How do you go about vetting audio plugin ideas?
All I can think of is asking people on Reddit/KVR/etc. “would you pay X amount of money for a plugin that does such-and-such” and that seems like a pretty biased crowd and low sample size.
For reference, I have an idea for (1) a pretty simple no-frills low-cpu brickwall limiter and (2) a nice “sample rate reducer” type effect. I’d probably sell them for cheap, like $5-$30. So not huge undertakings compared to some ideas, but still significant by my standards, especially when you consider getting all the infrastructure together to sell the plugins and whatnot. I’ve been thinking about what it’d take to get a business off the ground that sells audio plugins, and for me I think I’d basically have to have no life for a few weeks/months while I throw all my free time at this thing (I work full time), so I want to make sure I have a viable idea.