July 25, 2007

Dr. Device update...

by Chris Randall
 

Okay, we're pretty much done with major coding on Dr. Device, and are about to enter in to our testing period. (I'm loath to write those words, because they always engender 20 to 30 letters that say, for all intents and purposes, "hey, can I get your shit for free if I install it and do a cursory examination, then forget to write you back about it until the product has been out for like a month?")


But presets are done, the AU is done, the VSTs on both Windows and OSX are done. So it's just a matter of inserting the copy protection, building UB versions on the Mac side, and making installers. Then the plugs go out for final testing, we fix any bugs that are found, and that's that. I'm not going to give a date, because that would jinx it, but we're definitely in the home stretch with this bear.

 
 
 

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Jul.26.2007 @ 12:27 AM
inteliko
Congrats
 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 5:59 AM
quantize
Hey, ill test it AND pay!
 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 7:14 AM
Flashback
hey, can I get your shit for free if I install it and do a cursory examination, then forget to write you back about it until the product has been out for like a month?
 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 10:38 AM
RexRhino
I just wish that you guys would take a mini-ITX system, wire on a good DAC and a few knobs, put it in a rackmount case, and sell it as a dedicated hardware effect.
 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 11:03 AM
Wade Alin
>>put it in a rackmount case, and sell it as a dedicated hardware effect.

kind of off topic, but I've started using some of the AD plugs (w/ a laptop/presonus and originally Bidule - but now Live) to do live sound. It's a lot easier/better than I'd originally expected, sounds great, and offers a whole lot of control vs hardware.

W

 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 11:08 AM
D' MacKinnon
Hey wade, what's the latency on that?
 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 1:09 PM
R.A.W.
Nice! Can't wait to get my credit card ready!

I can comprehend your opinion about most voluntary testers, but I might add that there are some very good ones out there (shaman, DarkStar, Asseca to name a few). ;)
E.g. I am/was in the beta-tester team for LiveSlice and ABL2 and tbh the work-hours I invested for testing and writing detailed reports were at least ten times as valuable as the plugs I got for free afterwards (when I take my hourly earnings of my dayjob into account), but we do it for fun, cool devs and for the music community.
I also think that there are many ppl out there trying to get stuff for free by offering their time for tests but giving rare feedback, but there are still some exceptions from that rule. ;)

 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 1:12 PM
Adam Schabtach
Regarding using AD plugs in a live-sound context, see: link [www.tcelectronic.co...]">link [www.tcelectronic.co...]
Gotta love the screen in the photo.

--Adam

 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 2:53 PM
Chris Randall
And to RexRhino:

Just go to Wal-Mart and get one of these bitches:

link [www.everex.com]">link [www.everex.com]

(Note that, being a principled person, I would NEVER otherwise condone shopping at Wal-Mart for any reason whatsoever, but it's the only place these are available.)

Buy a license for EnergyXT and get one of the various methods for passing audio over your network happening, and you're good to go. We couldn't possibly beat that.

-CR

 
 

 
Jul.26.2007 @ 3:30 PM
Wade Alin
yeah, that's just like me (Jon Burton) except i'm a tad sexier, much, much poorer and ultimately less credible. but the AD stuff works great in a live environment, no doubt.

D - as far as the latency, i'd have to boot it all up to let you know. since everything is in send mode (100% fx,) and it's live, it's not really an issue so far.

 
 

 
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