January 23, 2008

Ricochet Progress...

by Chris Randall

It's just about up to the fat lady at this point, because we're moving right along. As you can see in the above picture, the OS X VST is 99% done. People that are paying attention will note that the above screenshot shows the thus-far-unseen mod screen, and the value pop-ups we're using now. Those little flags will come up whenever you "grab" a knob, and show the true value, which is kinda handy, and an oft-requested feature.

Anyways, there are a couple bugs that are common to both the Windows and OS X versions that need to be addressed, and presets need to be added, then it's just the AU version (which might be a bit hairy on this one), the manual, and testing.

So, definitely not before the end of January, but early February is looking pretty good at this point. As soon as Ricochet is released, we're going to do maintenance releases on a couple of our other plugs (notably Replicant, which has an automation bug we've just discovered), and then it's movin' on.




Jan.23.2008 @ 11:17 AM
Looking good. I'll definately be getting that and the new micronaut album when it comes out :-)

Jan.23.2008 @ 12:21 PM
Shouldn't the plug header that reads "ricochet" slightly resemble a shell fragmenting, and deflecting off a surface?

Culminating with gulf war syndrome.


Jan.24.2008 @ 12:09 AM
Great, just the plug I'm waiting for to ditch Logic! Nice. VERY nice.

I know this isn't exactly the right place to ask this, but have you guys ever considered having an affair with convolution thingies, I mean, aside from delay-based plugs?

Right now I'm quite fed up with Logic's current stability and the only reason left using it is Space Designer. And no, SIR or Waves IR-crap aren't options. Are there, by the way, any alternatives available for OSX?


Jan.24.2008 @ 11:02 AM

Altiverb, if you're prepared to pay for it. Also, I think Voxengo is slowly getting their OSX ports done and they have a convolution processor (Pristine Space) in their product line if you're prepared to wait for an aeon or two.


Jan.25.2008 @ 11:04 AM
Adam Schabtach
Peppe: I wouldn't say that it's out of the question, but currently we have no plans for a convolution-based reverb product. Besides the substantial engineering effort that would be required, Chris has stated to me more than once his dislike of convolution-based reverb, and since I use a PC for my music work I happily use the Voxengo product. This internal state of affairs precludes the generation of personal interest that drives the development of our products.





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