Is an audio plugin store viable ??

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KVRer
1 posts since 1 Feb, 2013 from Canada

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:43 am

Hi there,

I'm thinking about starting an online store selling audio plugins and virtual instruments and I was wondering if it's a viable business, are audio plugins selling enough to be a good product for a store ?

I know there is a lot of competition, I would have to offer something radically different to get noticed.

I would like your opinion

Thank you

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KVRAF
12649 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:37 pm

Kneejerk reaction: If you feel the urge to ask for confirmation, the honest answer is usually not affirmative.

After thinking for 5 seconds: what plugins will you be selling?
What's in it for the developers? Why would they give away considerable profit margin to you?
And what's the win for customers?
Have you got any experience in something remotely simular?

If you have no good answers to those questions, you have no viable business plan.
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KVRAF
27702 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:42 pm

I'd imagine that it's pretty tough, especially as it's a small market, and there's a lot of competition already, and you're starting from scratch.

If you want something safe, I don't think there's anything safe in the world. If you have some good ideas, and a hand for business, why not try your luck?
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRAF
5882 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:50 pm

Are these plugins you would make yourself?
I'm not a musician, but I've designed sounds that others use to make music. http://soundcloud.com/obsidiananvil

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KVRAF
3494 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:44 pm

Why not have a small walk-in boutique where you can get advice, demo DAWs and plugins, learn to program plugins, make a DIY controller, develop your social skills, etc.

Rad Grandad
33108 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:47 pm

you say I'm overly pc, I say I saw this coming a long time ago

KVRian
679 posts since 28 Sep, 2012 from Norway

Post Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:02 am

Michael L wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:44 pm
Why not have a small walk-in boutique where you can get advice, demo DAWs and plugins, learn to program plugins, make a DIY controller, develop your social skills, etc.
And include a workshop where one can get your DAW up and running with all license systems set up.
Installation processes with a logical buildup of folders, samples one place, VSTs at another...etc etc
And service, rebuilding/cleaning up the DAW. What to keep, what to sell/uninstall?

I would like some place like that, just to save time, as my work is taking too much spacetime... and I have accumulated so much stuff that it feels hobbling. The treshold to just sit down and jam is rising.

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