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

  • From: <mo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 16:28:40 +0100

> 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.

So, this includes DSP systems as well... Interesting.

> In other words, when considering who our target user is, the analogy is
> asking who the target "user" of MIDI is.  Any user of system that uses
> software to process or synthesize audio or MIDI is our target user.  (Please
> excuse my putting the cart before the horse and adding "MIDI" to this
> statement.  We will have a separate discussion about how we see MIDI fitting
> in to this picture.)

So, mastering systems are excluded?

> 2. Who are our target developers? 
> 
> Anyone who develops software to process or synthesize audio or MIDI.

Meaning that we wish to keep it simple to attrackt hobby developers?


Rgds,

Michael Olsen
mo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> 3. What kinds of plugins do people use today, and what will they want to use
> in the future?
> 
> - Audio effects that replace traditional outboard gear in a studio, such as
> delays, reverbs, chorus, flanger, compressor, eq, pitch shifter, etc.  These
> effects have varying degrees of realtime parameter control, either through
> plug-in specific interfaces or MIDI.
> - Software based MIDI synthesizers.
> - MIDI processors, such as quantizers, transposers, style generators.
> - Audio to MIDI conversion.
> 
> 
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