Writing VST Plugins

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Ananth, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. Ananth

    Ananth Guest

    I am planning to write few VST plugins for Dynamic Processing, Frequency
    Analysis, and a Synth.
    I welcome suggestions & resources.

    Ananth
  2. Well, I'd say it depends. If you are already familiar with the signal
    processing part grab a copy of the VST SDK and hack away. I'm not sure
    why you wouldn't want to use one of the existing VST plug ins (the
    applications you're planning are pretty common) but of course that's
    no real reason for not writing your own.

    As for the DSP part you might wish to check out harmony central and
    the musicdsp.com web site, depending on how basic you would want the
    resources to be. A search with Google on your keywords will certainly
    also come up with some pointers.

    Regards
    --sms


    "Ananth" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:<bbun85$cpmdj$1@ID-182502.news.dfncis.de>...
    > I am planning to write few VST plugins for Dynamic Processing, Frequency
    > Analysis, and a Synth.
    > I welcome suggestions & resources.
    >
    > Ananth
  3. Ananth

    Ananth Guest

    > Well, I'd say it depends. If you are already familiar with the signal
    > processing part grab a copy of the VST SDK and hack away. I'm not sure
    > why you wouldn't want to use one of the existing VST plug ins (the
    > applications you're planning are pretty common) but of course that's
    > no real reason for not writing your own.
    >


    I am a computer student. I do it for my project. I have some working
    knowledge in Fruity Loops, Cubase etc. I Know the application of those
    Compressor, Gate, Synth etc.. and have some idea about the functionality of
    them (I mean the implementation).

    I have good programming skills and i downloaded VST SDK. Fine. Studying VST
    Sdk won't be very difficult. I need help mostly from DSP side, i guess. But
    not raw DSP, as those university students study, but something related to
    me. Something that will be useful to write the plugin, like some discussion
    forum/group to discuss the problems encountered, some webpage that gives
    some hints abt writing, say, 'reverb' plugin, something like that..

    >(the applications you're planning are pretty common)


    Yes, I know. But it is a good place to begin with. I can go further deeper
    if these things dont trouble me much. I may write a good Synth, a Vocoder,
    or something new, which strikes my mind that time. Let me do this first.

    > As for the DSP part you might wish to check out harmony central and
    > the musicdsp.com web site, depending on how basic you would want the
    > resources to be. A search with Google on your keywords will certainly
    > also come up with some pointers.


    I'll Checkout. Thanks.

    Ananth

    www.mp3.com/ananth_pattabi
  4. Computer Music magazine ran a series about writing your own plugins a while
    back. No idea if it is any use to you at all (may be too low-level, from the
    wrong perspective or wrong programming language or something) but at least
    some of it is available online:

    http://www.computermusic.co.uk/tutorial/diy1/diy1.asp

    Niall


    "Ananth" <me@privacy.net> skrev i meddelandet
    news:bbun85$cpmdj$1@ID-182502.news.dfncis.de...
    > I am planning to write few VST plugins for Dynamic Processing, Frequency
    > Analysis, and a Synth.
    > I welcome suggestions & resources.
    >
    > Ananth
    >
    >

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