Agree, mostly. It’s likely that Auxy-created SoundPacks will never be able to keep up with demand. It trails now and the community is still relatively tiny.
When the userbase grows, as they hope it will, demand for a regular flow of fresh sounds will only increase exponentially.
Of course, under the current model, audio import could be financial suicide for the app - SPs currently being the only revenue stream.
The reason I do think it could cannablise SP sales is that those most comfortable looking elsewhere for sounds are also those with a bit more experience or savvy - a group which strongly correlates to those most willing to spend larger amounts of money (a group that every business would like to attract).
Knowing what audio import could do for me - and knowing how it could impact native SP sales - it would make sense for Auxy to offer audio import as a paid feature upgrade/‘unlock’.
(Then we’re in the realm of proxy ‘standard’ and ‘pro’ versions, albeit one version with various IAPs to unlock ‘pro’ features.)
I’d buy audio import and ADSR in a heartbeat.
That said, there are other routes they could take.
This being the case, I don’t think we’ll see audio import unless a change to the model was also on the cards, that could compensate for the inevitable loss of revenue as some users have their sound needs met by other sources.
The only way this wouldn’t be the case is if the new version somehow managed to massively swell its user numbers - to the point where there were enough new ‘in the box’ types of users to guarantee enough sales of Auxy’s own SPs to allow the app/business to grow.
We know there’s a demand for a more frequent flow of new SPs (and that everybody has their own idea of what SPs they’d like to see soonest) - and we know that significant changes are coming, so…
…It’ll be interesting to see how they bring the needs of the user and their own creative and business needs together.