Do you offer discounts?

We realise very few people make much money in the music industry so we keep our price point as low as possible all the time. If you want to buy a single product and you’re a student, a teacher, in a band, or work in a studio we have you covered already with our permanently low price point.

If you have already purchased a plugin we offer a discount deal: if you spend $99 at the Cytomic store without discounts (and still own the software) you get a 30% off discount voucher to use on future purchases. For example if you buy The Glue for $99 you get a discount voucher you can to buy The Drop for $69 (or vice versa).

Also if you purchase two or more plugins at once we offer a 15% discount off the order total.

Which type of copy protection is used?

Cytomic plugins use an authorisation file based copy protection system. For computers connected to the internet you can authorise directly from within the plugin. For other computers you can download an authorisation file from your Cytomic account, once you have entered a machine id.

Each license automatically gets three authorisations per year, but it is easy to request a extra one if you need more, just let support know the circumstances and we’ll help out. Once a machine is authorised there is no way to un-authorise it securely, which is why three authorisations are provided per year per license.

Will Cytomic plugins run for me?

Cytomic plugins support the latest versions of the Windows (Win) and Macintosh (Mac) operating systems, you just need to have an SSE2 enabled processor. Please give the trial version a go to double check everything is to your liking. The trial download is the same as the full one, and it’s obligation-free.

Can I try before I buy?

Yes, you most certainly can!

The trial download is the same as the full one, so give it a go since you need this to unlock the full version.

What are the trial limits?

The trial has full audio quality but does have a few limits, the most important two are:

  1. Automation is not supported in trial mode
  2. You cannot save settings in trial mode

Can I sell my license?

Licenses purchased directly Cytomic can be transferred, but 2nd hand licenses cannot.

Original full price paying customers can transfer their license without fee, otherwise there is a 30% of the current price fee that is payable to cover the transfer and support of the new customer’s questions and resolution of any issues.

Isn’t analog modelling complete BS?

The term “analog modelling” is pretty broad, anything can be termed a model of something no matter how bad the model is. A straight line can be said to model a circle under certain conditions, but when what you actually wanted was a circle and were given a straight line you wouldn’t be happy! So we don’t blame you if you think analog modelling plugins are a load of BS, since some of the stuff you’ve tried probably was.

Cytomic models circuits by preserving the location and connection of all the critical components in it. We use the same methods used in circuit simulators, but optimised to run fast. The continuous circuit equations are discretised using MNA (Modified Nodal Analysis) and then solved for using quasi Newton-Raphson iterations to converge on a solution. Equivalent circuits of groups of linear components are pre-computed to save CPU, along with a bunch of other optimisations so that the model can run hundreds of thousands of times per second. A normal circuit simulator can take 5 minutes or more to process one second of audio, our plugins do it in a fraction of a second otherwise your CPU would be maxed out!