Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2016)—Spectrasonics has changed its delivery platforms, eliminating all DVD-ROM discs in its virtual instrument product line and replacing them with modern download and drive editions.
The company is now using USB drives in its in-store packaging for all three virtual instruments, Omnisphere 2, Trilian and Stylus RMX Xpanded. The company is also now selling full download editions of each of the three instruments. The packaged drive editions are available exclusively through Spectrasonics' worldwide reseller network, while the download editions are sold exclusively from Spectrasonics' website.
Eric Persing, Spectrasonics' founder and creative director, says, "We are extremely pleased to at last offer our whole line of virtual instruments in vastly improved modern platforms that truly match the rest of the premium experience of our award-winning instruments. We happily bid farewell to the era of optical discs and their eternal install times."
The transfer speed of the new metal credit-card style USB drives is faster than optical discs as well. While these non-writeable drives are intended for installation and not for streaming the instruments, they are more reliable than DVD discs. The wallet-size USB drive can be stored for future use when new computer installs are needed.
Spectrasonics uses a worldwide network of servers to deliver downloads via the company’s Download Manager app. Existing customers can purchase the new USB drives for the instruments they already own, or for a nominal fee, purchase full downloads of their current instruments as an Additional Download for installations 24/7 worldwide. These Support Services options for existing users are available exclusively in Spectrasonics webstore/techshop.