Designed to open out our product portfolio – from our ever-increasing array of samples, patches and MIDI to our expanding range of plugins, courses, books and apps – we’ve built our new site from scratch to deliver a faster, more intuitive – and hopefully enjoyable – user experience.
As well as the obvious aesthetic overhaul, we’ve fundamentally re-imagined the site’s architecture to improve the browsing and shopping experience for everyone who visits the site. From floating demo players which allow you to listen and surf simultaneously to powerful search options which let you hone in on the content you want with ease, we’ve streamlined the navigation and interface to save you time when inspiration strikes.
You can now search via genre (all of which have dedicated land pages, including charts) whilst also refining your search via product type – allowing you to drill now to specific content in a matter of clicks. A greater number of tags give you instant access to the niche you’re after.
One of the main additions to the new site is the Journal, our magazine packed with exclusive production tips, video tutorials, behind-the-scenes insights, around-the-web round-ups and more to keep help you make the most of SM products and inspire you in your quest to make better music.
We’ve also ramped up our bundles offering. Having gone from a handful on the old site to over 40 today, we’ll be adding new bundles on a monthly basis – all of which are available exclusively via the Sample Magic store. These bundles are about exceptional value – saving you anything from 15-50% on individual product prices.
And we’ve been at work behind the scenes too. We’ve doubled our server capacity to make not only browsing lightning-fast, but also the all-important sample download speed.
We welcome all feedback on the new site. Take a look around and let us know what you think. But this is just the beginning. We’ve got more exciting developments in the pipeline for the rest of 2014 and beyond. Until then, enjoy…