mda plug-ins now open source

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KVRist
76 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from Bremen, Germany

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:57 am

As I don't have time to maintain or develop the "mda" freeware plug-ins any more, but I don't want them to die when 32-bit VST 2.x plug-ins are finally obsolete, I have released the source code:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mda-vst/

If anyone wants to find and fix bugs, or tidy up the sources into a more generic future-proof format, that would be great. If not, the code is all there and working so for example it would be easy to build 64-bit versions.

It might also be interesting to see how the plug-ins work - maybe they are simpler than you'd expect, as back when these were written every additional line of code had an effect on the CPU meter!


Paul

KVRAF
1669 posts since 4 Nov, 2007

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:59 am

whoa, thanksssssssssssssss
not 'ere nowadays :(

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KVRist
137 posts since 1 Dec, 2007 from Cologne, Germany

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:04 am

Great news! If someone would do a AU version of SpecMeter, he can expect a donation from me.

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Beware the Quoth
29737 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:05 am

wow. very good of you...
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KVRist
112 posts since 20 Mar, 2004 from UK

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:31 am

These are probably going to become a popular resource for answering many 'how do I...' style questions; great help for the community 8)
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KVRAF
8384 posts since 11 Apr, 2003 from now on the flat

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:25 am

wow - thx Mr K! I'll have a butchers!!
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KVRAF
2181 posts since 25 Jan, 2007 from the back room, away from his wife's sight (or so he thinks)

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:34 am

WOW!

Great, thanks! 8)

Question - under license it says both GPL and MIT. What are the exact terms? (I have a feeling this question could be answered if I'd just look around, but ... I'm at work, and my code just finished compiling, ... :hihi:)
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KVRist
226 posts since 29 Oct, 2005 from Espoo, Finland

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:00 am

Cool stuff. I think the limiter was mentioned in the newest Sound on sound in an article where a guy mixed a live recording. Maybe people will learn DSP coding from these.

BTW I don't think anything's going to die. VST 3 has got a very poor reception and I wouldn't be surprised if 2.4 would stay as the standard.
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mda
KVRist

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76 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from Bremen, Germany

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:04 am

As far as I understand it (which is not very far) the MIT license lets you do anything you want, including commercial use. The GPL license is there so that distribution with other purely-GPL software is not ruled out.

Paul.
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KVRist
70 posts since 23 Aug, 2005

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:42 am

Wow, fantastic news! Thank you.

I have one request though, could you import the sourcecode into the SourceForge provided CVS please? (or SVN if that's your thing). It's a lot easier to deal with a source-code repository than it is with a zip file for a lot of coders.

Anyway, thanks again.

KVRAF
3436 posts since 29 Jun, 2004 from Venezia - Italy

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:43 am

very generous indeed, sir! :tu:

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KVRist
53 posts since 9 Mar, 2005

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:32 am

Wow! Thanks a lot Mr. Paul :)

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Are there any way to convert the codes to delphi?

Best regards,

midijor

KVRAF
7883 posts since 16 Apr, 2003 from -on the outside looking in

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:50 am

Wonderful news; thanks for your generosity and vision mda :)
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KVRAF
8384 posts since 11 Apr, 2003 from now on the flat

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:52 am

midijor wrote:Wow! Thanks a lot Mr. Paul :)

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Are there any way to convert the codes to delphi?

Best regards,

midijor
alas, only by sitting down and writing it! Having already had a pretty good look through, most of the algorithms are fairly straight forward (if you have some sense of what you are looking at). The best conversion would be more a case of applying the sense of the code, rather than a line by line transcription.

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KVRist
150 posts since 25 Jan, 2008 from Oregon, USA

Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:11 am

This is awesome man, thank you.

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