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Thanks, guys, for your replies, impressions and advice..much appreciated.

@ 40hz:  For the record, I'm not another Steve Jobs..I merely asked if anyone on here was interested in helping me do this..and I've been totally transparent and up front in everything I've said..and more than willing to share any potential profits 50/50, including an equal share in any company formed as a direct result..the same can't be said of Steve Jobs, so, I kinda take slight offense at the comparison being made / implied..but you're entitled to your opinion and views and I understand you mean well in what you said in general..but that remark still stung a little.  :-[

While you're right in what you said about "the devil is in the details"..there's a lot more to such a project than the coding alone, such as marketing, sales, graphic design and sound design, so it's not a case of me simply providing ideas and sitting back, while others do all the work, but more a case of "each to their own".  I wasn't looking for slaves to do my bidding, but others who might see the potential in this and who might be willing to become involved as equal participants and seeing how far we could take the project.

And yes, I'm aware there are many successful companies out there..but none of them are offering what I envisage..I know..I've looked and researched it.  There is/was one program that offered a number of the things I'm looking for in one program, but that program didn't go far enough and could have been developed more I feel.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to reply..I really do appreciate it..even if there seems to be little interest in this.   :)

Hi Ath,

Sure..I understand what you mean..I basically didn't want to go into too much detail before somebody replied, though I can see, with hindsight, that a little more info from me would have been helpful.

Regarding what I said about commercialization..I mentioned it just to be clear that I don't intend "using" anyone on here..and that even though I am not able to pay for the time and work needed to complete such a project, I'm open to working with the person involved as best I can..and if that means they think we have a viable product at the end of it all, then there's always the option of taking it further and entering into a more solid business venture together.

Basically, what I'm looking for is a piece of software that will enable me to do a number of things within the same program, which would require it to have a number of features built into it.  The following list is "shopping list" of sorts that should be read as merely a guide for now, as I'm guessing a lot depends more on the person doing the coding than any wish-list I could post here..

a) The ability to play/pause/stop/fast-forward/rewind/loop a number of different tracks independently at the same time, while being able to morph between each track.
b) To be able to record/mute/solo the output from each track.
c) To be able to record both independently and collectively, each track in real time to a single track in the DAW that's hosting it.
d) The program/vst should be able to auto-generate ambient music from bundled samples, as well as/or allow me to import my own samples to work with..and also record MIDI input at the same effect, combining all sources into one track.
e) It should allow me to record and export finished works to a number of formats..not necessarily all of the follow, but including most in no specific order:  MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGG (Vorbis) and AAC
f) Is should incorporate some sort of display of the sound wave being created/worked on..and allow me to move through the sound by dragging/sliding an "indicator" from side-to-side and/or up-and-down through the sound wave form in real time, similar to such features found in granular synthesis software.
g) There should be a similar graphical interface for the morphing aspect of the x/y panel of sorts, that would allow me to morph through not only the sounds, but the tracks also, in real time.
h) It should also incorporate such "basic standards" A.D.S.R (Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release) and built-in LFOs / Filters
i)  Relating to (h) above, there should also be the option to control any number of tracks' A.D.S.R (Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release) and built-in LFOs / Filters by mapping them to the one set of controls.
j)  It must accept "midi in" and allow "midi out", so as to be used with hardware "out of the box" if necessary, in a live setup.
k) A built-in text notepad, that would let me keep notes for each track and have some sort of indicator that would show on a track when a note has been opened/saved/attached to it.
l) The ability to import .FXB files / preset banks
m) Perhaps the biggest wish of all: The finished software would come in standalone, vst and Native Instrument's Kontakt file format, for use in the same.

OK..I know..that's a big list and perhaps my expectations are more than a little high here, but I'm hoping somebody can help me with this project.  As you can see, I'm not talking about some small application that will do just one thing, but a full-blown program that would match any of the "big boys" out there.  I have other ideas, too, that I'd like to see incorporated into this thing, but I don't really want to say any more until I have somebody to work with on this fact, I think I've said more than enough already as it is.

As I said before, I'm looking for somebody who is willing to seriously commit to this project and has the abilities needed to complete the required tasks.  I understand this would take some time to do, but the person I'm looking for would already know this and be willing to put in the hours/days/weeks/months (hopefully not years!) to do this.

I know there are other programs / vst instruments out there that offer most of these features I've listed here, as well as those I haven't..I own most of them already myself..but I want one that will do what they all do, but "in one box", so to speak.

I hope this helps clarify things a bit.

Dan (Solaris65)

Hi guys and girls,

First up, my apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong section of the forum..and if I am, then to the Mods and Admin..please feel free to let me know / move this post to the right section..or simply delete it..whichever you deem to be the right course of action.  :)

Basically, I've had this "dream" idea now for a few years, for a piece of software..a VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plug-in, as they're called..that you can open in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), which for those who may not know, is a program that you could equate to a workbench upon which you place your tools you need to build this case music.  There are many of them out there, but I personally use MuLab, which is made and sold by the people at

There are two reasons this is still just a and the fact I'm not a coder.  I actually found this site while doing a search for coders who offered their services for free..liked what I found here and stuck around, even though..for the most part..I guess you could call me a "lurker", as even though I log in here nearly daily, I don't post that often (..don't really feel I have all that much to contribute to the community, as I'm not a coder).

Anyway, I was wondering if there's anyone on here with the abilities to help me make this dream come true..who would be willing to make a serious commitment to such a project for free and actually build this thing for me.  I'm more than happy to help with the graphics side of things, but that's about the extent of the input I could offer.

Originally, I just wanted something that I could use personally..and I guess I still do..but if one of you were willing to help me with this project, then I'm totally open to making this a commercial venture and stating a company to sell it, with us as partners and sharing the rights and profits 50/50.

For the record, this "dream" is, I'm guessing, not what the end result would actually turn out to be, as I'm sure my expectations may not be obtainable..but then again, I'm not a coder, so obviously take what I know or thing with a large pinch of salt.  That said, we would obviously need to talk about this in detail and plan what we would do if anyone of you were interested in joining me in such a project.  Obviously, I know this is perhaps only going to appeal to a few of you, if any, as the person interested would need to know or have some understanding of working with audio and well as what's entailed in making a VST to begin with.

Anyway, if anyone reading this is interested, then please let me know and we can take it from there.

Thanks for reading and all the best to each of you..

Dan (Solaris65)

why are they several times saying that the bundle is version 2017 (click "Get this deal")? Am I to buy a lifetime key for version 2017, and 2017 only?
9 hours left at the moment

Likewise..I've had the full version of WinPatrol for a number of years and I always the the most currently update when it's released, free of charge.

I think you'll find what they are saying is the version you get is the latest..and not some discounted older version, like some companies offer sometimes, when they're about to release the latest version of their product.

Basically, you get the most current version when you take this offer and that comes with lifetime updates to all future versions..or, as already stated, until the company goes out of business.

UNVEIL from's a bit costly, but is one of the very best at doing what you want to do.

Living Room / Re: [Breaking] - AI Simulant Discovered Online
« on: June 17, 2017, 01:37 PM »
What's the source of this information?  Do you have any links?

The Lunascape browser runs all three of the main engines (Trident, Gecko, WebKit), so it supports nearly every site you might visit.

There seems to be some issue with AV programs and false positives, due to it running the three engines, but I've been using it for a few years now and kept a close eye on my system while using it, with the likes of Sandboxie and WinPatrol and I've yet to see anything running on my system that wasn't meant to be when using the browser.  :)

Thanks for the heads-up on this..much appreciated.  :Thmbsup:

but this really does sound like something everyone SHOULD be using

Well, I don't think we are quite there at the moment! :)
Let's say that, aside from experimenting, it could surely be used as additional back up/security measure.

Being a suite of command line tools it's not super user friendly, but I hope to add additional documentation and examples soon.

Thanks for the swift reply, Mark0..much appreciated.  :Thmbsup:

OK..fair enough.  In the meantime, I sincerely wish you all the best in developing this and I obviously hope this project gets to the point where it has a user-friendly UI and easy-to-follow help file system / PDF / Doc / txt file to go with it.  Despite you obvious modesty, I still think this is something everyone could and should be using, as..if I understand it would mean a person would never lose a file to drive corruption again.

Anyway..all the best to you and I'll certainly be keeping an eye on how this project is progressing.

All the best

Dan (solaris65)

Hi Mark0,

First of all, I just want to second what's been said already about how interesting this is..even though I don't fully understand what it is or its possible applications.  I'm not a "coder" and the only thing I've ever built in my life was a garden wall with my late father many years ago.  My area of expertise is in music production. Once upon a time, I was dabbling with the idea of having a VST (a digital musical instrument plug-in / app) of my own built and was researching possible sources to do just that and somehow found my way here and seem to have stuck around.

Anyway, sorry for going off on a tangent there.  This really does interest me, mainly for  it's possible use in backing up my compositions and all musical data pertaining to the same..BUT..(and you'll have to excuse my total ignorance here) I don't really understand how I would actually use it in a day-to-day setting..or even how to set it up to begin with.

For the record, my studio system is a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit PC and I understand how to use Zip programs, which I gather this is something akin to..but what I really need it a very simple "walk-through" that would if to a child..what this is and how I can use it.

Again, my apologies for the ignorance on my part..but this really does sound like something everyone SHOULD be using, if I have understood it correctly..and I just need some clarification and help with it.  Hope you don't mind supplying both when and if you have the time to do so.

Kind regards

Dan (solaris65)

General Software Discussion / Re: Need open .zip archive
« on: March 10, 2017, 10:25 AM »
How to repair zip file? My archive corrupted and I cannot read files stored inside .zip archive created by Windows 7.
-david.lawson (March 10, 2017, 05:34 AM)

Not all corrupted zip files can be recovered..and even if they can, there's no guarantee that all of the contents will or can be be warned and don't expect too much.

With that said, here are links to two articles that should help you get your data back, if it is at all possible..

6 Ways to Repair and Extract Invalid ZIP Files for Free

How to repair a broken Zip file

Hope these help..and best of luck..let us know how you get on.  ;)

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:07 PM »
Hi neverlight.
If you can think of specific easy feature ideas I'm definitely interested in hearing them.

As for calorie counting -- my experience is that there are lots of very good full featured diet apps that do that kind of thing so I am hesitant to compete with them.
However I do have a very quick calculator type control I could add if we wanted some very basic manual calorie counting..

One thing that just sprang to mind while reading your last post is a "Eating Timer".  Personally, I'm attending a weight management clinic and my dietitian has told me a number of times that one of the key things overweight people need to focus on is "resetting" their eating habits, which included retraining themselves to eat / chew / masticate at a slower rate, which can sometimes be a hard thing to remember to do.

With this in mind, I' wondering if you could possibly add some sort of timer feature that would help in this area..say a count down, similar to a stop watch, that shows you when it's time to stop chewing and swallow.  I'm oversimplifying things here, but I'm guessing you get what I mean.

Anyway, it's just a thought and I know I would personally find it useful.

General Software Discussion / Re: license keys for software
« on: February 13, 2017, 10:11 AM »
We don't have anything to do with license keys for software except the software we make ourselves.
You'll have to purchase a license key from that company I'm afraid.

Well said, Sir..well said.

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:27 AM »
Thanks guys for the suggestions and advice..much appreciated.

I managed to download the app to my phone and was able to install it once I changed the security settings to allow installing of apps from "Unknown Sources" Deozaan suggested above (  :Thmbsup: )..and it seems to be working just fine now.  :)

Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures..
« on: January 06, 2017, 12:58 AM »
This is Sookie..she "found" us about 2 years ago, when she was about 6 months old..been with us ever since.


N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: January 05, 2017, 02:04 PM »
I wish I understood these Android compatibility things better.  Have you tried installing the apk directly or are you trying the play store? Have you tried both ways?

Nope..just the play store.  Excuse my ignorance, but how do I go about installing the apk directly?

N.A.N.Y. 2017 / Re: NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
« on: January 05, 2017, 09:48 AM »
I tried to install it on my DOOGEE Y100X phone, which is currently running Android 5.0-R03-2015.08.26 but it tells me the app cannot be installed on my device.  I've tried updating Android, but I'm being told Android is currently up to date.. :huh:

Any advice?

Official Announcements / Re: NANY 2017 Wrap-Up
« on: January 03, 2017, 11:29 AM »
Thanks for the write-up, Mouser..much appreciated!  I really don't drop by here as much as I should, even though I tell myself this every time I get an email from here..still, I just want to say this really is a great forum and I enjoy reading the posts when I do visit.

That said, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who took part in this year's each of you, your time and creativity is appreciated more than you might think.

For me, given my New Year's resolution is to loose weight, you're two diet apps are going to be put to the test..but I'm already leaning towards your "Feast Day / Fast Day" app as being my favorite, as I'm somewhat used to "Alternate-day fasting" and this app would help me doing just that.or something very similar to it, which would be really cool.

My thanks again for coding this and making it available to everyone..both of which are really appreciated.  I sometimes really envy folks like you who can code like this..I've tried a number of times to learn and I just don't seem to have the aptitude for it.

My extended thanks to everyone else who tool part, even though I may not actually get round to test everything that was produced for this year's event..regardless, you guys more than deserve our thanks at the very least for being so generous with your time and talents. 

Thank You.  :Thmbsup:

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