November 23, 2011

Kombinat Dva On The Ropes...

by Chris Randall

Above is the more-or-less final UI of Kombinat Dva. Click to embiggen. All that remains to be done on the Windows side is presets, then some simple porting and we can roll this bitch out. Probably next week some time, holiday hi-jinks permitting.

The final engine compliment is 13, six of which are new. Also added is a second less-screamy filter topology and the ability to turn the filter off entirely. The feedback path has its own envelope follower, to prevent runaway shrieking.

It is unusual to have internal feedback in a plugin of this nature, and it is a somewhat experimental thing. The results vary greatly; as I do the presets, I'll put some examples up. The long and short of it is that what you're going to get in the feedback path depends greatly on the input signal, the engines selected, and their relative gains. If your goal is to utterly thrash the output to where it bears no resemblance whatsoever to the original signal, then the Feedback control will be your friend. If your goal is a nice, subtle tube-style clip, then you're gonna want to leave that off.

Anyhow, we're in the home stretch on this one. We hope to have the Windows side ready for the beta testers shortly.


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Nov.24.2011 @ 9:42 AM
What does DVA stand for ?

Nov.24.2011 @ 9:42 AM
And happy turkey day !

Nov.24.2011 @ 9:57 AM
Chris Randall
@Inteliko: It's Russian for "Two."


Nov.24.2011 @ 12:47 PM
The feedback is a fantastic addition to Kombinat. The only bad thing about it is that I now always want to add feedback just to see what will happen.

Nov.24.2011 @ 2:53 PM
beauty pill
Excited to hear this!

(Also, what's Samplehedz?)

- c

Nov.25.2011 @ 8:27 AM
Chris Randall
Samplehedz is a running... uh... joke? between my wife and I. Well, it's a running joke between me. She doesn't think it's very funny. Back in the late 90s, before I discovered making plug-ins, I thought it'd be fun to have a sample company. So I bought the domain (and, for obvious purposes) and proceeded to start and make some sample sets to sell, while she built a store.

Making sample sets is hard.

So after about 3 years, I decided to do it again. However, the store needed to be updated before it could go live. So I made some more sample sets to sell, and she rebuilt the site.

Making sample sets is hard and tedious.

Another couple years go by, and I decide to try and pull it off yet again. So she rebuilds the site yet again (keeping in mind it has never actually gone live.) I start building some new sample sets. This was in 2009.

She switched the site to its current configuration and told me to fuck off with the samples.


Nov.26.2011 @ 12:07 PM
beauty pill
Ha ha ha ha!

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