i must say (i know i'm gonna be beaten for this, why am i doing that?!
) that i'm actually a little dissapointed from the dc this year. i thought the time is up nowadays for more bootsie ranged quality.
however, there were some very few very good/good ones, and some at least being are worth to mention imo.
which are in no particular order:
- bootsie/variety of sound
(i of course wasn't surprised on thatone at all)
(imo some stuff has to be tweaked/added, but then this thing could easily rival the throne of the freeware synths, synth1)
(a very common aspect of mixing/recording in a convenient plugin, really useful if you're a pro engineer)
(a nice approach on reverb, but imo it didn't really convince me to 100%)
(sherman filterbank! not close in sound, rather in functionality, but it's really a tweakers dream, you can do a lot of interresting stuff with it.)
(from what i hear in the audiodemo it's awesome, though it doesn't work here, no matter what)
- remigio coco
(this thing to me is a sneak preview of how an osc module in a fullblown synthesizer could look like. highly flexible for stuff that's really great)
- full bucket
(i just love frequency shifters)
- martin eastwood
(i would wish for more slots and more fx, but the concept is just great)
- beat/synapse audio
(mainly because richard did the exellent programming and marco did the good bass-sounddesign)
i did not take in account pure sampling libraries, as imo a dc should stay on the focus for creating/programming plugins, rather than content. i don't devalue content though. but then i'd rather do a dedicated sounddesigner challenge.
i would really wish for a dc challenge that has the rule that mac and pc support is mandatory. just for the sake of fairness, as there's a lot of entries that can't be judged by mac users. i'm on a pc mainly, but there's also a lot of mac users out there, which are kinda left out in the voting.
however, all that being said, it has to be pointed out once more that this is just my personal opinion.