March 20, 2007

Backsliding...

by Chris Randall
 



Apparently the cart has to go _after_ the horse. We decided that it would be prudent to set Dr. Device aside for a bit and address the clickies issue in Replicant. Now, in our defense, it didn't really occur to us that people would want to use Replicant for anything but drums, so we toned the clicks down to where they weren't really noticeable in drum loops. However, as Wm. Gibson so eloquently stated, "the street finds its own uses for things." People are (more often than not, it seems) using Replicant for a lot of things that aren't drums, and the clicks are quite obvious in, say, pads and such.


So, we've found the source of the clicks today (two sources, as it happens) and are half way to solving both. We'll have a Windows VST update in the immediate future, and an OSX VST update shortly after that. Due to some concerns about the AU kit, we may hold off on the OSX AU update for a bit, but it should follow presently. Then we'll return to Dr. Device development.


For what it's worth, Dr. Device is in a semi-advanced state; most of the major coding is done, and now it's just the details. Adam is going on vacation for a fairly large chunk of April, but Dr. Device will be out not too long after he returns.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 6:34 AM
Ronin
Light clickies issue in BigSeq too...
Anyway is a good software.
Cheers

Ronin

 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 7:46 AM
quantize
I've started seeing posts claiming that the AU problems are caused by the Automatic 10.4.9 update...and are solved by installing the full COMBO update (which i do out of habit anyhow)...

i can't confirm this myself as im strictly Cubase and OSX (AU was the reinvented wheel i didnt need and Logic just makes me feel queasy
..just a personal choice)

...anyhow maybe it will help others...

 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 9:37 AM
aKido
great news for replicant.

 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 12:19 PM
brandon daniel
Nice one, thanks for the effort.
 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 1:48 PM
Ataru
Glad to hear it; I held off on buying this because of the clicks, looking forward to the update!
 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 12:04 PM
air king sound
I purchased replicant on the advice of a friend and LOVE it.

I have actually been using it a lot for tweaking more ambient pieces, so am happy to hear you are working on the clicks.

It's a great tool.

thx

 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 9:48 PM
semtek
Yes, that's great news. Just purchased and really enjoy it but I'm going to wait for the update until I use it out live.

There is one feature I would lobby strongly for: a very brief crossfade between the repeated/filtered signal and the return of the original in ducking mode. It would really give it a smooth edge for live use.

Incidentally am on 10.4.9 Macbook Core Duo Intel and no problems with using the plug in at all.

 
 

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