July 10, 2007

Dr. Device Update...

by Chris Randall

I know a lot of you are waiting with bated breath for Dr. D but the wait is gonna be a bit longer. We ran in to some issues with the Windows version that needed to be addressed before work could proceed, and we spent the majority of last week taking care of that before moving along. (In all cases in the preceding paragraph, the word "we" can be construed to mean "Adam." I was either swimming or swearing at my computer.)

Anyhow, everything is moving at a punk rock clip now. I should have the presets done tomorrow (and by "I" I actually mean "me") and the AU actually exists now, albeit in a somewhat stilted form. This is the normal state for an AU, IM not-so HO, so all is right with the world.

This is all quasi-annoying as we kind of timed our print ad purchases to the ostensible release date of the good Doctor, so we have full-page ads running in CM and FM this very minute that advertise essentially nothing, and despite Adam's express wishes, our company has joined the droves of software companies out there that advertise shit they ain't selling. Well, at least we have good company. My fault completely, and I'll take your criticism. (Unless it's actually, like, critical, in which case I'll just delete it because, despite the facade, I'm really not that interested in being criticized.)



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Jul.10.2007 @ 3:44 AM
but aren't you incredibly desperate for my 49 bucks?????



Jul.10.2007 @ 8:17 AM
Me and my friends have taken to referring to these occurrences as our own personal chinese democracies in tribute to the great Guns n Roses. You'll actually get yours done in a reasonable amount of time however. I on the other hand need to re-record my album with 2 or 3 more completely different bands before I can even think about having the rough mixes leaked on the internet.

Jul.10.2007 @ 9:12 AM
Wade Alin
>>>I on the other hand need to re-record my album with 2 or 3 more completely different bands before I can even think about having the rough mixes leaked on the internet

god, that sounds like me. minus the fame and record sales.



Jul.10.2007 @ 10:06 AM
Take heart that you'll never be able to match IKMultimedia in terms of announcing stuff that you won't deliver for months/years down the line.

Jul.10.2007 @ 11:03 AM
The good news at least is that it'll probably be out by the time most shops in North America actually get copies of the latest CM and FM in stock.

Jul.10.2007 @ 11:19 AM
>I'll take your criticism

ok, it's "bated breath," not "baited breath."


Jul.10.2007 @ 1:26 PM
Chris Randall
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In any case, I don't know what you're talking about.



Jul.10.2007 @ 2:06 PM
Adam Schabtach
Chris is, as usual, being polite about my recent progress--or lack thereof--with Dr. Device. Sometimes these projects just fight you every step of the way, and this is certainly one of those times. The recent issues weren't so much Windows-specific as VST-specific, although there were some Windows-specific ones too. Part of the problem is that there's a fair amount of new tech in this product (i.e. stuff unlike anything I've coded for previous products) and another part of the problem is the series of distractions that have befallen me since the beginning of May. Some days I wish I had an actual office to go to. (Usually I come to my senses quite quickly after that thought passes through my head.)

So yeah, I'm chugging away on the AU port now. Most of the usual stuff is done so now I'm grappling with the unusual stuff. Hopefully it will go reasonably smoothly from here on out, but given how it's gone so far I'm not placing any bets.

We had to make a guess on short notice with the magazine ad, and like most short-notice guesses about software projects, it turned out to be wrong. Oh well. At least we know that we really-truly didn't intentionally run ads earlier than appropriate. (Steve: thanks for the props but sadly the issue of CM hit mailboxes last week.)

In any case, thanks for your attention and patience. We'll ship no plug-in before its time.



Jul.10.2007 @ 7:08 PM

This is what makes your company so cool, communication and honesty.Apple/Yamaha/many others could learn that customers are greatful to know whats going on.



Jul.10.2007 @ 10:01 PM
Hah! You're a real software company now!

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