September 5, 2006


by Chris Randall

We're starting to think about the next Audio Damage product, and as always, we're interested in what the masses want. Got a particular piece of hardware you'd like to see in a plugin format? Is there some whacky idea you've had that needs to be a plug? Let us know in the comments.

It is worth noting that a filter was asked for in the last Reverence thread, and we had some discussion about this. Both Adam and I are under the impression that there are a lot of fucking filters out there, and the world wouldn't necessarily be a better place with another one in it. I've been pondering doing an MS20 filter, something which hasn't been done in software to the point where it's worth using, but that'd be a tricky little bitch. So, comments to that end are appreciated as well.



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Sep.07.2006 @ 9:55 AM
I like the transient designer idea or a fatso/distressor plugin

Sep.07.2006 @ 10:05 AM
I'd REALLY like to see a good compressor/expander w/ added bp/lp/hp filters and beat finder to get some fun random's hard to find a good one that doesn't clip or change pitch...with the added filters, it'd make a fun psuedo-suite that could generate unique results...

just my 2 cents...



Sep.07.2006 @ 6:07 PM
something wonderful would be a "Dolby Laboratories Dolby A-361 Noise Reduction Unit"

Dolby A
The first commercially successful noise reduction system, provides a 10db noise reduction across most of the audio spectrum. It's basic premise is fairly simple, the audio spectrum is split into four bands and then each is compressed but only the quieter portions and then expanded on playback, the amount/range of expansion is controlled by a modulated high frequency pilot tone recorded onto the tape, this is a controlled narrow band companding rather than the wide band one employed by DBX and due to that there is no real gain in dynamic range when the Dolby Laboratories system is used, it is however more resilient to errors and media quality than DBX type I, but is susceptible to tracking errors. It should be noted that the type A system works fine on low end hardware and can even be used on cassettes, the reason for you not seeing it used there is a question of cost.

They have never been made by anyone afaik.


Sep.07.2006 @ 9:39 PM
Adam Schabtach
Hah. Like we could afford to license something from Dolby.

Anyway, see CR's latest blog entry. We've decided and we're already working on it.



Sep.10.2006 @ 8:06 PM
I'm sure there are other ways to work with Dolby than get the licence ;)
But as you said, your choice is made but I still hope that maybe in the future you guys might cosider this idea ... a best of luck for the next one.

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