[LV2] proposed Feature : noSampleAccurateControls

David Robillard d at drobilla.net
Wed Dec 9 16:22:12 PST 2015

On Sun, 2015-12-06 at 21:14 +0100, Robin Gareus wrote:
> noSampleAccurateControls signifies that a plugin favors regular
> block-sizes over sample-accurate control data.
> Some plugin-hosts (e.g Ardour, Carla) split the plugin's run() on
> automation events in order to pass control-port changes with sample
> accuracy.
> e.g jack-period: 64. event at sample 37 results in
>    run(37); change_port_values(); run(27);
> This is not always desirable, for example:
>   a convolution plugin with internally smoothed gain control
> will prefer to be called with the convolution kernel size.

The main question that comes to mind is: how useful is this without
knowing what the internal ideal block size is (e.g. the convolution
kernel size)?

e.g. is regular better, even if the regular period is a bad length for
the plugin?


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