The standalone version of a plug-in receives and sends back an audio stream, but this doesn’t make much sense in the case of an ARA plug-in. Is the JUCE team planning to make a standalone version specifically for ARA plugins? A standalone that could take an audio file as input with some playback functionality for example. I’m aware that beyond the difficulty of implementation, there’s above all a question of specification: Why limit it to one audio file and not several? Why not have several tracks in this case? And why not make a DAW while we’re at it ?
Many users would like to use ARA plug-ins with DAWs like Live or ProTools, but integration into these DAWs may take some time (I don’t even know if it’s planned for Live). Offering a standalone version for use as an external editor would be a good alternative in the meantime. But before I embark on any new development, I’d like to be sure that this isn’t already on your radar