For example, we
currently include about 220 LADSPA plugins in 64 Studio,
but I don't think I ever use more than a dozen of those in my own
studio. Even then, some of the AMS demos don't work because we don't
have all the plugins they need.
It's a tricky issue. It something that's actually easier on other
platforms where plugins tend to be distributed individually, or in small
groups. Doing that with source would be a right pain, and primarily
distribuing linux plugins as binaries seems a bit wierd.
I just meant for the distros. I think Patrick's original suggestion of a
single place to get all the LADSPA plugin sources from makes sense, to
guard against individual sites disappearing.
I've no idea how you'd break them up.
Maybe RDF could help here - a package of compressors, a package of
oscillators and so on. But you'd still end up with a lot of potentially
Perhaps the thing to do is run a poll to find out the twenty or so most
useful plugins in a particular context. So for example if you're
recording a rock band you're looking for a compressor, a limiter, a
reverb and so on, whereas if you are doing research into synthesis you
probably want a whole different set of plugins.
Anyway, I've put ladspa.linuxaudio.org
into DNS for now. Should be
working in half an hour, then Ico can set up a root directory for it.