Hey all, I'm looking to hire a JUCE developer to build the next iteration (V3) of a MIDI plugin for our company. The product is currently available and doing well on ADSR, KVR, and Apple marketplace. We've sold around 1,500 copies in the first year and a half with minimal adspend and mostly grassroots promotion.
This project is ambitious and a bit "out there" so we definitely are looking for someone who's a culture fit, in the sense of sharing similar interests.
Our app lets people type in words and convert them to MIDI, right within the DAW. It operates on a simple diatonic/chromatic transcoding algorithm I wrote (substitution cipher). We're selling to musicians who want a quick source of random inspiration. It's been well received overall, though some people struggle to understand what the point of an app like this would be.
The concept was inspired by musical cryptograms, a classical music technique employed by Bach and others, where last names were turned into melodies and hidden within their songs. Our plugin lets people create music based on any word or phrase and then modify the notes as desired. It overrides empty-DAW paralysis with some little bit of starting material that's personally meaningful.
Why we need you
We want to hook the plugin up to a cloud-hosted neural network, comparable to OpenAI's Jukebox or Musenet. We would take the user's text input and make a post request to the neural net, which would process and return a MIDI file to the plugin. The user drags it onto their virtual instrument of choice.
The ideal person for this job would have experience with C++, JUCE, and TensorFlow.
If you're interested and want to discuss more, feel free to respond here or message me directly.