I’ve said this many times before, but I don’t think it is ever going to change. The whole reason why the demo sounds changed was to make people purchase the subscription model if they wanted to use the app in any reasonable functional capacity. This isn’t to say it isn’t impossible to do (seriously I don’t know how people like @AnirudhKhanna and @El1011 manage to do anything without at least getting grandfathered in via the old AP’s), but it’s to be restrictive and limiting as possible by design.
I’ve already expressed how poor of a choice this was, as it killed off a lot of good will from anyone casually using the app who may become serious enough to get a subscription, basically telling them to “pay up or you’re not welcome on our platform”. I’ve had people I know, both online and in real life, who were considering Auxy but were turned off by the meager selection of samples and instruments, especially when they were new to music and wanted to learn it. It was heartbreaking in many ways.
I firmly believe the demo sounds should be updated, to some degree, to reflect more of the recent introductions in the app, so people can get a better feel and decide if their money is best invested in the app. But that isn’t going to happen, because that would defeat the purpose of removing the original demo sounds which did that job pretty damn well before June of last year. It would even defeat the purpose of removing the OG drum samples from non-subscription users (excluding any grandfathered users via AP purchases), where the purpose was stated to be “for quality” but ended up being to narrow down what users could do without paying up.
I do not hate the subscription, well at least I don’t hate it until I’m no longer paying for it and i’ll be losing permanent access to anything I worked on post Auxy 5. That’s the way the game works. I am all in support for there being a subscription, it is a great value and really helps out keeping Auxy updated month after month. But taking a look around, you can see the effects that stifling free users has had on the app as a whole. That combined with lackluster marketing and promotion has started to hurt the community as a whole. But that’s not the point of this topic or post, and it’s a rant for another day.
Anyway, I do think that the demo sounds need to be updated. They do not represent the app’s current state at all and, from actual experiences that i’ve had, fail to capture new users into paying up for a subscription.