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Topic: Steinways updates

  1. #1

    Steinways updates

    will it be possible in the future to update from basic version of Steinway piano to higher versions? I hope to have more money in the future
    Thanks to all

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Orcas Island

    Re: Steinways updates

    Yes, we want to do this.

    What pricing model would our users propose?

    If we just charge the difference, then there may be less incentive to buy the Standard and Professional versions and we would be dealing with many upgrades.

    What do you think would be fair?

    Gary Garritan

  3. #3

    Re: Steinways updates

    Users should have to play the complete works of Sorabji to go from Basic to Standard, and the studies of Ligeti to go from Standard to Pro - sending you AVIs to prove it was done in real time.

    Just kidding. I would go with taking the difference and adding 30% or thereabouts - that way anyone who thinks there's the least chance they will be quickly persuaded to update might just go straight for the next version up to start with.

  4. #4

    Re: Steinways updates

    The difference plus 30% makes the upgrade path a bit steep in my opinion. Maybe the difference + 10% - 20%? That would still make the more expensive versions interesting for those who can afford them, while at the same time leaving the less fortunate with a decent upgrade path.

    Or the difference + 10% - 20% of the price of the-upgrade-to-version. That would make a one-step upgrade (from basic to pro) cheaper than a two-step upgrade (basic-standard-pro), thus maybe keeping the number of upgrades down.

  5. #5

    Re: Steinways updates

    I second the idea about 10-20% overhead on the upgrades. 30% seems to be bit too much, yet no overhead would - as Gary predicts - cause the avalanche of upgrades.

    However, the upgrade from downloadable basic version to anything higher could be with less overhead, as download needs no (am I wrong?) processing of Garritan people whatsoever. I assume it's completely automated, or will be - if is not yet available. If that's the fact, for Gary the upgrade would be the same effort as first buy then.

    p.s. the samples of Steinway just blew me away. Especially scherzo, where the "meat" in bass notes is easily heard, and is not mudded like in other ones.

    Best regards!

  6. #6

    Re: Steinways updates

    20% seems reasonable to me.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Orcas Island

    Re: Steinways updates

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanPerkins View Post
    20% seems reasonable to me.
    So 20% difference would be...

    Basic to Standard would be ($199 - $99 x 1.2 [or add 20%]) = $120.

    Standard to Pro ($399 - $199 x 1.2) = $240

    Basic to Pro ($399 - $99 x 1.2) = $360.

    Sound right?


  8. #8

    Re: Steinways updates

    Sounds OK.

  9. #9

    Re: Steinways updates

    It Sounds GREAT (according to the demos!)

    Oh - the numbers? yeah they sound right too.

  10. #10

    Re: Steinways updates

    For the numerically challenged, that means that

    • If you buy basic then pro you pay a total of $459.
    • If you buy standard then pro you pay a total of $439
    • If you buy basic then standard you pay $219
    • If you buy basic then standard then pro you pay $459
    seems reasonable

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