Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Abstract

With the development of music technology software, traditional musical instruments and analog synthesizers are being supplanted by Virtual Studio Technologies (VST), powerful software-based tools that provide a wide variety of sounds and sound manipulation options to composers and producers. VSTs, however, are very expensive. This Interactive Qualifying Project aimed to develop a prototype of a free, open source VST library that could be used and enriched by musicians and producers. A survey method was used to test the prototype’s viability as a useful studio tool. The results obtained from the survey concluded that the prototype satisfied the users in terms of the effectiveness and simplicity of the software while providing them the accessibility and freedom of an open source project.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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