Dead Developers - who are you missing?

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KVRer
18 posts since 30 Jan, 2018

Post Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:13 am

gentleclockdivider wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:17 am
mduke123 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:05 am
v1o wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:56 am
hardwired wrote:
e-modic wrote:Michael Kleps - ReFX

~14 years ago Michael Kleps developed Xphraze, QuadraSID, Vanguard etc. Xphraze was a masterpiece. Just imagine what this guy would have developed these days. He had outstanding creativity. I know reFX still updates Nexus a Rompler but unfortunately no new procucts for ages.
He's very much alive. Name is now Michael Hartmann. Guess he got married and took her last name or something. Can't remember how that went.

Anyway, with how little that's been done since others have left Refx, maybe Michael Kleps isn't the coder many thought and perhaps rather an employer of coders. Not sure either way
Aren’t REFX responsible for coding Vengeance Avenger?
Michael Hartmann is the developer of Nexus 3 and 2 so he is still alive and kicking. Avenger has been developed by a company called Keilwerth Audio together with Manuel Schleis as sound designer. Manuel is also the main sound designer for Nexus.

You can see Manuel and Michael talking and playing in this video 14:12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HluJJ_2Trd8
He started tone 2 and indeed changed his name
Iirc he coded , vanguard , plasticz
I loved Xphraze so much, loved Vanguard (I still have an image of it as my background screen) and I love Avenger. I guess it´s a combination of design and sound. Would I love also Nexus? mmmm don´t think so.

KVRian
641 posts since 13 Jun, 2003 from Shrewsbury, UK

Post Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:25 pm

martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Home Grown Sounds
I'm sure he will be back, once he sorts the website issues. See the home grown sounds forum

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KVRAF
2907 posts since 15 Feb, 2007 from ...in the butt

Post Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:07 pm

Bootsy (Variety of Sound)
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KVRAF
5651 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:24 am

pattonfreak1 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Bootsy (Variety of Sound)
Antress
Yes :(
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KVRian
803 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Barcelona

Post Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:53 am

MRT wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Ha! Wlod of Extreme Sample Converter - Maz of VSampler , made me think of another lost jem. Arguru and his ugly but awsome Voyager.
Arguru really died driving some years ago. He created DiscoDSP some years before his departure with J.R. Reales, now his job is continued by Oskari Tammelin, a well known friend of Arguru.

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KVRAF
3907 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:28 pm

Kinda sad that disco dsp is still cashing in on argurus work .
Ohh yeah besides the reskinned open source code .
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KVRian
1171 posts since 6 Jun, 2002 from Southern Germany

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:13 am

MRT wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Ha! Wlod of Extreme Sample Converter - Maz of VSampler , made me think of another lost jem. Arguru and his ugly but awsome Voyager.
..really? Wlodzimierz Grabowski did die, are you sure? oh dear, he was such a kind guy :(
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KVRAF
5682 posts since 9 Dec, 2008 from Berlin

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:46 am

God
"Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there." - Rumi
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KVRAF
21230 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:03 am

pattonfreak1 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Bootsy (Variety of Sound)
He's at least still alive and kicking as part of Tokyo Dawn Labs. :)

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KVRAF
1693 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:06 am

I heard he's not dead but not active. Can't say if it's true or not but either way I miss RC. Creator of many fine vst & the SFZ standard

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KVRAF
5651 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:21 am

Sleepy Time DSP
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KVRAF
3907 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:52 pm

Antti Huovilainen , true mastermind
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KVRAF
2557 posts since 18 Mar, 2011 from Spain

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 pm

Günter Hager (H.G Fortune)
Arguru

KVRian
1053 posts since 14 Oct, 2006 from france

Post Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:32 pm

Sonalksis (not totally dead, but not doing so well)...

KVRist
268 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Post Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:03 am

Didier Dambrin.
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