[PD] plugin~ external

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Jun 6 23:33:03 CEST 2010

I've tried a little but its always seemed like blackmagic to me.  If  
someone figures out a way to streamline it, I'd happily include that  
in Pd-extended.


On Jun 5, 2010, at 2:56 PM, Kim Cascone wrote:

> I know this topic has been brought up in the past and I searched the  
> archives hoping to find some more info but...
> I'm unable to get plugin~ working on Pd version 0.41-4extended
> I have set a path to my LADSPA library
> as well as the plugin~ dir in my extras directory
> I can instantiate an object
> but I get the following error when loading the
> tap_autopanner and tap_eq plugins with the plugin~ object:
> plugin~: constructed plugin "TAP AutoPanner" successfully
> plugin~: plugin ports: audio 2/2 ctrl 3/0
> plugin~: plugin active
> plugin~: close_plugin (x)
> plugin~: destructed plugin successfully
> config listed below
> I chose to test with the TAP plugs because
> a) they've been around a long time and still being worked on IIRC
> b) they work in Ardour and AMS for me and
> c) they are from the same collection of LADSPA plugs made by the  
> same developer
> so my questions are:
> - why do some LADSPA plugs work while others do not?
> - I remember Derek mentioning a 'workaround' in the archives but was  
> unable to find the solution - (was it recompiling the plugin~  
> object?) can someone point me to the workaround?
> - does anyone else use this external and have it working on Linux?
> - is there a newer, more robust or another external for hosting  
> LADSPA, LV2 and/or VST plugins?
> any help is appreciated!
> ciao!
> -- 
> *my Linux audio perf config:*
> Dell Studio 15 Core2 Duo 2.0GHz 3G-RAM
> Ubuntu 9.04
> kernel
> jackd version 0.116.1 tmpdir /dev/shm protocol 24
> Ardour 2.8.2
> USB iMic audio interface
> Korg nanoKontrol
> cpufreq-set - both cpu's are set to 2.0GHz and userspace
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