[LAD] Should LV2 Activate() clear MIDI CC parameters?

Albert Graef Dr.Graef at t-online.de
Mon May 28 23:43:40 UTC 2012

On 05/28/2012 07:27 PM, David Robillard wrote:
> For live plugins if you're going to stop continually running the plugin,
> you must deactivate it, so I can see how a complete and total state
> reset here might be undesirable.  I'm not sure.  A complete
> cleanup/re-initialization is always an option for a total reset, though
> of course not real-time whatsoever.

I'd say that the standard case here is to *keep* all the MIDI controller
settings, not reset them. Just imagine that you're running a reverb
which forgets all settings when you briefly deactivate it in order to
listen to the dry signal. That would essentially render such a plugin
totally useless. Or am I missing something here?

Dr. Albert Gr"af
Dept. of Music-Informatics, University of Mainz, Germany
Email:  Dr.Graef at t-online.de, ag at muwiinfa.geschichte.uni-mainz.de
WWW:    http://www.musikinformatik.uni-mainz.de/ag

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