Chris Randall: Musician, Writer, User Interface Designer, Inventor, Photographer, Complainer. Not necessarily in that order.
 

Archives: August 2006


August 17, 2006

Heh...

by Chris Randall
 



The reason Diamond Dave is funnier than this is that Diamond Dave is real, which is a shame because without Diamond Dave in our hearts, this would be pretty funny. Thanks to Matrix for the time-waster.


 
August 16, 2006

More Reverence updates...

by Chris Randall
 

All righty. I've made the product page for Reverence live on the Audio Damage site. You will find therein a pair of audio demos, a screenshot, and some market-speak about the plugin (which won't contain anything you don't already know if you read this site.)

http://www.audiodamage.com/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=20>Here 'tis.

 
August 15, 2006

Wear that shit out...

by Chris Randall
 



Okay, let me get this out of the way straight off: I didn't make these. I have no fiscal interest whatsoever in the sale of these shirts. That said, you know you want to sport the fuck out of this bad boy. It's the beginnings of a movement, and here's your opportunity to get in on the ground floor. Go forth. It's trademarked, dude!


UPDATE: Diamond Dave strikes again! Cafe Press, subserviant little bitches that they are, removed the page, no doubt because they were threatened with legal action for heaping shame and misfortune on the innocent government of Belize.


 
August 15, 2006

Reverence Update...

by Chris Randall
 





Pictured above is the AU version of Reverence. (Click that bitch for the full-sized.) Adam sent me the alpha this morning, and all seems right, except for a silly drawing bug we need to chase down. The VST versions are more or less done, so it's really just tidying up at this point, making installers, writing the manual, etc. I finished writing the presets about 20 minutes ago, and those need to be baked in, of course. But otherwise, we're getting close.


I don't want to run any potential release date up the flagpole at this juncture (since I jinxed myself several times when we were making Discord 2) but there's no doubt in my mind right now that the end of August will see Reverence for sale. We're going to put up the store page tonight or tomorrow, with some samples and the typical bullet points, et al. I'll drop a note when that's ready.


 
August 14, 2006

Why I Don't Like The Theremin: A Simple Example...

by Chris Randall
 



I have this theory about guys that wear kilts. (Not Scottish Gentry, of course. I mean the kind of guys who's 'day' job is as a bouncer at a goth club.) The reason I find them so fucking annoying is not the fact that they wear kilts. I mean, who gives a rat's ass what you wear? It's the fact that they talk about it incescently. As in "dude! I can't wait until casual Friday! I'm gonna wear my kilt!" Their entire life revolves around the various opportunities one might have for wearing a kilt, and it seems it's all they care about.


I find theremins to be strikingly similar. There isn't much in the audio world more annoying than the caterwauling of a poor theremin player. (Well, Diamond Dave is more annoying, but not by much.) It's not so much that I hate theremins as an instrument. I just hate the fact that people that aren't very good with that instrument seem to take a special kind of pride in inflicting it on others.


With this entry, I try to see what that feels like, by inflicting the world's most annoying song, performed on the world's most annoying instrument, by someone that I'm sure is annoying in real life. It's like an annoying trifecta. Enjoy.

 

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