[LAD] Portable user interfaces for LV2 plugins

Stefano D'Angelo zanga.mail at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 22:49:34 UTC 2011

2011/3/2 Paul Giblock <pgiblox at gmail.com>:
> Personally, I like the idea of plugin interfaces having some form of
> visualization. The compressor example is obvious. So is the graphical
> equalizer.  I can imagine other cases as well: waveform of a sampler.
> Perhaps a synth that let's the user scribble their own waveform.  There are
> all sorts of things that would provide better user interfaces if the control
> is richer.

My question was actually whether the UI represents the plugin only, or
may also represent the input/output/intermediate-stages... i mean,
whether the visualization part is separated from the UI or not.

> This web UI stuff might be the best new interface we've never used. But, I
> want a studio configuration, not some "I can change plugin parameters using
> an html text input while I'm at the office."  David seems to think anything
> with a pretty interface is stupid and just eye candy. But try convincing
> Apple's human interface team of that argument.

Look is totally orthogonal to functionality. I'm personally concerned
about functionality in this case.

> If the solution to visualization in lv2 is "ur doing it wrong", then perhaps
> we are using the wrong plugin tech.

LV2 is decentralized and extensible, never forget that. So is the
mindset of the people behind it. We don't always agree, and sometimes
take different paths, but still remain compatible... which other
plugin format allows you to do that?

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