Endlesss Studio progress update - so far ahead of schedule!!
about 1 month ago
– Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 09:38:55 PM
Just over 2 months on and we're ahead of schedule!
Hi there, we're proud to present our first project update for you since our grand finale just over 2 months ago.
Watch the update video for an update on progress and a demo of where we've got to with the MacOS app & plugin.
STOP PRESS: This didn't make it into the video but for tax reasons we need to know your country of residence so watch out for a single-question backer survey update which we will need you to fill out before we send you Endlesss Studio.
To recap in case you didn't catch all that
- We're currently ahead of schedule!
- We will ship the alpha version to Studio HD backers by December and the beta version to Studio backers by Feb 2021.
- Infinite lifetime access will be enabled as soon as we ship the alpha version.
- Add-ons have now been manufactured and delivered. We're aiming to ship them out by the end of September
Development progress deep-dive
The video gives you a good idea of what we’ve done in the last 2 months but here’s a tl;dr for those who prefer to read:
- Getting the plugin to show up in all hosts on all recent OS versions (harder than you might think!)
- Host transport control / sync
- Drag & drop rifffs from the plugin into your DAW’s arrange window
- Porting the ‘chat UI’ to MacOS
- Various stability issues
Here’s some more detail about the development timeline which would have made the video waaaay too long!
This will allow you to place Endlesss in ‘MIDI learn’ mode and quickly assign functions to your MIDI controller.
Solve ongoing OS permissions & sandboxing issues.
This will make sure your data saved and reloaded correctly, wherever you use Endlesss.
Optimising the UI/UX.
The best-made designs never feel quite right once you actually use them.
Improving the sound design tool.
So you can make, save and share your own sound packs
Associate ‘Infinite’ subscription license with ‘Studio HD’ license.
So we can unlock ‘Infinite’ for Studio HD backers.
Make an installer.
Life is cool when you can click one button and everything ends up where it should.
Build a proper downloads page.
The world has moved on from zip files sent via dropbox
Very excited to get this in your hands. It really feels like a game-changer and we can't wait to see what happens when you can seamlessly jam together with the wonderful array of sound-making tools which you already have in your DAW.
Thanks as always for your support. Stay tuned for more updates & have a superb weekend!
Tim, Echolox & the Endlesss team
BackerKit surveys are coming!
4 months ago
– Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 05:16:52 PM
Firstly a huge huge thank you for backing us on Kickstarter. Your support helps us build tools to bring us closer together as we each continue our creative journeys.
Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s important to respond to your survey as quickly as you can since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.
You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!
After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.
If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://endlesss-studio-live-collaboration-from-any-daw-to-any.backerkit.com.
If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at https://endlesss-studio-live-collaboration-from-any-daw-to-any.backerkit.com/faq.
Excited to hear what you'll make together with Endlesss Studio!
The Endlesss team
3 hours left to get an exclusive deal!
4 months ago
– Fri, Jul 03, 2020 at 08:53:58 AM
We're now just 3 hours away from the end of our epic Kickstarter campaign. It's been such a thrill to learn how enthusiastic you are about what we're building. We cannot wait to get this in your hands!
Just 3 hours left now to take advantage of all the perks that will only ever be available on Kickstarter - there's still time to upgrade or pledge for one of these exclusive deals.
And of course, don't forget... merch is coming. Look out for the backer email soon after the campaign ends!
A massive thank you to you. It's an honour to get to build this thing with you onboard 🙏
Tim & the team
Get a first glimpse of the Endlesss Studio VST plugin in action!
4 months ago
– Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:57:55 PM
I'm very excited to share this first glimpse of the Endlesss Studio VST plugin running inside Ableton Live.
My hat is off to our amazing dev team who have done this in record time. I'm also proud to say that we MIGHT actually be one of those few Kickstarter campaigns that is *so far* ahead of schedule.
Having had a bit of a play around with this I have to say it really is as exciting as I thought it would be. It brings the wonderful collaborative world of Endlesss so much closer to the vast expanse of top-class plugins, sample packs and real-world instruments you already have in your DAW.
I can't wait to hear what you make with it and the stories of the people you meet and make music with on your (virtual) creative travels.
We now have just 3 days left of our campaign. Remember - once the campaign is over there will never be any more lifetime deals for Endlesss ever again. So now you've seen this in action in the real world there's never been a better reason to bag that lifetime deal.
See you in the jams!
Tim & the team
First stretch goal achieved! New stretch goal - 'song export as stems'
4 months ago
– Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 05:18:59 AM
Yesterday you helped us reach our first stretch goal - 'song mode'. Woop! Now we're on to stretch goal number 2 - 'song stem export'.
With the next stretch goal at £125k we are going to expand on that: Export your song arrangements as stems so you can immediately get started with them in your DAW of choice. This functionality will make it even easier and quicker for you to turn those creative in-the-flow jams into full-blown songs.
Stay tuned for more stretch goals as the campaign progresses...
Upcoming streams this week
As mentioned in our last update, we'll stream a live performance by Bongo Frontier, who will be jamming remotely using Endlesss, on our Twitch channel on Saturday at 10pm CEST / 9pm BST / 4pm ET / 1pm PT.
On Friday, instead of the previously scheduled game show "Whose Rifff Is It Anyway?" Echolox, will do a tutorial stream on connecting Endlesss on iOS to your external gear or a DAW like Ableton Live to get as close to the plugin experience of Endlesss as possible. Other topics will be how to set up live streams with the app. Ask your questions in chat! Tune in at 8pm CEST / 7pm BST / 2pm ET / 11am PT.