Monday, November 27, 2006

New Instruments??

We have received a few questions about whether there will be new instruments included in Project5 Version 2.5. Users appreciate Project5’s innovative features and have asked us for many new features to improve and expand the core functionality. We’ve also seen Dimension, originally included with Project5 Version 2, take on a life of its own and we’ve continued to build upon that. Both Project5 and our instruments deserve and require their own resources for continued development. We think our customers agree that it would be better to focus our efforts on what makes Project5 special then to add additional plug-ins that not all of our customers will need or want to pay for.

Instead, we’re focusing on how Project5 can integrate better with other instruments, effects and plug-ins, regardless of format or manufacturer. Natively supporting VST plug-ins and presets (without any sort of adapter, hidden or not) is one example of how we’ve chosen to redirect this energy.

We’re working with many 3rd party developers and distributors to ensure compatibility and improve the user experience all around. In addition we will be offering special pricing on many of these products as a way to expose our users to new tools to help them create. In the coming months, you will see more third party plug-ins and content being offered at our store. We also plan on compiling a list of our favorite free plug-ins to share with our customers.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame there won't be an update to the drum synths. It'd be nice to have Velocity and Npulse updated with more cells and sounds, because those two synths allow you to see the instrument name on the keyboard in the editor, whereas third-party VST plugins do not. Personally, having to remember or keep referring to the battery interface to see what note is what sound is one of the things that keeps me from using drums in P5 more often.... Perhaps if you found a way to read cell names in third party plugins and display them on the editor's keyboard?

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not want that you distract with new instruments development, but, al least, you could add some already made as Dropzone, The grid,...

11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CW had said on their forum that the Grid was integrated into Kinetic and not just a plugin that could be popped into other applications.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry. Didn't know that. :-(

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thta would be da ~~~BOMBA~~~! Bakers, bakers, bake a mean drum machine inside to the editor grid. Sample dragon and wavetable tweeks like FL. That would kick the living $#@% out of every thingh.


9:16 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

In terms of Velocity and some of the instruments inside of the current Project5, even though you will not see update like say a PSYN III, you may very well see new kits/banks/presets/etc. It won't be part of the 2.5 feature development update but it is something we are working on as well.

3:28 PM  

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