Make a list of Stable plugins (yours is not)
first of all, thanks for the great software you provide. I already made a small donation and am planning to make some more, but there's a showstopper to me in Ardour, which is the to total unreliability of its plugins. I mean, a DAW is supposed to make use of plugins, and Ardour's "official" plugins are LADSPA. To me, no plugins, no DAW. But then my experience with LADSPA has been one of love and hate. I learned to cope with the poor interface, but I had too many other issues.
- TAP plugins are unstable and make some tracks go crazy
- Multiband EQ is unstable
- Calf Compressor sometimes go crazy and clips for a second
. Triple Band Parametric EQ sometimes makes some tracks go crazy
and so many other issues.. After my experience with the TAP plugins and the Multiband EQ, I decided to use ONLY the recommended plugins on the plugins page on this site, absolutely nothing else. But still, sometimes the Triple Band Parametric EQ make a track clip at 500db for a couple of minutes, the TAP limiter can't be summoned more than three times or it will blow my speakers away, and overall I get the feeling I'm working with something I can't totally rely on. I know, you are not developing plugins, but, to be honest, I think you should. Or make a list of the ones that never fail. Because Ardour is great and never crashes, but when I add or adjust a plugin, I always have to pray, and I don't like it.