[linux-audio-dev] Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: New LADSPA Hints (Was: [ANNOUNCE] tapiir-0.7.1)

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Mar 1 19:29:01 EST 2003

On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 06:40:18 +0000, Mike Rawes wrote:
> > For example the distinction between the control output of an envelope
> > follower and the gain reduction output of a compressor, the follower
> > is inteded to drive eg. a filters cutoff, wheres the gain reduction is
> > just inteded to be viewed by the user as a clue as to what is going
> > on.
> Ah, I get it now. I'm not sure about it either - a user might want to
> connect the gain reduction to another plugin's input for whatever
> reason, or conversely, connect a 'data' port to a viewer - e.g. an audio
> out to an FFT scope. If the hint doesn't prevent this, I have no
> argument against having it.

Well, hints would never prevent anything (by definition), but the question
is wether its useful enough to clutter the API with. I'd say no.

- Steve

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