Apparently they’re trying a new marketing strategy, practically giving their software away for donations. You donate $1.95 (which is practically nothing), thus entering the group buy which will end when they reach 150 000 entries. I know it’s a lot, but I’m pretty sure they can do it!
Oh, and for those who wonder, Wusicstation 3 has 2 gigs of awesome samples, and the upgrade to v4 will be same price as listed now. Which is not too bad either.
Quite the idea, they make money and people get wicked cheap software!
Strange, they have conflicting information in that case.
From the faq:
“What happens if after July 2008 you don’t reach over 150,000 users?”
And besides, too bad for me for missing that deadline.
Kind of makes me loose faith on the whole concept, the timeframe seems unrealistic. Still hoping for the best, as this might open up a whole new way of marketing software.
Another interesting and somewhat related project would be http://www.aswarmofangels.com/ , gathering funds from donations and giving them a say in the production via a voting system. Much like Renoise’s backstage voting system as I figure.
If you do it for renoise make it a bit smarter; a sliding scale of price depending on the number of people who sign up - ie: everyone pays 5 bucks, and at the end, if they dont reach the amount, the buyer makes up the difference (if they want the copy), which would be worked out by how many people actually did sign up…ie, if you reach 10,000 add another 10 bucks, if you reach 20,000 add another 5 bucks, etc
Do you have any idea how much work this is to manually create user accounts for 20.000 people?
The idea is nice, but i don’t think we have enough administration gnomes to give all these people an account.
Well if you guys got 292.500$ I think you could afford to hire someone doing it.
Anyway I definatly think you should try something similar but more realistic In which the users don’t risc giving away their money for nothing. Perhaps a guaranteed half price if more than 100 users registered and if 10.000 users registered a price of
10$ if 20.000$
7$ if 30.000
6$ if 40.000
The important thing I think is to make it realistic and at the same time be an oportunity to get it very cheap.
The market for trackers might not be as big as the market for sequencers but I think a lot of people would be willing to get Renoise if it was a bargain (Which it already is). I might be wrong though.
I think it would atleast be worth trying because it would generate publicity.
I guess the serious composers don’t use Windows as their main music composition tool which i would find technically a good choice (anything but windows i mean).
If they would offer such a group buy, they should at least also offer a Mac edition of the plug.
If you only aim at one platform target, you will always overrate something.
I mean… If you want something done, go ahead and DO it, if you want a group buy to reach the level you want it on, enter!
Ah well, guess 2$ is way too much for people… What I did was rearrange my echonomics slightly; I didn’t buy that chocolate bar today. A huge sacrifice, I know.