Status update on Overbridge


Dont bother man.


You’re literally the most frequent poster in both the Overbridge topics, 25 in this one and 110 in the last Overbridge topic, check the first post of each. And your post have been quite lengthy but if that’s not time or effort for you more power to you.


Once this topic has more than 2000 replies we will probably have another “we’re working on it” update and a new topic :slight_smile:


Can’t wait !


Yeah… or using Aux sends. Or using sliders in performance. Or compression. Or eq’ing each track. HAHAHAHA (apparently…)


This whole ‘pro’ chat… can any of you define what ‘pro’ means? Are you talking about people who work in traditional, large studios? Or people who release music as their main source of income? Because as far as I understand the definition those in the second camp count. And as we know those in that second camp use whatever, all kinds of gear. Burial made his classic records with an old version of Acid and nothing else. And was the 303 considered ‘pro’ when it was released? It was meant to be a learning and accompaniment tool! But look what people did with it.

So yeah, of course get the stuff which suits you best or inspires you if you can, but let’s leave the ‘pro’ chat where it belongs - i.e. nowhere. Just my 2 cents.


This is what I always thought “pro” meant when talking about audio gear. “The most common nominal level for consumer audio equipment is −10 dBV, and the most common nominal level for professional equipment is +4 dBV”
Although ye canny beat a good bit of tape hiss :sunglasses:


If PRO is written, it is not.


Fake it till you make it!


I wonder why they didn’t update the architecture in OT mk2 so that USB would have access to the audio path? Seems like something they could have done quite easily as they have many other devices with this functionality.


It’s not as simple as you might think… would require more code and in turn a new architecture for the entire device.

There isn’t enough space, the new device would not be compatible with the old one. Software would have to be written again from scratch etc…


Is it Tuesday yet?


Otmkii wasn’t really an update, I’d wager a big reason for mkii devices was parts based, old parts like buttons and encoders running out impacting ability to produce more machines and fix ones under warranty, much like what happened with the silver boxes. Ot only got extra buttons to address features that were already available and a firmware update for conditionals.

That’s my thoughts for usb midi not being added to the ot. Ultimately otmki to otmkii wasn’t a true upgrade.


semantics. call it whatever you want. there are distinct quality tiers associated with tools we use to process audio. with a lot of gray area in-between, admittedly. A sampler with multiple outputs, so that each voice or keygroup can be mixed independently of the other is likely in a different tier than one that doesn’t. Again, call the tiers whatever you want. A full-featured sampler, that can compete with the most complete pieces of gear out there should have a way to process its voices/tracks/keygroups independently. my 2cents.


plus 1000

i really don’t “get” OTmk2


I think the lines are more blurred than you’re making out.

I imagine there’s an awful lot of ‘pro’ gear sitting in hobbyist’s home studios gathering dust while loads of cheaper bits of equipment (without individual outputs and other ‘serious’ features) are being used by creatives to produce music far more often.


i don’t believe the user makes the gear. sorry. agree to disagree.

a professional driver in a nissan sentra doesn’t allow the nissan to compete with a formula 1 machine.


imagine what these creatives could do with better gear!


I like your analogy but For music the analogy isn’t too strong because two different people can pick up the same violin and play it in an entirely different manner. The player often makes the instrument in music.


‘Better’ is subjective though.

If raw power was important in music, everyone would ditch instruments completely and just compose in a DAW.

I see your point, but if you just judge a device by its missing features then you’ll spend forever chasing the perfect bit of gear and not very long actually making music. Sometime it’s good to get a bit of perspective and focus on what a device CAN do rather than what it can’t