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Stage Research Unveils New Software Pricing At USITT

Stage Research has announced a new pricing model for its software at the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) Conference and Stage Expo to be held March 18th-21st, 2009 at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio where Stage Research will occupy Booth 1040.

“We want to be proactive in offering our products at an affordable price at a time when budget considerations are front-of-mind for many people,” says Carlton Guc. “People want to be able to buy the latest software and stay current with upgrades. Our new pricing model enables them to get every major and minor upgrade we release as long as they maintain their product subscription.”

Leading the new pricing structure is the company’s flagship SFX software for creating reliable and enriched soundscapes. The new SFX 6.2 Standard software is now $295; SFX 6.2 Deluxe is $395. The annual subscription after the first year is priced at $195.

ShowBuilder 6, which takes the drudgery out of the administrative side of all production disciplines, will cost $195. The annual subscription price after the first year is $95.

SoftPlot, a graphical design tool that enables lighting designers to plot lighting and manage paperwork at all levels of the industry, also has new pricing for its two versions. With the anticipated release of SoftPlot 10 in summer, users can purchase SoftPlot 9.1 with this new pricing program and obtain SoftPlot 10 for no additional cost. SoftPlot 9.1 $295 with SoftPlot 9.1 3D $395. The annual subscription after the first year is pegged at $195.

Stage Research now allows students to purchase its software products for the subscription price – a significant discount over the regular tab. “That means a student can pay just $195 for SFX 6.2 Standard and get the complete release,” notes Guc. “To receive the latest updates they need only keep their subscription current.”

About SFX
SFX is found at all levels of theater from academics to the pros. Professional theaters use the software to create reliable and enriched soundscapes and it has been employed in many award-winning shows, including several Tony Award winners. The academic stage (elementary education through college) and amateur theater appreciate SFX for the
high quality of shows it can create and because it can be easily run by novice operators. Students using SFX get the added benefit of learning the software they will most likely work with when they enter the theatrical job market.

SFX 6 provides features that no other product can. It enables designers to refine and create effects on-site rather than having to shuttle back and forth between a studio and performance space. This affords the freedom to optimize sound designs for the acoustics of the space and other components of the performance. SFX 6′s newly rewritten audio engine frees the need for an OS playback engine for hassle-free mixing and placement of audio. SFX 6 features an intuitive user-interface and can be programmed to run complex events with little or no user input.

About Stage Research
Stage Research is the developer of SFX, Soft Plot, Light Factory, ShowBuilder: Sound Design and other audio and lighting software. For more information, visit our website at www.StageResearch.com.

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