The KVR Developer Challenge 2021 Is Now Live

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Mr KVR
1327 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: kvraudio.com/blog/the-kvr-developer-challenge-2021-is-now-live-51321

Find out how to enter and donate at kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2021

:hyper: :party: :phones:

KVRian
1128 posts since 11 Aug, 2004 from Breuillet, France

Post Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:59 am

Wooooohoooooooo

KVRist
368 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?

KVRer
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..

KVRer
19 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

KVRer
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?

KVRer
2 posts since 26 Mar, 2021

Post Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:16 am

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

KVRAF
2316 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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KVRian
563 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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KVRian
1306 posts since 12 Oct, 2012

Post Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 pm

Saffran wrote: ↑
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.
The good 'ol days of Winamp and its pkugins 😌

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KVRian
753 posts since 7 Apr, 2019

Post Thu May 13, 2021 7:11 pm

I have something exciting and all vector on its way.
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KVRAF
4973 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Sat May 15, 2021 7:36 am

Is anyone working on something cross-platform?
I'd love a piano-roll style MIDI-sequencer, that does just that and nothing else, and will run on Linux. I hate the trend for all-in-one do everything DAWs, that are a pig to make do what I want to do, and in the way I want to do it.
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

KVRist
489 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Sun May 16, 2021 6:45 pm

folderol wrote: ↑
Sat May 15, 2021 7:36 am
Is anyone working on something cross-platform?
I'd love a piano-roll style MIDI-sequencer, that does just that and nothing else, and will run on Linux. I hate the trend for all-in-one do everything DAWs, that are a pig to make do what I want to do, and in the way I want to do it.

Helio Workstation?

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KVRAF
4973 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Mon May 17, 2021 10:53 pm

Thanks. I'd not come across that one. I'll give it a try.
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

KVRist
72 posts since 4 Mar, 2010

Post Wed May 19, 2021 8:51 am

Don't, folderol! (jeffg here from LinuxMusicians)

I installed the Helio deb on my "Debian Testing" system. The program comes with a built-in Fender Rhodes sounding electric piano VST so you can play a midi file right out of the box. So I loaded a midi file and clicked on Play. It played fine... except that it immediately gobbled up 98% of my CPU cycles. I clicked the Stop button... And it kept on playing. I waited, and then clicked on the Stop button again. It kept playing. I clicked on the pause button. It kept playing. I tried to close the window by clicking on the upper right corner. It kept playing. I tried to ALT - F4 it. It kept playing. I CTRL-C'ed it. It kept playing. Finally I had to get to a console and manually kill the process, before it released my CPU from its pitbull-like jaws. Thankfully that worked so I didn't have to resort to the next step, which probably would have involved an exorcism.

I don't know what the Helio linux version is doing, but whatever that is, it shouldn't be doing it.

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