July 3, 2007

Jumpin' The Gun...

by Chris Randall

It seems someone at KvR put up a news item about Dr. Device. As a result, all the other sites that put up music news also put up blurbs about Dr. Device. Ergo, there was a somewhat heightened interest in the good Doctor today, and I had to whack up some samples. So if you head over to the appropriate page and scroll down, you'll note that Dr. D now has some audio samples. I just whipped these out in order to take advantage of the unplanned publicity in a timely fashion, so they're not gonna, like, make you readdress your music-making paradigms or anything, but... well... you get the idea.

EDIT: Okay, I replaced all the samples (except for the "theremin" one) with stuff that was a little more better, I think, and added a couple with synthie stuff. With this effect, it's hard not to think that it's obvious what a filter and a two-tap delay can do with a bunch of mod. Comments, and if there's anything in particular you'd like to hear through it, please let me know in this thread.




Jul.03.2007 @ 8:24 AM
I didn't know that it could self-oscillate. That's pretty cool.
Does that mean you're going to slot it into the instruments section then?

Jul.03.2007 @ 8:51 AM
The bit about using it as a theremin was rather amusing considering CR's oft stated opinion of that instrument and it's array of annoying wails.

Jul.03.2007 @ 9:09 AM
Chris, i would resize your pop up page for the dr. device image. as of now it is about half the size of the full image and the user has to drag the window larger.

Jul.03.2007 @ 9:47 AM
sounds good, count me in for 49 bucks!

Jul.03.2007 @ 11:58 AM
i like the audio clip demo player, very efficient.

you web programmer/designer did a super good job.


Jul.03.2007 @ 12:36 PM
Chris Randall
Gashoagie, you have "move or resize existing windows" in your Javascript turned off (or whatever the equivalent in your browser is). That's fine, of course, and your decision, but that's why it's not showing the full screenshot.

Viz. the theremin, it's funny you bring that up. I was actually going to note in the text for the clip that I didn't know why anyone would _want_ to make this sound, but it was available if you did. But I've found that irony and advertising rarely cooperate, so I left it out. Wail away.

I think I'll work on some better demos today; the third one is cute, but the first two don't really do a good job of showing what Dr. D is all about. I did them fairly quick, just to get things up.



Jul.03.2007 @ 12:45 PM
I dislike the audio clip demo player... If you are going to embed audio into a page without an option to download it, you should always include a volume control. Not quite as big of a web-crime as some loud flash animation without a mute button, but it is annoying nonetheless. Given that the rest of the design is top-notch, the designer should really know better.

Jul.03.2007 @ 12:57 PM
OK, I see there is an option to download via the right-click flash menu... Still, a volume control would be more user friendly.

Jul.04.2007 @ 12:12 AM
Cr, I checked it out on Safari 2,3 Omniweb , and firefox web browsers with their default settings. It showed up all the same cutting the image in half when the image pop window opened.
just to let ya know.

-looks great otherwise. love the flash player buttons. very well designed as allways!


Jul.08.2007 @ 11:47 AM
Looks like a nice piece of kit. The filter reminds of bit of Fabfilter's Volcano, in terms of overall tonality. I'm sure my paypal account will be further diminished once this is out.



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