Using plugin with 2 inputs/outputs for a mono track

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holmian
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Hello,

I'ld like to add reverb to my recording as a pre fader
plugin for a mono track.

I'm using ardour 2.4.1 under Debian Etch and would
like to use the TAP Reverberator
(part of Debian package tap-plugins 0.7.0-2).

This plugin has got 2 inputs and 2 outputs.
When I add it for a first time to a mono track
everything works fine, although the number of inputs
of the plugin and the track do not match.

When I try to add the same plugin to a second mono track
and the first one is activated I get the massage from Ardour:
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You attempted to add a plugin (TAP Reverberator).
The Plugin has 2 Inputs
but the insertion point there are
only 1 active signal streams.

This makes no sense - unless the plugin supports
side-chain inputs. A future version of Ardour will
support this type of configuration.
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My question is why it is working for the first adding of the plugin
and for the second not?

Remark: I like the sound of the TAP Reverberator and have yet not found an other
mono reverb plugin with the same sound.

Regards

Frank

paul
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This is a bug that is already fixed. If you build Ardour yourself, its present in the SVN repository; otherwise, it will be in version 2.5. Apologies for the error.

holmian
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Hello,

I've tried to build the latest svn release(Revision 3419),
but I get an error while building.
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libs/ardour/globals.cc: In function ‘ARDOUR::microseconds_t ARDOUR::get_microseconds()’:
libs/ardour/globals.cc:386: error: ‘jack_get_time’ was not declared in this scope
scons: *** [libs/ardour/globals.os] Error 1
scons: building terminated because of errors.
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Maybe I have to wait for the next stable release.

Is the bugfix that I get an error message also for the first use of the
2 channel plugin?
The error message says that the use of a two inputs on a mono track will
be possible in a future release. Can you say anything about the timeline?

Many thanks

Frank

paul
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Your version of JACK must be very old in order to get that error.

Ardour 2.5 should be released within the next 3-5 days.