Hobbyists for a Synth Team!

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Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:58 am

Hi guys I’m looking to put together a Synth team. I like to pitch a project with a great idea to anyone who will hear one at this time. Just ask me to send you a non disclosure via adobe sign by email and I can show you a really good project and synth idea
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FastTriggerFish
KVRist
133 posts since 3 Aug, 2011 from London

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:01 am

I assume you’ve read this sticky post ?
viewtopic.php?f=33&t=194452&sid=20810ab ... 06d29d2435

Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:11 am

Yes I tried to apologize for doing this the worst thing someone can do. But I promise I’m up to something really cool and I have a must hear project for anyone getting into a project right now that will be really fun and educational!

deastman
KVRAF
6936 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:15 am

What sort of budget do you have? How much are you offering to developers who might be interested in signing on? Is this a contract or salaried position?
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Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:42 am

It’s an equal share project, as for right now all the main contributors will get an equal share of the project. But there are two projects and we can look the merge them if most want to be in on both.

Our starting goal is 5000 sales at $99 split 10 ways or $50,000 from a part time project over a few years.

deastman
KVRAF
6936 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:04 pm

So you’re asking people to work for free with the promise of possible revenue sharing somewhere down the line? Why would any established developer do that?
Incomplete list of my gear: 110V AC to 12V DC 1.5A power supply (+ tip)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
40580 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:06 pm

Ndustry99 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:11 am
Yes I tried to apologize for doing this the worst thing someone can do. But I promise I’m up to something really cool and I have a must hear project for anyone getting into a project right now that will be really fun and educational!

educational for who exactly?

Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:09 pm

The customers

Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:10 pm

deastman wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:04 pm
So you’re asking people to work for free with the promise of possible revenue sharing somewhere down the line? Why would any established developer do that?
I’m not established
It’s not possible revenue sharing it’s a team. Like when you form a team to create an organization. Like a hobby to get into that has a payoff..

Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Ndustry99 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:10 pm
deastman wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:04 pm
So you’re asking people to work for free with the promise of possible revenue sharing somewhere down the line? Why would any established developer do that?
I’m not established
It’s not possible revenue sharing it’s a team. Like when you form a team to create an organization. Like a hobby to get into that has a payoff..
I think your living in the 2000’s where developers had millions to spend and everyone was going to sell a million synths but everyone went broke because they only sold ten thousand. I’m considering 5000 sales a success here

Think about that if they only sell ten thousand to customers not that many people actually make them. That’s why I came here. See if anyone has free time and wants to join a synth team for a hobby.

Musical Gym
KVRAF
4826 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:35 pm


Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:43 pm

Anyway I’m sorry I can’t tell you everything without a non disclosure, you’ll have to accept this practice of mine or just tease me and not find out

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mutantdog
KVRAF
1942 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from The Infinite Void

Re: Hobbyists for a Synth Team!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 pm

Perhaps you could answer some generic questions...

In what sense is it "educational?" (eg: music theory, production techniques, some unrelated subject)
Describe your target market? (eg: children, students, musicians, general public)
What format do you want to release as? (eg: plugin, standalone, smartphone)
Identify a competitor product if one exists?

Ndustry99
KVRist
35 posts since 21 Oct, 2018

Re: Hobbyists for a Synth Team!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:24 pm

mutantdog wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:03 pm
Perhaps you could answer some generic questions...

In what sense is it "educational?" (eg: music theory, production techniques, some unrelated subject)
Describe your target market? (eg: children, students, musicians, general public)
What format do you want to release as? (eg: plugin, standalone, smartphone)
Identify a competitor product if one exists?
I would love too and I’m sure you would like your response but these questions need a non disclosure otherwise I’d be giving away the idea. If I can get you to sign one we can talk all about it and maybe you can help me get some more people.
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deastman
KVRAF
6936 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Putting together a Team to build a Synth!

Post Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:25 pm

Ndustry99 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Ndustry99 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:10 pm
deastman wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:04 pm
So you’re asking people to work for free with the promise of possible revenue sharing somewhere down the line? Why would any established developer do that?
I’m not established
It’s not possible revenue sharing it’s a team. Like when you form a team to create an organization. Like a hobby to get into that has a payoff..
I think your living in the 2000’s where developers had millions to spend and everyone was going to sell a million synths but everyone went broke because they only sold ten thousand. I’m considering 5000 sales a success here

Think about that if they only sell ten thousand to customers not that many people actually make them. That’s why I came here. See if anyone has free time and wants to join a synth team for a hobby.
No, I’m living in this place called “reality”, where skilled audio DSP developers do not sign NDA’s to sign onto someone else’s vision of a fun hobby which is simultaneously an unpaid, speculative business venture to sell some small number of products into some vaguely defined educational market.

You are not the first person to come here with such grand visions. It happens all the time. I’m sure you won’t be the last. But the reality is that what you’re looking for is not practical or realistic. My recommendation is that you acquire the necessary skills and develop this product on your own. You mentioned being a math whiz, so that already puts you ahead of the game. I don’t know where you’re at with programming experience, but I suggest brushing up on your C++, look at the JUCE libraries, download the VST framework, and get to work.
Incomplete list of my gear: 110V AC to 12V DC 1.5A power supply (+ tip)

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