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.