Is there a way to fix LADSPA plugins in Ardour not to make them randomly blow my speakers?
I occasionally (would) like to use a few LADSPA plugins in my projects, but as of now I haven't found a single one except "barry's satan maximizer" and the "simple delay plugin" that at some point doesn't randomly clip the track I added it to by+500dbs thus risking to blow my speakers up everytime, even with a limiter plugin at the master channel. This happens even more often when I automate some of the plugin parameters. I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 using ArdourVST 2.8.11 built from source. Some of the ladspa plugins I tried that have this behaviour:
rubberband pitch shifter
The above plugins sound so great it is such a pity not being able to use them, but there's a lot more I recall having discarded for good because of the "crazy clip" reason (multiband eq is another).
I remember fixing the tap plugins suite by adding "-fno-strict-aliasing" to the CFLAGS before building them from source, maybe there's an easy fix for the steve harris suite too..