Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

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Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by DataLife » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 pm

Does anyone know who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Obviously Softube did the ones that are labelled as such, and Glue Compressor is Cytomic's The Glue, but I'm curious about the others.

AIR did many of the Pro Tools plugins back in the day, and many of Omnisphere's effects were done by Nomad Factory (RIP), so I'm curious if Ableton had a go-to company of sorts.

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by Mark Williams » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:39 pm

AAS did some for Ableton too.
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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by jlgrimes » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:49 pm

DataLife wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 pm
Does anyone know who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Obviously Softube did the ones that are labelled as such, and Glue Compressor is Cytomic's The Glue, but I'm curious about the others.

AIR did many of the Pro Tools plugins back in the day, and many of Omnisphere's effects were done by Nomad Factory (RIP), so I'm curious if Ableton had a go-to company of sorts.
Various folks did things for Ableton.

Probably hard to mention everyone involved.

Ableton has devices that spans almost 20 years.

I know they got someone to redo the Compressor and EQ and they got someone else to remodel the filters recently.

I would guess most stuff is in house coders though employed or formerly employed by Ableton.

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by DataLife » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:12 pm

Mark Williams wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:39 pm
AAS did some for Ableton too.
Ah, that's right.
jlgrimes wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:49 pm
I know they got someone to redo the Compressor and EQ and they got someone else to remodel the filters recently.
I speculate Cytomic may of had something to do with the new filters as well. They have an excellent Filter plugin called The Drop that is worth a look for anyone curious.

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by Angstrom » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:01 am

There have been plenty of people passing through Ableton.
Way back in the past when Simpler, Sampler and Operator were made there were very few employees. I have a recollection that Operator DSP was by Matthias Mayrock after the original design by R.Henke, the interface was by Torsten Slama. That was back when they probably had about 30 people in a couple of rooms.

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by hoffman2k » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:30 pm

The 3 delay modes Fade/Jump/Repitch where added by Claes Johanson just before he left for bitwig.
I may be off on this, but Impulse may have been written by Basil Fawlty after he got out of the hotel business. At least that is what I recall from either an old promo video or the one where Vocoder got leaked.

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by Angstrom » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:38 pm

hoffman2k wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:30 pm
The 3 delay modes Fade/Jump/Repitch where added by Claes Johanson just before he left for bitwig.
I may be off on this, but Impulse may have been written by Basil Fawlty after he got out of the hotel business. At least that is what I recall from either an old promo video or the one where Vocoder got leaked.
Claes also made the Looper and integrated the two old compressors into one.
Unless my memory fails me ... which it usually does, because it's a 50k RAM pack with loose connections which needs spraying with contact cleaner and regular re-seating.

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by DataLife » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:19 pm

Thanks @Angstrom and @hoffman2k, this is the lore I was looking for! :lol:

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Re: Who programmed the DSP for Ableton's stock plugins?

Post by Stefan Jantschek » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:27 pm

Angstrom wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:01 am
There have been plenty of people passing through Ableton.
Way back in the past when Simpler, Sampler and Operator were made there were very few employees. I have a recollection that Operator DSP was by Matthias Mayrock after the original design by R.Henke...
Yes, Robert Henke.
It changed a lot when he decreased his activities with Ableton.
I still love his way of unconventional thinking.
Take a look at his Granulator Devices.
They have more potentional than anything they created afterwards.
A bit more of Henke in Wavetable could have turned a great oldschool device into a legend.

*S.

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