Plugin Alliance Announces Monthly Subscription Model and Availability of The MEGA Bundle

August 12 2019, 01:10
Software licensing continues to evolve from physical packages and unlimited licenses, to a cloud- and subscription-based model, each one having its own advantages and reasons to exist. With music software there was a lot of resistance to the "online" model, since many studios prefer not to have their studio computers always connected to the Internet. Now, the most important audio plug-in distribution platform, Plugin Alliance, finally adopted a subscription model, allowing users a much more flexible way to access software when and as needed.

Created in Germany but established in California, the Plugin Alliance platform offers industry-leading audio plugins from 28 acclaimed brand partners such as SSL, Ampeg, Focusrite, Brainworx, Unfiltered Audio and many more. Creating a single store where studios, producers and musicians can acquire and download a variety of software, in particular from small brands and creators, was the model that made the success of the Plugin Alliance. Also the fact that all software available in its store support all major plugin formats.

But with the major music recording and production software solutions now adopting a subscription model, recently, the Plugin Alliance also decided to offer that option and announced the availability of its MEGA Bundle Monthly Subscription - something new in terms of plug-ins. The bundle offers an impressive collection of 100+ plugins from 28 Alliance brands, all available for $24.99 per month.

The MEGA Bundle contains an ever-growing collection, starting with 100+ state-of-the-art plugins that include:
- Best-in-class TMT console-emulations from SSL, Focusrite and more
- Brainworx M/S Mastering tools
- Several Virtual Instruments from DS Audio, Brainworx and more
- 3D mixing from DearVR / Sennheiser
- Innovative modular effects from Unfiltered Audio
- Dozens of branded and officially endorsed analog-modeled units from ENGL, DIEZEL, or Chandler… for guitar amplifiers, Ampeg for bass amps, Mäag, SPL, Millennia, and Dangerous Music for equalization, Shadow Hills, Purple Audio, Vertigo, ACME, elysia for compressors, and ADA, or Noveltech for audio effects processing

All these plugins are being offered in multi-platform versions, working on Mac and PC (VST 2/3, AAX and AU). 70+ of the plugins even work on professional AAX DSP systems. And the Plugin Alliance offers a simple and unified, dongle-free activation scheme, so one activation will give users access to ALL of the tools at once, and every license for the bundle is good to activate up to 3 machines.

A convenient and professional installation manager sums up the system, allowing users to download and install any and all plugins in one go. For specific formats only, or for all formats at the same time.
“Today is a very special day for Plugin Alliance, all of our brand-partners and most importantly, for all of the existing and new members of our ever-growing PA family!” says Dirk Ulrich, founder and CEO of Plugin Alliance. “Our partner brands have been developing and releasing dozens of award-winning plugins over the last 12+ years. It makes me happy and proud to finally be able to offer ALL of our best plugins to a much bigger audience than ever, via a very affordable subscription plan. Plugin Alliance is already hosting close to half a Million user accounts and literally Millions of plugin licenses, and we can’t wait to see and hear what an even bigger community of audio creators will be able to achieve for their art, whether it’s commercial 3D & Surround audio studios, Grammy-winning music producers, or ambitious musicians, DJs and bedroom producers around the globe.” 

To signal the availability of the new subscription bundle, the Plugin Alliance will be hosting launch events in LA and other cities.
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