ArtsAcoustic still alive?

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KVRAF
2490 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from Sydney, Australia

Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:48 pm

I tried to download the latest version of ArtsAcoustic Reverb and CL. The download links are dead. I sent them an email months ago and no reply.

Anyone knows what's going on?

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KVRAF
4748 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:58 pm

i have unanswered support tickets going back more than 5 years.
They should be removed from the KVR database.

KVRAF
2662 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:15 pm

I can still download the products using the links in my purchase emails. You should be able to get fresh details sent via http://artsacoustic.com/support.php

In saying that, I agree completely with sqigls. This company appears to be gone and I too have unanswered emails from years ago. The CL series is awfully buggy, but I still use ArtsAcoustic Reverb today on Windows 10 and it's honestly never missed a beat. Of course, with more OS and DAW updates in a few more years, this may be a different story.

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KVRAF
2662 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm

It’s a shame. Their CL compressor tube drive sounds amazing.

KVRAF
2662 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:57 pm

masterhiggins wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:37 pm
It’s a shame. Their CL compressor tube drive sounds amazing.
Completely agree, as does the reverb. I own the very best reverbs (Exponential Audio and Relab Development) and STILL I enjoy having ArtsAcoustic Reverb around in my plugin folder. It is a very unique reverb which has an incredibly rich modulation.

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KVRAF
4748 posts since 25 Dec, 2004

Post Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:16 am

regardless of the sonic quality of these plugins...
the compressor and the phaser both cause random extreme denormal noise blasts on both Windows and OSX. The can be VERY dangerous for producer's ears and speakers.
They can also cause instant BSOD-esque instant crashes on both operating systems when loading an instance of either.
The reverb might be fine, never had an incident with it, but i'm too scared to include ANY of them in my projects.
They can't even update my email address, nor send me my serials.
Several support tickets over at LEAST 5 years from various emails, all ignored.

Crysonic earned a warning sticky. ArtsAcoustic gets what? Continued support from KVR.
It's disconcerting.

KVRAF
2662 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:37 am

Agreed. BigRock and CL are indeed extremely dangerous to use. I can confirm with certainty that the Reverb is OK though. I have used it extensively on both macOS and Windows with no issues for well over a decade.

KVRAF
1758 posts since 17 May, 2005

Post Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:51 pm

I have had contact with AA dev Alexander, few times in the past years. Sometimes the email replies took some time, but they are there and offer support. AA is still in business, and hopefully we'll see a new product someday.

KVRAF
2662 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:23 pm

zeep wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:51 pm
I have had contact with AA dev Alexander, few times in the past years. Sometimes the email replies took some time, but they are there and offer support. AA is still in business, and hopefully we'll see a new product someday.
I truly hope so, though I'm not sure how easy it will be to build trust again after all these years of silence and the state of some of their projects. I certainly would be interested in anything to do with ArtsAcoustic Reverb though, and any other reverbs they come out with.

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KVRAF
3704 posts since 29 Jun, 2011 from USA

Post Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:39 am

I'd be so happy if I could get my CL compressors on latest Mac OS. I guess I'll email them about it.
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KVRer
23 posts since 14 May, 2011

Post Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:30 am

Luckily, my favorite phaser Big Rock still most of the times works on Catalina for me. I'm afraid with the new Apple-Silicon-based Macs it's finally EOL though…

KVRian
883 posts since 28 Jul, 2006

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:49 pm

The fact that this forum has like 25 stickied threads and they're all from like 2009 is hilarious. Probably sad for people that bought the software though.

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KVRAF
5478 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:05 am

Has somebofy in the meantime some experience if the AA stuff is working on the M1 Macs?

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KVRAF
5830 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:22 am

4damind wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:05 am
Has somebofy in the meantime some experience if the AA stuff is working on the M1 Macs?
yes

...i confirm luckily, using AAR on my M1 minimac flawlessly

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KVRAF
5478 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:40 am

Nice

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