I’m coming from a Stackoverflow question that lead me here and I go ahead and quote the original question what I try to achieve:
I want to create a plugin for DAWs such as Adobe Audition or Pro Tools, etc. that would do something like this:
- Download a text file (just into the memory would be enough)
- Apply the commands in this file (mostly cut and potentially cross-fade operations) to a project file in a non-destructive manner as if the user just would have done it manually
- Allow the user of the DAW the possibility to keep or remove the individual cuts
Now, I know there are VST, VST3, Audio Unit, etc. But additionally some tools might have their own plugin or add-on functionality. But since this is more a “tool” than an instrument (VSTi) or effect (VSTfx), I’m not sure if these systems are the right way to go.
What would be the recommended way of going about developing such a plugin?
Since I’m new in audio plugin development I’d look for some inputs what the right approach would be for the use case mentioned above. If it’d be an extension that would work more directly on the audio (changing frequencies, etc.) it’d be very clear to me that a VST3 plugin with Juce probably would be the best way to go. But since this is more of a “workflow tool/helper” I’m not that sure if it’s a) even possible and b) the right way to go at all.
Thanks for any inputs!