June 15, 2011

Panstation Updated, Others To Follow...

by Chris Randall

If you follow me at all on Twitter (or even happen to occasionally glance at the sidebar of this site), you'll note that I occasionally mutter semi-disparaging comments about Logic. Turns out that at least some of the problems we were seeing were actually our fault.

(At this point I'm hanging my head, shuffling my feet, and sniffling a little bit.)

The code that comprises the majority of what we laughingly refer to as "copy protection" has a bit in it that was poorly written, and when compiled for 64-bit, it would produce different results on some machines. There was no rhyme nor reason to this whatsoever, and we'd see two identical computers with one having the issue and the other not.

As luck would have it, Adam bought a Mac Mini last week, and it, unlike every other Mac we have on site, had the issue. So he was able to diagnose, and ultimately fix, the problem.

So, long story short, we need to rebuild and update every one of our 64-bit releases to squish this bug once and for all. If you previously were able to instance the 32-bit but not the 64-bit version of one of our plugs in a 64-bit DAW, this was most likely the cause, and these updates will fix the problem. We'll be rolling them out one or two a day until all the 64-bit stuff is rebuilt.

In that light, Panstation is now at 1.0.1. There are also a couple minor bug fixes for shit you probably didn't notice, but may down the road, so re-installing with 1.0.1 is recommended for all users, whether or not you got bit by that 64-bit bullshit. Hit the AD store to get a shiny new bitstream.

As an aside, I've been working on this sound-alike music bed for an industrial for several days now, in the process re-learning to play guitar and learning to really and truly loath Coldplay and U2. But that's why I've been somewhat silent, if you were curious.


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Jun.16.2011 @ 8:44 AM
Since you're talking about updates, is there any way you could include the full version number on the GUI somewhere for each plugin? Occasionally I login to my account and see something like EOS v1.1.0 is now available. I go pull up an instance and there's no indication of the version whatsoever. So I usually end up installing things more than once, just to be safe.

While were at it, Ronin UI still doesn't update correctly (VST w/ Sonar and AudioMulch) when changing presets. Is that on the roadmap somewhere?

This would be great fodder for the Audio Damage forum but, well, there isn't one. :)

Jun.16.2011 @ 8:48 AM
Funny how Radiohead started out being huge U2 fanboys. It showed in their early music. Coldplay obviously did/does their fair share of copping Radiohead. At the end of the day, it's a Goldilocks thing, Radiohead is juuust right.

I think I would enjoy getting paid to do a sound-alike music bed, maybe once, before I started fighting the urge to beat myself about the head and shoulders with my guitar.

Jun.16.2011 @ 11:04 AM
Fucking Logic.

Jun.17.2011 @ 1:06 AM
Wade Alin
>I swear, if I hear another hipster-girl/Ukelele combo I'm gonna thow my TV out of the house.

The Juno Complex, I have a bad case as well. That music is just fucking horrible. I mean, of course, it's cheaper to use an unshaven art girl from Ohio than it is to use a majestic orchestral piece. But the 2 are not as interchangeable as most supervisors/directors think they are.

Jun.17.2011 @ 1:35 AM
i hear the Cure in various coldplay songs.. like blatantly. some of their songs just song like they took a cure song and kind of smeared it.

Jun.17.2011 @ 5:15 AM
Paradigm X
U2 are also hypocritical wankers of the highest order.

link [www.guardian.co]

As for coldplay, the "music for bedwetters" comment by Alan McGuire was inspired.

Jun.17.2011 @ 5:18 AM
Paradigm X
oops, Alan McGee...

Jun.17.2011 @ 5:18 AM
Paradigm X
I'm with boobs.

Jun.17.2011 @ 10:11 AM
Perhaps Bono et al. simply realize that paying higher taxes might not actually relieve global poverty, or even free the citizens of poor nations of the crippling burden of their governments' debts.

Jun.17.2011 @ 3:27 PM
>I swear, if I hear another hipster-girl/Ukelele combo I'm gonna thow my TV out of the house.

don't forget the glockenspiel. always flipping glockenspiels.

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