What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

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arkmabat
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3599 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:01 pm

xoxos wrote:you could buy some of my stuff today :) i would sort of look at it as a prize.
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fese
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943 posts since 14 Sep, 2004 from $HOME

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:39 am

Kriminal wrote:The whole idea is to encourage new talent. Its not about the money.
Of course the prize money doesn't cover the time the devs invest in creating a plugin for the DC, but it is a nice reward, isn't it? And getting 30% (first place) of $500 or $2500 as a prize is a difference. Might pay for a new computer to develop more stuff on, or a JUCE license...
So bump for this thread and people please keep donating :ud:

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RunBeerRun
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7894 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:02 am

I admit I haven't donated this year (did in previous years), as the originality seems to be diminishing. My opinions are not other's, but they are mine, and I can't force myself to enjoy something that sounds basic.
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Ichad.c
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1058 posts since 8 Feb, 2012 from South - Africa

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:02 pm

An even weirder thing is that there seems to be no "sponsored prizes" like the last couple DCs...or is it listed somewhere else?

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U-o
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1038 posts since 16 Nov, 2011 from CZE/SVK

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:34 am

In my opinion:
Internet is full of great free plugins and developers releasing them when THEY want.

Moreover, some developers (eg. Signaldust) decided to release they plugins later (and maybe not for free) due the deadline because they noticed DC14 too late. I had been a beta tester for Signaldust plugin and I'd like to say, that is shame that his plugin could not be finished before DC14 entry was closed, because it's really powerful plugin - absolute winner for me.

About donation:
I donated some bucks for previous DCs, but plugins that I voted for did not won anything from prize fund. Therefore I decided to donate money to those developers whose plugins I like and stay away from donation for Developer Challenge 2014.

EDIT:

Prize Fund:
Frankly speaking, nowadays is big problem to sell plugins here in KVR Audio Market Place for reasonable price, nobody want's to spent his/her money for anything.

From DC14 entries is Nova-67P winner for me and TripleCheese from all of DCs.
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chopen
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180 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:39 am

I have donate 2 $ That is why there is no round prize in the jackpot ! :tu:

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U-o
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1038 posts since 16 Nov, 2011 from CZE/SVK

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:45 am

RunBeerRun wrote:I admit I haven't donated this year (did in previous years), as the originality seems to be diminishing. My opinions are not other's, but they are mine, and I can't force myself to enjoy something that sounds basic.
I have the same feeling. :( This year impressed me only 1 or 2 plugins, because others:
- have some nasty bugs
- don't work in FL11, Win8
- bring nothing special (are boring)
- can't download due too much traffic and links have been temporarily disabled
- are for Kontakt (which I don't own) or iOS
- are soundware for a small group of users

I'm missing some developers participated to DC14 - eg: cytoSonic, Phuturetone, Sleepy-Time DSP, g200kg

:(
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Jakob / Cableguys
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914 posts since 11 Aug, 2005 from Hamburg, Germany

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:49 am

I am not sure if people take part because of the prizes.. at least we took part with our plugin PanCake 1.0 in 2009 because of the competition as such, and even more so for the publicity.

So main reason was to get feedback from users at KVR, and if I remember well some of the DC plugins got also featured in magazines, which might have been harder without the DC.

highkoo
KVRAF
3773 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:35 pm

I didnt donate.
But it had nothing to do with my own personal assessment of the "quality" of the entries...

Believe it or not, the DC is not really about us as users.
We should not limit our appreciation based just on that perspective.
We should try to not be selfish and short sighted, and recognize the 'event' for what it brings to the various 'communities' involved.
Or not. Whatever.
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jobromedia
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4830 posts since 10 Feb, 2006 from Stockholm, Sweden

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:19 pm

Well I donated $11 to get the fund more evenly defined.
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Ichad.c
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1058 posts since 8 Feb, 2012 from South - Africa

Re: What's up with the DC14 prize fund?

Post Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:24 am

U-o wrote:
I'm missing some developers participated to DC14 - eg: cytoSonic, Phuturetone, Sleepy-Time DSP, g200kg

:(
Don't know about the rest but the last I spoke to phuturetone - he decided to focus more on his graphic designing career. Should probably sent him a e-mail to see how things are going.

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