I am just demoing Audiomulch, and I am impressed. I spare you the hooorays and yippies which would merely bore all of the seasoned users. I had heard (coming from EnergyXT1, Podium and Reaper, using Reaktor and so on) quite a few things about audiomulch, and in some forums you get the "oooh it's only for single-core-machines, that's a no-go" and so on. Testing it with my 4 year old laptop showed extremely good results though, and as long as things are "manageable", why should users care - if cpu load gets too heavy, we can always bounce and re-load and just go on, so multicore support would be great and many expect it - but it works without, and so it is no real problem.
I have a Kore2 controller (which after 2 years and a replacement now works^^), and I am thrilled how beautifully the automation in Audiomulch works. Just starting here, so there are surely many great other things I'll do in the future, with foot controllers, maybe a cheap wacom tablet, keys and whatnot.
In short, you won me over.
My only suggestion would be if maybe in the future you could consider a price policy like for example Reaper does it. I know that sounds a tad like coming from old Scrooge or a german banker^^, and 189$ are not that much if you paid for Reaktor in 2004 and so on, or compare with old hardware. That's all true. But i was just thinking if it would not be a good idea to make prices for a)people who actually make money b)people who don't. Reaper is around 60$ if you are a hobbyist or a pro that is not actually rich, and is 225$ or more (I forgot) if you actually earn your living with music. They pay for the same version.
Again, don't get me wrong, I donated to 25+ freeware-developers and I truly appreciate the tools we all get, in fact it's a shame how few people pay 20$ to guys who develop tools for free.
Seen from a financial point of view such a "Reaper-like" suggestion would only make sense if the userbase went up 4 times if you tried such a scheme. But well, who knows?
Well - just an idea. Apart from that I am very very happy, my old old laptop likes Audiomulch well^^.
No other software daws I own works so well with my Kore2 controller. It is pure fun to switch between controlling audiomulch contraptions that great way and then controlling Kore2 as a vst itself within Audiomulch. Sad they discontinued Kore, but like other controllers it makes for a great musical combination - superb.
I am thrilled how great Audiomulch works for vst-instruments AND for bass and guitar and voice. Not having multi core might even get us to find out how to create new sounds with what we have - a good thing!
For fieldrecording-guys like me the experimental possibilities are like heaven. Guess I'll test a bit more and buy a license soon. Still, maybe you'd get even more users if you'd setup some form of pricing scheme some day that would match "reality as us western people see". In 2008 markets would have gone to hell if not bizarre sums would have been pumped into the system from just those which our conservatives+liberals tell us would be "the bad ones" - only the states saved the so-calles "free" markets. I know from talking to developers that sales DID go down for many since that time. (If big rich companies like NI drop prices considerably, there must be something going on^^).
So well, just an idea, and of course everyone who wants to support Audiomulch would be free to buy a pro-license^^..
To prove that it is me and not Scrooge or Dagobert Duck posting for the first time here, I'm going to buy a license now^^. I truly appreciate that you don't rely on dongles (I lose usb sticks like umbrellas^^) and c/r. And really, I wonder why I did not test Audiomulch 2 before. The blog is another superb idea - I like developers who share ideas how to use their tools, as I always had the impression my left brain area would contain quite an amount of straw instead of those miracles that enable you to think highly logical ;-))))
Yes, a bit of a long post. True^^. A happy new year to all who like Audiomulch!