Getting an Audio Plugin Created ( was RE: [audio] Call for an updated enhanced quicktime audio library ora small audio complementary library!)

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at
Sun May 16 13:03:29 EDT 2010

1. Multiple audio streams, multichannel possibilities
2. Edit window primitives (waveform drawing, edit points)
3. Good level metering hooks
4. RTAS Plugins
5. SMPTE Library
6. Support for OGG and Flac

Building this stuff from scratch would be nuts - unless you're a great audio
code scientist - and that stuff is for the machine language programmers.
It still makes my brain hurt to think of the code that makes Pro Tools play
96 tracks on my "old" Dual 2.5 G5, with *plugins*!

If I got a big audio project right now that required me to include audio
editing, I might go out and investigate the offerings from Cycling 74

If you want to develop your own low-level audio algorithms, Max/MSP provides
an ideal platform with its C-based API for new unit generators. Max takes
care of file I/O and user interface construction as well. Another option for
lower-level development is mxj~, a modular Java-based system for audio

These guys have been in business for years. This stuff takes a lot of work,
blown speakers, -- serious code that can easily lock up your machine.

On the Mac side, perhaps a lot of what we want is already installed in Core
Audio, Core Midi. Not sure of Win.

So at the independent author level, I think a core audio plugin might be
do-able, not sure of the copyright issues.

Sadly, as Richard always asks:"What's the ROI?"

On 16 May 2010 07:46, Lynn Fredricks <lfredricks at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> > I am very interested in your requests, myself repeatedly
> > mentioned the lack of Runrev about Audio.
> We have engineers that could create audio externals. It's the sort of thing
> though we don't have immediate need for internally though. We could do
> something using a platform like kickstarter to do it. The question would
> be,
> what features and how much?
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> President
> Paradigma Software
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