November 8, 2006

Teaser... Pt. 3

by Chris Randall

I'm in an incredibly good mood right now, due to the American elections. (It's 1 am here in Oregon, and we're still waiting on Montana, but as you no doubt know by now, it's looking like Democrats have taken both houses of congress.) As a result of my good mood, I give you the full UI of the next Audio Damage product. (Click the image for the full-size.)

Meet Replicant. It should be fairly obvious as to what it does, especially to those of you familiar with Live's built in Beat Repeat. I really like Beat Repeat, but I have a couple problems with it. (A) It's Live only, and I have no intention of switching to Live for my music creation, because it is singularly unsuited to my methodology, and (b) Beat Repeat is fucking annoying to program. I don't mean that as a slight to the Ableton guys, who had an excellent idea with their plug. It just doesn't make sense in that all-important non-Germanic way. How is ours different? Well, it has a much more comprehensive timing mechanism, resonant filters, pan position, bit reduction, and more sophisticated randomization features.

We're still quite a ways from having this done, so don't get too excited. Also, as you can clearly see from the screen shot, there are some UI elements missing. (This screenshot is actually from an earlier state of the plugin's dev process, where the knobs were dummies.) We plan to add a couple controls at this point as well, for more control over how the filters work, but I believe you can get a pretty good idea of it at this point. Pricing and release date to be determined, but you can expect it to be in line with all our other products, price-wise, and you can maybe expect to find it in your Christmas stockings.



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Nov.08.2006 @ 4:35 AM
Very nice, and I must say I like the direction that you UI's are headed. Definately reflects the apps you listed in that other thread for having UI design that appeals to you.


Nov.08.2006 @ 6:12 AM
Gorgeous. Both the GUI and the elections.
Loving the spaciousness (of the gui, not congress). Any hints as to what sort of controls the filters will have? i.e. an envelope follower perhaps?
In any case, it looks great.

Nov.08.2006 @ 7:47 AM
I'm sold.

Nov.08.2006 @ 7:55 AM
its like looking straight into the ominous eye of HAL

Nov.08.2006 @ 8:11 AM
Jeremy Cox
snap... i guessed it in the first preview!

Nov.08.2006 @ 8:49 AM
Including a parameter randomization feature would be wonderful for those of us better at sounding things out than we are at programming :D

Nov.08.2006 @ 8:55 AM
i've always felt that the GUIs were great, except for the audiodamage logo. i dig that it's kinda pixelated or whatever, but it just doesn't seem to match the look of the rest of the plug. *ducks*

Nov.08.2006 @ 9:12 AM
I am a bit disappointed... Not because the plugin doesn't look very very cool, but because I now use plugins mostly to effect one-note one-hit samples that I then send to a hardware sampler (onboard effects aren't very good) - Plugins like Reverence are perfect for effecting samples like that, but things like loopers don't really work on one-hit samples.

But I agree with Chaosium, parameter randomization is very useful. I wish all plugins had such a thing.


Nov.08.2006 @ 10:04 AM
Those knobs are fly as is. Nice work!

Nov.08.2006 @ 10:05 AM
Millenium Falcon VST!

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