[LAD] State of Plugin API's

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabriel at teuton.org
Wed Oct 28 13:50:34 UTC 2009

Hi guys,

I'm looking to delve into the world of plugins (for both synth and fx), 
and of the free API's I find LADSPA, DSSI, and LV2.  But the picture is a 
little confusing.

It appears that LV2 is "current," that DSSI is deprecated, and that LADSPA 
would be deprecated if it weren't so widely adopted.  However, LV2 is slow 
in being adopted.  Is this developer resistance... or is it just too new?

Also, I can't find any applications that will host all 3, nor even 
LV2+DSSI.  Is there a technical reason for this?

Thanks in advance,

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