POWERFUL, NEW HARMONIC EQUALIZATION SOFTWARE PRODUCES FLAWLESS SOUND TRACKS 100% OF THE TIME WITHOUT

kevinwhitect

Kev
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Paavo (Your name shows you to be Finnish, does it not?...Not important, just curious.)-

Members of this board have many years of experience. Therefore they are naturally going to be somewhat skeptical regarding the claims of the product as outlined in the press release.

For each has, at one time or another, encountered a manufacturer of a new product making an outlandish, if not downright false claim regarding their product's prowess (not that you're doing that...but believe it or not, others have! :eek: ).

While it is counter-intuitive to demo, through a low resolution lens, a product that promises high quality performance, I understand your concerns about piracy...they are very real.

I am not a software manufacturer, so I obviously don't have the same perspective or concerns that you do.

Nor do I work in the recording industry. So my butt (read: livelihood) is not on the line should your program actually live up to it's claims. I've consequently no emotion (read: fear)invested.

But I can tell you this: I am a consumer. I, and others, would not lay out the amount of cash you are requesting unless I was absolutely certain that it worked, it was exceptional, and I therefore truly desired it.

But I definitely don't want to have to go through a refund process. That, to me, is a hassle. I try to avoid hassles in my life.

I wouldn't want to give up the dough unless I knew it worked, and it would properly serve my needs.

To me, that requires a demo that shows the product's full potential.

Here's how I see it.....

The balance between a consumer and a company is theoretically supposed to be even....fundamentally based on trust.

Some companies are more trusting, and by consequence are easy to do business with. Some are less, and the reverse is true.

I always play scenarios off of what I term "The Test of The Extremes" in order to determine whether something makes sense or not. Meaning, if we push a scenario to each polar extreme outer limit of the range, how does said scenario hold up?

The far right side of the balance says, "In order to fully protect our copyright, why don't we put out a completely non-functional demo...or even, no demo at all. Then, if someone is dissatisfied with their purchase, we'll give them their money back."

The far left side of the balance says, "The demo is fully operational, pay us if you want."

Of course, neither extreme works. One is too far on the side of the consumer, the other benefits only the company.

Next, let's identify where your demo falls on the grid.

Hmmm....I think you've got a demo that leans to much toward the company's interest....I don't think you've yet achieved a fair balance.

You've drawn the line too much on your company's side...providing the public with an inadequate opportunity to fully appreciate your product.

The consequence of this is, obviously, less sales.

But the ball, is, as always, in your court. You make the product. It is totally your business and your call.

As is, as a consumer, I've no interest yet.

Good luck though!

Best-

Kev.


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P.S.- I have a little knowledge about what I speak. In my younger days, I was a manufacturer's rep in the pro audio/music industry....working for companies ranging from Ovation and Kramer guitars to ElectroVoice/Denon/Hafler/QSC/Symmetric/DOD/Cerwin Vega amongst many others.

I currently own and run a multimillion dollar financial services company.

I write and record music for fun, relaxation and creative stimulation.
 

Rod Gervais

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Kev,

WOW - you worked for Kaman?........ too kewl - was it the moosup branch way back when production was there?

LMAO - tis a small world after all
tis a small world after all
tis a small world after all
tis a small small world........ :D

Rod
 

realdynamix

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Originally posted by Kev1:
P.S.- I have a little knowledge about what I speak...I currently own and run a multimillion dollar financial services company.

I write and record music for fun, relaxation and creative stimulation.
:) Kev, nice background, and thanks for sharing your experience. It would be great if you could share some of your expertise in the Business Forum.

I, personally, would be interested in what you have to say about getting the most out of clock-punchers, and breaking down barriers when employee's get set in their ways.

Dismissal is not always an option, because they do their jobs. However, they have drawn lines in the sand with respect to taking on more responsibility outside their comfort zones using their own motivation. Force only creates more problems. Any idea's to leading staff into to seeing the big picture would be great.

--Rick
 

kevinwhitect

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Hey Rod....back in good ol' Ct.

I worked out of the main headquarters in Bloomfield before jumping to a rep company afterwards.

I started my own business in '86 following a falling out with a partner and the birth of my first child.

I'd tired of the road and chose a profession with significantly less travel.

Not that I gave up music, mind you.

:D

Best-

Kev.
 

realdynamix

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Originally posted by Kev1:
They are made to realize that they're a valuable part of the "family". They are made to feel like they have a stake in the "family business"...
...In essence, the idea is to impart to the employee that they are not just another "cog in the wheel", they have a psuedo-ownership stake in the business and are integral to it's success.

The company's successes are their successes, and result from everyone's combined team efforts...
My average employee has stayed with me for 11 years...
:) Amen to all of the above, but there are still some hardcases, and clicks.

I have seen this. The CEO brings in employee, does all of the above even with huge stock incentives, of course no combined employee ownership will ever exceed that of the CEO.

After so many years, the CEO essentially turns operations over to the employee's. "Make it work, or we all fail." Well, after so many years, good pay, benefits, the employee is pressured far beyond their normal duty and is forced to work double shifts if needed to (make it work) while the CEO may take 3 or 4 months off, or show up only to close deals. To me this is not Family, this is exploitation, with so much vested, the employee's have no choice. And it's a cruel world outside the comfort zone, no matter how uncomfortable it might get in your present position.

--Rick
 

Rod Gervais

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Originally posted by Rick Hammang:
To me this is not Family, this is exploitation, with so much vested, the employee's have no choice. And it's a cruel world outside the comfort zone, no matter how uncomfortable it might get in your present position.
Rick,

you're right - but it isn't what works either...... eventually these people are going to bring the company to it's knees.... no one can stay happy with the resentment that this situation will bring.

Anyone who uses their employees in that manner will pay for it someday...... I do believe in justice.

The firm i work for has a track record of treating it's people right.

Everyone from the CEO down to the laborers are treated with the same respect...... shown that they are an important part of the wheel.... and have an open door to the owner's offices.

There are people who come in the door and back out of it...... no one "floats" in this firm - but by the same token the rewards are great..... if someone can see the big picture in the long term.

I quit this firm in March of 2002, and by November of that same year they were asking me to come back.

When i quit they gave me a 6 month severence package - and when i agreed to come back - a 30% raise.

So there are companies out there who go the extra mile to "do it right" (Kev's company sounds like one of those :tu: )..... however i will agree that they are far and few in between.

I would also point out that no matter how good the company is - there are also the employees who really don't care about anything - who just want that paycheck every friday - and don't consider the companies bottom line to be either their problem or responsibility.

They don't last too long around here - we tend to weed them out pretty quickly....... but if too many of them show up it begins to put a bad taste in the mouth of ownership.

Sincerely,

Rod
 

chrisperra

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to me one of the coolest companies out there is psp. i downloaded the vintage warmer demo and 2 hours later i bought it.

at $149 u.s. it's affoardable. i downloaded the full version over the net, and they sent me a disk version for 10 bucks extra. these guys have it together.

way smaller overhead, i assume a higher profit ratio and most importantly, there goods do what they say, well worth the money. i wish other plug in companies could learn a few things from psp.

chris perra
 

anonymous

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Come on, you can maybe get a taste of what this could do at 8 bits...but let's get real...this is mastering software. Taking away 8 bits, and only leaving 8 bits leaves you with a VERY distorted low resolution picture. Any company that would release this in 8 bit mode as a demo obviously has no clue.

That would be like going to demo an apogee converter in 8 bit mode. Or like going and demoing a Neve Preamp with a hi cut filter starting at 1KHz. Or like demoing an Elam with a sock over it. Or like...demoing a pair of Genelecs with shag carpet draped over them. You couldn't tell $*^t from an 8 bit demo, or any of the demos mentioned above. I'd prefer blips to 8 bit mode any day. The 8 bit thing sounds like a smoke screen to me.

Also, if this thing really sounded good...it would cost WAY MORE than $99.00. I mean...come on.

I think someone should buy it...and confirm how bad this software sucks. Maybe we should all go in it??? If everyone pitched in a dollar...
 
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