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    Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Overture 4 Pre-Release Special Offer:

    Starting today, September 1st, Overture 4 will be available as a download only purchase. This pre-release special offer will be available for a minimum of 15 days. Depending on the response to this offer we may extend it an additional 15 days. After the pre-release and the boxed version becomes retail ready, the price may increase. This download only purchase option is for the Windows format only.

    We are doing this pre-release because of the high interest in the program and the excitement around it. It is a way for new users to join the Geniesoft community at a tremendous discount and for existing users to take advantage of discounted upgrade rates. We ultimately want to make the program available in its current state to all interested in an affordable manner for a limited time.

    Overture 4 is the only true fully VST capable notation program on the market today. We've spent many hours ensuring that this program is intuative, powerful, and capable. A lot of time has been spent on ensuring compatibility with all sorts of VSTi's and VST effects as well as complete functionality with Gigastudio.

    The instrument defintion support for this release includes (in no particular order):
    Garritan Personal Orchestra
    Miroslav Philharmonik
    Synful Orchestra
    EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold
    EWQL RA
    EWQL Colossus
    EWQL Stormdrum Intakt/Kompakt
    reFX Vanguard 1.5 (Synth)
    reFX Slayer (Synth)
    reFX Beast
    Bela D Media Diva (including extended version)
    Bela D Media Studio B
    Bela D Media Lyrical Distortion
    OmniSynth (Sampletank LE library)
    Crystal (Synth)
    EVE (Synth)
    And more...

    Check here: http://geniesoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1163 for more information about what instrument definitions do and where we are on adding more.

    For more information about the product and what features set this program apart, please visit the Geniesoft Discussion Forum located at http://www.geniesoft.com/forum

    This is a pre-release, meaning that there are still some MINOR changes to be made before the final version is ready for a boxed release. These changes mostly concern documentation and instrument definition files.

    Purchases can be made online during the pre-release through the Geniesoft web store. After which emails will be sent out to purchasers containing a link to the download file and your registration codes necessary to unlock the software.

    The demo can be downloaded from here:
    http://www.geniesoft.com/

    The demos limitations are:

    15 day timeout
    No audio file export
    You cannot save changes to the default libraries
    You cannot export midi or extract parts
    Printing is limited to one watermarked page

    The pricing structure for the pre-release is as follows:


    Overture 4 Pre-Release Download Prices

    New Users (a 50% or more discount): $200.00
    Overture SE/Score Writer upgrades (a savings of $50 or more): $150.00
    Finale/Sibelius/Encore crossgrades: $150.00
    Overture 3 upgrades (a savings of $50 or more): $79.00

    Note: All upgrades and crossgrades to Overture 4 will experience a delay in processing due to the need to verify eligibility of your upgrade/crossgrade. We will keep this delay to a minimum, but please be aware that it may take time to verify your upgrade/crossgrade status.

    Overture SE users will need to enter their NI Player Serial Number found inside the manual.

    At such a time when the boxed version is ready, upgrades to the boxed version will be made available to all early buyers. Manuals will also be offered on the site for purchase, these prices to be decided. The projected time frame for the boxed version is 2 to 3 weeks.

    There may also be additional special offers and bundles available in the future. Buyers taking advantage of this pre-release will be able to take advantage of these (should they happen) at no penalty.

    A similar offer will be made to the Mac user community when that version becomes available.

    Support for the short term will be handled throught the Geniesoft forum as well as here.

    To purchase the product, please use this link:

    http://store.yahoo.com/geniesoft-store/ov4do.html

    Overture SE and ScoreWriter users, please use the cross-grade purchase option.

    A readme file is included in the download that contains known issues as well as some documentation for the new features.

    Documentation is scarce right now, but will be revamped and released next week. All support is handled through the Geniesoft forum and anywhere else questions are asked. There is a FAQ and tutorial video post running at the Geniesoft site to answer common questions.

    Again, be aware that this is a 'pre-release' and there are still things to iron out, like the documentation, templates for the sample libraries, and refinements to the instrument definitions.

    Geniesoft Support
    http://www.geniesoft.com

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Demo version?

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    [QUOTE=Joseph Burrell]Overture 4 Pre-Release Special Offer:

    At such a time when the boxed version is ready, upgrades to the boxed version will be made available to all early buyers. Manuals will also be offered on the site for purchase, these prices to be decided. The projected time frame for the boxed version is 2 to 3 weeks.


    ... Does this mean that a 'downloaded' order now will entitle the buyer to a boxed version when it becomes available ? ( without any increase in price ?? , except of course for shipping ..)

    -- atonal

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Ouch - a demo version will be available this weekend.

    atonal - the boxed version will be at a charge since it will include a CD and manual. The price has yet to be decided at this point, but there will be no penalty to buying now (meaning you will not be charged more than our cost to produce the manual and send it to you.)

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    Ouch - a demo version will be available this weekend.

    atonal - the boxed version will be at a charge since it will include a CD and manual. The price has yet to be decided at this point, but there will be no penalty to buying now.
    Joseph. OK . I understand. That's fair.

    If, however, I purchase the package today, at the online pre-release special price, and 'download' the software immediately, am I still able to 'buy' the CD and documentation later when it becomes available at a 'premium additional charge' only, that is, for 'only' some additional ( and reasonable ) charge on top of my already purchased price ? ( hope that makes sense to you, if almost doesn't to me .. ).

    In other words, can I later purchase the CD and documentation for a nominal additional shiping charge ?

    -- atonal

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Yes, I just edited my post to reflect what you're asking. You will only be charged for what it costs us to produce a manual and box and send it to you.

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    FYI:

    Just as a bonus to the wonderful people that have supported this program so far, we've added in Tap Tempo to the program.

    Go download the update from:

    http://geniesoft.com/patches/overtur...e4_changes.htm

    We should have a demo version up tonight or early tomorrow.

  8. #8

    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
    A similar offer will be made to the Mac user community when that version becomes available.
    Any word on the time frame for Mac Users?

  9. #9

    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    We're still probably 3 weeks out. Certain decisions still have to be made around the supported plugin formats for Mac as well. I'm guessing we'll end up having to support both VST and AU for Mac (which shouldn't be that big a deal considering the audio engine is capable of it already.)

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    Re: Overture 4 Pre-Release Special

    Will the Mac version be available for the $150 crossgrade price to Finale users also?

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