Would a Sugar Bytes plug-in by any other name taste as sweet? With so many bits of software in the world, it’s no surprise that the names appear to be running out. Sugar Bytes’ new MIDI sequencer plug-in used to be called Eloquence, until the owners of another Eloquence (this one a trademarked development environment for business applications) weighed in with their lawyers.
As a result Sugar Bytes have renamed their product Thesys. As we write this it’s still called Eloquence on the Sugar Bytes website, but apparently the product will be updated by Monday the 14th of September. Unfortunately CM144 went to press just before the announcement so the review was printed using the old Eloquence name.
So, what piece of music software would you rename, and why?