June 2, 2013

Mangleverb Overview Video...

by Chris Randall

One of my major failings is that I assume everybody else is as fluent with music software as I am. That's a bad assumption, given that I live, eat, breath, and sleep music software, and have for a decade. But there you have it. I'm not saying I'm smarter than everybody else. Far from it. But what you're doing to escape from your day job _is_ my day job. I mean, do anything for 10 years and you'll probably get pretty good at it, right? Anyhow, I try to design the UIs of our products to be as self-apparent as possible, but at the end of the day, I've discovered, not everybody knows what every feature does just because of the name of said feature.

This assumption I make accounts for a lot of my support email bitchiness, and when I'm pissing and moaning on Twitter, I'm doing it for the benefit of the 50-odd people I have daily conversations with who are generally as fluent as I am, not the other few thousand that are just observers.

Anyhow, all this by way of saying I've been slacking off on the video overview chores the last few months, but I just updated my Workflow to the latest and greatest, and put up another one of my droll, rambling explanations of a new product.

I'm in the process of making a second one that only shows how to use the sidechain input in various DAWs. That should be up this afternoon.



Jun.02.2013 @ 5:03 PM
This is a very informative vid, Chris. I never thought to use this as a transient shaper or to use the infinite switch to create some of those more gnarly effects. So far I'm loving it.

I don't suppose you we're thinking about doing a vid for bitcom also. Not that I find it overly difficult to grasp from the manual or the demo snippets on the website, but I'd like to see it used in more "real world" contexts since it is one of your more unconventional plugins. Who better than you to showcase what you had in mind when you designed this beast?

Jun.02.2013 @ 6:01 PM
The videos really help understand the capabilities since there are no software demos and the audio demos are limited.

Jun.02.2013 @ 6:51 PM
Can we assume that your Workflow is now fully streamlined?

Jun.03.2013 @ 9:09 AM
Chris Randall
I'm trying to come up with an analogy for my WORKFLOW, but the only thing that comes readily to mind is a perfectly tapered, cafe-au-lait colored rope of shit.

I guess one could call that "streamlined."


Jun.03.2013 @ 11:56 AM
Does anyone want this latte? I...I don't want it anymore.

Jun.05.2013 @ 12:26 AM
I was really hoping that there would be a constant "bitching & moaning" diatribe from Chris on top of the demo vid.
Sorta a "real world" feel/ belly of the beast thing.

Def do not want the latte.

Jun.07.2013 @ 5:29 AM
Some amount of bitching is justified... some people can look at a plugin and go "what does it do?" instead of picking up clues from the name, the UI screenshots, the demos, everything that everyone has actually written about the thing, and even a demo.

Sometimes it's like someone walking into a department store and demanding to know what pants are for and why you would want one when you already own a shirt.

Jun.08.2013 @ 2:04 PM
Alan Tomlinson
With all due respect to Crashproof, when I think of the number of people who work in the recording industry who haven't the slightest fucking clue as to how something as simple as a compressor or an equalizer works, I suspect that a bit of explication could be a good thing.

Then again, when I see the number of people in the US who don't "believe" in evolution, I think about how a claymore might raise the mean IQ.


Alan Tomlinson



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