It's funny what kinds of magic you can conjure up with a simple orchestral sketching tool, some determination and a sprinkle of judicious mixing applied... Below is a song I created for a video showcasing the usefulness of Red Room Audio's launch product "Palette".
You can get the library here.
As it turns out, some of the interesting percussive and vocal sounds come from a totally free library on Red Room Audio's site, so check it out.
It looks like 8Dio chewed off more than what could be bitten with this month's anarchy of deals and releases on the 8Dio site. Contrary to marketing logic, the team at 8Dio thought it would be a great idea to release not one, but two flagship libraries in close proximity to each other - and shutting their eyes before they leaped, started up a 25 day Advent Calendar scheme giving away older libraries with each purchase of $99 or greater.
This was the perfect storm for self directed over-saturation blast back, as Century Strings' timer hit zero, and not a peep on the "user ratings" graphic next to the string libraries' page. The announced freebie for Century Strings was also held back from customers until next year, along with the "Century Plan" blog page being pulled from the site's page headers. This may or may not signify 8Dio's utter astonishment at their own marketing face palm as they've realised the well is all dry.
With users purchasing Century Brass less than mere weeks ago, and many people spending to get their hands on those Advent Deal libraries, the pockets have run empty and the response for Century Strings was crickets in the air and moths in wallets.
Perhaps hype-happy Troels and his crack marketing team could take a lesson from Konami's infamous "Month of Madness" long ago...
... Or perhaps not. 8Di-Oh!
After a week of backlash and speaking out, Patreon has - quite surprisingly - decided to roll back the changes that were made to introduce unfair income cuts to low earners. Let's hope they don't find some other way to mess this up... For now, we can rest easy knowing us creators and you patrons have won this round of Company vs Customer.