August 5, 2006

A little story 'bout Reverence...

by Chris Randall

You might recall a few weeks back when I asked for a front panel photo of a Lexicon 200. Much speculation ensued, both here and at KvR, about the nature of such a request, and what it might mean. Of course, it's now known that most of you were right, and the next Audio Damage product is indeed "inspired by" the Lexicon 200. It is called Reverence, and a screenshot is above. Click the image for a full-sized one.

It isn't an exact clone of a Lexicon 200, or any Lexicon 'verb, for that matter. It is a modern (and thus more usable) rendition, for the 99.9999% of us that don't earn our bread and butter doing Scritti Politti mixes. It has that same thickness of the early Lexicon plate simulations, without the brittle overhead or the noise. Obviously, it runs at modern sampling rates instead of the 11kHz neck of the woods that the original ran at, so it has significantly more headroom. That said, I think Lexi 200 owners will be happy with the result.

It will be US$39.00. We're just finishing up the Windows version, and will start the OSX versions this week. I am hesitant to give an actual release date, but ads for it start running at the end of the month, so it would be wise for us to have it out in August. We're not going to rush it out, though, so there's a chance we'll slip a bit. Unlikely, but I'm obligated to mention it. We'll be happy to field any questions or comments in this thread.



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Aug.07.2006 @ 7:39 PM
Chris Randall
Due to popular demand:

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I don't think this would increase the usability of the plugin, quite frankly.



Aug.07.2006 @ 7:57 PM
Adam Schabtach
Definitely not. There's already too much cat fur in my studio as it is.



Aug.07.2006 @ 8:24 PM

Aug.08.2006 @ 5:45 AM
Could we possibly get a blue cat fur mod? :)



Aug.08.2006 @ 11:26 AM
Cat fur = awesome.

Enough with these pretty blue interfaces, foul and incoherent could be your new niche.


Aug.08.2006 @ 11:34 AM
Chris Randall
There are plenty of companies that do that already. Most of them release free plugins. We couldn't compete with that.

In any case, fur is fur, as far as Maya is concerned. Length, color, thickness, etc. are just numbers. I could render furry interfaces all day long.



Aug.08.2006 @ 6:16 PM
Sweeeeet furrrrrrr...

"and I've succeeded in creating what will be my standard send reverb for years to come."

That would be exactly what I'm looking for.

I want a signature sound for my recordings, something that tells people what I value in production. I want that sound to be comprised of elements that have occurred naturally in my life, if you can dig that. If this cat -CR and his crew, that I've become aware of because of shared interests expressed online, can come up with a reveb I like, it suits my tastes and cuts right through that whole mess of picking from the endless verb solutions out there, with the added bonus that I've read this cat's thoughts, and like the way he thinks about effects, at least. I feel like I've come out ahead.

Of course, all of this is without hearing the thing yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm a great believer in local flavor, and a reverb can be as vital to a mix as the right roux to a gumbo.


Aug.08.2006 @ 7:24 PM
Oh, and sorry about calling you a "cat", twice. It just slips out sometimes.

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