January 4, 2008


by Chris Randall

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday. I went to Mt. Bachelor to get my snowboard on, and when I got back I was too sore to care about matters audio. And Pablo thought I might be tasty. But I'm bigger than him so that wasn't too big a deal.

In any event, NAMM is upon us. I will not, of course, be attending, because it has become a point of pride now. Plus this blog isn't really about NEW SHIT!!! but more editorial in nature, and I can just as easily do that in the comfort of my own home as with driving to Anaheim and spending 3 days in the World's Largest Guitar Center Shred Fest. Can you even imagine me in the same state as the World's Fastest Drummer competition, let alone the same room?

Luckily, Audio Damage's business model means I don't have to give a flying fuck (and/or a rolling donut) about Sweatwater and Musician's Enemy, and I don't have to try and talk their buyers in to taking X units. If it did, I would probably quit. Or kill myself. Not necessarily in that order. If there's one thing I hate about this business, it's the behind-the-scenes name-dropping motherfuckers. Like buyers for major retailers, for instance. Or booking agents. Or record label legal departments. That sort of thing.

All that aside, a quick AD update. We're approaching DSP freeze land for Ricochet. The multi-tap delay code is working like a charm; we're tuning filters and such now, which will define the sound of the plug-in, and making some decisions viz. usability. (This is harder than it sounds, because I'm fairly brutal about simplicity, while Adam likes a lot of options. We meet in the middle.) We're just about to the point where I can put up some audio samples; that being the case, I will probably make a product page in the not-too-distant future. I still can't say with any sort of accuracy as to when it will be done and for sale, but the vast majority of the Hard Part is done.




Jan.04.2008 @ 2:42 PM
Dave McAnally
Well drummer competition I can understand, but I'm also given to understand this guy is gonna be there
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And I can't see how a man of your tastes could pass that one up ;-)


Jan.04.2008 @ 2:54 PM
Chris Randall
Maybe if I went, I'd have an opportunity to put arsenic in his Red Bull. Or something.



Jan.04.2008 @ 3:37 PM
That guy has like 17 cameras on him. The editor can't keep up with all the angles. Douche. It occurs to me that this guy isn't that different from guys on Youtube who can play Edelweiss on a bent Furby or whatever

Jan.04.2008 @ 4:23 PM
brandon daniel
Besides, you all know I'll have all the pics up before half of the first day is over, and you can provide commentary to your heart's content from then on out ;0)

Jan.04.2008 @ 4:43 PM
raoul duke
that youtube video is hilarious. the guy playing the double guitar is a total fuckwit. they say posing and fucking around with one guitar like that is compensating for a lack in the trouser department so that guy with two guitars must be like shrivelled prawn land down there.

the comments are funny too; people actually think that is cool!?!

maybe him and that douche who did that Run DMC remix should team up. they seem like they would make the perfect pair.


Jan.04.2008 @ 5:54 PM
he's already gotten the ".. shreds" treatment.

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Jan.05.2008 @ 5:05 AM
Just so you know, "--alt-preset standard" is now obsolete, it has been replaced by the superior-in-every-way "-V 2", in the recommended stable version of LAME, 3.97.

Jan.05.2008 @ 5:07 AM
....I don't know how that comment ended up on the wrong post.

Jan.05.2008 @ 7:49 AM
"Just so you know, "--alt-preset standard" is now obsolete, it has been replaced by the superior-in-every-way "-V 2""

As far as I can tell, "-v 2" is the exact same thing as "--preset standard". They just changed the naming convention. :) So if by "superior-in-every-way" you mean "takes 13 less keystrokes to type the switch", then yes!




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