...Spectrasonics need to offer what they have on modern platforms! It has been some while since you could buy an Apple product that would run Trilogy, Atmosphere...well yes, RMX is in beta.
But Trilogy and Atmosphere aren't to be released for, uh..."a long time!?" Pardon the sarcasm, but there has been a bit of ball-dropping here. The deal for UVI fell through late in the game, or they bit off more than anticipated developing their own engine, or...whatever, at this point an indefinite "some time in the distant future" isn't really keeping the faith with folks who have dropped a thousand bucks on three (admittedly great!) products.
Playing close to the vest on new products is good business practice. Being obtuse to the existing customer base about a platform port of this significance is something entirely different. I was looking for something...even a date for when a schedule could be released (never mind the release date itself). Some way to at least plan when I could plan!
This would never fly in the business world. Imagine an IT manager asking a vendor when a platform would be supported. And the vendor responds "We've no idea!" Or "It's a secret!" Nonsense. And guess what, for many music IS a business. Get a software engineering manager in, make a schedule, and share it with your customers. Sure, you will miss the date (which your customers expect and allow for). But this stake in the ground is useful, for both the customer AND the developer.
Tired of waiting, I've had to set Spectrasonics on the shelf. With the massive processing power and ability to hold a half dozen PC's worth of samples in RAM on a single machine, the Mac Pro trumps even Trilogy and Atmosphere. You wouldn't believe how lazy my CPU meters look these days.
P.S. How's that for sounding like an arrogant jerk? No offense to Eric and company. Remind me not to post fresh off my first cup of joe in the morning.