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> Ildaeil v1.3 released
On 2023-07-15 by falkTX

Hello again everyone, a new release of Ildaeil is here.
Ildaeil is mini-plugin host working as a plugin, allowing one-to-one plugin format reusage.
The idea is to load it as a plugin inside your DAW and then the other "real" plugin inside Ildaeil.
This allows, for example, a VST3 host to load LV2 plugins and vice-versa.

The main changes this time are automatic binary plugin scanning, exposing plugin presets and simplified standalone.
The automatic binary plugin scanning makes Ildaeil able to quickly list and load even more plugins than before.
Scanned plugins are cached so the scan only happens once per plugin (or until its binary is updated).

For the standalone, Ildaeil now has a single standalone variant instead of the old FX/Synth/MIDI separate programs.
In order to make this work in a more generic way, buttons for "enable midi" and "enable input" are shown when viewing a plugin's generic UI.
Also related to this, an online version is available at ildaeil.kx.studio, used for doing experiments with realtime audio and plugins on the Web.


Full changelog:

  • Add auto-scan of binary plugins (LADSPA, DSSI, VST2, VST3 and CLAP)
  • Add enable-input, enable-midi and buffer-size options for standalone
  • Add macOS standalone to release binaries
  • Add preset selector for plugins that expose them
  • Improve VST3 hosting
  • Initial experimental web version, public instance running at https://ildaeil.kx.studio/
  • Set GUI as resizable when running as standalone
  • Use a single standalone program instead of having Synth/FX/MIDI variants


The source code plus Linux, macOS and Windows binaries can be downloaded at https://github.com/DISTRHO/Ildaeil/releases/tag/v1.3.
Ildaeil is released as CLAP, LV2, VST2 and VST3 plugin, plus JACK/Standalone for some systems.