[ardour-users] sends/inserts

moron at industrial.org moron at industrial.org
Wed Nov 2 15:59:28 PST 2005

> what changed, because in previous versions of ardour, plugins seemed
> much more inline.  i just shoved it inbetween the signal and the output.
> no worries.  now most plugins won't connect, and they tell me i make no
> sense.  and then they ridicule me and pants me.

One issue related to this that sort of bugs me is that unlike most analog mixers and effects units out there, Ardour is overly picky about mono / stero related input settings. Specifically, it will not let you send a stereo track to a mono plugin (even if the plugin ultimately has stereo outs).  

In the analog world the usual behaviour I have found is to use either the left input or sum them which IMHO should at least be an option.  As it stands you are just told "no way" and are left to scroll through a large plugin list for plugins with the correct number of inputs.  

If this behaviour can't be changed for technical reasons, the plug in list should be filtered when displayed so that only plugins than can actually be selected are actually listed.  It would be preferable though to be able to send any track to whatever plugin with merging / splitting done as necessary (perhaps with a warning for the cases where conversion will occur).



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