Questions, no answers

What is HourGlass anyway? Is it an instrument? An effect? An audio editor?
Why isn’t it a plugin? Why is there no Mac OS-X version? If it was a plugin and there was a n OS-X build, would people pay money if it was a product for sale?

Why is the GUI so complicated? Are there already too many features or are lots more needed still?

Does it use CPU and RAM excessively and does that matter anyway?

It’d be useful for me to think about the answers to those questions and more, and maybe some day I will. Anyway, at least I have thought about the questions themselves.

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2 Responses to Questions, no answers

  1. ambrose field says:

    Well, here’s one set of answers –

    What is HourGlass anyway?
    Excellent granulation software

    Is it an instrument?
    If you like it to be. You can certainly play it!

    An effect?
    If you like it to be. It’s more than that though.

    An audio editor?
    no.

    Why isn’t it a plugin?
    It doesnt need to be a plugin. For live performance, using a plugin would be less preferable.

    Why is there no Mac OS-X version?
    Doesnt bother me at all. There is bootcamp.

    If it was a plugin and there was a n OS-X build, would people pay money if it was a product for sale?

    Probably, but there again, will there be a large enough user group to make it worth your effort?

    Why is the GUI so complicated?
    It’s not. Just takes some learning.

    Are there already too many features or are lots more needed still?
    It does what it does really well in my view. However, I don’t need this tool every day.

    Does it use CPU and RAM excessively and does that matter anyway?
    Probably, but it doesnt bother me. Runs fine on my laptop.

    Thanks for making your work available. It’s very welcome.

  2. S-252 says:

    It is an awesome granulizer. But I would find it useful also as a plugin, so that you could run multiple instances of it, drive it through other audio plugins, and automate the parameters within the DAW.

    It has turned out to be very helpful tool in sound design for me.

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