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.18.2011 @ 12:06 PM
Well it's worth noting that the first thing Digi did after acquiring said company was to give away all the plugins for free.

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