As a public service, here's a roundup of some of the various plug manufacturers and what they are doing: As of January 2016, Waves will no longer support TDM on versions 9.6 or later. Waves is offering their Mercury Bundle for $1499.00 per year, or for $149.99 per month. The Waves Update Plan is not needed for this bundle in order to receive support or new plugs that are developed in the future. If you haven't updated your IK Multimedia account for awhile, you should download and install the newest version of Custom Shop. The good news is that when you do, you'll get 10 day fully functioning trials again on all the plugs you may have tried in the past before the CS update, as well as some newer T-Racks and G-Racks plugs and amp sims that have come out recently, so you might wanna check it out. Slate is now offering their "Everything Bundle" for $179.99 per year, or, you can opt to pay this in increments of $14.99 per month. This bundle includes the VMR ( Virtual Mix Rack) which is a 500 Series type of GUI, it includes all their 500 Series plugs, ( as well as any new plugs they come out with in the future, FOC) their VTM (Virtual Tape Machine), the VCC ( Virtual Console Collection), the VBC ( Virtual Bus Compressor Rack), which includes 3 distinct vintage style compressors/limiters; The Scuffham S-Gear Guitar Amp, and the Slate Mastering Rack, which is more modern. New/recent additions to the Slate collection include the Blue and Blue Stripe Series of 1176's, A Neve-style 1073 preamp, and a Telefunken-style mic preamp. A Distressor plug is coming soon, along with a collection of famous delays, and a collection of famous reverbs. All are included ( when they are finished and released) for active subscribers. FOC. This bundle does not include Slate Drums (SSD4), or any processors that require Slate Hardware to operate, such as the Raven Console, or the Virtual Mic System.