December 14, 2011

All Kinds Of Fun Stuff...

by Chris Randall

First up, Ratshack Reverb 2 is back in the Audio Damage store. It has been revved to v2.1.0, and is now 32/64 across the board. It has some internal bug fixes and new Lion-friendly installers and the whole shebang. We have also dropped the price to $29.99.

As an aside, it was hilarious (for me; not so much for Adam) to dredge up this code and give it a good cleaning. Ratshack Reverb is our second product ever, and is almost 8 years old. I did it on my own for the most part, while Adam was spending several months researching and developing what would become our main piece of IP, our delay line, as used in most of our delay-based products (including this.) Let's just go ahead and say that it really is a wonder it worked all these years, as I couldn't code my way out of a wet paper bag back then. There were some whopper bugs in the audio loop that really go to show how resilient and robust the VST environment is.

Anyhow, it is all sparkly clean now, with the current framework, running like a champ. If you're a previous owner, swapping your current version out with the new one is recommended, no matter what the platform. In the next episode of 64-Bit Running Man, Ricochet will come out guns blazing.

In the meantime, I'm working up a design for our next big product; this will be a return to our bread-and-butter, the FSU / Buffer effect; I am of the considered opinion that we've come up with something unique that will be nearly an instrument unto itself. We won't start working on it in earnest until early next year, as we have to keep knocking these 64-bit updates out, to get the majority (if not all) of our catalog up to date before Logic Pro X is released, since it will be 64-bit only.

In other news, Coccidioidomycosis Has Left The Building. Or nearly so. Thanks to everyone that sent well-wishes and sacrificed small mammals to the elder gods on my behalf. I still lack all but the most basic locomotive skills (which is a fucking downer, because all the AZ ski resorts just got fucking _dumped_ on) but on the whole, I'm pretty much on the mend, and look forward to not shuffling about like an old man Real Soon Now.


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Dec.16.2011 @ 2:27 PM
Chris Randall
Yeah, we should do that.

The list as it stands currently is Eos, Discord 3, Filterstation, Panstation, Dubstation, Replicant, Kombinat Dva, ADverb, and Ratshack Reverb. Ricochet will be out tonight or Monday.

All new AD plugs will have the current version in the About splash. Old ones, not so much.


Dec.16.2011 @ 3:28 PM
beauty pill
I love Ratshack.

I thought there was talk of you abandoning it, but I guess I misread or misremembered.

Anyway, I'm glad it's alive again!

- c

Dec.16.2011 @ 4:28 PM
Oh, Christ, I remember that bomb factory knob from when I first started doing computer music 2002-ish. He was always on boards loudly disparaging anything that wasn't Pro Tools or Bomb Factory in the most self-agrandizing fashion possible. I honestly think that he forever disabused me from ever wanting to try PT and TDM with his braying about professionals and 'real tools.' No way I wanted to be associated with that. So, I guess I should be thankful?

Dec.16.2011 @ 7:33 PM
beauty pill
Are we talking about the actual Dave Amels?

The guy on the far right?

link []

He's now half of Anamod.

Or are we talking about a Bomb Factory lackey?

I'm curious.

- c

Dec.16.2011 @ 8:01 PM
This guy, Chad:
link [en.wikipedia.or...]

Not Dave.

Dec.17.2011 @ 1:06 AM
In all honesty, I couldn't swear who exactly it was from Bomb Factory that made such a negative impression on me. I'm not even sure which board it was where this guy would pop up, tho' I seem to recall it was more than one. And he was definitely trolling other developers, mocking their 'seriousness' because they made VST and supported other hosts, asserting BM were the only true 'analog' sounding plugins. I suppose it might have been that big muckity-muck or it could have been some NAMM booth lackey.

Dec.17.2011 @ 1:26 PM
Erik Gavriluk was lead designer for Microsoft's never to have shipped Cairo operating system. Big chunks of Cairo ultimately became Windows 95. That's all I need to know about that guy!


Dec.17.2011 @ 9:55 PM
I may be making shit up, but the way I remember the rumors going was that Digi bought Bomb Factory just to make that guy and his shit talking go away, and because BF had so many unhappy customers it was making Digi look bad.

Dec.17.2011 @ 10:33 PM
Chris Randall
I seem to remember those rumors as well. Even if you're making it up, it's a good story. I'd stick with it.


Dec.18.2011 @ 10:16 AM
It'll get better. Hopefully I'll be around in a couple of decades telling a story about how Microsoft had some guy killed who worked in their bomb factory.


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