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Re: New "Virtual Repeater" Software Announced...

On 15 aug 2007, at 14.39, Mech wrote:

> This has been up on the Electrix website for a couple of days.  
> Surprised nobody else has brought it up yet...
> http://www.electrixpro.com/products/vrpro.html

Wow! I heard some whispering about this but I did not know it was  
already public. But it seems there is no way yet to buy this product?  
When you click "Purchase" you get

>> Electrix is currently seeking new dealers and international  
>> distributors.

I had hoped the Virtual Repeater should have been made available as  
an AU or VST plug-in but now I see that it is actually a standalone  
host application. That makes it difficult to use it in a looping  
system spliced together with Max or Bidule. But on the other hand the  
VR can host VST plug-ins, so there's at least a bit of headroom  
there. It may even be funny and open new windows to loop with such  

I think it's a bit of a bummer though that Virtual Repeater doesn't  
support AU plug-ins. Since the VST format has not been "looked after"  
particularly well by its original inventor Steinberg, there are so  
many bad VST plug-ins in circulation today. That's one reason why I  
like to work in OS X these days; with only documented well  
functioning AU plug-ins you get much more time left over for making  
music, as compared to working under Windows with (eventually  
malfunctioning) VST based plug-ins.

Good to see even the Virtual Repeater does time-stretching down to 1  
BPM. My hardware Repeater sounded so inspiring doing that. I know, at  
least on Mac (by experiencing the AU Looper), that those cool slowed  
down sounds are possible in software.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
www.looproom.com (international)