The KVR Developer Challenge 2021 Is Now Live

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1326 posts since 23 Oct, 2000 from Newport Pagnell, UK
KVR Audio

Post Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:34 am

The KVR Developer Challenge 2021, the eighth free-for-all audio plug-in / audio application / soundware design event, is now live!

The announcement:

Find out how to enter and donate at

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1128 posts since 11 Aug, 2004 from Breuillet, France

Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:59 am


316 posts since 15 Apr, 2020

Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:14 am

I'm absolutely looking forward to this. One question though: isn't the period between the opening and the deadline a bit short? It seems audio development takes some time, why not announce KVR DC 6 months prior to the deadline or so?

15 posts since 19 Jun, 2010

Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:27 am

Most devs have something hanging around the office that can be fined tuned for the challenge..

15 posts since 17 Dec, 2020

Post Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:35 am

Since beta testing/collecting feedback is not allowed: Is it ok to share the idea in a forum in advance to get recommendations/advice?
[If not here, can I do it in another forum?] PS: I would attend in order to have a "motivating" deadline, winning is optional :D

2 posts since 26 Mar, 2021

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:51 pm

Does anyone know the prize money amount for previous years? I'm entering either way, but I might put in some extra effort if I know the stakes are higher than the current $0 in the fund..

Also can one developer enter more than one software product?

2 posts since 26 Mar, 2021

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:16 am

Alright I put in $10.. who's next?

2324 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:49 am

Excellent stuff - and I look forward to seeing all the great efforts and voting in July :)

It must be difficult to think of some new(ish) plugin design as there is such a variety of excellent software instruments and effects (free and very low price) out there now in 2021.

But if anyone was able / willing to make a free software sequencer with excellent micro-tuning abilities (similar maybe to the sequencer found in the commercial hardware synth Korg Minilogue XD etc), then that would be awesome.

Or some cool free music graphic-visuals software would also be amazing (at least for me!).

Anyway, good luck developers! :thumbsup:

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553 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:23 pm

dark water wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:49 am
...Or some cool free music graphic-visuals software would also be amazing (at least for me!).
Yes, i've wondered about that. Already ten years ago there was these "visualisations" in several audio players that pulsated to the rythm of the music.
It seems they never developed this any further. With more and more powerful computers it's a shame there isn't super-ultra visualisations developed and it should be in good demand from youtubers, i think.

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