[Ardour-Users] what linux audio project do you miss?

Michael Bechard gothmagog at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 3 08:18:01 PST 2011

I'm pretty much of the exact opposite opinion.

If you browse through the LADSPA and LV2 plugins that come with Ardour and so 
many distros, there are TONS of EQ's and filters. Do we really need that many? I 
personally would love to see some innovation beyond what we already seem to have 
in abundance.

I understand that your main complaint seems to be about the quality of what we 
already have, so ok; suggest changes to those packages. But please, don't 
suggest we create yet another EQ plugin.

Michael Bechard

----- Original Message ----
From: Al Thompson <biggles58 at sbcglobal.net>
To: Kim Cascone <kim at anechoicmedia.com>
Cc: Ardour <ardour-users at lists.ardour.org>
Sent: Wed, March 2, 2011 7:06:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] what linux audio project do you miss?

Kim Cascone wrote:
> I miss my GRM plugins on OS X - especially the 31 band graphic EQ
> which I used on almost everything I created
> I'd love to see a serious EQ made for LV2
> http://www.inagrm.com/grmtools

Unfortunately, all of the graphic EQ plugins I've heard have sounded
like Tascam gear, or even worse.

I also don't really think that putting 31 band EQs in everyone's hands
is necessarily a good thing.  I'd rather see a GOOD 3 or 4 band
quasi-parametric.  There are far too many rather odd and esoteric
plugins for Linux audio.  I think it's because 1) there are too many
math nerds writing the software who haven't spent serious time in a
studio, and; 2) because they can.

I'd MUCH rather have a good 3 band parametric, a GOOD
compresser/limiter, a good delay line, and a good basic 'verb, than a
dozen or so distortion/clipping plugins based on various math processes
I don't care about, or countless things based on FFT which do things
that, while interesting mathematically, are not listenable in any sort
of musical situation.

I'm not really trying to be an audio snob, but that is the thing that I
see keeping people from making serious use of Linux as an audio platform.


Check out the website I've been cobbling together.  It will never be done, but 
it's a start: 


My blog, with commentary on a variety of things, including audio, mixing, 
equipment, etc, is at:

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