Dear friends & followers,
Something good from GDPR?
Out with the old, in with the new… in the aftermath of the GDPR frenzy we now have a shiny new list of newsletter subscribers to go with our shiny new website. Although we're thrilled that so many of you came back, we could certainly handle a few more! So we decided to make all subscribers a yummy offer:
Everyone who already signed up for the new newsletter will receive a coupon for 25% off in their mailbox today. Anyone who signs up before July 1st 2018 will receive theirs early July. Valid until the end of August, this coupon can be used once only for any purchase in our shop (except transfer tokens, merchandise, Colour Copy beta).
(By the way: On July 2nd we are switching our reference currency to Euro, so all prices quoted will include tax. Please check the News section for details.)
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New sounds for your synths
Vectors (for Bazille)
Vectors contains 60 sci-fi and cyberpunk-themed patches for Bazille that make heavy use of performance features like modwheel, aftertouch and breath control to further shape your sound. Learn more
Arena (for Hive)
Arena is a focused soundset filled with lead sounds for contemporary club music. Fifty presets ready for writing memorable melodies and riffs. Compact and concentrated inspiration. Learn more
Atmos (for Diva)
Travel through spaces—the real and the fantastical. All 128 presets in this collection are permeated with a sense of space. Conjure outer space, empty buildings or windswept fields. Learn more
News and updates
Change of currency in our shop
June 18, 2018
On July 2nd 2018 we will be switching the reference currency in our online shop from USD to EUR* and all prices will appear tax-inclusive. For instance, what is currently "129$ + applicable taxes" will simply appear as "129€". This is the total price for everyone, whether tax is included or not.
The vast majority of our customers needs to pay VAT or GST anyway. For most of you around the world, our stuff will get slightly cheaper (we reckon 5% on average). For others it will become slightly more expensive (5-15%, depending on how much or how little VAT you paid before). Check out our Newsletter Special to help with the transition.
(* When Urs started the shop back in 2002, the Euro was so new that he decided to quote prices in USD. Today it makes more sense for a European company to choose the Euro, including VAT, as new legislation urges us to do that. We could have devised a technical solution, but that wouldn't have been easy. Besides, we would rather spend the time developing plug-ins!)
Satin goes NKS FX
May 31, 2018
Along with numerous minor bugfixes and improvements, Satin now comes with NKS compatibility and our new preset browser, which includes preset tagging and powerful search functions. We've also worked hard on the UHX compander subsystem so that the original behaviour is more faithfully reproduced. Alas, this meant adding a legacy button for the sake of backwards compatibility, but we're sure it was worth it.
This is a free update for existing users of Satin - simply download and install!
New Bazille soundset Vectors by Aiyn Zahev
May 31, 2018
We proudly present 60 new action-packed presets that transcend EDM: Pulsing arpeggios, glassy cityscapes, yearning synth leads and dark, grimy basses - all driven via modulation wheel, aftertouch and breath (MIDI CC 2). Vectors will have you racing along gleaming futuristic highways, accompanied by breathtaking vistas of high-tech cyberpunk cities that hide their dark side behind a veneer of neon lights…
Our New Newsletter
May 31, 2018
Like so many companies, we took part in the grand GDPR clean-up and asked our newsletter subscribers to re-subscribe to our newsletter, this time not only asking for double opt-in but also explaining purpose and storage - all wrapped nicely into a slightly more complicated-but-compliant signup form.
About a quarter of our subscribers came back so far. So if you missed it and you're among those 75% we have lost and you wonder why you don't get any newsletter from us anymore, this is it - and it's easily fixed!
That said, we'll continue with our newsletter just like we did, which we think is a good balance between nice information and marketing.
From the Community
A few tidbits pulled from our vibrant community section.
Feature: Alexander Hacke
From the seminal German industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, to numerous collaborations and solo projects, Alexander Hacke has lived a life surrounded by art and music. We visited him in his Berlin studio to learn more about him, his music and his new soundset…
New in the PatchLib
In the spotlight: Mun Mtshams 2 from Kyhon. Mun Mtshams 2 is his second collection of weird and wonderful sounds for ACE. Kyhon has a unique and unusual aesthetic full of experimentation and boundary pushing ideas.