[ardour-users] Problem with Gate Plugin & Ardour
iain at g7iii.net
Wed Oct 13 13:17:15 PDT 2004
Just discovered Ardour, great application, does almost everything I
need (Only thing that it doesn't no other app does anyway, that I
know of, so I guess I'll have to write that myself :>)
Anyway, thats not the point of this Email. I seem to have a problem
with the 'Gate' Plugin.
I add the Gate to post fader on a Bus. That feeds into the master
Bus, then out to the alsa_pcm:playback devices. Both Buses are
stereo, however the input feed is only mono on the left track.
I then go to configure the gate. Set it up to use the entire AF
spectrum, set the attack, delay parameters for a quick opening and
closing of the gate, then set the required threshold.
Once all ready, I enable the gate, but it either only works for a
couple of seconds, or doesnt work at all. The same config works in
I've checked this by using the jack meterbridge, and oscilliscopes
(jackscope, and baudline via jack.record) to monitor pre and post
One strange thing I noticed, in Jack-Rack the last paramater is
Output Select (-1, keyed monitor, 0 Gate, 1 Bypass). In Ardour
while the text detail for "Output Select" appears, the options
are "Plate (Small)", and "Hall (Large) HD"
This is on Debian/Sid, using ardour 0.9beta13, and 0.4.7 of
I'm suspecting its something to do with the Output Select
stuff, but have no idea what. Anyone have any ideas or insights ?
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