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

Archives: 2006

October 31, 2006

Teaser 2...

by Chris Randall

This should give you a bit more to go on. There are four sections in the plugin, and you can see all of the "Motion" section in this one. We're still coding this, as we did it my way (doing the GUI first) rather than Adam's way (doing the DSP first) this time, so this is subject to change.

October 29, 2006

Alta Moda Unicomp...

by Chris Randall

You never know what you're gonna hit upon travelling about the Internets. Case in point, here's a really nice looking compressor I was thus far unaware of (a fact I didn't think was possible, but there you go.) This is the Unicomp, from Australian manufacturers Alta Moda.

It's a dual mono topology, and has some pretty slick features, like the ability to switch between feedback and feed forward, a "warmth" knob to add 2nd-order harmonic distortion, and a "blend" knob, which works (if I'm reading the material right) sort of like a mix, which is something you don't normally see on a comp, but is hugely handy if you're using compressor effects on a drum buss, to perfect (I'm just throwing this out as an example) your "In The Air Tonight" drum sound.

In any case, I don't know the price, but the unit is ostensibly available from TransAudio, although it's not listed on their site, so I don't know that for certain.

October 28, 2006

Solid State Lovin'

by Chris Randall

Oh, you>sexy little thing, you.
I gotta say, the post chapter-13 (or whatever they call it in the UK) SSL is releasing some really nice stuff. This was shown at AES, and carries an MSRP of $1895, making it an SSL channel strip actually within reach of mere mortals. ADC, too, so you can whack it right in to your DAW, if you've got shit converters. I'll take one, please.

October 26, 2006


by Chris Randall

Well, this looks like a pretty sweet product for folks like us. In short, $1400 gets you 8 channels of summing, a pretty thorough monitor section, headphone amps, and some other useful jank.

There's a tiny little picture here. I've been wondering how to fully integrate another 8 channels of audio w/ summing in to my system with the least possible cables, and this may be the easiest way. I'm trying to find out if there's insert points on the stereo sum before the monitor section; if there's not, it's an issue, but not a huge one. I think I may replace my Rosetta 200 and Central Station with an Aurora 8 and this bad boy.

October 25, 2006


by Chris Randall

We don't have anything more to say at this point, but here's a little taste of what's coming down the AD Railgun Of Development...


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