March 18, 2006

Discord 2 preview...

by Chris Randall

Pictured is the final user interface for Discord 2, straight out of 3DS Max. This should give you a pretty good idea of what's going on. Click the image for the full-sized UI.

As you can see, there is a separate LFO for each side; these can be tempo-synced, and the four small knobs in each LFO section are the mod routing. Each LFO can affect the shift amount, delay time, HPF frequency, and LPF frequency, with either positive or negative mod.

Each side has its own set of shifting and delay controls, and the delays can be tempo-synced now. Another addition is the cross-feedback path, which (when used in a pitch shifter) produces some pretty sick results. On the right, the master section has output level, mix, and some specialty controls.

LFO1->RIGHT overrides LFO2's settings, and sends LFO1 settings to both channels.

LINK links the controls of the left and right channels, for ease of programming.

toggles between two separate pitch-shift algorithms. One is more vintage and grainy, and the other is smoother (hence "smoothing.")

I don't know how long this is going to take to complete. A few more weeks at least. Discord 1.5 will be discontinued when this is released, and the price will be raised to $49.00. Upgrades will be $10.00 for owners of Discord 1.5. The OSX version will be Universal Binary. I'll keep you posted on the progress. Currently, Adam is working on the guts, and I've just finished rendering the complete stack that makes up the UI. I'll theoretically have the entire GUI done and coded by Monday, but there are a lot of fucking knobs on this thing, each one of which has to be hand-placed, so it could take more time than I plan.



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Mar.19.2006 @ 5:31 PM
Not only is the product top notch,
the custormer service is unparalleled

Mar.19.2006 @ 9:39 PM
brandon daniel
mmm, drool. One of my favorite hihat fx is tempo sync delay with pitch shift in the feedback loop... this ought to do that handily.

Mar.19.2006 @ 10:49 PM
Suit & Tie Guy
this looks fucking fabulous. thanks much.

Mar.20.2006 @ 6:57 AM
First post here. Hi guys, thanks for the preview shoot.
I've sent you a message/request through the AD's site contact form some days ago. Did you get it? Thanks.

Mar.20.2006 @ 8:27 AM
wow, nice work chris, can't wait to upgrade.

Mar.20.2006 @ 3:41 PM
Very nice, love Discord 1.5, looking forward to the upgrade.

Great work on the UI. Glad to see it bearing more resemblance to the old Eventide boxes.


Mar.26.2006 @ 8:10 PM
This is a massive upgrade....i don't know what else could've been improved! The UI is especially cool and I hope you continue it with the next Deverb (which i just bought - A+).

Have you considered doing any weird flangers? I'm thinking thru-zero emulation and envelope follower cotrol perhaps?


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