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Final Prize Fund

$2200.00

As well as the generous cash donations from KVR members, KVRDC07 is being sponsored / promoted by and / or additional prizes are being supplied by:

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The KVRDC06 Entries
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KVRDC06

 
KVRDC06 Donators

We'd like to thank everyone who donated money to last year's Developer Challenge prize fund - $2,147 in total!

But, apart from the cash donations from countless KVR members, the following industry developers, sound designers, etc. also donated prizes for the KVRDC06:

Perimeter Sound Arts

Pro Sounds

Ugo

HGFortune

Les Productions Zvon

JoBro Media Designs

Topten Software

Paztexh Records

Tweakbench

Numerikart

Camel Audio

SynthMaker

Welcome to the KVR Developer Challenge 2007, the second free-for-all audio plug-in / audio application design event! Building on the success of last years event, KVRDC07 is bigger and better!

There are 41 entries. We had a strong Windows turnout again (40) but, sadly, a very low number for Mac (3) and Linux (1)... 37 of them are in the ubiquitous VST format, 2 Audio Units made it through and there are 5 stand-alone applications too. All entries can be downloaded below.

VOTING HAS CLOSED!

KVRDC07 Winner: xoxos Sounds of Nature!

The Winner! :: Congratulations xoxos! » link here
Entry: Sounds of Nature
By: xoxos
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
"wind, thunder, rain, oscine tract, synsect"

A collection of VSTi for emulating common natural sounds - wind, rain, thunder, songbirds and insects.
Runner Up 1 :: Well Done » link here
Entry: hypercyclic
By: mucoder
Type: Effect
Utility
OS&Formats: WindowsMac OS XUniversal BinaryLinuxVSTAudio Units Stand-alone
Download: Download (Win)
Download (Mac)
Download (Linux)
hypercyclic is an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator. Two tempo-synced LFOs can be used to modulate various parameters to create interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations. The product is complemented by a groove function for playing slightly off the beat.

The main use for hypercyclic is to generate MIDI that can be recorded and/or sent to other plugins. However it also features a simple built-in synth for testing purposes.

Please read release notes for more details.

UPDATED: 27 September 2007; v1.0.172
Runner Up 2 :: Well Done » link here
Entry: The Element of Surprise
By: Ugo
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
The Element of Surprise is dedicated to creating randomly generated presets, for fast inspiration and experiments in spontaneous song writing. The interface is simple, but under the hood there is a full synth with multiple oscillators, filters, various types of modulation, and effects, all optimized to provide a wide variety of usable randomly generated sounds.
4th » link here
Entry: truc
By: de la Mancha / sink
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
truc is a multi-effect VST plug-in, with 4 banks of effects controlled by the movement of 2 pucks. The top puck controls the wet/dry level and/or volume of each effect bank, the bottom puck modulates any 4 of 13 parameters within the effect banks. This allows continuous morphing of the sound by moving the pucks to vary the impact of each effect bank.

UPDATED: 20 September 2007
5th » link here
Entry: Alieno
By: Acrobat
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Alieno is a virtual monophonic synthesizer.

"In the year 2008 the independent organization named "United Sounds Alliance" declares war against the reptilian conspiracy oppressing the human race. There are just 5 years left before they build the "artificial black hole" that will stop the time flow as we all know and, therefore, destroy the world. The U.S.A. discovered the secret plan but was immediately detected by the reptilian forces. Anyway, since we're ll evoluted beings, it happens to be a kind of a simulated war with no blood-sweating: the "battle" will just set up in space, where the population will be not offended and the contenders will face one another with special spaceships equipped with the best sound technologies and creative tools available. You are one of the fighters engaged, trying to save the earth from the evil dominance of the serpent's egg conspiracy. It's your time to set the world free!"

UPDATED: 26th September 2007; v1.0.5
6th » link here
Entry: Oddy-Free
By: Chris Roberson
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Oddy-Free is an emu of an Arp Odyssey Mk.II. Much attention to detail was given in the layout of the signal path to have it behave as accurately as possible.

UPDATED: 29 September 2007; v1.1.
7th » link here
Entry: Compressive
By: Martin Eastwood Audio
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Compressive is comprised of two professional quality audio compressors written in a combination of C++ and assembly for maximum CPU efficiency. Compressive Pro is an external side chain vintage analogue modeled RMS compressor. The external side contains a 3-band EQ and mid/side controls to allow complete control of audio dynamics. Compressive Lite uses the same algorithms as Compressive Pro but has a reduced feature for minimum CPU usage.

UPDATED: 26 September 2007
8th » link here
Entry: Pitch Black
By: rlma-labs.de
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Spectral Waveshaping Synthesizer

Pitch Black leverages spectral waveshaping as it's synthesis algorithm. The output of a 2 operator phase modulation oscillator with free modulation options is fed into the waveshaper. The signal is spectrally shaped and enriched with additional frequency content.

UPDATED: 30 September 2007; v1.0.2.
9th » link here
Entry: Blip
By: Nicolas Fournel (NickSonic)
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: Windows Stand-alone
Download: Download (Win)
Blip is a sound design program / loop creator / performance tool.

The concept behind Blip is to create innovative sounds and loops by drawing with the usual graphic tools (pencil, airbrush, line�). The classic painting functions take a whole other dimension, as they create melodies and rhythms in the musical domain.

Blip continuously scans a grid of 64x64 cells. Each cell corresponds to a note, whose starting time is determined by its column, and whose instrument is determined by its row. The color of the cell controls the volume of the note (red component), its pan (green component), and its pitch (blue component).

Painting in the grid can be done in real-time while the loop is playing, which coupled with MIDI support and numerous shortcuts, transforms Blip into a very powerful live instrument. There are 16 patterns, each of them having its own tempo.

Blip can be used in many different ways. Here are a few of them:
  • with a lot of short percussive sounds to create glitchy patterns.
  • with a slow tempo and long samples with fading envelopes to create complex ambiences
  • with simple tones and only a few painted cells to create wave sequences
  • with sine waves for additive / granular synthesis etc?

UPDATED: 26th September 2007; v1.0.2
10th » link here
Entry: wavtransit
By: Psychic Modulation
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Wavtransit is a VSTi loop sampler designed for manipulating longer samples and recordings that can be looped and mangled with the loop vector or various sequence modulators.

UPDATED: 17th September 2007
11th » link here
Entry: Bagels
By: Stefan Hållén (stefancrs)
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST Stand-alone
Download: Download (Win)
Bagels is an instrument that utilizes up to 12 resonant bandpass filters instead of oscillators, giving it a different sound while maintaining flexibility and tweakability.

UPDATED: 20 September 2007
12th » link here
Entry: KX-MODULAD
By: KX77FREE
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Analogic Modular Polyphonic Synthesizer with an Additive Synthesis WaveTracer to build High Quality Waveforms.

UPDATED: 26 September 2007
13th » link here
Entry: Rasta Box
By: Lithium
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Synth for making dub sirens and other such dub noises, as well as sci-fi sounds. It sounds great when used with your favorite tape delay, reverb, phaser, etc.
14th » link here
Entry: IFF Synth
By: Jason Fulps (Ian Foxfire)
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
IFF Synth is an Additive/Subtractive synth created In SynthEdit. It includes a single wavetable oscillator with 64 indexes that can be morphed between each other. You can edit the waveform harmonics and/or the waveshape itself. There are 6 independent envelopes, that can act like LFOs when looped. All onboard Effects and Mixer parameters can be modulated as well.

UPDATED: 26th September 2007; v1.2.
15th » link here
Entry: Develloper Challenge Duckling Compressor
By: Betabugs Audio
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Develloper Challenge Duckling Compressor (DCDC) is a Peak Compressor with internal 3-band EQ Sidechain and mix control for parallel compression.

UPDATED: 13th September 2007; v1.0.1
16th » link here
Entry: Dr.Modus
By: Drummer Modus Team
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Dr.Modus is a Drum Module.
17th » link here
Entry: Shaker Maker
By: Musicrow
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Shaker Maker is a special effect that will turn any rhythmic content into a convincing natural shaker rhythm.

Shaker Maker can produce a wide variety of shaker sounds, and you can shape your shaker to sound exactly the way you want it to.

For using Shaker Maker you should put it in the insert slot of your audio track. Then load a drum loop or any other rhythmic audio file to this track. You can also connect a microphone and use your own voice as the source for your shaker rhythm. Finally choose one of the 16 prepared shaker sounds, or shape your own shaker!
18th » link here
Entry: Tiny-Q
By: Christian Budde
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Tiny-Q is one of the world's tiniest full parametric EQ, if not the tiniest. At least in regards of the GUI. On not more than 4585 pixel you can find an eight band parametric equaliser with pass, shelf and peaking filters. Beside that there's a small magnitude display and a level meter.

The design goals include to create a very small, fast and accurate EQ. The compromising side effects of a non-distracting GUI might come handy in some situations, when it is all about sound.

UPDATED: 19 September 2007
19th » link here
Entry: Alien Artifact
By: HERCs Music Systems
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Alien Artifact is a VST synth intended to inspire raw sonic creativity. What does it sound like? What does it do? What happens when I press those alien keypads and move those green spheres?

UPDATED: 18 September 2007
20th » link here
Entry: Najnaj
By: Shuriken.se
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsMac OS XUniversal BinaryVST
Download: Download (Win)
Download (Mac)
Najnaj is a waveform granular identified and generated granular impulse response controlled waveform modifier. In short it's a new (and possibly beautiful/evil) way of FSU'ing your
waveforms.
21st » link here
Entry: KiTR
By: spacedad+jacky lee
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Modelled on a guitar made by jacky lee age 4.

UPDATED: 17th September 2007
22nd » link here
Entry: Rhythmic Tangent
By: Matias Monteagudo & Jeff Rhodes
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Rhythmic MultiFx VST Plug-In.
23rd » link here
Entry: Frequency Filtered Delay
By: Freakrush Team
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Frequency Filtered Delay: LFO, Filter, Soft Distortion, Stereo Delay, all in one plugin. The easy routing function, visualized Filter/LFO response bar and In/Out level meters plus a real 3D GUI should add to your joy of finding the craziest filter/distortion/delay effects, and save them as a preset for easy recall.

UPDATED: 26th September 2007; v1.2
24th » link here
Entry: Bouncer
By: Another Small Clue
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Bouncer is a delay designed to create 'bouncing' style effects.

The main feature that sets it apart from some other bouncing delays is that patch changes can be automated without disrupting the audio output. This is achieved by using multiple delay buffers.
25th » link here
Entry: ReSynFX
By: MST
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Play grains of a stereo input signal, Re-Synthesize your Loops, create chords with your vocals and munge them through mad psychedelic effects.

GUI Amp, Pitch, Grain Rate and Filter Envelopes up to 8-stage loopable with multiple curve types. Digitize the sound - decimate it and modulate it with either the Grain or Filter Env. VitaLimiter based on the classic Vitalizer Psycho-Acoustic Enhancer which also limits the signal to stop distortion. Filter has many different curves with key-tracking and up to 8-poles selectable. Chorus has all the usual elements plus BPM-Repeat which starts the chorus modulation from the start, allowing rhythmic changes mapped to the sequencers BPM. You can turn off the Grain-Player and use the chorus and vitalimiter on its own. Most parameters have a mix so you can have a percentage of the filter or effect.
26th » link here
Entry: SuperRiff Guitar
By: SuperRiff Inc.
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
SuperRiff Guitar is a sample based electric guitar plug-in.

UPDATED: 17th September 2007
27th » link here
Entry: ellipsis
By: arcDev Noise Industries
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
ellipsis is a VST loop player designed specifically for live use, featuring BPM-synced queueing and playback of whole & subdivided wave files.
28th » link here
Entry: bini
By: GaryG
Type:  
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
bini takes a simple tone or noise burst and feeds it through dual modulatable delays and a resonant bandpass filter to create an array of sounds; from harsh, shrieking feedback to subdued modulating soundscapes.

Noise/feedback/effect generator.

UPDATED: 17th September 2007
29th » link here
Entry: Sweet girl blue verb #3
By: Sunahura
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Sweet girl blue verb #3 is a very sophisticated echo plugin.
30th » link here
Entry: Grapheed
By: lidsquid audio
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Grapheed is a fusion of granular synthesis and delay, accessed through a drawable 32 step delay-line. As minimalism additive or for textures.
31st » link here
Entry: PhaseBender
By: Softegg /BibaSoft
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
PhaseBender is a one Oscillator Phase-Morphing Synth.

It allows morphing between two different "Phase States", leading to FM like moving sounds. Inspired by Casio CZ series (But not an emulation at all, hence phase morphing - not phase distortion.)
32nd » link here
Entry: PanGloss
By: RoughDraftAudio
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
PanGloss splits the incoming stereo into 6 or 9 adjustable mono channels, then reassembles a stereo pair.

UPDATED: 13th September 2007; v1.0.1
33rd » link here
Entry: Stochaton
By: Eigentone Research
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: Mac OS XUniversal BinaryAudio Units
Download: Download (Mac)

Hybrid Digital

System Recommendation:

  • Intel or G5 Mac
  • OS X, 10.4.x (Tiger)
  • An AU host which supports Cocoa UIs (Logic, Plogue Bidule, GarageBand, AU Lab...).
    Not all hosts support Cocoa UIs. If they do not, they will create a generic UI for the AU, which can be restrictive.

Installation:

  • Unzip the archive
  • Move the contents of the archive into: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components

Huge thanks to the Beta Team: Edo, Justin Sullivan, Larsby, Marc Van Bork, Pawel, Thilo Rex.


UPDATED: 18 September 2007
34th » link here
Entry: Quasimodo
By: Evil Kitten Empire
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Quasimodo is a step-Sequenced Ring Modulator.
35th » link here
Entry: Flicker
By: notromrecords.co.uk
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Flicker is a simple synth to create host-synced rhythmic sequences.
36th » link here
Entry: Music balls My Dj
By: Robert Parry
Type: Instrument
OS&Formats: Windows Stand-alone
Download: Download (Win)
Music balls My Dj is a "Flash" game. You can mix the separate parts of a song I have created using the balls.

Full instructions are available at www.musicballs.com.
37th » link here
Entry: easy#-X-filtha
By: easytoolz.de
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
easy#-X-filtha is a stereo-filter-fx-plugin
38th » link here
Entry: Kable
By: hezee
Type: Utility
OS&Formats: Windows Stand-alone
Download: Download (Win)
Mapping and transforming software to enhance the abilities of certain human interface devices, especially MIDI controllers.

Minimum requirements: Java Runtime Environment Version 5.0 or higher.

UPDATED: 18 September 2007; v0.2.0
39th » link here
Entry: BlindVU
By: JoBro Media
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
JoBro Media BlindVU is the simplified VU readout for sight impaired persons. It reads the incoming signals, splits them up and pushes them into two envelopes that control the pitch input of two oscillators.
40th » link here
Entry: Speak & Pluck
By: Sonicase
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
Speak & Pluck was inspired by the sound of the original Speak & Spell educational toy.

The Speak & Spell is widely used as a circuit bent instrument. Speak & Pluck was created in the attempt at making a VST effect for guitar that sounds like the Speak & Spell and circuit bent versions of it.
41st » link here
Entry: BizuneFXR
By: Bizune
Type: Effect
OS&Formats: WindowsVST
Download: Download (Win)
BizuneFXR is a VST Channel Recorder.

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