[LV2] inline plugin displays (Robin Gareus)

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Wed Mar 16 17:17:29 PDT 2016

On 03/17/2016 01:01 AM, Spencer Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 5:42 PM, Robin Gareus <robin at gareus.org> wrote:
>> There are about two valid use cases: show EQ curves, show compressor
>> gain reduction. Maybe some one-off specific displays, but most
>> everything else just gets in the way when mixing or mastering under time
>> pressure.
> My only thought I want to post here now is that if there are so few
> use cases, is there any reason not to just make an API to provide the
> necessary data to the host and allow the host to display it in a way
> that will look consistent with the rest of the program?

That's a very good thought.

I'd have a problem defining a versatile parameter space for this, though.

How would you transfer EQ curves? or a compressor's gain reduction meter
deflection and color-schemas mandated by various meter specs.  You might
also add additional information: e.g is that compressor using RMS or
Peak or is it a Limiter, Gate. etc.

In any case there are probably a few more good use cases e.g. an
ambisonics surround meter, or .. well surprise me :)


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