[Ardour-Users] Basic set of cross-platform plugins?

F Tux federicogalland at gmail.com
Wed May 6 11:11:15 PDT 2015

Some of theese, maybe?


But no eq.

I also thought about cabbage, but ther quality seems to be subpar.

On a last note, is it possible to port ladspa plugins?

On 5/6/15, Thomas Vecchione <seablaede at gmail.com> wrote:
> I played for a while with getting the CALF plugin set working for this
> purpose during the A3 days, similar reasoning to why you are looking for it
> nettings, I wanted to be able to hand something to my class.  I came to
> several conclusions:
> 1. CALF UI requirements are a pain.
> 2. Packaging them because of that is a pain
> 3. The EQ needs to be a better quality
> 4. At the time I decided that it wasn't quite worth the hassle, I may take
> another look at it here shortly as  I prepare to teach my mixing class in
> the Fall again.  It still leaves problem 3 at least.
> 5. At the time the fftw bug was really affecting CALF in Ardour limiting
> it's usefulness
> I could get them compiled and working, but only on my machine, the
> packaging was throwing me for a loop due to their need for a different GTK
> engine, I got it packaged but couldn't get it to load correctly in the
> package for some reason I hadn't quite figured out.  Worked fine on my
> machine, but on other people's not so much.
> So I may try to tackle it again shortly.  The Harrison plugs are great,
> hands down, but are missing some things like flanger/phaser/chorus, etc.
> On this note though, I am going to reopen a topic...
>>> Obviously, I would prefer LV2 plugins, but VSTs would be acceptable too
>>> if they run natively on all operating systems.
>> Note that ardour on OSX does not support VST.
> Consider this another nudge to hopefully address this, for this exact
> reason.  I realize that cross platform sessions aren't the norm, and even I
> am moving away from it to an extent as I am moving to Linux on my laptop,
> however at both the Uni I teach at and my full time work, OS X and even
> some Windows is in use by others, and I would love to be able to open their
> work on my workstation to be able to collaborate with them.  This becomes
> incredibly important when dealing with students, who are typically on OS X
> and Windows, when they submit projects.
>                Seablade
> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 4:21 PM, Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:
>> On 05/05/2015 10:02 PM, Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
>> > Hi *!
>> >
>> >
>> > For a class I'll be teaching in fall, I'm looking for a basic set of
>> > plugins (at least a four-band parametric EQ with graphical UI, a
>> > compressor, a high-pass, a non-feedback delay, and a reverb) with the
>> > following properties:
>> >
>> > * cross-platform with downloadable binary builds for Linux, Windows,
>> > and
>> > OSX
>> > * redistributable open-source code
>> > * download free of charge or willing to negotiate a nominal flat rate
>> > * beginner-friendly UI
>> > * bug-free
>> Zero results found.
>> Harrison has LV2s for all that you mentioned but they're not free.
>> Check the sidebar at http://harrisonconsoles.com/site/mixbus.html
>> They're well tested and known to work with Ardour4 on all platforms.
>> A major benefit of LV2 is that you can move sessions across all
>> platforms without loosing plugin settings or automation.
>> overtonedsp.co.uk offers VST and AU that also work on all platforms with
>> Ardour4 but you can't move sessions (VST vs AU).
>> A lot of LV2 plugins compile as-is on windows and OSX, but I don't think
>> anyone offers binaries at this point in time. falktx and I started to do
>> that but there's no official public release.
>> > Obviously, I would prefer LV2 plugins, but VSTs would be acceptable too
>> > if they run natively on all operating systems.
>> Note that ardour on OSX does not support VST.
>> I would also consider
>> > plugins that exist in different formats native to each OS environment,
>> > so LV2 for Linux, VST for Windows and AU for OSX, or similar.
>> >
>> > That said, I seem to remember a discussion about Ardour binaries
>> > bundling a set of plugins out of the box - did that actually happen?
>> No, that would tie release cycles of said plugins to Ardour so someone
>> will need to maintain it. Also someone would need to curate the set and
>> do quality assurance. Nobody volunteered to do that, yet.
>> best,
>> robin
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