRAF
4272 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 am

Arashi wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:37 am
All four expansions sound really good, but they want too much money for them. I loved Eric’s BS spiel about their “great discount system that’s available all year round”. It really amounts to “no sales, ever, and you can either buy all four expansions at once or get bent over a barrel”. What a great discount system! An actually great discount system would let you progressively save money by buying additional expansions no matter when you buy them. This system is like “unless you’re rich enough to buy them all at once, screw you!” Gee, thanks! Really makes you feel like they appreciate the $500 you already spent just to get Omnisphere in the first place.

To paraphrase Dr. Phil, don’t put a dog turd in a bun and tell me it’s a hot dog.
Exactly. That's why I have written to their sales support asking for "retrospective discount" so that we can buy them in separate orders as budget permits and still get the discount. Not that they will accept, but just thought to give a try.

Might be worth it if a few of us could write such emails. That's the least thing possible with their discount system which is otherwise still expensive owing to "high" price of individual SEs.

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KVRian
536 posts since 9 Apr, 2005 from Japan

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:51 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 am
Might be worth it if a few of us could write such emails. That's the least thing possible with their discount system which is otherwise still expensive owing to "high" price of individual SEs.
With the current system, the discount only goes to people who don’t really need it. Individuals who can’t justify buying all four expansions at once will ultimately have to pay more.

And if they release more of these later, you also won’t get any discount for having bought previous ones.

Seems like they just haven’t thought this through. It’s probably a no brainer for big studios (that would have paid full price anyway and don’t need a discount), but to individuals who make music for fun it’s kind of a middle finger.
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KVRAF
4272 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:22 am

Arashi wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:51 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 am
Might be worth it if a few of us could write such emails. That's the least thing possible with their discount system which is otherwise still expensive owing to "high" price of individual SEs.
With the current system, the discount only goes to people who don’t really need it. Individuals who can’t justify buying all four expansions at once will ultimately have to pay more.

And if they release more of these later, you also won’t get any discount for having bought previous ones.

Seems like they just haven’t thought this through. It’s probably a no brainer for big studios (that would have paid full price anyway and don’t need a discount), but to individuals who make music for fun it’s kind of a middle finger.
Yes, that's the point. For now, the best value is in getting 3 SEs at a time. But $312 is not a small amount. I think it will all depend on the frequency of their releases. Spending $312 once a year might not be that bad assuming they release 4 SEs a year, but if they release more of them faster the figure can quickly escalate and become impossible for home studio musicians. Not that we are asked to buy every time, but SEs would be nice additions if you use Omnisphere regularly. Let's see what they reply to my email.

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addled muppet weed
86091 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:33 am

you don't "need" them.
omni is not designed or aimed at the hobbyist market. its for sound designers on deadlines for tv and film stuff. that's spectrasonics market, always has been.

KVRAF
6630 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:34 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 am
Arashi wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:37 am
All four expansions sound really good, but they want too much money for them. I loved Eric’s BS spiel about their “great discount system that’s available all year round”. It really amounts to “no sales, ever, and you can either buy all four expansions at once or get bent over a barrel”. What a great discount system! An actually great discount system would let you progressively save money by buying additional expansions no matter when you buy them. This system is like “unless you’re rich enough to buy them all at once, screw you!” Gee, thanks! Really makes you feel like they appreciate the $500 you already spent just to get Omnisphere in the first place.

To paraphrase Dr. Phil, don’t put a dog turd in a bun and tell me it’s a hot dog.
Exactly. That's why I have written to their sales support asking for "retrospective discount" so that we can buy them in separate orders as budget permits and still get the discount. Not that they will accept, but just thought to give a try.

Might be worth it if a few of us could write such emails. That's the least thing possible with their discount system which is otherwise still expensive owing to "high" price of individual SEs.
yeah i wanted to write them as well, and will do. did you get a reply?
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KVRAF
4272 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:45 am

Caine123 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:34 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 am
Arashi wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:37 am
All four expansions sound really good, but they want too much money for them. I loved Eric’s BS spiel about their “great discount system that’s available all year round”. It really amounts to “no sales, ever, and you can either buy all four expansions at once or get bent over a barrel”. What a great discount system! An actually great discount system would let you progressively save money by buying additional expansions no matter when you buy them. This system is like “unless you’re rich enough to buy them all at once, screw you!” Gee, thanks! Really makes you feel like they appreciate the $500 you already spent just to get Omnisphere in the first place.

To paraphrase Dr. Phil, don’t put a dog turd in a bun and tell me it’s a hot dog.
Exactly. That's why I have written to their sales support asking for "retrospective discount" so that we can buy them in separate orders as budget permits and still get the discount. Not that they will accept, but just thought to give a try.

Might be worth it if a few of us could write such emails. That's the least thing possible with their discount system which is otherwise still expensive owing to "high" price of individual SEs.
yeah i wanted to write them as well, and will do. did you get a reply?
I wrote them today, so will hopefully get a reply on Monday. Will post what they say. Can hold off until then if you want. :)

KVRAF
6630 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:51 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:45 am
Caine123 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:34 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:31 am
Arashi wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:37 am
All four expansions sound really good, but they want too much money for them. I loved Eric’s BS spiel about their “great discount system that’s available all year round”. It really amounts to “no sales, ever, and you can either buy all four expansions at once or get bent over a barrel”. What a great discount system! An actually great discount system would let you progressively save money by buying additional expansions no matter when you buy them. This system is like “unless you’re rich enough to buy them all at once, screw you!” Gee, thanks! Really makes you feel like they appreciate the $500 you already spent just to get Omnisphere in the first place.

To paraphrase Dr. Phil, don’t put a dog turd in a bun and tell me it’s a hot dog.
Exactly. That's why I have written to their sales support asking for "retrospective discount" so that we can buy them in separate orders as budget permits and still get the discount. Not that they will accept, but just thought to give a try.

Might be worth it if a few of us could write such emails. That's the least thing possible with their discount system which is otherwise still expensive owing to "high" price of individual SEs.
yeah i wanted to write them as well, and will do. did you get a reply?
I wrote them today, so will hopefully get a reply on Monday. Will post what they say. Can hold off until then if you want. :)
ahhh ok, yeah i dont expect a reply so fast :D but would be cool if you let us know! cause if you buy all 4 now i think it should get discounted in future too if you but 2 again or something
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KVRAF
4272 posts since 12 Jan, 2018

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:04 am

They actually replied pretty fast to my previous email which was about a general question. I am expecting a reply on Monday. Sure, will let you all know. Let's hope the answer is "what we do not expect." ;)

Banned
393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:25 am

Arashi wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:51 am
it’s kind of a middle finger.
Some people like the taste of Eric’s middle finger. Don’t kink shame them. Some people are into financial domination you know?

KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:36 am

I'm facepalming over some comments here.

People really have too much spare time. Especially in Corona times, it seems.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

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393 posts since 13 Jul, 2021

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:43 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:36 am
I'm facepalming over some comments here.

People really have too much spare time. Especially in Corona times, it seems.
Says the man with 29,548 posts. :lol:

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Rad Grandad
34908 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:50 am

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KVRAF
29978 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:52 am

hoxclab wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:43 am
chk071 wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:36 am
I'm facepalming over some comments here.

People really have too much spare time. Especially in Corona times, it seems.
Says the man with 29,548 posts. :lol:
Pure quality. Unlike yours. ;)
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