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

  • From: "Angus F. Hewlett" <amulet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 13:02:10 -0500 (EST)

gets a yes vote from me :)

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  Angus F. Hewlett, Technical Director
  FXpansion Audio UK Ltd  -  http://www.fxpansion.com
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On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 RonKuper@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Since discussion seems to have wound down slightly, I sense we may actually
> have reached closure on topic 1.  Here is what I propose the final list to
> be:
>
>
> 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
>
>
> 2. What are the target hardware architectures 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 hardware architectures for GMPI plugins?
>
> - On the same platform as the application
> - On dedicated (DSP) hardware with a software interface "proxy" to the host.
> - Consider the possibility of communication to other hosts on a network.
>
>
> 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.
>
> New designs with any combinations, or numbers, of audio and music
> inputs and outputs.
>
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