So, after the long wait, it is here, and frankly the upgrade price is so friendly that I blindly knew I’d upgrade my bundle. Not to mention the fact that this bundle contains some of my favourites like Echoboy, Decapitator, and the list could go on.
To rack or not to rack…
First of all let me thank the whole Soundtoys team for the decision. If I want, I can use the rack with many plugins in it creating amazing chains, or if I only need Echoboy without any other tools, it is still available as a stand-alone plugin. A much more user friendly option in my opinion than the Slate route with the Mixrack.
The upgrade went well, payed the price and the assets were there in my iLok account within 30 seconds or so. Synced them to my iLok, downloaded the installer to have a little fun with the new release. All went well up until this point. Right now I can’t use the stand-alone plugins, because for some unknown reason whenever I try to instantiate them the “You need to activate…” popup appears on screen. Obviously because I’ve already synced the asset to my iLok, it doesn’t find the necessary licenses in my iLok account.
However, the rack version works like charm. I happily lost a few hours playing with it like a child, trying some presets and creating some weird stuff from scratch. If I must point one negative thing about it, it is a very dangerous time killer! You just simply loose your perception of time and hours can pass while you enjoy creating your magic mixture.
Clicking around is fun, but how fun could it be with the S6? Well, sadly I don’t know that because the mapping is miserably broken, the same as Slate’s Mixrack. Unusable on a control surface. It’s really so embarrassing to see that plugin manufacturers don’t pay attention to this. I’ve already emailed them my two problems (the activation and the mapping) waiting for their answer.
I’ll keep you posted.