Discontinuing Active Development of FxSound

FxSound の概要

FxSound は、コンピュータを自動シャットダウンするための非常にシンプルなアプリケーションです。 ← この説明は日本語として意味がわかりません。訂正したほうがいいですよ!ジェームス

@james Sir,
I totally agree with the heartwarming comment given by David Sir above, regarding Open Sourcing FXSound application. This decision will surely pave the way for its active development once again and many people will pitch in from around the world. FXSound has a huge potential which is still untapped and making it open source is a good step in that direction. Also, just like the highly successful OBS Studio or the VLC Media Player applications, voluntary donations can be opened up for users. These 2 open source projects, according to me, also follow somewhat similar model. I hope @james Sir will surely consider this and give his much needed approval for this big change. I hope there would not be a need to start a petition on change.org because we love FXSound application a lot and just don’t want it to die like this.

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It’s an EQ program. What kind of support would you need? It’s sad to hear that people weren’t donating but most people are cheap. I was going to buy it before it went free but I really dislike programs that make you pay monthly/yearly fees. It’s a bad pay scheme. If anything does happen in the future, I will donate.

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That is wonderful to hear. My dad has age-related hearing loss. He can enjoy sound now at 50% of the volume, with the clarity that FX Sound provides.

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Pun intended? :slightly_smiling_face:

I just found this literally yesterday. Though I am currently really really really tight (Pup needs surgery) I definitely want to donate. Of ALL the eqs I was looking for this was the easiest for a dummy like me, and it made my sound better and I wanted to donate (and still will) first chance I get.

Were there a lot of upcoming changes/additions that you were going to do before deciding to discontinue ?

Is there anyway we could do an annual sub? or a 1 time purchase? I was looking for a free that was easy to use but was willing to test and pay for the full software.

Maybe a 1 time purchase? But with no updates. An annual sub? with all updates ?

I dont know its great as is; other than I wish I could make it smaller with that slick equalizer.

This is what my desktop looks like right now.

Anyway great job! I am sorry it didnt pan out. Will donate next payday.

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Hi-Lo zenrage,
These are questions I cannot answer, since I am but a humble Mod…
But the largest change that was made recently - with the kind assistance of FxSound’s dedicated userbase as volunteers, might I add - is a language selection option (see thread linked below - it’s huge!).
Anyway…
For now, my advice would simply be, to just enjoy the software…
Without worrying too much about the technicalities. :slightly_smiling_face:
Grts,
dool

Definitely :slight_smile:

Well send a message to the team thank you; ill add a note when i donate

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Done! :+1:
Welcome to the forum.

My Hungarian language translation has been on GitHub (GitHub - fxsound2/Strings: FxSound translation strings) since mid-August, and the developers haven’t been there since.
I translated it into Hungarian for support purposes myself, since I only came across the free version.
It seems that the Hungarian or Polish translation will not help this situation.

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Is it too expensive to maintain an app like this? Was the revenue from paying users not enough to keep its development going? I really love FxSound and I can’t live without it on my computer anymore, if it continued to be a paid software I would definitely pay.

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Ah, man. That is so sad to read. I’ve been looking for a good system EQ for some time without having to do complex routing through my DAW to get access to my plugins.

You’re one of a very few final contenders that I’m considering. Is the donation link still active? I think it’s pretty likely this will be my final choice, and if so I’d still be willing to donate.

Also, if you ever consider taking it open source, I’d be more than willing to be help.

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I can answer that question and the answer is Yes, you can still donate.
Thanks very much for your willingness to help. :heartpulse:

Great to hear. I’m going to exercise it for a few days and if it lives up to what I’m hearing so far, this is what I’m sticking with. I’m not looking further unless I run into problems.

The EQ is very, very musical. As sweet as an A&H D-Live and, IMHO, better than a Behringer X32, and more flexible than the 3-band on the Yamaha MG series on my desk rig. I’ve spent a lot of time on all three desks.

Frankly, if the James wanted to try and get some sales on this, he might want to consider turning this into a VST 2/3 plugin. I’ve heard a lot that are far worse and many of the really good ones (e.g., iZotope) are expensive enough to be out of the range of a lot of people. There may be a better market for a good EQ plugin than he realizes.

TBH, I’m not surprised that the subscription model didn’t work. For a lot of us, that is pretty much anathema. The best thing to happen for Reaper was for Avid to abandon perpetual licenses. People walked away from Pro Tools before and it’s going to happen again.

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Thanks for your support :smiley:

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Would you be so kind to release a new version that just disables the language check that prevents using the keyboard shortcuts to non-english users?

Having to switch to US-EN keyboard layout EACH TIME we launch FxSound and having to access the settings to uncheck the “Disable Keyboard shortcuts” EACH TIME gets really tedious…

I get you are not actively developing this program anymore, but how hard can be for you to release a version with this ‘feature’ disabled so your international users can enjoy your software without going mad?

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This is not right! I paid money for a lifetime subscription to FX Sound Premium and now after a hard drive wipe and re-download of FX Sound I cannot get my Premium back using my registration code? You sir have no ethics to do this to people that paid good money for a product we should have lifetime access to since that is what we paid for, period! This new “free version” is a sham! You’re not gonna get away with it if I can help it!

You’re entitled to your own opinions, of course.
But I also bought and payed for the blue version back in 2019, so I’ve tested and used both.
And I personally don’t think the new version is a sham; I actually think it’s an improvement over the old blue version.
Which is just to say…
Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

**** @james @bvijay ****

I sadly discover this amazing tool, with no good and real alternative (balance between ease of use and functionality), with its disappearance.
Is there away for you to free the source code of the software, to give it a second life if some people want to work on it ?
By the way, your tool deserves to continue, it works very fine.

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