Splice, a cloud-based music-making tool firm has launched two subscription plans – Creator and Creator+ – alongside several new features.
The Creator and Creator+ plans will set users back $20 and $30, respectively, with the former tier offering subscribers 200 sound credits and the latter 500, and a Splice Bridge plugin. Both plans were built from the $10 monthly Sounds+ plan; access to samples and soundpacks, as well as free store credits.
Splice also introduced 2 virtual instruments (Astra and Beatmaker), and Skills (a collection of educational videos).
Astra is a deep virtual synth with options for virtual analogue, two oscillators, granular, and sample playback, among other tools. Beatmaker comes preloaded with a stack of drum kits centered around classic drum machines and genres like pop and trap. Users can also have the option to play their own samples.
Meanwhile, Skills offers lessons on mixing techniques, processing vocals, and sample flipping. The lessons include instructional material such as project files for Ableton and samples to manipulate.