Audio company Waves has reversed a decision to discontinue perpetual plugin licenses, and apologized to customers.
Co-founder and CTO Meir Shashoua wrote in an email that many Waves users expressed concern about the company’s previously announced move to an exclusive plugin subscription model.
“We understand that our move was sudden and disruptive, and did not sufficiently take into consideration your needs, wishes and preferences,” Shashoua wrote.
“After respectfully listening to your concerns, I want to share with you that we are bringing back the perpetual plugin license model, side-by-side with the new subscriptions. You will again be able to get plugins as perpetual licenses, just as before.”
Users who already own perpetual licenses will again be able to update their plugins and receive a second license via the Waves Update Plan, as before. “This option, too, will be available alongside and independently of the subscription program.”
Waves was founded in 1992. It’s a developer of audio plugins and signal processors for professional and consumer electronics audio applications. It created an information page on its perpetual license availability.