calfjackhost - JACK wrapper for Calf plugins
calfjackhost [options] plugin[:preset] [!] ...
Calf JACK host application provides a way to use Calf plugins directly,
without need for any external host application. It also offers best GUI
functionality (using GTK+ 2 widget set), as there is no restrictive
plugin standard getting in a way between GUI and audio processing code.
sets JACK client name (the name calfjackhost uses when
registering in JACK)
name prefix for audio inputs
name prefix for audio outputs
name prefix for MIDI inputs
automatically connect all MIDI ports to client:port
automatically connect all MIDI ports to system:midi_capture_n
prints a version string (calf some.version.number)
--help prints a help text
An exclamation mark (!) in place of plugin name means automatic
connection. If "!" is placed before the first plugin name, the first
plugin has its inputs connected to system:capture_1 and
system:capture_2. If it's placed between plugin names, those plugins
are connected together (first plugin's output is connected to second
plugin's input). If it's placed after last plugin name, that plugin's
audio outputs are connected to system:playback_1 and system:playback_2
(first output pair).
Plugin names (should be self-explanatory):
* multichorus (chorus effect with multiple voices)
* compressor (Thor Harald Johansen's dynamic compressor)
* organ (polyphonic synthesizer emulating tonewheel or solid state
* rotaryspeaker (not a faithful emulation, not even close)
Please send bug reports to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To start monosynth with automatic connection to first system audio
output, and no automatic MIDI connection, use:
calfjackhost monosynth !
(! means "connect", last "!" means "connect to output")
calfjackhost monosynth ! vintagedelay ! flanger ! -M 2
(runs monosynth into vintagedelay and vintagedelay into flanger, then
to output; connects monosynth's MIDI input to JACK's
calfjackhost "monosynth:Fat Bass"
(runs monosynth with a Fat Bass preset into monosynth, does not
calfjackhost ! reverb !
(takes signal from system:capture_1 and _2, puts it through reverb, and
then sends to system:playback_1 and _2)