[ardour-users] Most console-like EQ plugins for Ardour? and LADSPA GUIs.

Ben Saylor bensaylor at fastmail.fm
Tue Nov 21 19:45:42 PST 2006

On Tuesday 21 November 2006 03:47, Bill Gribble wrote:
> What are y'all using for basic track EQ?  I've been using the TAP
> Equalizer plugin but it's not exactly what I'm looking for... I want
> something with "classic" console controls, like a Neve 1073 for
> instance :), that I can just grab and go without getting in to setting
> up more bands or more parameters.

I like the 4-band parametric EQ from the FIL-plugins package 
(http://users.skynet.be/solaris/linuxaudio/).  I'm not really familiar 
with "classic" consoles...

> Also, what's the status of alternate GUIs for LADSPA plugins?  I don't
> necessarily want the kind of eye candy one associates with Mac audio
> plugins (better for magazine-ad screen caps than usage) but it would be
> nice to use something like jack-rack with custom GUIs for LADSPA plugins
> that are hosted within Ardour... if I understand it correctly, this is
> the goal of the DSSI spec, right?

The automatically generated plugin GUIs do tend to be awkward, especially 
for plugins with lots of parameters & sets of parameters that should be 
logically grouped together, like EQs..  Also, with a parametric EQ it would 
be handy to see a graph of the filter's frequency response in the GUI.

Check out LV2, the "successor to LADSPA": http://lv2plug.in/
That site lists custom GUIs as a planned extension.


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