End User License Agreement For SousaFX


This SousaFX (“Software”) End User License Agreement (“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (either an individual or, if purchased for an entity, an entity) and Sousastep. Read it carefully before completing the installation process and using this software. It provides a license to use this software and contains warranty and liability disclaimers. By downloading or installing the software you are indicating your full and voluntary assent to the terms of this license. If you do not agree to all of the following terms, do not download or install the software or discontinue use immediately and destroy all copies on your computer.

License Grants and Purchase

1.1 Trial Period License. You may download and use the Software for free for thirty (30) days after installation (“Trial Period”). During the Trial Period, Sousastep grants you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to copy and use the Software for evaluation purposes only. The evaluation copy of the Software is fully functional, aside from the prestige system.

1.2 License After Trial Period. If you continue to use this Software after the Trial Period, you are required to purchase a license. The license fee varies according to your use, as follows.

  1. A commercial license currently is $225.00 USD.

  2. The following users are granted permission to purchase a discounted license for $60 USD:

  1. You are an individual, using SousaFX only for personal and non-commercial uses.

  2. You are either an individual or business, using SousaFX for a commercial purpose, and your annual gross revenue derived from commercial activity does not exceed $20,000 USD.

  3. You are an educational or other non-profit organization.

1.3 To purchase one of the licenses specified above, visit our web site at https://doc.sousastep.quest/content/purchase.html

1.4 Those interested in licensing SousaFX for any other purpose should contact Sousastep at sousastep@gmail.com

1.5 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to use the Software on one (1) computer at any given time. This License is not a sale of the Software or any other copy. Sousastep retains title and ownership of the Software and documentation, including all intellectual property rights. No title to the intellectual property in the Software is transferred to you. You will not acquire any rights to the Software except as expressly set forth herein.

1.6 Said purchased license shall apply to the current version of SousaFX and any future versions of SousaFX up through and including version 1.99.

1.7 Sousastep reserves the right within its sole discretion to modify the terms of its license for all future versions of SousaFX.

End User Support

At Sousastep’s discretion, Sousastep may provide limited support through email or discussion at https://discord.gg/feBwTZt84d

License Restrictions

3.1 If you would like to sell, rent, lease, sublicense, transfer, resell for profit or otherwise distribute the Software, its documentation, and any part thereof, please contact Sousastep first.

3.2 You may alter, merge, modify, adapt or translate the Software.

3.3 You may create derivative works based upon the Software.

3.4 You may develop, distribute, and sell plug-ins and extension software that interacts with SousaFX using the VST, Audio Units, or SousaFX APIs, provided that such activity does not conflict with any other provision of this Agreement. (Use of third party APIs may require you to enter into additional legal agreements with the third party. Use of the SousaFX API does not require any additional legal agreement.)

3.5 You may not remove or obscure any copyright and trademark notices relating to the Software.

3.6 Note that specific included max patches are licensed separately; these libraries/executables do not have the above restrictions, and are listed in the documentation’s attributions.

Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

This Agreement gives you limited rights to use the Software. Sousastep retains any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Software and all copies thereof, including copyrights, patents, trade secret rights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights. All rights not specifically granted in this Agreement, including International Copyrights, are reserved by Sousastep.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Sousastep does not warrant that the Software is error free. Sousastep offers the Software as is and with all faults and by using the Software, you accept it as is and with all faults. Sousastep disclaims all other warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Should the Software prove defective, you assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above disclaimers may not apply to you.

No Refund

Because the Software is provided free of charge during the Trial Period to allow potential customers to evaluate and test it before paying the license fee, Sousastep enforces a strict no-refund policy. Please evaluate and test the Software carefully during the Trial Period. Once you pay the license fee, your payment is final and may not be reimbursed.

Limitations on Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Sousastep shall not be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever, (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or loss of confidential or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, for loss of privacy, for failure to meet any duty including of good faith or of reasonable care, for negligence, and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever), arising out of or in any way related to the use or inability to use the Software, the provision of or failure to provide support services, or otherwise under or in connection with any provision of this EULA, even in event of fault, tort (including negligence), strict liability, breach of contract or breach of warranty of Sousastep, and even if Sousastep has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In any case, Sousastep’s entire liability under the provisions of this EULA or the applicable law shall be limited to the amount paid by you for the Software. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This Agreement sets forth Sousastep’s entire liability and your exclusive remedy with respect to the Software.

Termination of EULA

This Agreement is effective until terminated. This Agreement, including the license to use the Software, will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any term or condition.


9.1 Sousastep reserves the right at any time to cease the support of the Software and to alter prices, features, specifications, capabilities, functions, licensing terms, release dates, general availability or other characteristics of the Software.

9.2 If any provision hereof shall be held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, such provision shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable, and the legality, validity and enforceability of all other provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected.

9.3 This Agreement is to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Massachusetts. Each party for itself and its property, hereby submits to the jurisdiction and venue of Boston, Massachusetts in relation to any claim or dispute that may arise with respect to this Agreement and any judgment that may be rendered in connection with any such claim or dispute. This Agreement will be will be interpreted as if the agreement were made between Massachusetts residents and performed entirely within Massachusetts.

9.4 You may not assign this Agreement. Any attempt by You to assign this Agreement will be null and void.

9.5 This Agreement contains the entire agreement between Sousastep and You related to the software and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether oral or written. All questions concerning this Agreement shall be directed to sousastep@gmail.com