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Pakotec announcing "Rent a Plugin" platform Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 18th December 2016
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Pakotec announcing "Rent a Plugin" platform

We are happy to announce the pre-launch of our new platform called "PluginPlay"

PluginPlay is an easy to use platform that allows producers, composers and sound engineers to rent effect plugins and virtual instruments with low-cost subscription plans.

You have access to hundreds of VST plugins, you can install anything you want. With every plugin you install you get 10 hours of free usage every month!

If you need more than 10 hours, you have renting plans for a day, a week or a year.

Renting plugins starts from $1 a month, depends on the plugin.

If you don't want to rent but you want to buy, no problem! Buy it directly for the platform and no serial numbers needed! 1 click activation. You dont need to register to different manufacturers websites, creating account etc.. Also, you can do plugin updates, roll-backs, uninstall directly from the platform.

You can watch a video here to see how it works:


Subscribe here: PluginPlay and we will send you the application once we will go live.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas or requests.
Old 18th December 2016
  #2
this seems like a cool idea because you can learn what plugins you actually will use in sessions...then rent those ones or buy outright...hopefully they get the best plugins on board...
Old 18th December 2016
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Great idea!

So far they seem to have teamed up with SoundRadix, BeatSkillz, KiloHearts and D16.

Looking forward to this
Old 19th December 2016
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Thank you very much!
Yes we teamed up with D16, SoundRadix,Kilohearts,Beatskillz and we have 8 more companies that we cannot mention their name at the moment as all the documentation and integration to the platform is ongoing, but at the moment we already have more than 100 plugins and instruments integrated. Hopefully soon we are going to announce the new companies (very big companies).

I want to hear more feedback from the community, so we can see what we can improve.
Old 20th December 2016
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Your always going to find haters to subscription/rent model.

Personally I think you could be onto a winner.

If you can persuade the likes of Kush, Slate, McDSP, Soft Tube etc that your system is secure and that they can use your platform as an alternative option to ILOK then you'll get a lot of trade.

It looks like a convenient way to demo and manage a plugin library. The activation process reminds me of Plugin Alliances method which is really easy.

Good Luck!
Old 20th December 2016
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attract some more major players you just may have cracked the plugin genome. could be great. Don't give up on this idea.
Old 21st December 2016
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Great idea. This is the way forward in such a crowded plugin market. Especially if it allows short-term rental.
Old 21st December 2016
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Guys, thank you so much for this amazing support, we are working very hard to bring you the plugins you love.

We already have an agreement with 7 manufacturers, more than 100 plugins and instrument.

We are going to NAMM to follow up with meeting with more companies so we can build the biggest pool, that will suits any musician needs!

Again, thank you!
Old 21st December 2016
  #9
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I like this idea. Smart move.
Next to buying plugins you use every day renting a plugin for a flexible time is great.
Good luck to Pakotec.
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