We were alerted by a couple of members of the community to this news on the health of Bernie Torelli from Nomad Factory, a copy of the letter from the team at Don’t Crack is shown below. If you can help in any way then please do:
Our long time partner Bernie Torelli at Nomad Factory needs your help !
Today we are sad to announce that our friend Bernie Torelli has been admitted in a hospital in Los-Angeles for a serious spine disease due to a cancer he was diagnosed with over two years ago. Although it is very serious at this time, there are chances that Bernie will make a full recovery, if all the necessary care is done. But the medical costs have already devastated Bernie’s family financial situation, making any chance of necessary surgery nearly impossible !
We have therefore decided to help him out by raising funds by promoting and donating the receipts of Nomad Factory’s best selling products :
MAGNETIC II, ECHOES and COSMOS at the no brainer cost of ONLY $19.
The Magnetics Bundle II that contains ALL three plug-ins is actually dropped at ONLY $49 !
And all other Nomad Factory products are sold at up to 70% discount until December 31.
It is needless to say that 90% of the income provided through this promotion will be directly sent to Bernie’s wife for her to manage the mounting health costs but also continue to pay Nomad Factory’s employees that have been continuously working on product development and customer support during Bernie’s illness.
That is certainly the most important reason for Bernie to fight for his life as all of his time has loyally been devoted to his work, his employees, his friends and most of all, his family… Great new products are almost ready to launch…
BERNIE NEEDS OUR HELP AND HE NEEDS IT NOW !
Direct Donations may be adressed via Paypal at : firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please fill “Raising Funds for Bernie” in the subject line)
Testimonials can be posted in this dedicated forum thread
Thank you so much !
CEO & President
About Bernie Torelli – CEO and main developer at Nomad Factory
Many underestimate Bernie’s career as an incredible musician, composer, sound engineer and perhaps most of all, as a very talented software developer :
Bernie Torelli, founder of Nomad Factory is an internationally recognised recording engineer, producer and composer who has worked in Paris, Montreal, and Los Angeles with legendary musicians and artists such as Stanley Clarke in Los Angeles, Michel Polnareff in France, Marie Carmen in Montreal just to name a few. Bernie was nominated for a grammy award for mixing Cab2 “Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album”.
In 2001, focusing on experience acquired through over 25 years of analog engineering, Bernie started developing products reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s technology. The Blue Tubes Bundle was born. As an engineer working at Track Star Studios in San Diego, California, Bernie quickly replaced the studio’s standard plug-ins with his own. A host of top notch player’s passing through could not help but notice the amazing sound quality, combined with user friendly features. After being asked over and over if these products were available on the market, in mid-2002 Nomad Factory became an official company selling plug-ins on the internet.
Licenses and Development : Bernie Torelli has developed for Spectrasonics most of the effects included in the Rack Effects section of the “Stylus RMX” and the incredible “Omnisphere”. Bernie Torelli, head engineer at Nomad Factory is also the Software Product Manager at BBE Sound Inc. in charge of all BBE Sound Inc. software development, Bernie also developed three new DSP effects for Fxpansion and quite a few Plug & Mix plug-ins as well as the final P&M installers.
Bernie has worked with : Nick D’ Virgilio, Jerry Goodman, Robert Lamm, Josquin des Pres, Bunny Brunel, Lenny Castro, Curt Bisquera, Reggie Hamilton, Carl Evans, David Stark, Jimmy Crespo, Gerry Brown, Kamil Rustam, Stanley Clarke, Scott Gorham, Jamie Reno, Michel Polnareff, Earl Thomas, Sunru, Mario Olivares, Tony MacAlpine, Patrice Rushen, Nicolas Peyrac, Jessica Moreno, William Sheller, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Salvatore Adamo, Chris Pinnick, Jean-Paul Dreau, Philip Steele, Michel Fugain, Thomas Connor, Charles Elie Couture, Brianna Cara, Nicoletta, Joey Pearson, Allison Paige, Michael Greene, Oscar Aragon, Redbone, Dennis Chambers, Charley Pride, Randy Meisner, Dickey Betts, Da Vinci Vox, Jean-Jacques Chardeau, Eve Selis, Deadbolt, Marie Carmen, David Singletary, The Rockets, Steve Smith, David Maldonado, Dana Leewood, Pepper Williams, Viva Santana, and so many others…