[ardour-dev] plugin routing

gerard van dongen gml at xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 30 03:58:56 PDT 2004

There is also jack-rack which works just like an effects-rack in a studio.


On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 23:25:20 -0400, Paul Davis  
<paul at linuxaudiosystems.com> wrote:

>> I was wondering what the plan is for plugins.  Perhaps I have missed
>> something, but the fact that plugin inputs and outputs are "invisibly"  
>> handled
>> is a bit confusing.
> IMHO, its confusing only if you're more used to using plugins in systems
> like Pd, Reaktor and other modular systems. In most DAWs, there is
> absolutely no control over plugin i/o routing at all.
>> What if a routing window for plugins could be brought up so that the  
>> routing
>> could be seen and perhaps also manipulated.  For example a  
>> two-in/two-out
>> plugin could route both outputs (mixing them) to a one-in/?-out plugin.
> just to be clear, a plugin cannot mix its own outputs. this is
> impossible with both LADSPA and VST.
>> Another example would be running two different plugins in parallel and  
>> mixing
>> their output.
>> I'm envisioning a window where you can drag and drop plugins and draw
>> connections between them.  Would this be helpful?  How would some of  
>> the above
>> plugin setups be implemented currently?  Would I just use a lot of  
>> busses?
> version 3.0 will include stuff like this. not sure of the overall
> design yet.
> --p
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