Extactly two month after setting up this blog on 1st of January this year it has already hit 100.000 page views on last sunday – time for some statistics.
Looking into the blog statistics itself unveils that huge traffic comes from large international sites dedicated to music gear like kvraudio.com, rekkerd.org or gearslutz.com. But in summary this is actually surpassed by all the country local sites and forums coming from japan, spain, french and so on or all the communities which are dedicated to some specific genre or so.
The download section is of course the most frequent visited section on this blog and looking into the download rankings is amazing as well. It has already blown me away that the epicVerb plug-in version 1.0 got 16.ooo downloads in just 2 month after release and BootEQ mkII has reached almost 8.000 downloads in just about two weeks! Nevertheless the overall ranking looks like this at the moment:
- The ‘Nasty’plug-in series
- BootEQ mkII
Seeing TesslaSE to the bottom of the ranking astonished me a little bit since I’ve got so many marvelous feedback to it over the time and still in these days it has way cool press coverage, be it the recent SoundonSound ‘Mix Rescue’ series, the actual WusikStation magazine or a large german music magazine next for example. I just want to add that I’ve got tremendous feedback on this one too, coming from the more professional musicians and engineers. Some studios in germany for example are using this on a regular basis and it’s common there to use it (as well as other of my plug-ins) in Pro-Tools via the Fxpansion wrapper. Seems the (soundwise) more obvious or even drastic things get’s more attention to the broader public but the more finer/subtle stuff is settled down in a rather niche and pro area.
I’ve meanwhile got a couple of commercial requests for devolping audio plug-ins but until now I’ve successfully resisted to turn to the dark side.
For today I want to close this short survey with my very own top list of some common and/or weird requests and comments I’ve gotten so far:
- Could you please use the font ‘Helvetica Neue Pro’ for your documentation?
- Can’t you make your plug-ins run on my DAW (were ‘DAW’ typically turns out to be a P3@500MHz or so)?
- Why don’t you code in C++, it’s really better?
- I really don’t like the plastic look of the knobs, why don’t you change it?
- Can’t you make a (insert your favourite brand type here) emulation next?
- Can we put your plug-ins on our magazine DVD?
- This plug-in looks awesome – it must sound good!
- It sounds awesome but the GUI is ugly!
- It can’t be good because it’s freeware.
- Will there be Mac support next?
In case I’ve missed to answer one of the questions above to some of the questioners in the past, the answer to all of this is a kind of ‘No’.
A big thanks to all of the supporters of my efforts!