I had a chat with AAS (Strum GS-2) Marc-Pierre Verge and UJAM Stefan C. (Support)
About Mark, I mentioned my poor videos , among the other things, and I told him the following:
"Feel free to share them, as a proof of concept that even a mousier can do something decent here and there
That said, I think that plugin developers should use newbies also, not just keyboard masters, to do their demos, not mentioning when the demo is not made with the plugin ALONE like e.g the Garritan World Instruments whose sounds are a crap without proper effects applied YUK
Using keyboard masters is misleading and deceptive, and plugin makers risk losing customers that may spend a lot, as I did for East West and Sounpaint brasses, but when I found that a keyboard master was actually needed, I decided I’ll never buy anything else from them, and certainly I’ll never recommend them to any friend"
The Marc reply was:
“Thank you for your message, and sorry for the late reply, but we are currently at the NAMM trade show. The videos are very interesting, and I will forward them to Simon who is responsible for our social media. I think you have a good point regarding the production of videos with musicians of all levels.
Congratulations for your music. I listened to a few of your pieces on Soundcloud, and I am impressed by the variety of styles! Thank you for using Strum.”
About UJAM Stefan, I asked the following:
“Hi, there is any chance to have a Broomstick Bass 64bit, possibly with better sounds?
I’ve never stopped using it, even if your basses (I tested some) and my Toontrack EZBass sound better; but if I want just jam or audit sounds on a quick base, nothing beats BB with its drummer metronome; Sven is a genius and I think he deserves a revamped BB; BTW, there are many google searches for an automatic bass & drums, so I don’t think it’s a niche with zero ROI”
and he replied:
"Thank you very much for reaching out and sharing your insightful feedback with us.
Your Broomstick Bass request has been duly noted, and we will consider it for future updates and releases, aiming to enhance the experience for the entire UJAM user community.
We acknowledge the importance of introducing new products and features and understand how they can positively impact the user experience. Rest assured, your feedback has been forwarded to our development team for careful consideration.
While we cannot guarantee immediate action, every suggestion is reviewed as part of our ongoing commitment to refine our software.
Once again, thank you for your active participation in our community, which is invaluable in shaping better products for everyone. "
Well, I think they are more or less the standard polite replies to a polite customer; nevertheless, I think that users should communicate more with developers, instead of just mourning for bugs, and who knows? If many ask, maybe that something happens
My 2 cents