[gmpi] Re: Topic 2: Plugin flavors

  • From: Marc Poirier <marc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 21:24:50 +0100 (CET)

> I had an idea like this recently (see vst-plugins archive), where the plugin
> interface is implemented in a similar way as winsock, etc. That is, the
> interface manages plugins, I/O etc, and several hosts can access the plugins
> and devices at the same time.
> This would be difficult to implement, however, and I doubt anyone's going to
> want to run more than one host at a time anyway.

If you used an OS where all audio hardware is handled multi-client style 
(like Mac OS X), you would not be saying that.

I definitely run more than one host at a time when doing live 
performances, and for other reasons at certain times.


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