End of development: There will be no new Tone2 products

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Summary:

- I will not longer develop new products. Instead I will focus on updates and enhancements for the existing ones
- All licenses will stay valid. We do not use a subscription system. Our licenses are not time-limited
- We can guarantee that all products will continue to work also in the future
- There will be no no risk of data loss. If you should loose your backups or loose your links we will take care of you and redeliver the products for free
- The website will stay online
- Support will continue
- There will still be new soundsets
- There will still be free minor updates
- There will be no further major updates for our products.

Some private words:


Sadly I must say that I do not longer enjoy doing my work and developing synthesizers. It's a sum of many diffuse negative reasons over a very long period of time that finally made decide to quit today.
During the last two decades I had to deal with an extreme amount of stress, many very over-emotional/nasty/drunken/high customers, bullshit in forums, harassment, piracy, fraud, blackmailing, smear campaigns, defamation and trolling. The stress level was so dramatic that I did not only get divorced, but now also have to deal with serious health problems.
That's why I will move on and will not longer develop new products. I simply must focus on more on my health and have more time for my kids.
I must say a big THANK YOU to all those who supported the work of our small company.

There will also not be not longer be support for Tone2 products on kvr.
In the future you will have to use our official support channels if you need something. These are:


Updates: https://www.tone2.com/download.html
Email: support[a t]tone2[do t]com
Website: https://www.tone2.com/faq.html
Forum: https://www.tone2.org/forum/
Video tutorials: https://www.tone2.com/video-tutorials.html
Manuals: https://www.tone2.com/manual.html
Installation: https://www.tone2.com/product-installation.html
Bug reporting: https://www.tone2.com/report-a-bug.html

Thank you for your understanding,
Markus
Last edited by Markus Krause on Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:52 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Sorry to hear that you are leaving the community. I always felt bad for developers particularly on KVR, the community can be extremely negative and petty. I think you guys make a very nice product, particularly your filters are outstanding. You are making the right choice to prioritize your health and family!

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May your health flourish! Good wishes for your future endeavors! And thank you for all your work to date.

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Your health is more imprtant than anything. It's great you came to this realization and decision. A very rough ride! Hopefully you'll now find the time and space to focus on YOU. It's amazing you plan to keep your exisiting product supported and viable, all your existing customers will like that. My advice is to de-hook from the internet and especially the people on the internet. There really is no need for any kind of close interaction. Many software companies have limited interactions with their customers (for some very good reasons you cite!). Shift your focus from "us" to "you". All the best.

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Get well Markus :hug:
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Best of luck going forwards.

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I think you already stated previously that you wouldn't be developing any new products? Anyway, sorry to hear about your troubles. All the best to you and your family.

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A sad day for sure markus, I don't blame you
But don't let some muppets get to you and I hope you have a good future ahead,

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I Wish you the best of luck Markus and hope your health will get better Soon :hug:

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Vortifex wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:20 am I think you already stated previously that you wouldn't be developing any new products?
Even in a farewell thread with a developer stating how taxing working with many customers was and that he will stay out of KVR, this forum manages to show its shitty side. What is the point of your post in this thread?

To Marcus: all the best to you and your health, and to your kids!

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Sorry to hear about your health and other troubles, Markus, and hope you get better soon. Do what makes you happy and I wish you and your kids the best of luck in the future!
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jules99 wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:29 am
Vortifex wrote: Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:20 am I think you already stated previously that you wouldn't be developing any new products?
Even in a farewell thread with a developer stating how taxing working with many customers was and that he will stay out of KVR, this forum manages to show its shitty side. What is the point of your post in this thread?
There was nothing shitty about my post. Just wondering if I was going mad or if I'd read it before, which it turns out I had. So cool your boots. I have nothing but respect for Markus, he's one of my favourite devs.
Last edited by Vortifex on Tue Sep 05, 2023 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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look after yourself.
there is light at the end of the tunnel, ive been there.

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I wish you well. You can be proud of what you created--great stuff.
Doing nothing is only fun when you have something you are supposed to do.

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Wishing you the best with your health and happiness!

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