August 15, 2007

Audio Damage update...

by Chris Randall

Now that Dr. Device is out and doing well, we've begun work on some new things. For the next few months, rather than put out one big whopper (e.g. Dr. Device), we're going to work on releasing some smaller effects with a more narrow focus at a somewhat lower price point. The first one of these will be up fairly quickly, and I'll probably begin teasing you next week.

In the meantime, I'm working at whipping 3D Studio Max 9 in to shape.



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Aug.15.2007 @ 5:09 PM
Like they can get any you take foodstamps?

Aug.15.2007 @ 7:49 PM
Can't wait.

Aug.15.2007 @ 9:43 PM
Just a thought on a possible effect, perhaps a Binson Echorec emulation?

Aug.16.2007 @ 12:46 AM
Looking forward to those too. As much as I love the biggies like Replicant and Dr D, my favourite plug-in of yours is still Dub Station, its has such a great charecter

Any chance that one of the new plug-ins will be the stopm-box type looper thing that was discussed here awhile back (possibly as in pre Reverence awhile back!)


Aug.16.2007 @ 3:18 AM
dan s
A spring reverb? plz!!!

Just kidding, love what you've done with the site.


Aug.16.2007 @ 7:18 AM
This might be an opportunity to put out some synths. I was going through some old files a while back and found the Reactor tutorials you did a few years ago for Creative Synth. The K-Synth, Atomizer, Ringo, Tron, and Moss would all be good synths to fit specific needs. That might be the kind of thing you are looking for to meet this lower price point. Just an idea.

Aug.16.2007 @ 7:32 AM
How about releasing a Publison Infernal Machine plugin down the road?

Aug.16.2007 @ 7:36 AM
Care to link to those Reaktor tutorials? I'm still struggling to get my head around it.

Aug.16.2007 @ 9:17 AM
Chris Randall
"How about releasing a Publison Infernal Machine plugin down the road?"

Sure. Got two of them we can borrow indefinitely? For some reason I had it in my head that was one of the more-requested hardware clones, until I realized that essentially all the requests have been Ethan. The Marshall Time Modulator is another one where I thought we got a lot of requests, but it turned out to be one person asking over and over again.

That said, you don't really want a PIM clone, do you? I mean, it's like an H3000 without the usefulness. Cloning general-use boxes like that is (a) pointless, and (b) utterly pointless. We'd sell like 5, and that for the year it'd take to make it.

"perhaps a Binson Echorec emulation?"

There are three things that are essentially impossible to do worth a shit in software. They are tape delays, oil-can delays, and spring reverbs. We could put some fake-ass thing out with a cute UI and a bunch of filters and call it the EchoWreck or something, and yeah, it'd be in the ball park, but we'd be lying and you'd know it. Ain't gonna happen.



Aug.16.2007 @ 10:25 AM

I can understand that oil-can delays and spring reverbs are impossible to do, due to the chaotic nature of the medium. You would need to do some pretty serious physics simulations to simulate those accurately... but tape-delay is impossible to do?

I have heard some fantastic tape delay pedals and plugins. You add some flutter and wah, some tape style saturation (which unlike a spring or oil can is basicly just a filter/compression), and some noise in the feedback loop, maybe even some sound bleeding over to simulate an imperfect tape head, and you are good to go.

If you can simulate analog bucket-brigade delay in your plugins (which you do), you should be able to simulate a tape delay.


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