On 9 April 2013 22:16, Michael Schnell <mschnell@...> wrote:
> On 09.04.2013 08:14, Steve the Fiddle wrote:
>> Sure, you can make all sorts of wonderful plug-ins,
> Does the "Bass and Treble upgrade" discussed over there in the
> developers forum use Nyquist technology, as well ?
No, that is a built-in effect written in C++, though it would be quite
easy to make a very similar effect in Nyquist, in fact, much easier
than writing it in C++.
The main advantages that built-in effects have over Nyquist plug-ins
is that built in effects (usually) have a "Preview" button, but that
is not available for Nyquist plug-ins. Also, built-in effects are
usually quicker. In terms of creating effects, C++ also has the
benefit of much more flexible interface design. The available
interface elements for Nyquist plug-ins are quite limited, but with a
bit of imagination there is still a tremendous amount that can be done
with Nyquist effects.
Probably the main advantage of Nyquist effects is that it is
relatively quick and easy to create and customise effects - it is an
interpreted scripting language and the plug-in files are just plain
text files that can be edited in any plain text editor (such as
NotePad or NotePad++).
> BTW.: (I did not follow that discussion in detail)
> I suppose the "Bass and Treble" thing does consist of 6 or 12 dB/Oct low
> and high cut filters with adjustable frequency or something rather
> similar. Would it not be nice to just (optionally) offer the Q controls
> there (plus maybe a 6/12 dB switch) ?
The Bass and Treble effect is designed to be a very simple, easy to
use effect - ideal for if you just want to tweak the bass or treble up
or down a bit on a piece of music. It is designed to work in much the
same way as the bass and treble controls on a music system / CD
player, or similar device. It has just three controls: Bass, Treble,
and (in the new version) Level.
As I mentioned previously, for detailed or complex tone adjustments,
the ideal tool is the Equalization effect - the "Draw Curves" mode in
particular provides terrific power and flexibility.