In order to keep the AUv3 Effect topic clean, I have started this thread in case some discussion wants to spill over here. In any event I just want to make some comments about this topic.
Whenever something gets a big update a door of opportunity to widen the user base opens. Inevitably you will get some customers, but sometimes if you have all of your ducks in order you will get more customers; a couple of points come to mind.
For one, in the iOS community AUv3 has been a paradigm shift. When I heard this was possible, I bought an iPad and have not worked on music in Ableton for months. Audio Damage, Bram Bos, and Fred Anton Corvest have done very well here. Also the Zeeon Synth by Beepstreet is pretty amazing. I suppose that my point is, basic effects might get a bit of an overhaul. It’s great that Audulus has reverb, but the reverb in other apps (and there are many) seems to be fairly CPU efficient and has an awesome user interface (see EOS 2 the multitap delay Kosmonaut). So finding a way to set Audulus apart in terms of delay, reverb, gating, compression, frequency shifting, bit crushing, etc., seems like an important aspect.
Another avenue is to think about guitar pedal effects, where you have various basic features arranged to modulate each other in an interface that is intuitive. The closest thing I have found on here is the ES-8 tape delay. Someone made some ad-hoc modifications to this module so I could run it in a DAW on iOS.
Warped Delay 3.audulus (109.4 KB)
If this gets cleaned up and another few heavy hitter guitar effects are presented, this will definitely attract a particular demographic.
One make or break feature I look for as a potential customer is whether I can sync and divide time with knobs, but also work in milliseconds- seconds if I want to. So adding the time divisions, but also preserving the free time option strikes me as a key feature.
You can also see presets in this GUI. Presets are standard for AUv3’s. I am not sure if this is easy to implement or how far along things are here, but it matters. I am not going to say too much more for now but I felt like I needed to mention some of this. I like to build things and experiment, but I also like to setup my iPad, drum interface, keyboard, guitar and bass and land somewhere in the middle between Electro and surf rock. So I am always interested in building things that translate well to jamming out live (even when I am maybe running a patch I have spent hours programming).
Very excited for the AUv3 step.