September 5, 2006

Okay...

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.05.2006 @ 8:07 PM
Chris Randall
We choose the values of the knobs based upon their most useful ranges; we don't generally rely on the hardware itself for this. The reasons are two-fold:

1) Software products have a much broader headroom than hardware products for the most part. We don't generally dumb down our products unless we're looking for a specific sound. (See Reverence).

2) The biggest problem with increasing the range of paramter knobs is that it makes fine-tuning them in the ranges that are actually useful quite difficult. Take a filter frequency control for example. On a low-pass filter, we can easily make the knob go from 0.00000000001Hz on up to 40kHz. But on a LPF, the tasty range is _significantly_ smaller than that, and would only occupy a 1 degree arc of the knob.

We set all the knobs up appropriate to their usefulness. With something like the Space Station, we wouldn't model it exactly, but just use it to get an idea of what works in that context; it's a multi-tap delay that is much loved, and we'd like to know why, and use that love in our own product. People that want a software _clone_ of the original can always buy Princeton's version.

-CR

 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:10 PM
Wade Alin
imagine this plug-in -

link [aes.harmony-cenal.co...]">link [aes.harmony-cenal.co...]

now imagine it not sounding like a line 6.

and yeah, i'm still pushing for that radio shack mic modeler. i'd use it on _everything_.

-W

 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:24 PM
frugalpole
tape/lo-fi delay. yep.
 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:30 PM
Dale
I'd like to see something like the DSI Evolver delay/distortion section... multiple feedback paths, distortion, tuned distortion and bit crushing.

Signal flow is here link [www.davesmithints.co...]">link [www.davesmithints.co...]

-D

 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:34 PM
frugalpole
distortion for sure. screw the tape delay.
or how about a distortion/delay plug... ooh..ooh...oh
 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:36 PM
blandman74

For something really left field, you could try modeling my favorite guitar effect, the 4ms atoner. See here:

<a href="link [www.4mspedals.co...]">link [www.4mspedals.co...]">link [4ms pedals]</a>

 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:38 PM
blandman74
ugh. sometimes I think too hard, but never hard enough....
 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:44 PM
nabla
roland's side band filter ... or maybe DACS Freque II ....
 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 8:51 PM
crackintheshat
i would totally go for the tape saturator or the delay. i would say a disto box with modeled feedback loops like on some of the effector 13 stuff: link [www.effector13.co...]">link [www.effector13.co...]

otherwise maybe some sort of mic modeler, not like the antares one. with crazy stuff you could do, i always like pointing mics in the wrong directions or leaving a bit of bleed on the monitors for feedback.

good luck

 
 

 
Sep.05.2006 @ 9:07 PM
ecallender
If you wanna really impress people, get the rights to the Ensoniq library and come up with a Mirage and/or ESQ softsynth. That would be your biggest seller. Don't believe me? Ask a Goth. BTW ? I think someone else wanted a FIZMO plug. That's a definite!

Failing that pipedream, a really good Overdrive AND Distortion plug with tone control would rock. Think MXR Doubleshot.

 
 

 
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