Has anyone heard from Tom? (Sound Guru of the Mangle fame?)

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functionform
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653 posts since 13 May, 2017 from Virginia

Post Sun May 23, 2021 9:38 am

Or does anyone know his username here to pm? I sent him an email to no response. I need another exe to re-install the Mangle. :(

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AJYoung
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333 posts since 19 Aug, 2014

Post Sun May 23, 2021 10:30 am

Heh. Good luck. He's been gone and unresponsive for years now. :(

You might be able to find some help from other posts in this Tangle Thread. Though you'll have to sift through the usual KVR drivel of people getting into semi-unrelated personal fights.

His username is widdershins, but he hasn't been active here since 2016-17. I'm not even sure if licenses are sent out for new purchases.

See if you have an email anywhere mentioning a Mangle update. From what I understand, the original purchase email link is broken, but I think I heard the "update" one works.
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Juljan
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138 posts since 3 Apr, 2014

Post Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:17 am

functionform wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 9:38 am Or does anyone know his username here to pm? I sent him an email to no response. I need another exe to re-install the Mangle. :(
Same here!

Neon Breath
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4216 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:40 pm

It's dead now:

http://sound-guru.com

xrch
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8 posts since 16 Oct, 2017

Post Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:48 pm

I assume from your phrasing that you already received your license in the past. If so, you can download the demo exe from https://web.archive.org, which cached the website numerous times, then authorize it offline.

Caine123
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7438 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:38 am

oh shit, need to export and see to replace all my Mangle instances asap, what was the last version of it? need to check which version i got. it still works it seems so far and the recalling of samples seems also to work.
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chk071
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32971 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:51 am

AJYoung wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 10:30 am Heh. Good luck. He's been gone and unresponsive for years now. :(
It's one thing to cease your business, but, vanishing without any notice to your customers is really bad style.

No serious business I know would to that.

Neon Breath
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4216 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:17 am

chk071 wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:51 am
AJYoung wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 10:30 am Heh. Good luck. He's been gone and unresponsive for years now. :(
It's one thing to cease your business, but, vanishing without any notice to your customers is really bad style.

No serious business I know would to that.
Really surprised coming from that dude? :lol:

He managed the whole thing like a mess right from the begining. At least he stopped selling it and collecting the money from people. This guy is a joke.

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martiu
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283 posts since 23 Jan, 2022

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:33 am

the mangle still one of the best granular synths out there though
:?

Neon Breath
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4216 posts since 15 Sep, 2010

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:50 am

martiu wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:33 am the mangle still one of the best granular synths out there though
It's ok I guess but I think Quanta (especially the latest V2) is much better, powerful and versatile overall as a granular synth. And at least is well supported and maintained.

There's that new Jellyfish granular synth outhere, released few weeks ago that could be a solid contender to the Mangle, but there is still no (yet) demo so it's really hard to say without really demoing it.

My vote goes for Quanta 2 all the way.

chk071
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32971 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:55 am

Neon Breath wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:17 am
chk071 wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:51 am
AJYoung wrote: Sun May 23, 2021 10:30 am Heh. Good luck. He's been gone and unresponsive for years now. :(
It's one thing to cease your business, but, vanishing without any notice to your customers is really bad style.

No serious business I know would to that.
Really surprised coming from that dude? :lol:

He managed the whole thing like a mess right from the begining. At least he stopped selling it and collecting the money from people. This guy is a joke.
I didn't know. All I ever read was that he doesn't respond to anything, and was just gone one day.

Some people just don't know how to run things.

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Bodhisan
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763 posts since 7 Aug, 2015 from H2O

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:40 pm

chk071 wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:55 am Some people just don't know how to run things.
This. Some people are brilliant but aren’t good business people. Tangle is still way ahead of its time. We can’t confuse brilliance with customer service. I applaud innovators, even if they suck at customer service. I doubt Thomas Edison could ever deal with the public.

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Tj Shredder
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7975 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Post Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:11 pm

Fact is, nobody knows. Bad things can happen. People get sick or die. As long we don’t know, we must not judge…!
I would assume something bad happened and go on. As long it works its fine, or look for something else, be it Quanta or whatever…

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SeBaer
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324 posts since 3 Oct, 2019

Post Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:42 am

Bodhisan wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:40 pm I doubt Thomas Edison could ever deal with the public.
Au contraire! Tesla was doing the inventing. Edison just ripped him off and went public.

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Bodhisan
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763 posts since 7 Aug, 2015 from H2O

Post Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:27 am

Tj Shredder wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 11:11 pm Fact is, nobody knows. Bad things can happen. People get sick or die. As long we don’t know, we must not judge…!
I would assume something bad happened and go on. As long it works its fine, or look for something else, be it Quanta or whatever…
That's much too reasonable. A comment like that is truly out of place on KVR. I much prefer the guilty-without-proof mentality (over a $20 beta) and songs like "I Like Potato."

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