It was made clear from the questions of our users that we needed to define with more precision what our future plans were for the future of our products.
Users were worried about their investment in a pre 1.0 version of bidule if they found out later that the price we would announce for 1.0 would be too much for them.
And then would we dump 0.9xxx support?
What if the market went VST 3.0, AU 3.0 or 64bit processors were the norm in a year??
Well the answer is...
Sometime in 2005 our product line will be split into two versions of Bidule:
a still unnamed "lite" version and "Bidule" or "full" version.
The idea here is that the "lite" version would do what most people currently use Bidule for, which is to host plugins in a flexible, modular manner, either stand alone, or as a ReWire Device plus a few new surprises.
The full version would contain everything the lite version has plus the other aspects of the current build of Bidule that will find an audience in the more advanced users and sound designers primarly, ie the building blocks (synth and FX creation) and FFT processing. (plus any wacky advanced features we think of until then)
In the mean time, while waiting for the switch to happen, you can buy a key that will unlock any build of bidule "full" pre 1.0
AND WILL UNLOCK BIDULE LITE 1.0 ONCE WE MAKE IT AVAILABLE!!
It is important to know that both applications will be developped and maintained as long as we are in business!
Q: But Why register your copy of Bidule now?
- You will get the new Bidule "lite" 1.0 and its bug fixes once its ready.
- You will pay much less for Bidule "full" 1.0 once its ready.
(What you already paid will be credited + you'll get an additional rebate)
- No more expiration dates! Keep any pre-1.0 build you like, and update it only when you like.
- You can legally use the key you'll receive on as many machines you personally own. (If you have 2 Windows and 1 OSX Machine, just use the same key! )
- It's only 75 USD.
- You help us survive while we work hard on 1.0.
Q: What do you mean, "help you survive"?
A: Bidule's developers have now committed themselves FULL-TIME to developing Bidule. Originally a labour of love, Bidule now needs you to support a commercial product, to keep the current pace of professional product development, e-mail support, and software updates.
Its simple! Get bidule 0.85, Install it, go to Help/About and click Register!
Note1 - If you're not on the machine where your copy of bidule is installed you can always access the registration site here:
Note2 - Keep this key file in a safe place. You will need it again if you reformat or reinstall your OS. Share-it will keep a copy of your key for a while and you can get it back from them, provided you registered with a user name/password on their site.
In case you lost it, we have ways to make it "re-appear" for you, just send a mail to email@example.com if you lose it.
Note3 - The key will still be active once you unisntall bidule and install a new version like say 0.7XXX, 0.8XXX or 0.9XXX. You will not have to repeat the process unless you reinstall your OS
Note4 (updated june 2005) - On the Shareit form , make sure your Reg Name is at least 8 characters long!
Thanks for your support!