[ardour-users] bugs / feature requests

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 09:30:38 PDT 2005

On 10/26/05, Paul Symons <paul at affronted.org> wrote:
> > On 10/26/05, Peter Lutek <plutek at infinity.net> wrote:
> > Better in my option would be a 'recent' plugins menu item that saves
> > the last 5-10 plugins I've used. I don't like any plugin in a session
> > that isn't being used for CPU cycles reasons and just the basic
> > principle.
> >
> > I really disagree withthe original post that something should be in
> > Ardour just because it it's been seen in a hardware mixer:
> >
> > 1) Everything on the screen takes up real estate
> >
> > 2) Everything in the session uses memory and CPU cycles
> >
> > 3) I do not use EQ on 95% of my tracks.
> >
> > Just my 2 cents,
> > Mark
> I agree with that pretty much completely, the way i add
> tracks/buses/plugins is not uniform enough for me to use a template each
> time, that would actually create more work.
> I like the idea of a recent plugins list, as long as it covered
> ardour-use, not session-use, i.e. it is not restricted to the last 5
> plugins used in each session, just the last 5 plugins ever used. hope that
> makes sense.
> Paul

After years and years of not handling this topic very well Pro Tools
has finally added categories for plugins. You can look under general
headings like 'EQ', 'Dynamics', 'Signal Generators', 'VST', etc., for
the sort plugin you are looking for. This speeds things up

I thought that this would be an even better idea if I could drag the
ones I used most to the top of the list but Digidesign didn't support
any way to do something like that. Maybe this would appeal to an
Ardour developer to look into:

1) Plugin catagory menus
2) Recent plugin list
3) Interactive placement of plugins within a list

- Mark

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