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.17.2007 @ 9:15 AM
Adam Schabtach
When did anyone say that AD is "delayed-out"? I explained why it was unlikely that we would do an emulation of a tape delay, but that doesn't mean we're "delayed-out" by any means.

It's hard to make a full-featured multi-tap delay w/o a "kitchen-sink UI". I mean, just count up the parameters; they have to go somewhere...



Aug.17.2007 @ 9:40 AM
beauty pill
Hey Adam, near the bottom of page 2 of these comments, your partner says AD is "delayed out" for now. That's where that quote started, I think.
- c

Aug.17.2007 @ 10:52 AM
Adam Schabtach
Oh. So he did. My bad. This is what I get for posting before my morning tea. Well, _he_ might be delayed out... :-)

He's right in that we don't have any delay products planned except for the one that he mentioned. "Planned" means we have a pretty clear idea of what the product will do/be (doo be doo be doo...) and in some cases more detail than that. Then there's at least as many hypothetical product ideas that seem like good ideas but haven't become cohesive enough for planning. (There's an incidental line in an old Woody Allen movie in which someone says something like "it's an idea, and with proper funding I think that I can turn it into a concept." That's kind of how these things go.) Rest assured that at least two of those ideas involve delays.



Aug.17.2007 @ 11:18 AM
Chris Randall
It's worth mentioning that we're essentially a delay-based company, and whether you know it or not, almost all of our products involve delays. Replicant, Reverence, Dr. Device, Dubstation, Phase Two, Discord 2, and Ratshack Reverb, which together comprise 66% of our product line, are all delay-based effects. With a good delay and a good filter, you can make all kinds of shit.

And nathanj, uh, yeah. Dr. Device self-oscillates. And if I may pat Adam on the back for putting up with my somewhat sketchy comments ("can you make it... uh... thicker?") it actually does so in a rather pleasing manner, rather than the thin whiny self-oscillation that you (rarely) get in plugins.

In fact, there's a theremin preset, which causes me hives but there you go.



Aug.17.2007 @ 1:04 PM
Of course, if you look at it the right way, you could consider filters to be just a bunch of delays too (IIR/FIR taps/stages) But maybe that's taking it too far already...

Aug.17.2007 @ 2:18 PM
Adam Schabtach
Conversely, there's a saying in signal-processing circles that everything's a filter...



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