[linux-audio-dev] provding plugins with various in/out counts vs. using splitters-mergers

Chris Cannam cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Tue Jan 4 15:57:15 EST 2005

On Tuesday 04 Jan 2005 20:20, Dave Robillard wrote:
> Personally, I think it's a disgusting waste of time and effort to
> make every stereo plugin have to have a mono->stereo sibling.  It
> just /screams/ bad solution.

I agree, it sounds ridiculous -- on first hearing at least.  I'm going 
to have to go and read some of this ardour-dev discussion (it's not a 
list I subscribe to) and see if it makes any more sense to me then.

I realise it's not easy (or even always possible) to do the Right Thing 
in the host -- my own host has some way to go too -- but I don't 
understand why it should be better to create dozens of spurious plugins 
than to give the user the information they need and let them decide how 
a plugin should be handled.


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