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Re: 1st Loop Workaround in Ableton's LIVE 4.0
> I can't give an articulate defense, Per, but someone once explained
> to me
> why it is a much more difficult thing
> to accomplish '1st loop capability' in a VST plugin that has to work
> of a host program. I"m not a programmer and am not knowledgeable
> enough to recount the explanation, but it made sense to me at the time.
I think this would only be true if the plugin were limited in how it
can sync with the host. Giving Augustus Loop '1st loop capability' was
a piece of cake, but it doesn't do any syncing yet.
It would also make a difference whether the software was disk-based or
RAM-based (easier if RAM-based). Ableton Live always used to be
disk-based but as I recall they put in an option for RAM-based clips in
version 3. But I don't know if it's possible to record into RAM, or
whether you can only buffer a clip from disk into RAM.
> I know that one salient feature of VST plugins is that they are so
> easy to
> bootleg (unlike full programs which are easier to protect).
> Consequently a lot of top developers are afraid to design something
> they have a slim chance of making money for their hard work.
I'm not quite sure if this is true. It's all just software - I don't
see why a plug-in should be easier to rip than a standalone