February 13, 2008

Ricochet Update...

by Chris Randall

Shan't be long now. All five (!) versions are performing flawlessly on all but one of the dozen test systems, and that particular one has all the earmarks of been Just One Of Those Mac Things, so we're gonna let it slide for the time being.

So, all coding is done, and final release installers have been built. The only thing left at this point is the manual, and my own extreme torture testing, which is the last thing I do, wherein I try my hardest to break the plugin, through completely ludicrous actions. (200bpm tempo swings, hard-core rapid automation of all parameters simultaneously, that sort of thing.) I'm doing that now, while Adam writes the manual, which you're gonna probably need for this beastie, unlike most of our products. It is at least as complex as Replicant, in my opinion. Like Replicant, it can be used out of the box and puzzled out without the manual, but if you want to get the full benefit you're gonna have to do some reading.

Anyways, how's tomorrow looking for you? That's where we're at.




Feb.13.2008 @ 3:58 PM
Great news, CR. I've been checking in all day to see what's happening with Ricochet. I'll be right there for the AU.

Feb.13.2008 @ 4:01 PM
mike kiraly
credit card is ready.

Feb.13.2008 @ 7:20 PM
Regarding ludicrous testing actions...

Back when I was a full-time software developer, the boss/owner was the best final tester. He didn't assume anything, so if it took more than a microsecond for something to happen he'd bang on the keyboard or click the mouse until something/anything happened. Usually that meant something unexpected, and well worth fixing. Always a good thing to check before releasing to a customer.


Feb.13.2008 @ 9:11 PM
beauty pill
Not being a Grindhouse fan myself (I liked some early stuff before the whole genre went mainstream), this is the most exciting AI post of the last week.

I'm psyched.



Feb.13.2008 @ 9:51 PM
I actually didn't find it too hard to grasp, but then I found Replicant really easy to get on with, too.

I think folk are really going to like this one, it's the only multitap delay I've ever used that didn't just feel like a bunch of separate delays collected under one GUI.


Feb.13.2008 @ 10:21 PM
If anyone's interested in hearing a bit more of what it can sound like, here's some stuff I recorded while testing tonight. Just an epiano through Ricochet:

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The first shows how it can work as a rhythmic delay, the second has two stacked Ricochets to show a sort of cloud effect.


Feb.14.2008 @ 11:06 AM
Artemiy Pavlov
This one, as well as d16's Devastor, will be the next plug-ins I buy. Thanks for the brilliant work, guys!

Feb.14.2008 @ 3:55 PM

(I'm tester #12.)




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