Splice is the digital music platform evolving the way people create, connect, and collaborate with access to sounds, software, and inspiration.
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It’s designed to keep creators in their flow and to make the best production tools affordable, lowering barriers to entry and piracy rates. From chart-topping artists to bedroom beat makers, creators of all kinds use Splice to make Grammy-winning songs, movie scores, club hits, and more.
Rent-to-own leading music creation software
With Rent-to-Own from Splice, creators can start making music with instant and affordable access to over 20 world-class professional plugins like Serum, Arturia’s V Collection, and iZotope’s Ozone. Not limited to plugins, Splice offers a variety of music creation software including the digital audio workstation (DAW), Studio One by PreSonus.
Rent-to-Own was born from an understanding of the modern musician’s needs and a desire to make world-class creative tools accessible to anyone. Creators pay off a software’s retail price over time in small monthly installments with no interest, then they own the license forever. Unlike in traditional subscription models, Rent-to-Own gives musicians a pathway to ownership of their tools all while combating software piracy in an industry that faces an estimated 95% piracy rate.
Because Splice knows that life ebbs and flows, musicians can pause or cancel their plans any time, allowing them to explore new creative tools without any risk or upfront investment.
With Splice’s new upgrades program, creators on the platform now have access to iZotope’s latest and much-anticipated Ozone 9 and Neutron 3 software programs, allowing producers of any level to mix and master their tracks with confidence.
Neutron 3 takes the guesswork out of mixing by providing a balanced starting point while sharing real-time feedback to help shape their track. While Ozone 9 allows anyone to master with ease by solving mix balance issues without original stems. It also enables producers to sculpt and shape their bass without a complex signal chain.
Both tools are available on Rent-to-Own as a bundle starting at $14.99/month or separately for $9.99/month for the Standard versions, and $27.99/month for the Advanced bundle and $19.99 for the separate Advanced versions.
Splice is dedicated to helping creators learn their tools and useful techniques through educational content. They work with producers like Malay (Frank Ocean, Lorde, Amine) and UNIIQU3 on process-based videos, publish blog series on tactical topics such as Mastering 101, and develop video series spotlighting how producers use specific software such as Ian Kirkpatrick using VocalSynth 2.
Access millions of high-quality, royalty-free sounds
The other part of the platform’s offering is Splice Sounds, an artist-to-artist marketplace that makes finding royalty-free one-shots, loops, MIDI, and presets across all genres effortless. With millions of sounds to choose from, Splice adds new, original, and exclusive content every day. They’ve worked with top artists to release original sounds including Steve Aoki, Wondagurl, Travis Barker, and Boi-1da, as well as leading sound design labels like Capsun Pro Audio and Sample Magic.
Splice has seen how technology changes the way people create, causing an explosion in the number of people who make music, as well as a shift towards a more open and collaborative creative culture. Splice Sounds is an artist-to-artist marketplace that gives musicians an opportunity to earn revenue not from finished songs, but rather from individual sounds. This has provided a new, diversified revenue stream for creators. The company has proudly paid out more than $20 million to creators with samples on the Splice Sounds marketplace since 2015, with that number doubling every year.
Creators looking to incorporate samples into their music have the option of three different types of Splice Sounds plans starting at $7.99/month and based on a credits system. They can audition full samples and packs from the web, mobile, or desktop apps until they find what they want. Then, use credits to download those sounds, presets, and MIDI. Drag and drop downloaded sounds directly into a DAW from the Splice Sounds desktop app for a seamless workflow. All downloaded sounds are royalty-free and theirs to keep forever.
Creators can now get two months of Splice Sounds free by signing up for the annual plan starting at $79.99/year. If you’re interested, you don’t have to commit, you can test it out with a free trial and pause or cancel your plan any time.