Old 04-07-2022, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Blockhead Daw looks amazing

I know Colugo from his amazing work in Reaktor and lately he is working to an upcoming Daw called Blockhead, which looks pretty wild for sound mangling.
I thought to share to anyone who wants to take a look. One of the things i liked is the vari-speed automation which I'd really love to have in Reaper too.

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Old 04-07-2022, 04:56 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing!
Followed him, can't wait to see where this goes
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Blockhead got a new update!
Here's a new video with the dev explaining some features. Never seen anything like that, and even though it has a long way to be completed, it already seems so unique for sound design, check it out.

https://t.co/ITnPMT7Z4z
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Old 09-26-2023, 12:43 PM   #4
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This is mad. It already looks like a genius tool for sound design. It looks like extremely fun to play with. He is using it himself and have fun, he is bending code to his will. What a playfull program. The graphical feedback, brilliant designed. Just draw, drag, play, move. No words. Wow.
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Old 09-26-2023, 12:56 PM   #5
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Blockhead got a new update!
Here's a new video with the dev explaining some features. Never seen anything like that, and even though it has a long way to be completed, it already seems so unique for sound design, check it out.

https://t.co/ITnPMT7Z4z
I watched it. This developer feels blues for sure. True art. Pleasure to watch. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 09-27-2023, 06:25 AM   #6
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wow, thanks for sharing this

Got to be worth sending him a few quid every month to see this through even though it's not really my thing. I'd like to see him get this off the ground.


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Old 09-27-2023, 09:01 AM   #7
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To me it seems someone trying to invent the wheel again. But I guess that's how it goes...
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To me it seems someone trying to invent the wheel again. But I guess that's how it goes...
I actually see it as the opposite of that.

he's exactly NOT inventing the wheel again but doing something very different.


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Old 09-27-2023, 11:47 AM   #9
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I subscribed to Colugo and tested blockhead yesterday.

It's really good and totally different than anything I've tried before, with some awesome ideas, like the buffer that's continuously recording anything in the background, and then you can choose whatever parts and drag in the timeline. You can create blocks within blocks or lanes for each track and a lot of other cool stuff.

The amazing thing regarding fx is that you can create blocks with effects, where the sound is being processed only at the length of this block, which could be moved, extended or copied somewhere else in the timeline. This is fucking genius, like imagine items that contain effects and process a sound with them only when the playhead is passing through those items. Super fast and fun to program different effect sequences on the timeline.

But for me the biggest selling point is the sound mangling features that it offers per item. This is like reinventing the wheel somehow, or maybe just thought of something that should have been done already.
Each item works like a sampler, or a granular sampler and you can tweak and automate every parameter on the audio it self. Imagine the grain size, the speed that playbacks the sample like in a granular sampler, the vari-speed pitch envelope, the transpose envelope where it transpose the pitch without altering the speed and a BUNCH of other parameters, are all at your fingerprints right on the item to mangle them.
I mean wow, these are some stuff never seen before in a Daw and in such a kick ass way, he really deserves all the best for the future and I'm eager to follow its development since I'm so curious and excited where this will go.

Also there's another feature the manipulators where I didn't try yet that much, but you can easily link item parameters and tweak them together on the timeline

Excited to see where this goes!
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Old 09-27-2023, 11:57 AM   #10
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This is mad. It already looks like a genius tool for sound design. It looks like extremely fun to play with. He is using it himself and have fun, he is bending code to his will. What a playfull program. The graphical feedback, brilliant designed. Just draw, drag, play, move. No words. Wow.
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I watched it. This developer feels blues for sure. True art. Pleasure to watch. Thank you for sharing.
Agreed very much and happy you liked it.

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wow, thanks for sharing this

Got to be worth sending him a few quid every month to see this through even though it's not really my thing. I'd like to see him get this off the ground.
Agreed, it's just one guy with crazy ideas and hope he gets more support from more people to continue doing this.
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Old 10-01-2023, 05:57 AM   #11
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This just popped up on my Youtube feed, looks incredible! Going to Patreon
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Old 10-02-2023, 08:56 PM   #12
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I know Colugo from his amazing work in Reaktor and lately he is working to an upcoming Daw called Blockhead, which looks pretty wild for sound mangling.
I thought to share to anyone who wants to take a look. One of the things i liked is the vari-speed automation which I'd really love to have in Reaper too.

https://twitter.com/colugomusic
Thanks for posting this re. I hadnít heard about it until now. Iíll be following its progress.
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Old 10-04-2023, 12:16 AM   #13
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looks very exciting ,
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Old 10-04-2023, 10:12 PM   #14
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It's probably not something I would use but it looks awesome and its a very unique. Love to see people doing this.
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Early days or a diversion?

Depends on how serious he is about this long term really. Looking interesting so far.

If he can stick with it, even say after changes in employment status etc this could get really interesting. Lots of these solo projects get derailed for fairly obvious and understandable reasons.
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Has also a Linux binary, way to go!
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Will probably send in some money his way on Pateron, like where he's headed.
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