[gmpi] Re: Topic 1: Audience for and users of plugins

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 15:24:48 +0000

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 10:18:22 -0500, RonKuper@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Questions and (my) answers follow.  Feel free to pose additional questions
> and answers, too.
> 
> 1. Who are our target users/customers?
> 
> Users of all MIDI sequencers and DAW systems.  This includes "shrink
> wrapped" software that is installed a desktop O/Ss such as Windows, Mac and
> Linux, but also includes DAWs that run embedded in a box (eg, Fairlight,
> Mackie D8B), and lastly includes users of DSP that run in appliances, such
> as game consoles or even standalone synthesizers.

I'd like to limit it to only hardware that has 32 and 64 bit float
support, not all things do (eg. palmtops, some games consoles).

> - Software based MIDI synthesizers.
> - MIDI processors, such as quantizers, transposers, style generators.
> - Audio to MIDI conversion.

Can we say "music data", rather than MIDI, for now. Personally I'm not
convinced that it makes sense to have MIDI in the API.

- Steve 

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