[ubuntu-studio-devel] Audio plugins

Set Hallstrom set at ubuntustudio.org
Wed May 4 04:50:24 UTC 2016

tisdagen den 3:e maj 2016 kl. 20:41:56 CEST, Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net> 
> I am not sure what we can do with this... but:
> The audio plugins we have are kind of hard to navigate. There are a number 
> of collections, but there is really nothing that just has the esential 
> plugins for recording for example. Calf tries to do this, but is well 
> known for not being the best. (everything is straight math with no thought 
> for how actual analog circuitry works) The one thing Calf does have is a 
> Fluid plugin. (I just wish the default directory pointed somewhere where 
> soundfonts exist)
> A basic LV2 plugins package with gate/compressor/limiter/EQ/reverb (think 
> mixer input strip) would be nice. A package that is just intruments too, 
> though there are fewer to begin with, would be nice.
> I am not really sure how we could do anything about that... just 
> complaining I guess.
> --
> Len Ovens
> www.ovenwerks.net

what took me time to understand with software-music made in linux is its 
absolute modularity. yes there are DAW's but in our realm, they are merley 
one module in the loop. i don't see this lack you describe, but i'm an 
optimist who thinks a hit can be made with a voice and a handclap. my point 
is that i believe the question of navigating and finding one's 'at home' in 
the existing plethora of plugs we distribute, yet again, boils down to 

on a side note, i'm not sure it's lv2 but i've used calf 
conpressor/limiter/eq/reverb extensively in many tracks published on my 
site. i think calf is remarkably good. this might mean i'm a bad producer, 
i'd say at best it means i have a bad taste. but do we realy want to 
discuss taste?

however, i welcome any suggestion of extra plugins. 


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