And The Winner Is...
We received a total of 493 name submissions. Unfortunately, about 450 of them were some permutation of the word "tap" and thus automatically ruled out. The most common submissions, tied at 56 each, were "Tapdance" and "Tapper." (We thought, if the latter, we could put an easter egg where you could play Tapper. But then we realized that was dumb.) Adam's favorite among the "Tap" submissions was Tapioca. But I vetoed that because, well, it's a little bit gay.
Among the many non-tap submissions, 312 in all (most people submitted more than one, and one person submitted 37), my personal favorites were Cloud Puncher and Babyfoot, because they made me chuckle, despite having nothing whatsoever to do with anything. Cloud Puncher may very well become a catch-all term in Audio Damage company vernacular, like "rrrrrfucrkrrrd.r", "y0ya!", and "wr0k", the result of contextual mistypings that Just Work. Or wr0k, as the case may be. If you're a regular customer of Audio Damage, you'll note that these occasionally turn up in preset names.
Anyway, I don't know the name of the person that submitted Ricochet, who goes by the moniker "Sink," but it is pertinent to what the product does, fits in the general naming scheme of Audio Damage products, and rolls off the tongue in a pleasant way. Thus, we are pleased to report that Sink will receive a copy of Ricochet, one other AD plug of his choosing, and an AD t-shirt.
And a general update on Ricochet. Work continues on a timely schedule. We had to figure out a way to get around VSTGUI's odd and balky handling of fonts by inventing a new way to use a font for text purposes. Adam handled this in fine style, and the GUI (by far the most difficult part of this entire exercise) is essentially done. DSP coding starts in earnest now. We're still looking at a late January release currently, but that could easily change.
EDIT: Oops. Due to a spelling error, I didn't catch that Gibbon had submitted "Ricochet" as well. So we have dual winners, Sink and Gibbon. Both get the same prize, of course.