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 @ 10:11 AM
"I want more knobs, fucker!"

Nov.08.2006 @ 11:38 AM
Looks very nice, Chris. I do know how to program Beat Repeat (once you wrap your head around it it eventually makes sense), but I can easily see using this, too. Looks like you've got some stuff going they don't have in Beat Repeat. Can't wait. :)

Here's a question: had you thought about adding some sort of envelope control, so that you don't immediately skip from one part of the waveform to another?


Nov.08.2006 @ 11:44 AM
Does this mean if a Dem wins in 08' you'll post a picture of your home setup/workspace?


Nov.08.2006 @ 12:06 PM
Wait....I'm confused. How was Diamond Dave worked into this plugin?

Nov.08.2006 @ 1:14 PM
Wade Alin
i'm gonna write an entire album with just this plug in and some reverb, watch me!



Nov.08.2006 @ 1:30 PM
Adam Schabtach
Sorry, RexRhino, we can't please all the people all the time.

Parameter randomization we can do, though. One of the nifty pieces of AD intellectual property that isn't seen by the outside world is an elegant (if I may say so) code architecture for managing parameters. This is part of the stuff I wrote to make it easier to develop both AudioUnits and VST plug-ins. Adding some sort of randomization feature to it should be straightforward.



Nov.08.2006 @ 1:54 PM
Chris Randall
"Wait....I'm confused. How was Diamond Dave worked into this plugin?"

Obviously, it's not apparent from the screen shot that this baby is full of techno.



Nov.08.2006 @ 4:38 PM
nice one. this will be very useful.. i can hear it shuffling my hi hats and bleeps now.

Nov.08.2006 @ 5:21 PM
When you turn the top right button to the left 1/4 turn, and the top middle button of the bottom right cluster to the right 3/4 turn & press CTR-Alt-Scroll lock while simultaneously inputting Vanilla Ice into this Plug, DD103's image will flash 13 times in the central circle.

Nov.08.2006 @ 5:47 PM
And in the audio damage marketing material:

"You want beats, we got want techno...heh heh...we got that too!"


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