Gleetchlab has just released version 3 of their software. From what I've read Gleetchlab was freeware since 2005, came out with version 2 in 2006 and disappeared for a couple of years to release 3, which costs 10.69 Euros which equates to $13.86. Software, for me, has to be productive, clever, innovative, and most importantly fun for it to be used regularly. I'm making a point with fun because essentially this software could be recreated in Max/Msp or Reaktor but by the time I have expanded on what I barely know about those programs, my inspiration boner has died. Maintaining that spark of 'lets do this!' is something I feel like software and hardware alike should try to compliment not leech away at. I'll gladly pay someone to port useful and fun Max/Reaktor patches to standalone versions and am glad they are. Nothing turns me off more than coding - maintaining a blog is the lowest common denominator in coding and I still suck at/hate it.
I'm still trying to figure out if I like the matrix patching of this program but am starting to side with 'if this shit is making me squint, f u.' Regardless of my passable opinions I'm sure I'll familiarize myself with the matrix and find some unique ways to use it and eventually wish it came with other programs.
Justin deleted a massive rant I went on about the contradictions and questionable ideologies regarding software without save. There was talk of hitting babies and this audio file. Maybe it was for the better.
I intentionally avoided including save and load functions of gleetchlab settings. (That is since the first version of gleetchlab) Why? It is an important part of my musical approach. In my analog synthesizer days there were no save fuctions at all but pencil and paper. If you approach each time a reset machine, you are forced to do something new and with little time and patience, you can master the software much better.