Gforce Software, something new is on its way...

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KVRAF
6060 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:30 pm

deleted: decided I didn't want this thread to go down the PC vs Mac rabbit.
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KVRian
1306 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:31 pm

zvenx wrote:
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It doesn't break everything.
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KVRian
1306 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:31 pm

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KVRAF
2643 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:36 pm

No Microtuning, not cross platform... what year is it? I've jumped back and forth between windows and mac OS multiple times for music production based on currently available hardware or various peeves/benefits from OS upgrades so I generally won't buy anything that is exclusive to either of them (which is really hard with stuff like five12 numerology as mac only)

This is a release that there has been some level of hype building for a decade. I don't know why they would release it half baked and cock it all up now.

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KVRAF
1751 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Seattle, WA - USA

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:48 pm

The moment I saw the press release I knew I'd come here to find the entire conversation dominated by the single platform release. Discussions like these, especially on KvR, are often filled with armchair assumptions about even-split or Windows skewed sales potential because the global install base is so large, but for all we know the vast majority of GForce's customer base are on Mac which is why they're releasing this way first. Maybe Hugo Brangwyn, OB-E's lead developer, is mainly a Mac developer and they'd need to contract out for a Windows port. I don't know how that works. Are most companies one-person-all-platform specialists or do they have separate teams/devs to handle the different platforms? I did notice a C++ software developer opening on GForce's website.

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Rad Grandad
32896 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:50 pm

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KVRAF
8114 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:58 pm

Tronam wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:48 pm
Maybe Hugo Brangwyn, OB-E's lead developer, is mainly a Mac developer and they'd need to contract out for a Windows port.
ED pretty much confirmed that earlier. Now that the initial shock and disappointment has worn off, I'm sure a PC version will be forthcoming, but it's going to be a long while.

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KVRAF
9895 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from Kingston, Jamaica

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:02 pm

Maybe they did mean two products are coming. And they did say one was sooner than the other.
OB-E Mac
then later on
OB-E PC

#TooSoon?

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KVRAF
6202 posts since 18 Aug, 2007 from NYC

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:08 pm

Any chance they're going this route to explore an iOS version release?

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KVRAF
21198 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:10 pm

Tronam wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:48 pm
Are most companies one-person-all-platform specialists or do they have separate teams/devs to handle the different platforms?
Well, no, that is usually not done at all, you usually work under a framework that supports multiple platforms, or have your own libraries that are covering the platforms. But GForce could learn a thing or two from TAL. Protip: use JUCE.
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KVRAF
8114 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:11 pm

elxsound wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:08 pm
Any chance they're going this route to explore an iOS version release?
I don't think that's why they did this, but it might certainly be a possibility that an iOS version could follow. My 10.5 iPad Pro from a few years ago struggles to play a few softsynths in Cubasis, so I wonder if it could even run this if made available on iOS.

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KVRAF
2584 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:14 pm

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Post Mod Edit... From me: Why? I don't curse, or cut people down. I expressed disappointment in no PC version, that is all. How did that get a mod edit?
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KVRian
554 posts since 29 Oct, 2015 from Jupiter 8

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:25 pm

It's nothing to be too worried about though.
It would be at least a tiny bit problematic if an actual über-synth which trounces everything before only came for one system, but otherwise we are more than covered with absolutely awesome stuff already.
This is actually only my own humble opinion, but yet another more or less straight analog emulation is even more yawn-worthy than yet another EQ. Nice to have if you don't already have something nice, but otherwise not really. Something like an ACE 2 (or Zebra 3) exclusively might have made me raise an eye brow though
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KVRAF
1751 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Seattle, WA - USA

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:41 pm

Getting back to the instrument itself, I'm definitely interested in trying out the demo because I've grown rather fond of Oberhausen recently. It's been my first experience with an Oberheim style synth and I might be interested in OB-E if they get the workflow right for programming the independent 8-SEM voices. I know analog emulation is getting a little tired, and I want more future thinking instruments, but I'm still impressed by modeling that actually manages to nail that old and imperfect sound of vintage synths of the past.
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KVRian
973 posts since 9 Feb, 2007 from San Ramon, California

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:44 pm

Geez, I clicked through to the web site, had a look, and filed it under “check it out after work.” I didn’t notice the Mac only release. That’s a bummer. I hope they released it this way to generate some income while they finish the Windows release.
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