Originally Posted by AndrewSimon
Many questions..... I asked at least 3 of them... 196 posts... not even one answer given so far..... not cool
Hi all, it´s not that we release plugins or amps on a weekly basis. For now bx_rockrack is what it is.
Yes. There will be a pro version at some point, but we honestly don´t know when. It´s not going to be next week or in the next very few next weeks for sure.
We will have an update though (next week) with SELECTABLE BUFFER SIZES and LOWER OVERSAMPLING which reduces the CPU load A LOT if needed. It also will show you that only the higher resolutions deliver the full sound, so you can record with low latency and less resolution and then bounce / mix with full resolution...
Also, the amp plugin will most likely stay quite clean and not-overloaded with features, but we´re thinking about adding some of the cool extra features (which will turn the regular version (which is NOT an LE version) into something bigger aka the "Pro version") separate plugins,
so the Pro version might well be a "bundle" of helper tools to add functionality for the recording artist.
Originally Posted by DSpec1
I agree. I have been a great supporter of BX products, but the lack of responses to reasonable questions is puzzling and uncharacteristic of Dirk.
Once in a lifetime (hopefully) I got married and took a honeymoon vacation, which I even announced here. I am back now. And madly in love.
Originally Posted by Red Black
I don't think I've had any questions answered either . . are our questions all about the pro version and/or bypassing amps and recording chains? I think they're keeping quiet on this topic at the moment . . maybe the demand for this functionality surprised them and they're thinking it over? It may have been one of the features that was to separate the pro version from the regular version?
If this functionality won't make it into Rockrack non-pro I'll definitely wait for the pro version . . mainly because the very things that make the 'recording chain' approach unique and awesome are also very limiting when it comes to creating your own guitar sound as a musician or as an engineer. Especially as Dirk recommends not processing the recording chains further and instead using the sounds as is or using the included graphic EQ to tweak the sound. I can't help thinking that once Rockrack conquers the world I'm just gonna hear those same guitar sounds again and again?
Obviously the ability to use my own amps/cabinets and recording chains completely negates this while still allowing me to use the awesome 'recording chains' when I want to :]
Yes, it would be very simple to enable a bypass for amps and recording chains, but this is not what we intend with THIS plugin. Maybe we´ll add to the concept later, but we´re 24 hours before the end of the "intro sale offer", and you ask us about new versions or plugins already. bx_rockrack is here to stay, we get fantastic feedback about the sound, and you may alter the sounds, add FX or EQ and compression to your liking, of course.
I just say that you don´t NEED to do that to get great pure rock sounds (or clean sounds), and that over-EQ-ing guitar sounds ultimately kills them in the mix.
No pun intended at all, but while we do hope that you like (and eventually buy) our plugins we have to follow our concepts, schedules and release plans.
I truly believe that there is no other amp plugin that does better what we have tried to deliver with bx_rockrack, but I totally don´t mind people liking other sounds or even concepts better.
bx_rockrack is how we at BX feel it should be and sound.
Rock on! Dirk.
PS: this means, we will release more info as we "confirm" and decide it internally. But only after this is the case, of course.