[Ardour-Users] A4.4: Critical bug using calf's lv2

Ben Bell bjb-ardour-users at deus.net
Sun Nov 1 10:07:54 PST 2015

On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 12:21:31PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
>> Because Ardour does not create one set of basic plugins with one
>> compressor, one limiter,  one equalizer and one reverb as it exists (or
>> existed) in Protools ... Would not it be necessary to use third-party
>> plugins ...
> People argue all the time about the best compressor, limiter, EQ and
> reverb. They often disable the one built in to their preferred DAW in order
> to use another one. There seemed to be little point going down that same
> route on Linux, where the maturity of the available plugins was low.

For what it's worth, I would love Ardour to come with built in, known good
plugins for the basics: high/low pass and shelving filters, simple parametric
notch/boost, and straightforward dynamics.

I usually use the Glame highpass/lowpass, the Steve Harris triple band
parametric (the single seems buggy on my system) and fast lookahead limiter
and ccasionally the gate and the SC4 compressor.

For effects and more character-oriented sound process, plugins have their 
place of course, but have the basics immediately to hand, cross-platform
and reliable would certainly be a good thing.

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