I currently have another project posted, which is still taking quotes. This project, however, is unrelated.
At this stage, the project is in costings stage. I need to get a quote, so that I can complete the costing, in order to raise finance. The best bid WILL win, however the job will not be commissioned immediately.
I have a client who wishes to create a commercial application, which can be distributed on CD/DVD or possibly via download.
The application will enable a 'karaoke' style functionality, which allows 'live' directing of a vitrual 'band'.
A band has been employed to record samples of song choruses, verses etc. The application is to allow a simple GUI to arrange these samples, to allow the song to play smoothly (with one sample starting as the previous one ends), while allowing the user to 'direct' the song on the fly (ie, choosing to go to the verse, chorus etc.) Each instrument will be recorded as a seperate sample, enabling the user to choose which instrument tracks to play on any given song. This will mean that each verse will consist of several samples playing simultaneously.
In addition, the application should be able to display text on screen. This is for lyrics, so they must appear in time with the music. (Not line-by-line as most karaoke systems do, but simply displaying the verse as the verse is played). Ideally, the application should be able to drive at least three displays simultaneously (to display one set of text on one, and a different set ot text on another)
It should be similar to the eJay programmes (also garageband, Logic etc) in the manner in which it allows simple selecting of samples. The initial version, however, will not allow users to record their own sounds, so no audio input is required.
The band is recording the samples, and the design of the GUI is done (on paper, at least), so I need a coder to put it together. I'd like to look at including some DRM if possible, however this isn't a priority at this stage.
Time isn't a major issue, however the project is running on low finance, so low cost bids may do better. My client would be open to arranging payment on a profit-share basis.
This application is the first version of what will hopefully become a long-running project, which will require constant fixes, patches and upgrades, so we are looking for someone with whom we can stike up a lasting partnership.
I'm not too concerned about how the programe is written (i.e., which language). Ideally, I'd like it to be OS independant.
I've attached the business proposal that describes the product in more detail, with screenshots of the intended GUI.
The budget proposed is a wild guess. Please do not take it as a maximum or minimum figure. I'm open to see what this would realistically cost.