User talk:Stevethefiddle

From Audacity Wiki
Revision as of 09:40, 24 July 2011 by Stevethefiddle (talk | contribs) (reply to Gales comments)
Jump to: navigation, search
Gale 18 Jul 11: I've suggested a somewhat more economical alternative with a more manageable intro with placeholders for your Nyquist links plus links in the headers. I think the TOC helps on the whole. It may be possible to hack the TOC to only display the plug-in category headers.

Have you decided whether to link to the individual plug-in descriptions? At its simplest, just add [[Nyquist Effect Plug-ins# in front of the plug-in name and |<name of plug-in>]] behind it. I might even volunteer as my word processor has a very good find and replace.

Steve 20 Jul 11: I tried using links to each plug-in, but it looked over-the-top repetition as there is already a TOC on each download page. Also, I think it's better to link to the download page rather than directly to the plug-in so that visitors can see any information at the top of the download page before downloading. I'm thinking that it may even be better to link to the top of the page rather than to the TOC. However, if you disagree I'll bow to your greater experience.
I like the more economical version, and I've added "Regular interval audio splitter" and "Plug-in authors".
Does this page need anything else before going live?

Gale 24Jul11: About the links, I agree that linking to the top of each Nyquist Plug-ins page is much better than to its TOC (done). I still think linking each plug-in to its description section is preferable (quicker if you just want one specific plug-in). To mitigate any loss of information from this, I put all Audacity version information in the hint in the "Plug-in Lists" section, and noted which menu each category of plug-in should appear in. I don't think it makes it too long.

I also wonder if some of the links e.g. to xlisp / sal docs are really in context/appropriate here. Instead I've trimmed to two "programmers'" links (from which Manuals can be found) and two links to the Forum. I don't really think Nyquist Audio Programming is ready to link to for a beginner. Let me know if you disagree.

Steve 24Jul11: I'm happy with the Related article(s): as they now are.
I agree that links to individual plug-ins would be a bit easier if you just want one specific plug-in, but I don't see any easy way of doing that with my editor, so if you're still happy to volunteer then please do.

This page lists all Nyquist plug-ins for Audacity that are available as separate downloads. Nyquist plug-ins support Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. Click any "Downloads" link to jump to the downloads page for that plug-in category.
Unless otherwise indicated, all plug-ins are released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.
Related article(s):

Plug-in authors

These plug-ins have been contributed by:

Installing Plug-ins

Nyquist plug-ins may be available as plain text files with the file extension .NY, or as a ZIP archive file. The NY file must be extracted from the ZIP archive before it can be used.

To install Nyquist plug-ins, place the NY file in the Plug-Ins folder inside the Audacity installation folder.

  • On Windows computers, this is usually under C:\Program Files\.
  • On Mac OS X, it is usually under Applications.
  • On Linux this is usually /usr/share/audacity/ if you installed a repository package of Audacity or /usr/local/share/audacity if you compiled Audacity. Note: You must log in as root to access /usr and repository packages of Audacity may overwrite this folder. An easier alternative may be to create ~/.audacity-files/plug-ins/ in your home folder (the "." in the path means it is a hidden folder).

Restart Audacity, then the plug-ins will appear underneath the divider in the "Effect", "Generate" or "Analyze" menus.

Plug-in Lists

Each plug-in description has links to View and to Download the plug-in.

  • Left-clicking the View link displays the plug-in code in your browser. You can right-click over the link and "Save Target As " or "Save Link As" to download the NY file.
  • Left-clicking the Download link will download the same NY file archived inside a ZIP file. The ZIP archive may also contain help files or other useful information. The contents of the ZIP file must be extracted before they can be used.
    • If left-click does not download the ZIP correctly, right-click over the link and "Save Target As " or "Save Link As" instead.

  • Plug-ins denoted in these lists as "Type 3 plug-in" will not function correctly in Audacity 1.0, 1.1.x, 1.2.x or 1.3.0 to 1.3.3 inclusive.
  • Some plug-ins may be denoted as requiring a specific minimum version of Audacity. The latest Audacity Beta version should support all listed plug-ins unless otherwise stated.

Generate Plug-in Downloads

These plug-ins usually appear towards the bottom of the Generate menu in Audacity.

  1. Tone Generators
    1. Buzz tone generator
    2. DTMF Tones (random)
    3. DTMF Tones
    4. PWM
  2. Noise Generators
    1. Harmonic Noise
    2. Noise Band
  3. Special Effects
    1. Binaural Tones with Surf 2
    2. Surf-lfo
    3. Surf-oxy
  4. Instruments
    2. Risset Bell
  5. Sequence Generators
    1. Rndtone
    2. SQ1 Generator Sequencer
  6. Generator Utilities
    1. Nyquist Generate Prompt
    2. Tuning Fork
    3. Variable Duration Silence Generator

Effect plug-in Downloads

These plug-ins usually appear towards the bottom of the Effect menu in Audacity.

  1. Amplify, Mix and Pan Effects
    1. Amplify Left or Right Channel
    2. Center Pan Remover
    3. Channel Mixer
    4. Fade In and Out
    5. Panning
    6. Panning (LFO)
    7. Panning (random)
    8. Ramp Panning
    9. Repair Channel
    10. Stereo Butterfly (static)
    11. Stereo Butterfly (LFO)
    12. Stereo Butterfly (ramp)
    13. Stereo Widener
  2. Delay and Reverb
    1. Bouncing Ball Delay
    2. Bouncing Ball Delay with Panning
    3. Bouncing Ball Delay with Tone Shift
    4. Reverse Bouncing Ball Delay
    5. Reverse Bouncing Ball Delay with Tone Shift
    6. Chimes delay
    7. Delay with High Pass Filter
    8. Delay with Low Pass filter
    9. Delay with Pitch Change
    10. Delay with Stereo Flip
    11. Delay with Tone Shift
  3. Dynamics Processing
    1. Broadcast Limiter II
    2. Broadcast Limiter III
    3. Hyperexp
    4. Noise Gate
  4. Filters
    1. Band Stop Filter
    2. Classic EQ
    3. Comb Filter
    4. Customizable EQ
    5. High Pass Filter with q
    6. High Pass Filter (LFO)
    7. Low Pass Filter (LFO)
    8. Low Pass Filter with Q
    9. Multiband EQ
    10. Mutron
    11. Notch Filter
    12. Random Low Pass Filter
    13. Ten Band EQ
  5. Modulation Effects
    1. Dual Tape Decks
    2. Flanger (linear)
    3. Isochronic modulator
    4. Random Amplitude Modulation
    5. Random Pitch Modulation
    6. Ring modulator
  6. Sequencer Effects
    1. Audio Selection Sequencer 2
  7. Time, Pitch and Tempo
    1. Extract Audio
    2. Regular interval audio splitter
    3. Tempo Change
    4. Time Shifter
    5. Turntable Warping MS

Analyze Plug-in Downloads

These plug-ins usually appear towards the bottom of the Analyze menu in Audacity.

  1. Selection Duration
  2. Regular Interval Labels
  3. Peak Finder