MIDI Mixer was born in June 2020, making it a bit over one and a half years old today in February 2022. Over the past year we've reached some amazing milestones all through word-of-mouth.
- 1,800 users actively using the app at least once every day
- 175 releases shipped, with over 1,500 commits internally
- A Discord community of 1,500 users
- A brand new website
- A brand new help/support site
- Microsoft Store release (with a rating after 21 reviews of 4.7/5) which now accounts for 25% of users
- Plugins API released, with 11 plugins made by the community (and counting!)
- 2,000 users with MIDI Mixer accounts, ready for the sharing expansion
- An average CPU usage of 0.01%
- Over 10,000 custom profiles created, with 2,000+ in active use
Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm, patience, and drive to make this app easier to use, more fun, and more extensible with each passing day.
With that, let's look at the new.
MIDI Mixer's footprint has expanded over the past year, but it has done so a bit clumsily. Documentation, support, and information around MIDI Mixer has been slow to produce, resulting in a relatively insular community.
Discord has been fantastic in providing the toolset to communicate with users, but it's a bit of a black hole. Even though they are testing forums, I've been searching for a way to make the conversations around MIDI Mixer more accessible than they are currently. At present, the community is a beautiful walled garden hidden away behind a tiny squeaky door with "Join our Discord plz" etched in to the wood. Let's tear down that wall so that users can stumble in to the garden and not be fiddling with the lock.
To be frank, I love seeing the awesome things you're all doing with MIDI Mixer, and I want to share that excitement with the rest of the internet. Discord will, of course, remain where it is and continue to grow, but the hope with this forum is we won't need to rely on Discord's search and piecing together conversations to get the answers you want to see.