Monday, September 16, 2013

Last One Out Turn the Lights Off

It's been a long time coming, but I have made the decision to shut down Waveformless, at least for the foreseeable future.  The reason is simple: my workload is just too heavy to keep up with it.  Happily, I work in the music industry, so being really busy is great, but I've gotten to the point where something has to give, and closing up shop here at Waveformless is the easiest way to lighten my load a bit

I will not be taking the blog down, so you'll be able to read all the articles and reviews to your heart's content.  I will also be continuing with Waveformless Soundware, although it admittedly might be some time before the next release.  In the meantime, I will continue to post interesting stuff I find on my personal Twitter, so feel free to follow me there.

I have a lot of people to thank for making the past 6 years of Waveformless.  First and foremost, thanks very much to my readers, without whom this blog wouldn't have been possible.  Thank you to the developers who were kind enough to provide me with so many amazing plug-ins, synths, and sample libraries to review.  Thank you to the other bloggers who linked to Waveformless and helped grow our readership (and to Ronnie for reviewing my Waveformless Soundware releases).  And an extra special thanks to Adam, who was always dependable for an interesting Free Sample Friday submission when I was too busy or on the road.

Who knows that the future will bring, but for the next year or so, I am going to be plenty busy.  I really enjoyed sharing tips and reviewing stuff, and could easily see myself going back to it some day, but for the time being, you've got amazing blogs like Synthtopia, Create Digital Music, Matrixsynth, Rekkerd, Bedroom Producers,, Music of Sound, and more to keep you entertained.  So long, and thanks for all the fish!


David said...

Sorry to see the end of the blog, but being able to stay busy whilst in the music industry is obviously a good thing.
Thanks for the entertaining read over the past few years.

All the best.

P.S. I won't miss those bloody Captchas! ;)

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Wow. Visiting was an everyday thing! (Well, except on the weekends.) Best of luck to you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tom, really enjoyed all the tips and tricks. I've learnt a lot! Cheers mate! J

Ronnie said...

Thanks for the many valuable posts over the years, Tom!

Good to hear you've got plenty of work on your hands.


Anonymous said...

Longtime reader here. Very sorry to see you go, Tom, but I'm glad business is booming. Thanks for everything and best of of luck!

Anonymous said...

Too bad the blog is being discontinued, this was a great read, I can understand the reasons though... Best of luck for what's next -Ol

Claude Martin said...

All the best! Thank you

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Thanks for a great blog. Have been following this one for years.

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Oh we'll, glad you're busy.

No one you could pass admin duties on to?

Gone the way of Music Thing......

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I still have "back issues" to read, so thanks for leaving the site up. Honestly, I would rather have you making new music.

Silverfish said...

Thanks for all of the great blog posts! While it's sad to see the site slow down, perhaps it means we can enjoy your other new endeavors.

Kieron said...

Thanks for running such an interesting blog - it was daily reading to me and always managed to find something from around the net I'd missed.

Sean said...

Sorry to see the blog go, Tom. But I'm looking forward to the music!

cl516 said...

You lasted much longer than I did! Thanks for everything! Good luck man.

Cryounit said...

That's too bad, Waveformless was one of my daily visits since day one. It will be sad to see it go.

On the other hand, can't wait to hear your new music!

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Thanks so much for the kind comments, everyone! said...

Sad day indeed. I've been following since day one and learned so much.


Not to be crass, but for anyone interested, I'll continue with free sample Fridays as consistently as I can on my blog.

Jeff Knapp said...

I am very sad to see this go. Waveformless has been a daily visit for me for the past few years. But, if this means more great music from A23 and other Tom-related projects, then, OK, it's worth loosing this.


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Thanks Tom,

I've enjoyed your blog over the last 5 years I've been reading it.

Take care and all the best in your busy future!

- Pete

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Another longtime reader here. Sorry to see you go. Thanks for everything and best of luck!

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One of my few regular, nearly daily visits. Thanks.

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Thank you so much for sharing so much information and interesting reviews through this blog and thank you for leaving it up for all of us to read. As one of the people who has discovered this gem not so long time ago, it is a treasure to read and have it for the reference. :)

I wish you best of luck with music and all the future projects that you may have in progress. Take it easy and do not forget to give yourself some credit for all that you do - you deserve it, Tom!

Take the best care, stay safe and shine on, you crazy diamond! ;)

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i'm sad to see Waveformless go, but at least it's for a good reason.

thank you for all the great samples and i hope to see you back some day!

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Thanks for your blog and for your precious peieces of information you have given us over the yeaas!

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Wow. Time to find a new homepage...

^What they all said^ I've always found it amazing that you made the time in the first place, it's all been very generous and appreciated.

And thanks for keeping it available, this a great resource for musicians and other audio freaks (like me)...

Robert said...

Thanks for the good reads, Tom.

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Thanks for what you have done.
Good luck in the future.

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Thanx for your efforts Tom!

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