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Spitfire - Hans Zimmer Strings 24 Hours Left! ENDING Tuesday 5th June 23:59 BST

Discussion in 'COMMERCIAL Announcements' started by Spitfire Team, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson All the gear, no idea

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    Just dropped £1200 on SSO-CS edition, so will be passing on this for now :(
     
  2. star.keys

    star.keys Senior Member

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    So this is $599 vs. £549 and for buying from UK, it just feels feels odd. It is possible to buy libraries from other developers (e.g. VSL, CH) from US based online shops using a UK card but not Spitfire (and Orchestral Tools) For a UK/EU based company that's selling in the US, isn't it an export scenario and hence US prices should actually be higher than local prices? Same is the situation with other developers but UK folks can simply buy libraries from US stores rather than being forced to buy these from a single website. Or is there some kind of tax exemption in case of software export and that the developers can pass it on to US based customers? Just curious.
     
  3. mikeybabes

    mikeybabes Only the good die young....

    UK price includes 20% VAT which when removed brings the UK price down to £ 457.50 which is $ 635 USD. SO not so different when you take into account a bit of wriggle room for currency fluctuations.

    US Sellers selling into the EU are obliged to add VAT @ 20% to their prices (Uaudio do this), but some still do not - as I believe there is a transition period to allow them to comply.

    You can't blame Spitfire Audio for taxes levied by the government I'm afraid. You can claim back VAT if you are VAT registered.

    https://www.vatglobal.com/industry-specific-vat-guides/charging-sales-tax-in-europe
     
  4. star.keys

    star.keys Senior Member

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    UK companies selling their software in the US don't have to pay any taxes in the US is it?
     
  5. D Halgren

    D Halgren Senior Member

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    Correct, sales tax is by state in the US, and not yet imposed on internet sales...yet.
     
  6. star.keys

    star.keys Senior Member

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    Thanks... That explains it
     
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  8. Pontus Rufelt

    Pontus Rufelt Senior Member

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    Hate to be repetitive, but can we have a video demonstrating all legatos in detail please?
     
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  9. lucky909091

    lucky909091 Senior Member

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    I pre-ordered some days ago and now I am curious, what will be the "Hans Zimmer Strings Book" ?
    I cannot find any informations.

    Is this a software e-book or something real that the early-birds will get delivered from a parcel service?

    To be honest:
    I would appreciate a "hardware" book and I would even pay an extra charge to hold such a fan article in my hands.

    (And I would like to buy a "Spitfire Audio - Hans Zimmer Strings" poster in 80 X 60 centimeters or more. But I think there will be no chance....)
     
  10. MaxOctane

    MaxOctane Senior Member

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    It's a real book. Apparently, it smells good.
     
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  11. MaxOctane

    MaxOctane Senior Member

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    "147 techniques" is misleading. To me it implies unique articulations, but that's not so. It counts, e.g., Short Tight left-hand-side and center as two different techniques. 20 Violas Short Tight is now a third technique. Really, I would think of that as a single technique "Short Tight".

    The unique articulations:

    1. FX1 (Cluster Slides): 24 Basses
    2. FX2 (Chatter): 24 Basses
    3. FX: 60 Violins, 20 Violins RHS, 20 Violas CTR, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS
    4. Legato: 60 Violins, 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins RHS, 20 Violas WIDE, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, 24 Basses
    5. Long CS: 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas CTR, 20 Violas WIDE, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, Cellos Galleries
    6. Long Col Legno Tratto: 60 Violins, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas CTR, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 24 Basses
    7. Long Harmonics: 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, 20 Violas WIDE, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, 20 Cellos CTR, 24 Basses
    8. Long Soft CS: 60 Violins, 60 Cellos
    9. Long Sul Pont: 20 Violins CTR, Violins Galleries, 20 Cellos LHS, 20 Cellos CTR, Cellos Galleries, 24 Basses
    10. Long Sul Tasto: 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR
    11. Long Super Flautando: 60 Violins, 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas CTR, 20 Violas WIDE, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, 20 Cellos CTR, Cellos Galleries, 24 Basses
    12. Long Super Sul Pont: 60 Violins, 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, 20 Violas WIDE, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, 20 Cellos CTR, 24 Basses
    13. Long Super Sul Tasto: 24 Basses
    14. Long Tremolo Harmonic Waves: 20 Violins RHS
    15. Long: 60 Violins, 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas CTR, 20 Violas WIDE, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, 20 Cellos CTR, Cellos Galleries, 24 Basses
    16. Short Col Legno: 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas WIDE, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, Cellos Galleries, 24 Basses
    17. Short Pizzicato Bartok: 60 Violins, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas WIDE, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, Cellos Galleries, 24 Basses
    18. Short Pizzicato: 20 Violins LHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Violas WIDE, 20 Cellos LHS, Cellos Galleries, 24 Basses
    19. Short Soft Col Legno: 60 Violins, 60 Cellos
    20. Short Strummed Pizzicato: 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, 20 Violas CTR
    21. Short Tight: 20 Violins LHS, 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violas CTR
    22. Short: 60 Violins, 20 Violas WIDE, 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, 24 Basses
    23. Tremolo CS Pont Waves: 60 Cellos, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos CTR, 24 Basses
    24. Tremolo CS Sul Pont: 20 Cellos RHS
    25. Tremolo CS: 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, Violins Galleries, 20 Cellos RHS, 20 Cellos LHS, Cellos Galleries
    26. Tremolo Harmonic Waves: 20 Violas WIDE, 20 Cellos RHS
    27. Tremolo Harmonics: 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violins RHS, 20 Violas WIDE
    28. Tremolo Sul Pont: 20 Cellos RHS
    29. Tremolo: 20 Violins CTR, 20 Violas WIDE, 20 Cellos LHS, 24 Basses
     
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  12. Fry777

    Fry777 Senior Member

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    +1
     
  13. C.R. Rivera

    C.R. Rivera Popper @ his favorite toy.

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    Not every state in the union has sales tax, like 5 or 6. And we have no national sales tax like the VAT. Who could enforce such a process? If you live in Washington state, you can cross to Oregon which has no sales tax. Can the EU/UK require the US/states to collect VAT on their behalf, and could the US require the UK/EU to collect states taxes on their behalf? If so, I suspect Spitfire may be trying to figure out 45 jurisdictions instead of VAT in Europe. My suggestion: every American purchaser acquire an address in a state tax-free state, right "Mom"!. :)
     
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  14. Jack Weaver

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    Hey Paul,

    How about showing us a picture of your Modular rack that you continually tease on the HZ Strings walk thru?

    Thanks.

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  15. Celestial Aeon

    Celestial Aeon Senior Member

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    Preordered. It was the perfect excuse of getting rid of my last traditional hard drive which I replaced with 500gb SSD. I'm ready for this :) So glad to see that high quality SSDs are reasonably priced finally!
     
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  16. I think this is a very useful list...Tundra has most of these arts or reasonable facsimiles of them. That said the sound is quite thicker in Zimmer. For most people who have Tundra the arts there will work well and well enough. Zimmer though adds lushness that you won't get anywhere else so it's not just about the arts.
     
  17. simmo75

    simmo75 Senior Member

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    Hi Spitfire,
    Will you be releasing a demo version as it's a VST instrument?
    $599 is too much for me not to pay and not test it first.
    Cheers!
     
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  18. fiestared

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    Good idea... but, can you imagine 190 GO to download for a demo, you'll tell me, only a small part of the lib ? Maybe, but in that case difficult to really appreciate the "beast"... The best thing, is probably to wait for independent testers.
     
  19. simmo75

    simmo75 Senior Member

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    Obviously it would have to be a cut down demo, like other reputable companies offer when its such a huge product.
     
  20. artomatic

    artomatic I Compose With My Ears

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    I'm very satisfied with what I've heard so far. Can't wait to start using HZS on my upcoming projects.... But I wouldn't mind a demo featuring more legato arts.
     
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