Hello to my friends and fellow musicians,
Hope you are healthy and safe. These are trying times, and I hope you’re able to take care of yourselves. I’m typing this from Atlanta, miles away from the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
Because times are hard, we need positivity and creativity more than ever.
Since starting my app making journey years ago (AudioKit Synth One), I’ve dreamed of making a series of limited edition instruments. I’ve always been inspired by the Jupiter-8. There were only around 3,000 units made. But it changed music forever. How could we do that for you?
For the past year, we’ve been working on a series of 10 Limited Edition Bonus apps. The idea was to make each special bonus app available you for a short period of time (2 weeks) much like a limited edition vinyl run.
These “bonus” apps are in addition to even more NEW apps we have coming for you this spring and summer.
We want to get these apps out to you as soon as possible. We’re releasing this first bonus boutique app today, with extended availability for at least 8 weeks to give everyone the chance to get in on the fun. And, if you’ve lost your job and really need an AudioKit app, you can email me personally for a promo code.
And, the next limited edition app drop after this one will be completely free.
If you’d like the next app for free, please Join the newsletter.
FAQ – LIMITED EDITION APPS
Answers to your questions about this new limited series.
What happens if I get a new iPhone or iPad?
The limited edition apps you have already have will remain in the app store. You’ll always be able to download them for free on current and new devices as long as you use the same iTunes account.
What happens after the app drop time availability is over?
The apps will remain in the App Store so that you may download updates. After the “app drop”, the price in the app store will go to the maximum price tier. As long as you keep the same iTunes account, you may download updates and copies to new devices, no extra charge!
Will the apps still be updated?
The apps will be updated for new iOS versions, to ensure that your limited edition apps continue to work as iOS technology progresses.
Will the apps support iPhone?
We will try to make most of these apps universal. We’re planning a free universal upgrade to the Bass 808 Synth. While the app is currently iPad only, an iPhone version is on the way and will be available while the app is still on sale.
Will there be open-source?
We plan on open-sourcing as much as we can. Some of the code developed for this app has already been added to AudioKit, for all developers to use in their projects, free of charge.
Can I transfer the app to another person?
Currently, Apple does not allow that. However, whomever has access to your iTunes account can use the app.
Are you still working on your existing apps?
Yes! We are still working on improving all our apps, including Synth One, D1, and FM2. The technology developed as a part of these limited edition apps will help improve all our apps.
Will you release the apps again in the future?
We’ll try to release the apps for a short window at least once a year for those who might have missed them the first time. Join our mailing list to get emailed when they’re released!
More questions? Email us.
Thank you again for your continued support. We hope these new bonus apps will be as fun for you as they are for us to make them. Stay creative and healthy,