June 17, 2011

More Update News...

by Chris Randall

Okay, we've now put new installers for Replicant and Eos in the store, in addition to Panstation. If you were experiencing any problems whatsoever with getting 64-bit versions of our plugs to validate/instance/whatever, on all three platforms, these updates should sort you out.

Another thing that is worth mentioning, since it is contextual: I just got an email from the AU group at Apple informing me that Lion will be fucking up 32-bit AudioUnits. They mentioned Tattoo and Ricochet specifically, but I imagine that they didn't do a thorough test, and whatever problems those two have will be endemic to our entire product line. This makes the 5th time, if I'm counting correctly, that an OS X update has totally crapped all over the AU kit.

I also don't know what other manufacturers will be affected, but I can certainly guess and say "most of 'em." So if you rely on 32-bit AudioUnits, and are, say, in the middle of a mix or something, updating to Lion should be very, very low on your list of priorities, at least until Audio Damage and other manufacturers have had a chance to put things through the ringer and figure out what's fucking off where. This is, of course, good advice for any major OS update, but naturally most people will ignore it. So when you install on the first day, and find out that Lion fucked up your music shit, you can refer to this blog post as an official "I told you so."


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Jun.19.2011 @ 11:34 AM
Chris Randall
@gw: That story is so common. While I've never met Jobs in person, I've seen so many anecdotes of that sort that I've formulated what I feel is a pretty complete picture in my head.

I got in an argument/discussion once with a friend who does high-end Ux consulting about how a company with a prima dona visionary like Apple in a place of power is inherently better suited for market dominance than a company with no visionaries that focus-groups everything in to submission. My friend, being the one that runs those focus groups, naturally had a different opinion. My general point, using Apple as a specific example, is that Jobs' don't-give-a-fuck-about-your-little-problems attitude percolates throughout the corporation in to this sort of weird dichotomy where generally nice people do genuinely asshole things all the time.

Microsoft has a lot of focus groups.


Jun.19.2011 @ 12:04 PM
Mad Al
Market dominance is a game for tyrants. It's hard for a focus group to be tyrannical. No successful pirate ship was ever run by committee.

Jun.19.2011 @ 2:12 PM
Un-opinionated software rubs me the wrong way.

Jun.19.2011 @ 7:21 PM
"Un-opinionated software rubs me the wrong way."

at least you're being rubbed.

Jun.19.2011 @ 11:41 PM
I'm with boobs.

Jun.20.2011 @ 1:37 AM
Happy birthday Chris...


Jun.20.2011 @ 1:52 AM
mad ep
That story didn't paint a picture of Jobs that is any different to most CEO's of a company that large. I never believed in the hippy-dippy image of Apple... or any other faux hippy companies for that matter. Ben & Jerrys, Snapple, etc etc are all cut-throat corporations.

I only came away from reading the story thinking that they shouldn't have cancelled that first first meeting... but I know hindsight is 20/20. Even though now AOL = LOL, back then it was pretty much T3H internet goliath.

Jun.20.2011 @ 7:52 AM
I've done Mac for personal use the last few years, mainly because the smaller computers are actually quiet. But just now I'm moving back to some sort of Linux bullshit for the usual Internet and checkbook-balancing crap.

It's now becoming obvious (even to me) that the Apple business model is "lock customers into a service" instead of "one-time purchase of a functional box".

Jun.20.2011 @ 9:25 AM

Jun.21.2011 @ 6:49 AM
[It's now becoming obvious (even to me) that the Apple business model is "lock customers into a service" instead of "one-time purchase of a functional box". ]

Er, you don't think Microsoft would like to be doing precisely the same thing?

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