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KVR Developer Challenge 2018 - Winners Announced

KVR Developer Challenge 2018 - Winners Announced

The KVR Developer Challenge 2018 is over and we are very happy to announce the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered, downloaded, voted and donated.

In first place we have ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps, a digital emulation of a high gain distortion preamp/stomp-box for guitar. It's cross-platform (macOS & Windows in VST2, VST3 & AU plug-in formats) so Ignite Amps wins 60% of the prize fund and the grand prize of the trip to NAMM.

As the overall winner, Ignite Amps also receives the special prize of credentials, travel and hotel accommodations to attend the 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The NAMM Show, which takes place January 24-27, offers the creator the chance to showcase their design to members of the music creation community in the Software.NAMM area which welcomes press, manufacturers, musicians and retailers to learn about and demo the latest software applications.

In second place was Dead Duck Deducktion by Dead Duck Software, a subtractive synthesizer in VST2 format for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit hosts. Dead Duck Software will receive 20% of the final prize fund as runner up.

Honourable mention goes to the third placed entry MPS by Full Bucket Music, a "Musical Parameter Synthesizer" in VST2 and AU plug-in formats for Windows and macOS. The top three entries were separated by just 19 votes so we've decided it's only fair to award the 10% wild card random selection portion of the prize fund to Full Bucket Music.

Lastly, the highest placed Soundware entry, who will receive the remaining 10% of the final prize fund, was Sounds Of Life by Ocean Swift Synthesis, a sample library containing all sorts of every day sounds in clean sampled form and also edited into strange and crazy effects.

Congratulations to Ignite Amps, Dead Duck Software, Full Bucket Music and Ocean Swift Synthesis!

Donations will remain open until October 15th, then we'll distribute it to the winners. Download & donate at www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2018

The KVRDC18 Winners

1st: ProF.E.T. by Ignite Amps

ProF.E.T. is a digital emulation of an high gain distortion preamp/stomp-box for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed and built by Ignite Amps in 2018.

ProF.E.T. is a digital emulation of an high gain distortion preamp/stomp-box for guitar. It has been developed to accurately model its real hardware counterpart, designed and built by Ignite Amps in 2018.

The ProF.E.T. core circuit is capable of delivering tons of tube-like saturation using carefully tuned JFET based gain stages and filters to keep the distortion aggressive and rich of harmonics.

A 4 controls based tonestack with 2 different modes ensures maximum versatility and tone shaping options, whether you use the ProF.E.T. as a preamp or a distortion unit in front of a clean amplifier.

Features:

  • Ignite Amps proprietary JFET non-linear modeling engine.
  • 4 controls tonestack with additional Shape switch.
  • Mono / Stereo processing support.
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x).
  • Global input / output level controls.
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model.
  • Fully automatable controls.
  • Ignite Amps proprietary preset management system with bank file import/export functions.

Download ProF.E.T. at www.kvraudio.com/product/prof-e-t-by-ignite-amps

2nd: Dead Duck Deducktion by Dead Duck Software

Dead Duck Deducktion is a subtractive synthesizer in VST 2.4 format for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit hosts.

Featuring:

  • Two oscillators with saw, square, triangle and noise waveforms with 'supersaw' detune, PWM and square/triangle sub-oscillator options.
  • A resonant multi-mode filter with lowpass, highpass, bandpass, bandstop and peaking options.
  • Three envelopes, four LFOs and a 12-slot modulation matrix for a wide range of modulation possibilities.
  • Built-in delay, chorus and reverb effects.
  • MIDI CC control of parameters and modulation sources allowing full interaction with hardware controllers.
  • Customisable GUI themes.

Download Dead Duck Deducktion at www.kvraudio.com/product/dead-duck-deducktion-by-dead-duck-software

3rd: MPS by Full Bucket Music

MPS – short for "Musical Parameter Synthesizer" – is a software synthesizer plug-in written in native C++ code for high performance and low CPU consumption. The main features are:

  • Unconventional sound creation approach.
  • Fast & easy editing using just a few "musical" parameters.
  • Straightforward user interface.
  • 64 voices polyphony.
  • MIDI Learn ‒ all parameters can be controlled by MIDI CC.
  • Double precision audio processing.
  • Plug-in supports Windows and macOS (32-bit and 64-bit).

The aim of MPS is to create sounds fast and easy using a small intuitive set of parameters without bothering about the technical details.

Download MPS at www.kvraudio.com/product/mps-by-full-bucket-music

Soundware: Sounds Of Life by Ocean Swift Synthesis

Sounds of Life is a sample library containing all sorts of every day sounds in clean sampled form and also edited into strange and crazy effects.

A Different and more experimental sample pack containing field recordings of everyday sounds in raw form, and transformations of these raw sounds into musical bits, chords, drums, atmospheres and effects........ Ambulances, microwaves, cars, engines, hums, honks, dogs, babies, alarms, chimes, kids, telephones, spoken words, machines... monsters, drones, screeches, aliens, stabs, pings, pongs... and... much more.

Useful to musicians and music producers – looking for everyday sounds to mix with your drums or snares, or pads and atmospheres for your intros, dramatic textures for your breaks - you can find many uses for your music even with the raw field recordings if you think a bit outside-the-box...

Download Sounds of Life at www.kvraudio.com/product/sounds-of-life-by-ocean-swift-synthesis


If you haven't read it already, you should check out the KVRDC16 winner's story: Winning the KVR Developer Challenge: An interview with Julijan Nikolic (Youlean)


Download & donate at www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2018


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