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.21.2011 @ 11:47 AM
Chris Randall
I'm not offering any conjecture at all. I'm just saying that in my experience, from the standpoint of someone who actually has to do actual business with both companies, Apple are a bunch of fucking cunts, and the people at Microsoft are super-duper nice. I'm sure others have the opposite experience, and can provide a counterpoint to my argument. But those "others" are generally gigantic companies like AOL. Or countries.

Basically it comes down to this: Microsoft _loves_ indie developers. Apple puts up with them as a necessary evil.


Jun.21.2011 @ 12:55 PM
Chris Randall

Jun.21.2011 @ 2:39 PM
CR: see also

link [www.youtube.com]
link [www.youtube.com]
link [www.youtube.com]
link [www.youtube.com]

The "I do not sell my soul for Apple or any other company" should probably be amended.

Jun.21.2011 @ 4:18 PM
Perhaps Mr. Connery did not have to "sell his soul" to those other companies. That he would do those other commercials and wouldn't do Apple's possibly says something about Apple.

I'll bet he'd do a Windows commercial. ;-D

Jun.21.2011 @ 5:18 PM
ha! hilarious connery.

celebs sell all kinds of stuff. usually not in the USA so much, though they all do the voice over work.. in japan you'll see ads with every celeb you can think of..

what it comes down to is this...

link [www.meshio.com]

link [www.meshio.com]

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