December 28, 2011

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin'...

by Chris Randall

Just put away another 64-bit update, this time to Automaton. Every platform is now 32/64, and there are some minor bug fixes, stuff you probably wouldn't have noticed anyhow, but will definitely not notice now.

Free update, in the store now; if you're an owner, go grab v1.1.0, and don't say we never gave you anything.

In entirely unrelated news, to add insult to injury I seem to have gotten the Mother Of All Colds. Or a fairly mild flu, possibly. So I am once again bedridden. This has given me plenty of time to just sit and think, time I would normally spend doing shit without thinking about it, so everyone is probably better off.

One of the things I thought about today was as follows: the vast majority of AI readers are musicians with the ability to output some interesting music. I am pondering the idea of doing an AI compilation album. Now, when I say "album" I mentally picture an actual vinyl record, but there's no way I could afford to have such a thing made myself. (Believe me, I've been trying for years now.) But if we all threw in... well, something to consider anyhow. Is there interest for such a thing? It would be for a suitable charity, of course, not a cash-generating enterprise.


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Dec.28.2011 @ 11:58 PM
Sounds like a great idea, if enough of us feel the same way, it might be enough to actually pay for it.

Have a save New Year CR and get better so you can keep making cool shit for us to drool over...

Dec.29.2011 @ 12:12 AM
Michael Moncur
I'd submit a track. I'd still love to have a chance of being included in a compilation even if it was just a digital offering, but this is probably the last chance I'll have to ever get something on vinyl, so I'd be willing to pitch in for that too.

Dec.29.2011 @ 12:21 AM
I'm sure you know by now, but I'm pretty sure Valley Fever never goes away and can reoccur. At least that's what I'm blaming a lifetime of laziness on.


P.S. Yes, I'd participate in that project.

Dec.29.2011 @ 2:30 AM
Sounds interesting. What is the framework? Only AD plugins? Using only presets? No one can use Logic? :)...
Is it a free for all or is it the selected best 10 tracks?

I enjoy artistic frameworks and a deadline is always helpful.

Vinyl is lovely, but physical things and money, it's an organisational pain. Use these freely flowing electrons.

Dec.29.2011 @ 2:59 AM
I'd love to be part of a comp, especially if it's on vinyl.

Dec.29.2011 @ 4:13 AM
Let me rephrase that not being a guest (sudden log out)... Great idea ! i'm willing to chip in and submit !

Dec.29.2011 @ 4:53 AM
Table Man
Awesome idea !! I would love to submit a track and would be prepared to chip in too... of course every track would need to incorporate an AI product somewhere ... nice cross promo plot :-)

Dec.29.2011 @ 5:48 AM
That sounds like a good idea. I would love to submit a track.

Dec.29.2011 @ 6:16 AM
I have noticed over time that when you are ill, you tend to get rather philosophical and John-Lennon-y.

A compilation, whether it's on vinyl or any other medium, sounds awesome. Or better yet, throwing tracks at each other could be a factor, perhaps? Make it more of a collaboration. I second the motion that every track would need to incorporate AD products :).

Dec.29.2011 @ 6:33 AM
I think an AI comp would be amazing; I'd also be willing to chip in both material and the monies.

I also think the limitation of only using AD plugs for all processing/sound generation could be rather interesting.

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