Revel Breezer officially started its journey on April 2010. Since then we released two major versions, and we continue each day to improve Breezer speed, user interface and feature set. We wish also take the opportunity to say thank you to every Breezer user which in those years helped us with their feedback and feature requests.
So again thank you guys!
To celebrate this milestone we decided to start a 20% off promo on new Breezer licenses. The promotion is already active so don't miss this promo!
Plus next week we will release a new update focused on bug and usability fixes. Especially important in this update we fixed a long-time issue dealing with the waveform preview which is not always visible.
Update to 2.1.1 released
We have another news today. We released a bug-fix release which fix some bugs like:
- The waveform preview not always shows up.
- When docked the search bar overlaps with the tabs (view/widgets).
- Now the widget menu and the view menu are mutually exclusive (better readability).
- Fixed a crash which might occur in the preview history.
Thanks to our users who reported the bugs above. As usual you can read the full change log here.
So don't wait any more, go and download the new bits!
New partnership with Sampleism
We are also proud to announce a new partnership with our friends at Sampleism. Sampleism is a community-based sample library outlet. A resource of cool, unique, inspiring and individual sounds made by talented people from all around the globe. These creative folk produce independent sample libraries, loops, instruments, VSTi's and audio, and share their output with a global audience of musical maestros.
You could check out our space here where you could purchase Breezer Pro or Express edition.
Today I'm pleased to announce that our 2014 Christmas promotion is officially available.
From now till 20th January you can purchase any edition of Breezer with a 20% discount. Which means that you save:
- 11.00€ on Breezer Express (from 54.00€ you go to 43.50€)
- 17.50€ on Breezer Pro (from 89.00€ you go to 71.50€)
The promotion is applicable on any full license purchase.
Go to the purchase page, or try Breezer for free for 20 days.
[EDIT] 2015-02-05 Since the promotion was very successful we choose to extend its validity until February 28 2015! Don't miss the opportunity to get the best sample library manager for Windows at a very affordable price!
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.
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.
We received many questions about the licensing scheme of Breezer Pro. The question is quite simple: "I have a workstation and a notebook. How I can use Breezer on both machines?". The same applies to ReView.
Many of you already known any license we issue is linked to the machine, so it's a problem in the scenario above.
Now we decided to resolve that problem and make available a second license for the 20% of the tag price, in the case of Breezer the second license will costs just 11,90€.
On june 30, we will release an upgrade to the web site (and to the store) where you'll find the additional license pack. Existing users will be able to buy an additional license for just 11,90€.
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software
UPDATE 02 July 2012: We got some problems with the store upgrade. So you'll need to wait 2-3 days more... sorry!