Gadget sites usually stay away from pro audio, but a no-compromise, three-display, $11,000+ Core 2 Extreme BTO PC from Altium can apparently get even Engadget’s blood pumping. Maybe they need a bigger machine to edit podcasts? Since we prefer cheap thrills here, look instead to Dan Nigrin’s just-released Major Malfunction plug-in for Ableton Live. (Mac/Universal, $10) Watch for the CDM review next week, and after that, maybe my own attempts to build Pluggo plug-ins in Max/MSP. Also on the software watch: SynthMaster is a new semi-modular plug-in for Windows.

  • Dan Nigrin

    What, build plugins with Max/MSP? Don't be a fool Peter, that's only for deranged folk!


    Thanks for the mention, and look forward to the review!


  • Deranged folk?

    See, I knew it was for me. 😉

  • Jon

    And idealistic students…don't forget us. We make our own plugs too. Or at least try.

  • bliss

    Could build a cheaper Mac than that to do the same stuff.

  • We want Pd to AU plugins!

  • Peter Kirn

    You could build a cheaper PC than that to do the same stuff, too. 😉

    Pd to AU — sounds nice. But in the meantime, a VST wrapper should work just fine, right?