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

  • From: "Michael Gogins" <gogins@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 11:20:31 -0500

I agree.

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From: <RonKuper@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 10:33 AM
Subject: [gmpi] Re: Topic 1: Audience for and users of plugins


> I've tried to integrate all the ideas from the last week into a new list
of
> answers.  How does this look?
>
>
> 1. What kinds of host applications does GMPI target?
>
> - Digital audio editors (DAWs), including audio editing in a video context
> - MIDI/audio sequencers
> - Mastering systems
> - Personal music managers, aka "media players"
>
>
> 2. What are the target "form factors" for GMPI host applications?
>
> - Software running on desktop OS
> - Software running on a handheld OS
> - Embedded in a standalone system
> - Embedded within portable "music gear"
>
>
> (Note: 1/2 are not meant to imply that GMPI isn't usable in other
contexts,
> such as game consoles or cell phones.  It simply means that the
> specification is primarily targeting the listed applications and
platforms.)
>
>
> 3. What are the target "form factors" for GMPI plugins?
>
> - On the same platform as the application
> - On dedicated (DSP) hardware with a software interface to the host
>
>
> 4. Who are our target developers?
>
> Anyone who develops software to process or synthesize audio or music.
This
> includes commercial developers, academic computer music researchers, and
> indepdendent shareware or freeware developers.
>
>
> 5. What kinds of plugins do people use today, and what will they want to
use
> in the future?
>
> Audio-to-Audio:  Effects that replace traditional outboard gear in a
> studio), such as delays, reverbs, chorus, flanger, compressor, eq, pitch
> shifter, etc.
>
> Music-to-Audio:  MIDI synthesizers or other "monolithic" synthesizers.
>
> Music-to-Music:  Quantizers, transposers, style generators.
>
> Audio-to-Music:  Pitch to audio converers, pitch detectors, envelope
> followers
>
> Modular Networks:  Any of the above 4 elements, creating modular
> synthesizers and processors.
>
>
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