[LAD] LV2 mono instruments recommended?

Stefan Westerfeld stefan at space.twc.de
Fri Sep 9 17:33:31 UTC 2016


I'm currently implementing a LV2 plugin for SpectMorph, and so far I only
defined one audio port in the ttl file/source, as the output of the morphing
algorithm is just mono.

I have tested with Ardour and Qtractor. Ardour does what I'd expect: it plays
my instrument output on both channels. Qtractor however just plays my mono data
on one channel, the other is silent. Which is not what I want.

So I am considering making my LV2 instrument always stereo, and just copy the
output buffer from left to right - this is cheap, and probably not much more
expensive than what the host would need to do anyway.

Does this sound like the reasonable way to go?

   Cu... Stefan
Stefan Westerfeld, http://space.twc.de/~stefan

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