Alive and emailing


So the blog got ancient. Let me improve things by a tiny fraction.
I’ve been snowed under with a bunch of stuff, and it’s been impacting my ability to run things, so I’ve brought in some help for first-tier customer support! From now on, Peter (my brother) will be handling all the day-to-day stuff like sorting out lost logins, demo requests, install help, etc. I’ll still be replying to audio questions, taking feature requests and bug reports. But this means that for things that need immediate response, they’ll get one.

I find I have to get my head down and concentrate to make progress with things, so this should be a great step forward in productivity.

Also, since he’s already gone ahead and said it, I can reveal that I’ve been working on a very unusual project with superhero, comedian and beatboxer Beardyman. It’s sort-of a DAW, and sort-of not, and it allows you to make music in the time it takes to hear it. It’s been fascinating to watch the design come to life, and it’ll certainly be something to look out for.

There’s a new plug on the beta list too. It leads me to pose the question: What’s the most fun effect to combine with a pitch shifter?

New EQ is coming along. I’m struggling a bit with the surround design. I’ve concluded that you need to be able to make groups of channels as shortcuts, but also be able to free-assign bands to channels. I’ve yet to figure out how to get this to work with MS… and in fact anyone with ideas/opinions on how MS should work “right” in surround… I’m all ears!

AAX looks like it’s done. I have some bugfixes in general that I want to roll in before I release, but it’s in good shape 🙂

Is there any call for a preset/mod sharing system of some kind? My PHP/CSS/JS has got fairly sharp recently and I’m toying with the idea of building something.

After the new EQ, which is my grand artistic statement for the year (it’s a beast), there’ll be a suite of dynamics processors.
Current list is: Compressor (little one), Gate, De-Esser, Dynamic EQ and Limiter. They’ll be based on the Compassion DSP, extended with extra functionality for each task.

So, that’s my todo list right now. If I’ve not replied to mails from anyone, it means I’ve lost them – please resend. I’ve had a little server trouble lately, which has been less than ideal, so I need to move the server somewhere more stable. Any recommendations?

Will post when there’s more news. 😉