[ubuntu-studio-devel] Audio plugins

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed May 4 16:26:54 UTC 2016

On Wed, 4 May 2016 07:18:06 -0700 (PDT), Len Ovens wrote:
>Fons famous parameteric EQ can be had with a GUI from the X42 set

In Germany we say "call a child by it's name", the English idiom seems
to be "call a spade a spade". Since you mentioned Robin's plugin
collection, btw. I never used it, I suspect the child's name is

Ardour does not support DSSI, right?

fluidsynth-dssi works very well, assumed the host supports DSSI ;).

I still guess it's good to provide selections of plugins, instead of
providing packages that come with 99% junk, but those collections should
include LADSPA, DSSI and LV2. VST, even native Linux VST, should
definitively be separated (or completely abandoned :p).

Sure, Ardour is the only AIO DAW available for Linux, but if a users
wants a AIO DAW, IMHO Linux anyway is the wrong approach. For
Apple and Microsoft based systems there are much better DAWs available
than Ardour. For Linux we simply need to select, IOW use a another
strategy. For example, Qtractor is not a DAW, audio track support is
disgusting, but even while the MIDI sequencer is not perfect and Rui is
not willing to fix some issues, it at least is better than Ardour's
MIDI implementation and it provides DSSI.

For what reason, if not for Ardour, a user should prefer another sound
font plugin over fluidsynth-dssi?


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