NEWS: Spectral Plugins is closing down

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  1. RAIN

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    After careful consideration and deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to cease our company operations. This decision was not made lightly, but we believe it is the best course of action for the future of our organization.

    https://spectral-plugins.com/
     
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  3. thantrax

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    Niche software houses work doesn't pay nowadays.
    Cease operations is the only way out if no big company acquire it.
     
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    I bought their spacer plugin, hope they keep it running on future.. I liked it with it's simple user interface
     
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    I thought I read they don't support Apple silicon yet... all respect to them, and I'm sorry they are closing shop, but I certainly wouldn't count on future updates... and I don't know the story, or if the transition on that was problematic for them etc...
     
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    justwannadownload Audiosexual

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    They are free as long as you subscribe to the newsletter (which is weird since there'll be no more news).
    Not of very good quality tho. For example, Spacer's granular reverb module starts getting awfully noisy when you engage both pitch shifting and feedback. Kinda makes sense if you think about it but also shows how little is going on under the hood.
     
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    Well that's probably so they can get some value out of their mailing list when they sell it....
     
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    justwannadownload Audiosexual

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    Well shit, you might be right.
    Aw fuck.
     
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    Hey, I have one email account designated for these kinda things, as most have, and just use that, and all good. :)
     
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  10. Mynock

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    My 1 cent contribution. Times have changed. In times of crisis, what to do? reduces the profit margin to ensure cash flow, reduce updates (restrict to essentials), launch of preset packages that meet the demands of the largest group of consumers, etc.
    Few entrepreneurs in the field of audio plugin development have the sensitivity to understand and undertake this.
    But what we see is exactly the opposite. People want to continue with high profit margins:
    20%, 50% profit? never! I want is 100%, 120% 150%, 200% profit.
    It's quite difficult, especially nowadays.
     
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    I have infinite -> temp-mail.org. :winker:
     
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