no offense, but the instructions are terrible... ive downloaded some off the list you gave, but theres no clear instructions anywhere of what to do.. i own and use a mac, so i dont understand all this linux code talk.. can someone help??
The list of plugins applies primarily to Linux, not to Mac (Or Windows for that matter). However you can find some of them compiled for mac, I think most of those already ship in the Ardour binary in fact. I will warn you many are out of date and may cause issues in sessions like any plugin so test well and use with care.
However on a Mac you have access to any AU plugin as well, which you can find a huge database of on KVR, and are generally what most people use on the Mac. Personally I have both AUs and LADSPA plugins myself and use both on a regular basis, though since I switched to Linux for my primary workstation I am using less of AUs these days obviously as they don't run natively on Linux.
@ seablade: do AU plugins run at all on Linux?
@melkhorn: AudioUnits use a proprietary though somewhat open plugin format that is deeply, deeply tied into many different layers of OS X system services. They cannot possibly run on any other platform as-is.
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