The 2016 KVR Developer Challenge has now come and gone with 41 entries having been judged, awarded and dismissed.
The winner this year is developer Youlean who will be off to the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California in January, thanks to their slick-looking loudness meter plugin, the stunningly named Youlean Loudness Meter.
Well done, Youlean.
The winners are as follows:
Youlean Loudness Meter
“Your ultimate tool for loudness measurement”.
2. The Lagrange Stereo Delay
“A unique stereo delay system producing other worldly echoes”.
3. The Spaceship Delay from Musical Entropy
“A delay audio effect featuring classic modern and vintage sounding delays”.
Other honorable mentions include:
The Noizefield Refractor
“A synthesizer for Native Instruments Reaktor, based on Karplus Strong synthesis”.
Roth-AIR Multiband Compression/Saturation
“A mixing tool for easily adding airy, crispy presence to your audio”.
“A virtual-analog guitar pre-amp supplemented with noise gate and compressor, all modeled after famous guitar gear that needs no introduction”.
Read our interview with developer Alexander Petrov-Savchenko here.
The Malefica Distortion Pedal
“A virtual high-gain distortion guitar pedal based on original schematic”.
Read our interview with Evil Sound Lab here.
According to KVR, the challenge is for “anyone who develops Audio Plug-ins or Applications and Soundware. The challenge is to create and release a brand new free audio plug-in, application or sound library / pack / set that will benefit the community at large. Creativity is key, it can be as simple or as complex as you want – KVR members will vote on the entries and pick the eventual winner using whatever criteria they choose to.”
Congrats to all the entrants and thanks for the hard work.
For more info click here.