JUCE Mentor Needed


#1

Hello,

I am a high school student in an Innovations class, where I get an entire year to work on a passion project. So, I will be creating a VST instrument using JUCE and some other libraries. For the class, I need a mentor to ask questions to and, in general, keep my ideas and project on point. I would need to meet up with you (over Zoom or Skype) every couple weeks.

You don’t have to be an expert, but if you have made some form of a VST in the past, I would greatly appreciate having you to go to as my primary source with any problems or confusion I am having.

If you have any further questions, please ask.

Thank you,
Ethan


#2

have you learned C++ yet? or are you learning JUCE and C++ simultaneously?


#3

I’m in an online video course for C++, and I’ve gotten through the basics of its file organization, syntax, and structure. I can always look back through the videos if I don’t understand something in C++, and I do like figuring things out on my own, so I shouldn’t have too many questions. I’ll be following YouTube tutorials on JUCE. Don’t worry, I won’t overwhelm you with questions.

I see you’re in The Audio Programmer’s Discord, which is who’s videos I’ll probably be following for most JUCE stuff.


#4

Others are going to harp me on this but the guy knows his stuff with synths.

Check out this textbook. It has a good overview of synthesis theory and design, albeit the C++ is a little less than modern.


#5

I’ve seen so many textbooks being thrown around for audio programming, is it really worth it to buy one?


#6

100% worth getting a text book. If you have a mentor then they will very quickly get annoyed when you keep asking them questions about the issues you will have with your dsp code. I would bet a lot of money that you will run into some problems and using books and other reference sources are a great way to help solve the problem. Solving your own problems is also a great way to learn in my experience. They’re also very interesting as they will introduce you to ideas you wouldn’t necessarily think of otherwise.


#7

How quickly are they outdated?


#8

It depends on which books you get. My experience has been that math / dsp books stay mostly the same, but that coding books may be outdated after a few years.


#9

Ok, yeah that makes sense.

If anyone’s in the Raleigh area, I’m still looking for a mentor. My teacher will have to contact you every now and then, but if you end up not having a lot of time, that is perfectly fine.