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How to use outboard gear in Ardour

How to use outboard gear in Ardour

There may be times when you are mixing that you want to, or have to, use external effects or processors. To do this in Ardour, we use inserts. So how do these work and how do we set it all up? Let's find out!

Why use hardware effects?

Using plugins is very convenient so why would you want to use a hardware unit? The two main reasons would be -

Q-stuff release frenzy

Rui Nuno Capela has been on a pre-LAC2015 release frenzy with his Q-stuff suite of software. In the past week he has released updates for QjackCtl, Qsynth, Qsampler, QmidiNet, QmidiCtl and of course Qtractor. You can find full details about these releases over at rncbc.org.

Calf 0.0.60 Released!

Calf 0.0.60 Released!

The Calf team have just announced the release of version 0.0.60 of the very popular Calf Studio Gear plugins.

There are many bug fixes, new plugins as well as new features.

There are 16 new plugins included in this release, bringing the total number of Calf plugins up to 45. The new plugins are as follows -

New release of Giada Loop Machine

New release of Giada Loop Machine

Version 0.9.5 of Giada Loop Machine has been released. This version, codename 'Nabla Symbols', has a number of refinements, as well as permanent MIDI mapping.

Carla 2.0 beta4 is here!

Carla 2.0 beta4 is here!

Carla has just seen it's fourth beta release. This release is mostly focused on bug-fixing but there are some interesting new features.

The highlights are:

  • Updated plugin skins
  • New experimental plugins
  • MOD GUI Support

Also of note is a new MIDI sequencer plugin. This is experimental and in it's early stages but it is an interesting addition all the same.

New Calf Studio Gear demos

Markus Schmidt has posted a new video demonstrating the many plugins of the Calf Studio Gear suite. The Calf developers are currently working towards a new stable release. The version of Calf used in the screencast is 0.0.60pre2+. Check it out!

Calf Studio Gear: New Plug-In - Envelope Filter

Calf Studio Gear: New Plug-In - Envelope Filter

A brand new plugin, an envelope filter, has been added to the Calf Studio Gear plugins. This is still a work in progress but is hoped to be included in the up and coming 0.0.60 Calf release.

Features include -

Qtractor 0.6.5 is out!

Qtractor 0.6.5 is out!

Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor, this time codenamed 'The Fermion Ray'.

Highlights of this release include -

  • MIDI clip record/overdubbing (NEW)
  • Extended track multi-selection for mute/solo (NEW)
  • VST-shell sub-plugins support (NEW)
  • JACK transport start/stop resilience (FIX)

Full details can be found at rncbc.org

MusE 2.2.1 released

The MusE developers have just released version 2.2.1.

Fixes and improvements include:

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