February 2, 2006

Full-size BigSeq screenshot...

by Chris Randall

Man, it's funny. When we release a product, I spend a week sending press releases to every possible source of music news on the Interwebs (with the exception of Sonic State which is, in actual fact, pissing in the wind.) Nothing I've done to this point has got around the 'net as fast as my post this morning about BigSeq.

Since there seems to be quite a bit of interest in this plug, here is a full-sized screenshot, so you can get a better idea of what's going on. I didn't do this one in my patent-pending 3/4 view 3D because there's so many switches and such I thought it would ruin people's day. Full MIDI Learn on _every_ control, so if you have a MIDI controller with, say, 10 knobs, 16 sliders, and 56 buttons, you can play this bitch live and stuff. Everything can be automated, as well, if you're feeling crazy. It will go as slow as 2 steps per measure, on up to one complete pattern every 1/4 note if you're the anxious type. In free time (as opposed to host sync) it will go to just shy of audio rate, or so slow you can't stand it. Triplet and dotted note times are included, and the pattern can be anywhere from 2 to 16 steps long.

This will be $39. We're pretty much done with the VST, except for a couple bugs that need to be tracked down. AU, testing, then out the door.




Feb.02.2006 @ 10:46 AM
Muff Wiggler
looks very very cool!

Feb.02.2006 @ 5:02 PM
Muff Wiggler
you guys price things exactly, perfectly 'just right' to make sure i pick them up, don't you?

Feb.03.2006 @ 10:57 AM
neat! looks great, can't wait to chain this with DubStation. Whats the filter going to be like on this, modeled after anything interesting in a non patent infringing way?

Feb.03.2006 @ 8:00 PM
Chris Randall
The filter is a Hal Chamberlain 2 pole. It is sometimes frowned upon in DSP circles, but I tricked it out for this purpose. Coupled with the drive, it can really shriek, but it doesn't self-oscillate, which I thought important for this particular application.

So, to actually answer your question, it's not modelled on anything in particular. I just spent a lot of time getting it to sound good for this purpose, which is snappy pops and such.

In other news, I have successfully compiled the i386 version of the AU and have it (sort of) working in Logic 7.2, so progress is made. But now it's the weekend, and I've got a track to finish, so I'll be readdressing this on Monday.





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