This company only cares about money
Before this app was subscription based, it was definitely the coolest music app I’ve ever used. It was extremely convenient. I didn’t even need any of the other sounds and could easily make do if the original sounds. Now, they’ve removed most of the decent sounds and given you much less sounds that for one, don’t sound good and they don’t even go together unlike the original sounds. They’ve also made you pay to use the original sounds which you could use before. And if that wasn’t enough, if you want to edit your songs that include the original sounds, which you previously made before the update, you need to buy the subscription. I would have had no problem with this app if they would have just left the original sounds in the app for free, but now this app seems pointless and now if I actually want to make a decent beat, I need to spend money. Also I’ve used this app before so I know how well it actually runs and how convenient it is with an actual selection of sounds. But while using it recently, I found no evidence of an actual useful app. If anything, it would just benefit them to leave the sounds in. Well if you made it this far, thanks for listening to my rant. Anyways, this app was terrific and definitely the best music app I’ve used and they screwed it up big time.
The new update added some awesome new features. Some were great, and some, not so great. I’m a kid, and I’ve been saving up my money to buy the sound packs. I already had half of them, and the rest I was about to get. But then the update came, and now I have to buy a subscription. I had to download the other sound packs I already bought. Each sound pack costed $5 to buy forever. Now, you can pay $5 a month to have access to all projects. But after about a year(which I have been using this app for well over a year.) the money you used to buy all of the sound packs forever, is less than the money to buy a yearly subscription. I just have two questions. First, can you make it to where we can buy the sound packs forever for the original price? Will my old sound packs be kept forever, or will I get $5 stolen next month? If you could, please answer my questions.
P.s I rated this a 5 star because it is a very well put together app that is also unique. There is nothing on the App Store that is like this app, which is why I care so much about it.
A mis-step in new update
By Axiom Crux
I LOVED Auxy, and am -very- against the new subscription business model. 5 dollars a month to add my own samples is out of the question, and adding new custom kits feature should not require removing the few extremely useful sound shaping parameters that were available for the drums..
I was a big fan, and vocal supporter in showing this around to my friends, I’m currently a bit shocked.. I obviously don’t have the internal sales data, but I can’t fathom the subscriptions would net more than projected profits releasing kits like you had been.. that was a brilliant model, it didn’t put a monthly responsibility of upkeep on the user, only offered new sounds at reasonable prices. Now I immediately think “5x12=$60 dollars a year?.. not worth it for me, I’ve already paid for all the sounds and adding my own samples should be —free— or at most another few dollar add on.. and then I can do what with them? Pitch and length?
Look around the market, nobody is doing subscription music creative apps on iOS , backpedal / revise strategy quick, I am not a troll, I am a concerned adoring fan. It hurts to even put this below 5 stars.
Well that didn’t last long
Loved this app at first and about the time I learned it enough to start shoving money at you guys for all those wonderful sounds........weeeellll ya screwed it up by makin it subscription based.
Lemme say something. I take my paid apps AND free ones as serious as my actual gear. The ones that are worthy (which Auxy was) I don’t intend on ever getting rid of them. I’ll have my ielectribe 10 Years from now. Cost. 20$. I’ll have my gr16 groove box app 10 Years from now. Cost again 20$. I’ll have my iMPC 10 Years from now. My Ruismaker my caustic my lil drum machine all 10 Years from now. Cost. Under 50$. You see my point. To own auxy 10 Years from now would run me $600 usd. 600 friggin dollars are you serious!!!!???? Yep. You are. That’s a shame. One customer lost. Oh and I’ve read the other reviews and also think not addressing your customers but rather using the same scripted response is a very lame and tacky business practice. Can’t even respect that. So please save it unless you have a sensible response Again not a copy of the same response you gave the other guys. Lol that made no sense either. Peace be with you
More options for the “broke people”
Dear Auxy developers,
I am a young producer looking for good quality, and simple beat making apps. I’m not interested in being a producer when I’m older, I just like doing it for fun. But, in this case, I’m going to kind of take it seriously.
I first stated about a year ago, and there were many sounds for me to explore. Today, for people without premium, there are only about 6 sounds (not including drums). When you limit someone’s options, they can either become more creative, or fall. I’m around the middle of that, and I think others who don’t have premium are too.
Like I said at first, I just make beats for fun, so I don’t want to spend money on the app. But some people who do want to become a producer, and don’t have the finances to get premium, will fall eventually.
So to get to the point, Auxy developers, please, add at least 10 or more sounds to the demo. That could be 5 drums and 5 instruments, or 7 drums and 3 instruments, it doesn’t matter. You never know, the “broke people” might start paying if they really enjoy it.
I have been using auxy for a little less than a year now, and it has allowed me to improve so quickly!
Before I got auxy I could not make a full 3+ minute song that sounded good, but since I have had auxy I have learned to make future bass, trap, hip hop, edm, progressive house, and many other types of music.
This app is amazing, anyone can pick it up and learn to make quality music, and skilled producers can make something incredible with just a phone
5 dollars a month is not even expensive, and the people complaining don’t seem to understand that auxy is a company run by two people! (And a third guy who helps sometimes)
In order for them to keep creating such high quality sound packs, and updates. They need more than just 20 dollars from some users every few years!
For the amount of sounds that the subscription comes with and the fact that you can import your own samples, not to mention new content every month, makes auxy more than worth the 5 dollars! Think about all the things you buy everyday that you don’t need this costs more than 5 dollars. Skip Starbucks for a day, and you have auxy for the next month.
So don’t complain, the developers are doing everything they can to make auxy great, and they need support to help create such an awesome app.
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I’m ok with the fact that this is a company. I’m well aware that a company needs money coming in to survive. However, I think that the monthly subscription is a terrible idea. First off, I’ve had this app for a very long time. Me being a teenager, I didn’t have enough money to buy the sound packs. I definitely do not have enough money to pay monthly for this app. I had several projects on here that I had been using for the past few months and now they’re in some sort of locked mode where I can’t edit or change them. It’s just really frustrating when you spend a lot of time on something and then someone else decides to take it away. I was perfectly fine with just the stock sounds. I think that if you just keep those it would be a lot better because those sounds that were given at the beginning really made me want more of the different variety of sounds. I think the app is great, but there needs to be a point where you let people who have projects on here and have been working on them for months to use their projects. That’s all. If you see this, thank you for your time!
Had so much potential, and is going straight down
I had the app back when all sounds were open to everyone except for the few exclusive packs you could buy. The recent updates, have completely destroyed this idea and have made this app almost useless as a hobby. The point of me downloading this app was to have an app where I had access to many different sounds to make music without paying a dime. The first update COMPLETELY OBLITERATED THAT THOUGHT. This left me disappointed but the sound packs I used were unaffected as long as I had them opened in a session, allowing me to still creatively make beats. The most recent update made all packs limited to around 6 available. This made the packs that I had opened resist to any editing or adding on to. Which made the app pointless. And I will simply not pay money just to do something for a hobby. There is no point in it. I’m sad to say I will be uninstalling this app very soon seeing that all I can do is now listen to my incomplete tracks. I hope the creators realize what they have done to this used-to-be-great app. The memories were fun and satisfying, but they are over.
This app is NOT free.
A few months ago, Auxy switched to a subscription model, and took away all the sounds we had previously and locked it behind the subscription. They also prevented us editing our previous work without the subscription essentially holding it hostage. Do not use this app.
And as a response to the developers copy pasted response,
Yes, it is nice to get things for free, but taking away what we got for free and holding our work hostage is taking it too far. A kid spent all their money on your app and you took ALL that away from them by switching to the subscription model. That kid deserves a refund. Also, this app is wildly successful, so you can probably support two people with people just buying the sound packs. You said that to keep the app alive, you have the people who love the app pay a little bit. While alienating everyone else? Switching strategies like that has always caused a backlash. I’m amazed that you haven’t had a backlash. Anyways, what you did completely defeats the purpose of something being free, the people who can spend money allowing the people who can’t to use for free. You’ve lost all my trust with this change, so I’m switching to GarageBand.
I very much liked Auxy before the current version. It made progress in capability over time without too badly impacting immediacy. That is not an easy trick, so the app found an audience of happy users. My three stars are based on past fondness. The current deal is more of a one-star affair, based on my reaction to the changes brought in the update.
The core problem with Auxy has been the reliance of the developers on selling sounds. With slim add-ons selling for too much money each, no sound-synthesizing or interapp sample functions, and no incentive for the developers to go down that road, something had to change. It was easy to see change coming. I lost my appetite for the sound packs for value and creative reasons fairly quickly, but even those with a bigger appetite would eventually slow down.
What I do not understand is the move from sound-pack sales directly to a $60-yearly subscription. I was a software developer. I understand the impulse, the desire to be paid for maintenance, all that. Nonetheless, a subscription model for software is usually a bad idea. It is particularly a bad idea in a marketplace based on volume, as this app store is. It is a worse idea when the yearly cost for your relatively modest app makes it the most expensive thing in its whole category.
Good luck with this. There were intermediate options available to you, like a paid version with extra features. You went big, however, so I am going home. I am likely not alone.