[LV2] Getting Started with GUIs for DPF Plugins

Chris Share cpsmusic at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 12 05:13:44 PST 2016


I'm currently using Ardour on OSX and would like to develop some plug-ins using the DPF.

I've downloaded and built the "simplegain" plug-in using the template here:


This produces LV2 and VST plug-ins without GUIs.

I've also downloaded and built the DPF-Plugins and zam-plugins.

What I'd like to do next is write a simple plug-in that has a GUI (maybe with a single control like a dial or button). I've tried adding a GUI to the "simplegain" project, and also removing all but one of the DPF-Plugins (e.g. SoulForce) however I haven't been able to get either approach to work. The problem I think is in the multi-level Makefiles (which I only have a very basic understanding of).

I'm hoping that someone on this list can help me either (1) add a very basic GUI to "simplegain" or, (2) strip out everything that's not needed for all but one of the DPF-Plugins - one that has a basic GUI.

Any help with this would be much appreciated as I'm stuck at the moment.



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