On September 1, 2021, Soundation will be replacing current subscription plans with Starter, Creator and Pro to best accommodate the evolving needs of our users.
Since we launched Soundation 12 years ago, we’ve evolved from a modest online sequencer into a comprehensive music collaboration platform. When we came to a crossroads in 2019 and adjusted our price plans, the support you showed us was overwhelming. Regardless of how long you’ve been a part of the Soundation family, we truly appreciate each and every one of you.
With daily responses to feature requests and monthly product updates, the value of our studio has been greatly enhanced during the past two years. We’ve grown together with an increasingly large and diverse community — from first-timers, to seasoned veterans, to professionals. Many of you have reached out and you made it clear that our current feature-based pricing can feel like a barrier to your growth as a music creator.
To best accommodate these changing needs and get Soundation to sustainability, we’ll be replacing our current pricing with a storage-based model on September 1, 2021. Here’s how the new pricing model looks like:
We agree that a full-featured studio would help make the core Soundation experience more accessible for everyone. So thanks to your feedback, these previously paid features are now available as free standard features for all users.
- Audio import
- Audio recording
- Parametric EQ
- External MIDI controller support
For years, Soundation has served as a launchpad for the next generation of music producers, and we want our free plan to reflect that. Being able to import samples, record vocals, add automation and use a MIDI controller would provide the tools necessary for new users to realize their creative potential and grow.
In our new storage-based pricing structure, pricing is based on the number of projects and the storage size that these projects require. It’s designed to grow alongside your music career.
We will now offer three paid plans: Starter, Creator, Pro
The higher the pricing level, the more projects, the more storage and the larger sound library you get.
Our Starter plan offers 10 GB storage space and lets you export your tracks in high-quality audio files. This plan is a great launchpad for beginners just getting started with music production.
It’s priced at $9.99 per month, or $4.99 per month with an annual billing option (you save 50%!).
With a Creator plan, you can unlock unlimited projects and export project files. It offers 100 GB storage space. This plan is perfect for aspiring hobbyists looking to master their craft, share your work and collaborate with fellow creators.
It’s priced at $14.99 per month, or $9.99 per month with an annual billing option. That’s 30% discount.
A Pro plan opens access to the full suite of features available through other pricing plans, on top of 1TB storage. This plan is for professional producers and career musicians who regularly produce with other artists and hold remote sessions.
It’s priced at $49.99 per month, or $29.99 per month with an annual billing option. That’s 40% discount.
We’ll be discontinuing the current Intro, Power and Premium plans.
If you’re currently a subscriber to any of these plans, you’ll remain on the same plan and can continue to use the features of your current plan until your next billing date. Then, on your next renewal, you’ll be automatically moved to the equivalent plan – at a discounted price.
Intro users will be transferred to the Starter plan, while Power and Premium users will be transferred to the Creator plan.
Please see our FAQ for more information on how these changes will affect available features for current subscribers on each plan.
We’re excited to announce two new features that our users have continually requested that will become a reality on the same day the new pricing goes into effect.
No More Solo
You might notice that in the new price plans, we no longer differentiate between solo and collaborative projects. That’s because all new projects you create will be collaborative projects by default. Of course, they are private and won’t be shared with anyone unless you invite people to the projects.
You’ll also have an option to convert solo projects to collab projects – even when those solo projects were created before Collab Live was launched.
Auto-Save Is Here
There will be no need to manually save a project. All of your progress will be auto-saved.
Please see our FAQ for more information on how these changes will affect solo projects for current subscribers on each plan.
What About a Referral Program?
In addition to simplifying features for the new pricing structures, we’ll also simplify our referral program. Starting from the day the new prices take effect, the referral program will be replaced by a “Give $10, Get $10” reward program.
When a friend signs up for Soundation using your personal link, they’ll get $10 of credits to use on their first purchase. For every friend you invite to Soundation who subscribes and starts paying, we’ll give you $10 credits.
Please see our FAQ for more information on how these changes will affect your current referral benefits.
When Will This Take Effect?
The new prices will take effect on September 1, 2021.
The Next Chapter
No decision to change pricing is ever made lightly. That’s particularly true in our case.
These changes will help cover the infrastructure and development costs of maintaining our current users — the majority of which are on the free plan. They’ll help us continue making Soundation the best it can be while running our platform at scale for a growing user base and continuing to add features so you can get more out of the studio.
We want to thank you, our community of music producers, for being on this journey with us. As always, we welcome your feedback, questions and ideas. Feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Looking forward to the next chapter,