2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

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] Peter:H [
KVRian
668 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:29 am

Hi guys,

I'm just starting this thread to share my great appreciation about what Everett - Owner and Mastermind of Sewead Audio - did with Fathom. I thought about what impressed me in 2018 most in terms of new plugins. And I think it was a close race but it is Fathom. :clap:
Not only is Fathom a great piece of Software, it's Everetts responsivness to bug reports and feature requests, his appreciation of community input and he quality of the final product that makes the great package...I really had a hard time keeping up his pace of releaes as a user...still checking out some recently added new features.
I enjoyed and still enjoy working with fathom. If you think the same, just drop Everett a note of appreciation and probably treat yourself with the great value for the little money synth.
https://www.fathomsynth.com/home

Not saying with this post, that other devs/companies are less good. I enjoy Rapid/Avenger/Icarus as well. But that's just my personal resume for 2018 in terms of Synth...So please, I would suggest not getting the tar and feathers out, but politely share your thoughts if you don't think the same.

] Peter:H [

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Scrubbing Monkeys
KVRian
650 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:34 am

The effort and energy has definitely been quite impressive. The developer listens to suggestions but keeps his vision intact. Great product.

SLiC
KVRAF
3139 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:36 am

I agree, I have enjoyed (and learned from) all the posts about Fathom which I bought it and it is definitely a 'passion' project' that deserves to do very well.

(although personably I would give 2018 Dev of the Year to the guy who developed VCV Rack!)
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] Peter:H [
KVRian
668 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:47 am

SLiC wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:36 am
(although personably I would give 2018 Dev of the Year to the guy who developed VCV Rack!)
That's a good choice as well! :tu: That's why I've said it's my personal resume of 2018...I have to admit, that I haven't checked out VCV.

Eirikur
KVRist
50 posts since 24 Feb, 2004

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:29 am

I've really been appreciating just how wonderful the sound is.

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
1714 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:09 am

I am all with this, though I did not take enough time to dig deeper into Fathom yet. This is such an inspiring project...
I would love to see Everett to put up a Patreon page and as I do it already for Ardour, I'd send a small monthly amount, just to express my high respect for his work...

Kwurqx
KVRist
135 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:29 am

Well deserved!

I've shared some of my appreciation, comments and ideas in his Fathom synth Instrument thread.
viewtopic.php?t=482501

Don't be fooled by the ever(ett)changing threadname (terrible word joke). It's a general purpose thread.

Stokely
KVRist
95 posts since 11 May, 2010

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:30 am

I admit I know nothing about this synth. Just checked out the site and read up on features, and fyi there is a major sale going on right now for this. Once I'm out of a boring-ass "work" meeting I'm in (you know the kind, people yakking about everything that has nothing to do with you) I'll give this a listen. I wasn't expecting the price to be that low, and I have some left-over paypal funds :)

Edit: I guess from that long thread I've just started that this is intended to be an EDM synth? I don't do EDM, but that has never stopped me before from "mis-using" musical gear LOL! In my 70s/80s cover band I used to use a Virus kb, that thing was AWESOME for making any kind of analog-type sound I needed.

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KVRian
1453 posts since 17 Sep, 2016

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:26 am

Stokely wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:30 am

Edit: I guess from that long thread I've just started that this is intended to be an EDM synth? I don't do EDM, but that has never stopped me before from "mis-using" musical gear LOL! In my 70s/80s cover band I used to use a Virus kb, that thing was AWESOME for making any kind of analog-type sound I needed.
I don't know what an EDM synth is. I've never seen one. However, there may be patches in this or any other synth that will work with EDM.

But Fathom is a very cool synth indeed, that sounds great. It is whatever you want to make of it. You can make any sort of sound you want with this thing.

And for the money, you will never find anything better, or a developer that listens this well. :tu:
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wetdentist
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453 posts since 19 Jan, 2008 from Bethlehem, PA USA

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:29 am

i have been very happy with the development of Fathom in 2018!
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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
4507 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:30 am

Tj Shredder wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:09 am
I am all with this, though I did not take enough time to dig deeper into Fathom yet. This is such an inspiring project...
I would love to see Everett to put up a Patreon page and as I do it already for Ardour, I'd send a small monthly amount, just to express my high respect for his work...
One option you could use for the moment is to buy some update vouchers once in a while.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
30294 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:30 am

Stokely wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:30 am

Edit: I guess from that long thread I've just started that this is intended to be an EDM synth?
I sincerely doubt it, whatever that is anyway.

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Touch The Universe
KVRAF
3466 posts since 2 Oct, 2008

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:37 am

Responsive developers like that who implement features left and right from customers are a dream come, can only think of one other dev like this, dmitry sches :) Keep it going Seaweed!
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Distorted Horizon
KVRian
1410 posts since 17 Jan, 2017

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:54 am

Touch The Universe wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:37 am
Responsive developers like that who implement features left and right from customers are a dream come, can only think of one other dev like this, dmitry sches :) Keep it going Seaweed!
What if Dmitry and Everett made a synth together :love:

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Ghost Dog
KVRist
178 posts since 2 Jun, 2015 from Belgrade, Serbia

Re: 2018 - Best Developer - Seaweed Audio and Fathom

Post Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:29 pm

Distorted Horizon wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:54 am
Touch The Universe wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:37 am
Responsive developers like that who implement features left and right from customers are a dream come, can only think of one other dev like this, dmitry sches :) Keep it going Seaweed!
What if Dmitry and Everett made a synth together :love:
It could be a killer synth. :wink:

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