[gmpi] Re: Requirements

  • From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 15:29:38 +0000

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 04:24:34 +0100, Marc Poirier wrote:
> That's exactly what I thought, Urs.  ;)  The only thing that I would like 
> to see extended about the AU system is another parameter attribute 
> specifying the value distribution curve.  There could be constants for all 
> of the popular ones (exp, squared, sqrt, log, pow, etc.) and perhaps even 
> a "custom" option which then would require the plugin to specify a custom 
> curve function, but maybe that's not even necessary.  As it is now, the 
> curve can be implied by the parameter unit type (i.e. Hz probably ought to 
> use a log curve, etc.), but making it explicit would be an improvement, so 
> that generic UIs could be extra nice.  :)

LADSPA has just log, and no symbolic units (they would be helpful), log is
very useful. Hz its not always going to be a log control for example, eg.
in FM oscillators.

exp would be useful, the others probably less so. I dont think custom is
needed.

- Steve

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