[Ardour-Users] yo, tell ardour.org about your preferred plugins

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Fri Oct 17 05:09:03 PDT 2008

Paul Davis wrote:
> http://ardour.org/plugins
> your feedback needed to save new users from the pain you've endured. do
> it now. 

here are my favourites:

for eqing, fons' FIL plugin. unfortunately no shelves.

steve's triple parametric is nice when it works (and does include high
and low shelf filters), but has been unstable for me (perhaps related to
denormals, but i could not track the problem down...)

for reverb, fons' REV gives usable results. (based on juhana's gverb,
which i've used in the past, but which has been unstable for me.)
it's the best i've heard on linux, but not on par with commercial
offerings. very nicely tweakable though. for really high-end, natural
reverb, i'm using convolution via an ardour insert (with jconv or
jack-convolve) and a suitably chosen and edited impulse response.

for dynamics control, i use steve's SC4 almost exclusively. i've seen it
barf every once in a while, but not often enough to be really annoying.
it's a difficult beast to control, but with the right settings it gives
good results. i'd like a more "analog", softer alternative, though. hard
to describe...

i played with a number of noise gates and expanders, but generally i do
such stuff manually with the track automation.

one thing i've been missing for a while is a simple n-way gain stage for
n-channel tracks to correct level imbalance. i know, it's a ten-liner,
but whenever i need it i don't have the time, and afterwards i tend to
forget about it :)

then there's always the "canyon delay" (from richard furse's cmt, iirc)
:) as to barry's maximiser, it is certainly satanic.

i'd be interested to hear about other people's working set of plugins.



Jörn Nettingsmeier

Verantwortlicher für Veranstaltungstechnik

Audio and event engineer
Ambisonic surround recordings

nettings at stackingdwarves.net
+49 177 7937487

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