Traditional subscription services really work for those who cannot afford the initial outlay of software plugins, but with one major catch: you never fully own the product. For a while now, Splice has been offering producers something different.
Splice announced its Rent-to-Own service just over three years ago with Xfer’s Serum being the first plugin to jump on board. Ever since, the digital music platform has built up a roster of some of the finest instruments and effects available today, partnering with the likes of iZotope, Arturia, PreSonus and Output.
The premise is simple, you find a plugin you want to try, sign up for a 3-day trial and if you like it, then you can start the Rent-to-Own program straight away. And it’s not just plugins either, with PreSonus Studio One Professional the first DAW to join the service.
For too long the music software industry has been suffering from an estimated piracy rate of around 95%. Let’s face it if there’s a way to get something for nothing then some folk will do whatever it takes. Splice’s delivery model aims to change the game by giving the music-making community a new pathway to ownership, one that’s fair, flexible and won’t land you in hot water.
Owning a product through Splice is transparent with no hidden fees or interest and you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time. Prices start at $4.99 per month and in some cases, you could own the product outright within a year.
Sign up to Splice today for access to a dizzying array of samples, advice from the pros, video tutorials and, of course, a huge wealth of plugins. Check out the Splice website for more details and keep up to date with the latest news on Twitter and Facebook.
The top 10 products available on Splice today
- Serum ($9.99/mo)
- Ozone 9 Advanced ($19.99/mo)
- Vocalsynth 2 ($9.99/mo)
- Nectar 3 ($9.99/mo)
- Neutron 3 Advanced ($19.99/mo)
- V-Collection 7 ($24.99/mo)
- Ozone 9 + Neutron 3 Advanced ($27.99/mo)
- Studio One Professional ($16.99/mo)
- Decimort 2 ($4.99/mo)
- Movement ($7.49/mo)