[Ardour-Users] Collection of bundled plugins - Part 1 - What do users want?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Nov 11 00:57:32 PST 2015

On Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:29:59 +1100, Damien Zammit wrote:
>For example, is stereo ping-pong etc a necessary thing to have in a
>basic delay?

Yes, an absolutely easy to realize, clean stereo ping-pong (left and
right delay and feedback), IOW without any centred signal sometimes is
wanted. However, a delay unit needs not to provide every kind of delay.
There are already delays available with too many parameters. Some of
those delays allow to produce any kind of delay, but it might take very
long, to spot how to get one or the other kind of delay. IMO it's
better to provide several delay type units, instead of one unit that
provides everything, to ensure that plugins don't become unnecessary

Sync BPM needs to provide triplets too.

The best GUIs are non-flashy GUIs, that simply default to the DE or WM
theme, or GUIs that do not default to the DE or WM theme, but that are
pragmatically optimised to audio engineering work-flows. At least avoid
to make ZamAudio.com look similar to the bypass and sync button. It's
good if font size fit to the DE or WMs theme.

The guideline for the plugin layout for controls and how to place vendor
and effect name, should be closer to professional 19" gear, than similar
to elCheapo-vendor's guitar stomp boxes.

Applications need _design_, they don't need _artwork_.

2 cents,

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