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2015, the year VST plugins went to the cloud. If you had any doubt this would be the new trend, EastWest just announced a new subscription plan. Welcome Composer Cloud, their whole virtual instrument collection, available for the first time “at a single low subscription price”.
EastWest’s early bird offer looks quite interesting. Here’s what you get at a glance:
– Access to all included collections
– Access to future releases
– Download on demand
– iLok or machine license
You don’t need to be online to use these sample libraries. You’ll just have to download the ones you need using the download manager, and you’re ready to play (well, some of these are pretty big, so like for any other serious library better leave the computer do its job overnight).
The price structure is quite simple:
– EW customers get a special $29.99/month price for all collections (special offer for the first year)
– New customer and wanting full access? $49.99/month.
– New customer and needing not more than 7 libraries? This will set you back $29.99
The offer for EW customers is already active, the other two will available on April 23rd. We’ll keep an eye on this and we’ll hopefully have more details in the next days.