I’m lucky to have the opportunity this year to give a presentation at ADC in November about trying to get a start as an independent developer in the audio plugin domain, from the perspective of somebody who is currently trying to do just that.
As part of the talk, and for our community in general, I’d like to share a little bit of information about how other independent audio plugin developers and small plugin companies are doing. From my experience, this kind of information is really hard to come by, but it can be really useful for people already in the game and for anybody thinking about trying to get involved.
To do that, I’ve prepared a small, anonymous survey, borrowing in part from the 2018 Unity Game Studio Report, trying to get a general assessment of the state of the indie plugin developer community. I will prepare and share a report evaluating the results and present that with my talk at ADC, if I can get enough information for it to be significant (if I get like 3 total answers, maybe I’ll just consider other ideas :P).
Again, this survey is anonymous, and all questions are optional. Please share as much or as little information as you’re comfortable with. If you represent a successful small company in this field, please also know that people like me are looking up to you as examples to follow, and having your input in this kind of survey will be incredibly valuable. For that reason, if you can help me share the survey and spread the word, that would be amazing.