Dominic Mazzoni <dominic@...>:
> On Mar 21, 2004, at 5:54 PM, Mark Morga wrote:
> > I'd like to contribute to a better UI for the VST
plugins - who is the
> > right person to talk to find out where I can do the
> I just realized that another possibility might be
DirectX. I don't
> know much about DirectX plug-ins, but the legal
difference is that
> since DirectX comes with Windows, it's not necessary
for us to
> distribute the source code to it. And I know there
are a lot of
> DirectX audio plug-ins out there, thought not as many
> So if you could write code that gives Audacity access
> plug-ins, and also write a bridge that allows VST
> appear as DirectX plug-ins, that would solve the
problem, at least
> on Windows. (On the Mac, the same could be done
using Audio Units.)
> Presumably the DirectX API is more advanced than
LADSPA and supports
> many more options, including the ability to launch a
IIRC, there is a proprietary DX-VST bridge already.
Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@...>:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 07:22:28 -0800, Dominic
> > One way to do this would be to add support for
> > according to an upcoming LADSPA GUI standard. Last
I saw there
> > was some discussion on the LADSPA mailing list
about some ways
> > to support plug-ins having their own GUIs.
> LADSPA GUIs will most likely be external processes,
> though there have been some suggestions that avoid
Once I asked you about it off-list, but got no
answer (lost email?). Is GMPI supposed to replace
LADSPA? Will there be redisign of LADSPA to give
developers ability creating unique GUIs?
From: Steve Harris <S.W.H<arris@ec...> - 2004-03-22 10:07:58
On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:17:33 +0300, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> Once I asked you about it off-list, but got no
> answer (lost email?). Is GMPI supposed to replace
> LADSPA? Will there be redisign of LADSPA to give
> developers ability creating unique GUIs?
Sorry, yes, I do miss some mail due to spam filters. Its not neccesary to
change the LADSPA spec to add UIs, the hooks are all there - its just that
noone has standardised how hosts should communicate with UIs.
On Mar 21, 2004, at 11:07 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> IIRC, there is a proprietary DX-VST bridge already.
That's very interesting...so if we added support for DirectX
plug-ins to Audacity on Windows, then we would be able to
provide VST support for free...at least for anyone willing
to get the proprietary bridge. That might be a nice route.
Especially because on the Mac we could do the same thing
with Audio Units, and I believe there is already an
Audio Unit / VST bridge.