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Thu, Feb 22, 2018, 11:11

Madrona Labs @ SuperBooth 2018!!

ummm.. What to expect? who will be there... oh maybe its surprise ;-)


Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 15:16

Great to know ;-) will definitely say Hi!

Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 16:07

Just my 2 cents on plugin hosts as its still new, cross platform, (mac OS X and Windows) but very promising - GigPerformer. www.gigperformer.com
(No affiliation and no gain whatsoever, did beta test and its steadily entering my live rig)

Tue, Jan 03, 2017, 17:40

Happy New Year ! what a great start ! Thanks ;-)

Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 05:52

macosx Sierra - Virta1.2b2.pkg

VEP6 - ok (both in 64 and 32 host) but only shows AU no VST
LIVE 9.6.2 - only shows AU no VST

Mon, Apr 04, 2016, 12:10

Oh by all means Randy "go take care the new machines"!
Only sent for comparisons and help in some way, it's an old machine that has served me well and in need of rest/other duties.

Sun, Apr 03, 2016, 21:11

So confess i have completely miss Kaivo 1.2.1 (either was in the middle of a project or at the time being not around this planet)

SO update to my post above:
64 bit version of Live, and 9.6
latest version of Kaivo 1.2.1
SR 48000, 256 buffer
fresh start, main power

Plugin window open:
CPU 90-120%
CPU Live ~90-95%


Plugin window closed: (makes the world of difference)
CPU drop to 40-50%
CPU Live : 85%

still glitches with 8 voices, BUT can get away with 7 voices ;crystal clear! so definitely improvements over 1.2.1.

Sat, Apr 02, 2016, 21:20

Macbook Pro (late 2008)
OSX 10.7.5
Processor: 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo
Memory 8GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 - 256 MB
Ableton DSP: 85-90%
% CPU: 75-85%

8voices plugin window open or closed of course it glitches (it's not fair), BUT can handle 6 voices plugin window CLOSED with all asked settings, clear sounding.
Ableton DSP: 60-65%
% CPU: 70%

the above was using Kaivo 1.2.0 - sorry

Wed, Mar 30, 2016, 10:49

yeah @garf i recall that trick, you do get audio processed but cant get midi to "reach" Virta that way. (cheating via T3D its fine...

Oh and it has to be the other way around Gate>Virta no?

Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 12:16

oh, no mention to EigenD, curious it shows up as AudioUnit Effects and VST synth.

In VEP also ;-)

Thu, Oct 08, 2015, 13:39

Excelent !! asked for 1 got 26!!
Thanks that many more times.

Thu, Oct 08, 2015, 04:48

No mention as to accepting MIDI Program change messages but it works !!! Yuppy!!
Might add one more line referring this.

Thanks for this and all the work ;-)

Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 07:32

Passion reflects ;-)

Tue, Jun 23, 2015, 14:27

Great to hear Kaivo update is coming!! par with Aalto (ex. Program Change has bin more the useful - a lot of fun)


Tue, Jun 16, 2015, 08:14

Great "refreshing" performances!! Loved Chantepleure ;-) must have bin quite a listening experience for the audience! I say this as I have done in the past some musical pieces for 4 and 6 speakers/tracks and its always very rich sound wise.

Soundplane seems perfect for this (and a lot more)

I'm debating with changing sounds/presets for ages; lately Mark did make an agent for EigenD to allow Program change and Aalto 1.6 is now also "friendly" to this ;-) (waiting for Kaivo !!)

Here i change presets and sort of "draw" in the Alpha keys..
Eigenharp Alpha+Pianoteq

I do think some foot work paramount, to changing about anything and sure the SoftStep allows this !!
A WII remote (Bluetooth) is also fun to use (not just buttons but its motion mapped to PRG?) also searching

Let us now your progress/sonic adventures ;-)

Sun, Apr 26, 2015, 04:56

Thanks for sharing ;-)

Now that 1.6 has program change… endless fun.

Thu, Feb 12, 2015, 05:08

Thanks for sharing swey ;-)
Some true preset gems!!

Wed, Jan 14, 2015, 19:42

Some idea and IF…

You can have some fun with an ios device and IF you have Lemur + AB SQUA4R-3 mapping

Thu, Dec 18, 2014, 19:28

Continuum - two in one

Appreciation for exceptional work and unique sounding!

Continuum - Kaivo
VIDEO http://youtu.be/tVeXGlc6rzU

Continuum - Aalto
VIDEO http://youtu.be/FAxDkW97eKg

Recently got this Continuum and thetechnobear agent for EigenD, made this possible.
Video of Eigenharp playing Aalto/Kaivo still in to do list ;-)

Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 04:55

Thanks for your gesture!!
Happy holidays!