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

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sat Oct 18 05:59:03 PDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 12:10 +0100, John Rigg wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 02:09:03PM +0200, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > for eqing, fons' FIL plugin. unfortunately no shelves.
> FIL is my most-used EQ plugin.
> I also use simple low-pass and high-pass quite a lot.
> > 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.
> gverb and REV have more or less replaced my hardware reverbs (Lexicon
> etc.) as I like the sound and ease of adjustment. Complex room
> simulations are not their strong point, but with a bit of tweaking 
> they can be made to sound very good. (gverb has been stable here on my
> amd64 system BTW).
> > 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...
> SC4 gets used a lot here (mono and stereo versions).
> I can usually get by with just the aforementioned plugins for mixing.
> A huge plus for me with all of the Ardour LADSPA plugins is
> the plain user interface.
> One minor nitpick. Somewhere around 2.4 the order of the
> plugins list changed from alphabetical to being grouped in categories.
> This would be OK they were grouped consistently, but there are enough
> exceptions to make it awkward to find the right plugin sometimes.
    Click the Available Plugins label at the top of the list to sort
them alphabetically.  Click it again to sort reverse.  Click on Category
to sort by Category (again for reverse).  Click on Type to sort by type.


Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner

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