KVR Dev Challenge 2016!

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brok landers
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:21 pm

first off - congrats to the winners.

second - first 3 are exactly in the order i voted. to me that shows, that in the end it's the professionalism of the plugins that made them win - rather than the "it must be a groundbreaking new thing" approach - which i wholeheartedly welcome.

third - i must say, that i was quite underwhelmed buy this dc's entries. somehow i expected more (flame on, it's just my subjective feeling). i expected the development of plugins to evolve with the generally upped standard of quality over the time. imo in this dc they did not - hence the first 3 places won that way, since they're the only ones that kinda did that evolution.
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brok landers
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Chris-S
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:03 am

brok landers wrote:third - i must say, that i was quite underwhelmed buy this dc's entries. somehow i expected more (flame on, it's just my subjective feeling). i expected the development of plugins to evolve with the generally upped standard of quality over the time. imo in this dc they did not - hence the first 3 places won that way, since they're the only ones that kinda did that evolution.
Nevertheless we've seen a 10% increase in the number of entries (DC14: 37 entries). :tu:

brok landers
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:15 am

Chris-S wrote:
brok landers wrote:third - i must say, that i was quite underwhelmed buy this dc's entries. somehow i expected more (flame on, it's just my subjective feeling). i expected the development of plugins to evolve with the generally upped standard of quality over the time. imo in this dc they did not - hence the first 3 places won that way, since they're the only ones that kinda did that evolution.
Nevertheless we've seen a 10% increase in the number of entries (DC14: 37 entries). :tu:
true. but only shows once more, that it is not the quantity, that counts. :wink:
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brok landers
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harryupbabble
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1238 posts since 20 Mar, 2012 from Babbleon

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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:20 am

Well maybe, it only takes one favourite entry, to make it one of the best DC ever.
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noizy
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:04 pm

I am a bit speechless as my Reaktor synth REFRACTOR made it in the Soundware category. I thought I´d never win so I am more than happy :)
Thanks to everyone who did vote or at least try my synth, thanks to everyone who participated in this contest and thanks to KVR!!!

.jon
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5484 posts since 9 Jul, 2002 from Helsinki

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Post Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:58 am

Congrats noizy! I was delighted to see a Reaktor ensemble among the entries.

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Barmaleus
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100 posts since 24 Dec, 2016

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Post Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:51 am

Ohhh, totally forgot about the free goodies! Must check them out!

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FabienTDR
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977 posts since 24 Feb, 2012

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:30 am

First of all, congrats to Ulean, Ursa DSP and Musical Entropy for their winners! :tu: :tu: :tu:
brok landers wrote:third - i must say, that i was quite underwhelmed buy this dc's entries. somehow i expected more (flame on, it's just my subjective feeling). i expected the development of plugins to evolve with the generally upped standard of quality over the time. imo in this dc they did not - hence the first 3 places won that way, since they're the only ones that kinda did that evolution.
Don't be so hard! Consider the relatively short period of time (we initially planned to join, too, but couldn't handle the workload over the DC period, despite, or maybe because of our "pro" infrastructure). These "modern standards" are really demanding, so I guess there's no other choice than making radical cuts here and there to hold the release date. Under normal circumstance, you'd simply build on previous work, or look around for more manpower and postpone the release. None were options here afaik.

I found several interesting concepts and thoughts among the entries. Cool stuff. I'm sure many products, winners in particular, will now be polished and extended extensively.
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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

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Post Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:38 am

Thanks a lot for the new skin, and expansion bank.

Based on the "how to do it" description, I managed to get it to work straight away.

Looks mighty fine :tu:

brok landers
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Post Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:13 pm

FabienTDR wrote:
brok landers wrote:third - i must say, that i was quite underwhelmed buy this dc's entries. somehow i expected more (flame on, it's just my subjective feeling). i expected the development of plugins to evolve with the generally upped standard of quality over the time. imo in this dc they did not - hence the first 3 places won that way, since they're the only ones that kinda did that evolution.
Don't be so hard! Consider the relatively short period of time (we initially planned to join, too, but couldn't handle the workload over the DC period, despite, or maybe because of our "pro" infrastructure). These "modern standards" are really demanding, so I guess there's no other choice than making radical cuts here and there to hold the release date. Under normal circumstance, you'd simply build on previous work, or look around for more manpower and postpone the release. None were options here afaik.

I found several interesting concepts and thoughts among the entries. Cool stuff. I'm sure many products, winners in particular, will now be polished and extended extensively.
first off - a shame that you couldn't make it to enter. i'm sure that you would've raised the bar to quite some extend, maybe easily would've won - with a clear reason.
second - i don't mean it the hard way. it's just my honest subjective impression. nothing more...
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brok landers
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.jon
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5484 posts since 9 Jul, 2002 from Helsinki

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Post Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:25 am

This was the best DC for me, Lagrange and Spaceship Delay both made their way into my permanent plugin selection. That's a 100% improvement to previous top year :)

Soarer
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632 posts since 19 Mar, 2004 from Copenhagen

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Post Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:22 am

Roth-Air is great! Nice and crispy.

Ivan_C
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1067 posts since 11 Aug, 2004 from Breuillet, France

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Post Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:11 am

Just got a little private e-mail from Ben telling me the identity of the KVR DC 16 wildcard prize winner :D

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Youlean
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236 posts since 11 May, 2016 from Serbia

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Post Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:42 pm

Ivan_C wrote:Just got a little private e-mail from Ben telling me the identity of the KVR DC 16 wildcard prize winner :D
Congratulations! :D

Ivan_C
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1067 posts since 11 Aug, 2004 from Breuillet, France

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Post Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:21 am

Thanks ! I hope you enjoyed your trip in LA ;)

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