[linux-audio-dev] [ANN] swh-plugins 0.4.0

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Apr 7 12:21:19 UTC 2003


This one is a very experimental release, hence the .0, its even more
likly to cause pain and death than other releases :)

I've attached a list of the plugins against what state I think there in,
for the people who want to help by testing, it should save you some
time by weeding out the very simple and definatly broken ones. Please test
against this version, not previous ones.

It includes rough support for gettext, so, in theory the plugins can be
localised without support from hosts. If people want to provide
translations, look in the po directory, I think theres everything you
need, but I've never used gettext before, so I may have messed up.

I've done some significant work on the compressors, most notably SC4,
(stereo, no sidechain) which has a continuously variable RMS/peak control
and a magick 'fast' mode: when the attack time is set to very low it
behaves more like a limiter. This feature seems to be present on a lot of
hardware compressors.

SC4 now has ID 1882, so you should move away or delete the old sc4_1434.so
file. It wasn't strictly neccesary to rename the file, but it would be
confusing (to me) if I didn't.

The others all have slightly faster responses and less damping after I
found out that you were /supposed/ to get pumping with fast envelopes :)

I ran through them with demolition
(http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~njl98r/code/ladspa/) and fixed a lot of crash
bugs, so things should be more stable once the major code changes settle

There is still no support for the beta FFTW (version 3), or OSX. I wanted
to get this release out this week, they should be supported in the next

  please test, especially the compressors
  translations welcome

- Steve

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