We are proud to announce that Breezer 2013 Express is finally out!
When we first release Breezer to the public (was around June 2010) we realized that some users do not need the full range of commands and features that Breezer can offer, so we decided to release an "Express" edition, which is a simpler (and affordable) sample library manager that could help audio enthusiasts and home users to take the most out of their sample libraries.
Breezer Express 2013 lacks some features like folder pre-scan, multiple database support, filesystem operations, waveform annotations, loop export to DAW and more.
Two other notable features are somehow limited: Express edition workspace layout is locked to hybrid view and the maximum tag nesting depth is limited to three levels.
For a detailed list of the features, which are not available in Breezer Express, please check out this page.
Also take into account that some new features that we have on our radar (like preview history and file/folder rename) are accessible only to Professional users.
Pricing, avaibility and download
Express edition will be available for purchase tomorrow, 8th December, priced at 54.00 €
To get it all you have to do is go to our download page and download the universal installer which contains all the bits, 32/64 bits and Express/Pro bits. After the purchase the license file you'll receive will set Breezer with the appropriate license and feature-set.
Breezer Pro Update to 2.0.9
Since both Breezer Express and Professional share the same code base we take the opportunity to improve Breezer stability under some circumstances. Those fixes are available for Pro and Express users.
For a detailed list of the bugs fixed please read the full changelog here.
Revel Software - Support and relations
This time we blog about our release cycle and the new licensing policy.
Thanks to the experience we made with previous Breezer releases and the feedback we received with Breezer 2013 we decided to speed up the release cycle and the licensing policy.
Speeding up things
One problem we face with our past releases was the slow release cycle. This problem impacted on the time necessary to release a bugfix but also impacts on the time needed for a new feature to be available.
So we automate our build and release procedures lowering the time-to-release to just few hours (testing apart) and we also improve the development with new collaboration tools and a general code optimization.
Speeding things up means also that with next version of Breezer we will be able to continuously deliver new features, bug fixes and improvements opening up a new range of licensing schemes.
For example we plan to introduce user-defined metadata fields, better multi-database support and VST effects hosting. We will blog about the roadmap in the next months.
Changes to the product licensing (aka per-user license)
With Breezer 2013 we will deliver two editions, one made for professional users and one for home and audio enthusiasts. Obviously those two editions will be priced differently (we can't disclose now the final prices) but the major news (and welcomed by many, we think) is the license that the pro edition will have.
The professional edition will ship with a per-user license, which means that no matter how many workstations you have, you could install Breezer 2013 Pro on each one, load the license file and start to work. This is a huge improvement since the past and is a step toward our professional users that asked for a per-user license since Breezer 2012 launch.
The Express edition will continue to ship with a per-machine license. (see update below)
Breezer 2013 Beta Update 7
Both testers and developers worked hard to deliver a much more stable update to Breezer 2013. The features are all here, but we found some hard to replicate bugs that delayed the update release.
The release date of Update 7 is now set to: 21 September 2013 if the testers give us the ok.
Update 18 Sept. 2013 after a huge feedback we decided to ship Breezer Express 2013 with a per-user license and not a per-machine license.
Today we updated our website with a bounch of small improvements. The objective was improve your experience with it but the most noticeable update can be found on the official BringBack page where we added its first demo video.
But we didn't stop here.
Product activation engine update
We take the opportunity to improve our product activation experience. We redesigned the activation dialog box to be more modern, easy to use and clear also we added a new, important, feature.
Below you'll find a screenshot of it. The most important change here is that we now support trial period extension, which means that if you need more than 20 days to try our products, well, drop us an email and we will send you back a temporary unlock code, which will extend the trial period by another 20 days, for free.
How could you extend the trial period? Simply when the trial period finish a new button will appear called "Get more trial days" click it and paste the code we've sent to you in the dialog box which will appear, click ok and you're done. The trial period will return back to 20 days. We think that in some situations is more fair to give the opportunity to deeply test our products.
That feature will also help us with some support requests.
Revel reView and Breezer updates
We've also solved some minor issues with Breezer and reView. The updates are already online and available for download.
Those who have the automatic updates download will receive the update at first application run.
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
Support and Relations
Last update of Revel Software web site was uploaded on April 2012 and since then our team worked behind the scenes to improve it. We had the time to listen to our customers and the result is an important change of our licensing scheme and our web store.
To start off we do a cleanup of the entire website. We also improved the download experience, changed a little the installers and the overall usability of the site was also a target for our improvement efforts.
Due to customer feedback we've added a multi-currency (updated in realtime) price label in our store.
Product pricing and store changes
The first (and we think most welcomed) change we made is a 20% (on average) price-cut on every product and for every license scheme. For example a single license of Breezer Professional 2012 now costs 49.90€ (a 20% cut from the 59.90€) and the new reView 2012 price tag is 24.90€ (from 29.90€). Those prices are valid from 08/07/2012 to 31/03/2013.
Another important change is the new shopping cart (provided and hosted by PayPal). You may ask: why? because in the past months we sell many license packs (especially for reView) that were managed manually by our staff, that means many checks and work from both sides which slows down the product key distribution. Now we offer many options so you could choose exatly what you need, and in real time, know how much does your solution cost.
Starting from today we set the price tag for Revel Breezer 2012 to 59,90€ after a four-month period of 40% discount.
Suzy Rossi Revel Software Relations
Today we've updated our web site. Now we include (as news) the RSS stream coming from this blog into the corporate web site. That means that when we publish something here it will be automagically copied to our corporate web site.
Content review and update
As we do each month, we retouch the product pages to make them more precise and to better answer to the questions that our users drops at email@example.com.
We also fix some typo errors.
Revel reView pricie changed
After over three months of "launch disconunt" on reView (our Outlook MSG file viewer) we choose to switch to the full price: 29,90€ (was 24,90€). In the next few days Breezer will receive the same treatment.
This means that those are the last days where you can purchase Breezer at 39,90€.
New ad champain for Revel Breezer Professional
On monday (5 march) we start a new ad champaing targeted to Revel Breezer, and just after two days we see a lot of traffic coming in. That's nice bacause it means that Breezer fills a hole in the digital audio software for Windows.
We will soon start a similar champain for Revel reView.
I'm also glad to let you know that Michael (Breezer development team) is working on the next article about Revel Breezer 2013. He will talk about the new UI. Looks promising...
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software Relations