[PD] use LADSPA plugins under Mac OS X (pd-extended, plugin~)

Rua Haszard Morris ruahm at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 13 17:14:06 CEST 2009

Thanks, I forgot about dssi~. I'll give it a go.

What's the story behind the "postlude" edition?!

Rua HM.


----- Original Message ----
From: Jamie Bullock <jamie at postlude.co.uk>
To: Rua Haszard Morris <ruahm at yahoo.com>
Cc: pd-list at iem.at
Sent: Saturday, 13 June, 2009 6:38:10 AM
Subject: Re: [PD] use LADSPA plugins under Mac OS X (pd-extended, plugin~)

Hi Rua,

Have you tried using dssi~? It can host LADSPA and DSSI plugins as well as multiple instances of the same plugin. It's available in svn or (for ease of use) in the Pd-extended 'postlude' edition:




On 12 Jun 2009, at 20:35, Rua Haszard Morris wrote:

> Hi - I am trying to use LADSPA plugins within Pd and am having a tough time... attached is an example patch I am trying to get to work. It's simply a mono noise source through a comb filter. The particular plugin is the SWH comb filter (http://plugin.org.uk/ladspa-swh/docs/ladspa-swh.html). The problem is I get no sound out of the output of plugin~.
> I am on Mac OS X 10.5.7 using 0.40.3-extended. (I have downloaded 0.41.4 but am having some crash-on-launch problem with that so am sticking with 0.40.3 for now).
> I have copied all my LADSPA plugins to the appropriate place, and they are found and instantiated correctly by plugin~, info displays correct info etc.
> Can someone give me some tips on how to use LADSPA plugins in Pd on Mac OS X, or email me an example patch?
> Note that the case in particular that I care about is using Pd to host sidechain compression (and other nonlinear routing things) - I initially tried getting SWH SC3 (great sidechain compression!) to work in Pd, and audio was passing through, but I couldn't produce any compression, it seemed as though I had the parameter inputs set up incorrectly. So if anyone can give me an example of how to do this I'd _really_ appreciate it.
> Any tips, info, or clues would be greatly appreciated :)
> thanks
> Rua HM.
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