We all love our plugins, but have you ever stopped to think about how they’re actually made? Obviously, there’s coding involved - not that most of us would have the first clue how that actually works - but it turns out that that’s not even the half of it.
In a bid to help you get a better understanding of the plugin production process, Gear4Music’s Mylar Melodies has been speaking to Arturia’s Edouard Madeuf, a project manager whose recent work includes Pigments, the SQ80V and the Roland-inspired Jun-6V and Jup-8 V4 (a complete ‘ground-up’ rewrite, it turns out).
The discussion touches on multiple parts of the plugin development process, including how exactly Arturia goes about turning a living, breathing analogue synth into a piece of software that you can use inside your DAW.
There are also reflections on whether DSP programming skills or CPU power counts for more when it comes to getting a good result, and Edouard touches on the potential of Apple’s M1 series chips, too.
Oh, and without giving too much away, we get a strong hint that Arturia’s best plugins might still be to come.
So, watch this space… but in the meantime, watch the video above.