Getting started with LV2

Russell L. Carter rcarter at
Fri May 10 17:32:48 UTC 2019

On 2019-05-10 08:34, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-multimedia wrote:
> On Fri, 10 May 2019 07:13:11 -0700, Russell L. Carter wrote:
>> So the basic idea is you use jackd as the controller and audio/*-LV2
>> are jack plugins?
> Hi,
> no, jack is a sound server aimed for real-time pro-audio usage. It only
> provides audio and MIDI routing. Jack is not a host for plug-ins, jack
> does no sample rate conversion, jack doesn't provide volume controls
> and such features. Jack needs a backend to use a hardware audio
> device. Apps need to support jack to use jack. IOW you need a LV2
> host that has got jack support.

I'm going to put this here so the next person trying to navigate this
path can find it in the archives:

google "audio LV2 host jack support" leads to what looks like a set of
links that explains this better, and I see that things like audio/jalv
are already ported.


> Regards,
> Ralf
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