So... according to the KVR News, the winners have been announced - and I already read "negative comments" towards the top spot. Like "only FX is allowed to win" and "It's a sad day when a plugin that doesn't make or effect sound wins".
Personally I'd have loved to see the Youlean Loudness Meter in the top3 spots, but I did not expect this to win (yes, other stuff was just as creative and IMO even a tad better - not to mention working right out of the box without bugs). Still - the feedback is a bit unfair considering what this plugin actually "offers" compared to what's already "out there" (it does give commercial products a run for it's money - and according to the dev, it's still at the "first stages").
https://www.kvraudio.com/news/kvr-devel ... r-is-35781
What I kind of miss in this case, is indeed a "listing" of how all other participants performed (that happened last time with DC'2009). I especially want to know how the Standalone Tools and the "Apps" fared. Synth wise, yes... it's sad to not even see them listed. From what I've read (and heard - wasn't my focus this year), definitely some cool stuff in the pool.
So yeah.. .definitely a lot of catching-up to do in this case.
And I still didn't read anything else about the rule violation. Neither did I get an answer by Ben. So it has to be assumed that this "behavior is absolutely okay".
lkjb wrote:On a general note, what signal do you think sends this kind of rant we have here to KVR and the developers? The DC is something KVR as well as developers work hard for to present users with free software. But instead of some gratitude to the developers and Ben from KVR who takes the time to organise the DCs we get demands and complaints about technicalities.
I'm having a deja vu as "Mix Challenge" host/CTO (gratitude and all that)... but okay. Also, case of TL;DR (we're still beating the dead horse on point 1 and 2, aren't we?!)
Still - what signal do you
think this sends towards developers (freeware, indie, professionals) that work their rear end off to get something creative done in time and out the door, while other developers can be like "meh, we just create a run down version join and maybe steal the winning spot" or "hey, we're a magazine/high-end company - we don't need this - but hey, we win anyway... do we pass on our won license? Sure... might place 4 and up benefit from it? Only the winners podium will, so nope...".
I think it's important to talk about all this in some form or another.
And after what I've read so far "feedback wise" (more like criticism and annoyance) after the Winner announcement, I think the course of the Developer Challenge might change. Into which direction, I don't know yet... but I am fairly sure that "frustration" will be a huge topic in the following days...