can anyone program VST plugins? i have a great concept!!

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aircut007
KVRer
1 posts since 12 Oct, 2007

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:00 am

my name is jim, i am a producer. i have a design for an amazing new midi effect plugin, and am looking for a programer to go in on it with. If you can do this, please contact me. cheers. jim. ( south of england ).

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
27042 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:14 am

this kind of request comes up relatively often here. however, to garner interest you'll probably need to

(a) give more information on what is expected of the programmer
(b) give more information on the plugin
(c) give a decent amount of information on what/how you're going to pay (up-front, per-hour, royalties et.c.)
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nix808
KVRAF
3767 posts since 22 Jul, 2006 from Tasmania, Australia

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:34 am

Hey there,
If you're looking for something complex I probably can't help, but I have SM if you're looking for a simple thing, like. PM me with your idea if you'd like to keep it under your hat.
Wishing you satisfying music, nix

asomers
KVRian
646 posts since 18 Feb, 2006 from California

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:29 am

Ok. There should be a sticky titled "Have a great idea for a plug-in?" with some infos about what, exactly, is possible for the average kvrist who has a cool idea. i.e. how much they should expect to pay at a full programmer's rate, tips on how to introduce an idea that would be collaborative (i.e. no payment), references to d.i.y. resources (max/msp, SM, etc) and perhaps a listing of devs who would be interested in helping out/getting hired.

Really. I think that if people know who they're talking to they might have more of a chance to bring their idea to reality. I'd much rather see that than any poor guy who comes along getting eaten alive by the mean dev forum.

Sickle
KVRAF
5025 posts since 13 Dec, 2005 from The Void

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:48 am

asomers wrote:I'd much rather see that than any poor guy who comes along getting eaten alive by the mean dev forum.
What are you talking about?

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Rock Hardbuns
KVRAF
1718 posts since 3 Sep, 2003

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:21 am

There hasn't really been any live eatings lately though, has there?

Well, there was that guy who wanted some kind of custom multi-tracker.

Rock Hardbuns
KVRAF
1718 posts since 3 Sep, 2003

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:31 am

Asomers... I'm going to start such a thread.

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20464 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:37 am

Re: Sticky thread: Sounds good to me. Rock, write the initial post in such a thread and I'll apply adhesive.

Rock Hardbuns
KVRAF
1718 posts since 3 Sep, 2003

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:39 am

Already done! I typed it out off line first. :D

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20464 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:42 am

Sticky stuff applied. I took the liberty of changing README to all caps in hopes it will be more attention-getting, but unless posters read the forum listing that's a forlorn hope.

Rock Hardbuns
KVRAF
1718 posts since 3 Sep, 2003

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:44 am

Awesome. Feel free to fix any spelling or grammatical errors too. Also, I didn't mean for the post to the final word. If someone else could add some of the other stuff asomers mentions, that'd be great.

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20464 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:48 am

Except for a typo or two it looks pretty good to me. If you don't mind, I'd like to change a couple of "probably"s to "might"s, and to highlight that last paragraph in yellow to make the "here's how to work with, not against, the situation" part really stand out.

BazzaTron
KVRist
401 posts since 29 Mar, 2006 from The Grim North (well, Yorkshire)

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:49 am

Invariably this is the first and last post from these "idea-men".

Their ideas are usually either impossible or can be done in some other way already by something else.

Rock Hardbuns
KVRAF
1718 posts since 3 Sep, 2003

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:51 am

Edit to your heart's content Meffy.

Meffy
Skunk Mod
20464 posts since 10 Jun, 2004 from Pony Pasture

Post Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:56 am

Very little to edit, it's well written and gets to the point. Here's a link to it, for the benefit of aircut007 and anyone else who'd like to read it:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2766818

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