Can I edit favorites on my plugins list?

(Bob Smith) #1

Hi All
As I have been testing Lots off plugins my favorites list has grown.
I hope to eventually whittle it down to a small no of stable plugins but at the moment it’s really long.
Is there a file I can edit rather that go though one by one?
Cheers All

(Robin Gareus) #2

Ardour5 saves the favorites in a file plugin_statuses in the config folder. On Linux that is $HOME/.config/ardour5/plugin_statuses by default. It is a text-file, one plugin per line with three space-separated fields:

<Type (VST, LV2,...)> <Attribute (Favorite|Hidden)> <ID/URID>

Do not edit this file while Ardour is running.

However it may be easier to just use the mixer’s sidebar or the plugin-manager. In Ardour5’s plugin-manager: sort-by favorites. click them away…

PS. The custom sort-order for the mixer-sidebar is saved with GUI settings in instant.xml in the config folder.

(Bob Smith) #3

Thank you, I’ll probably take the safe route and go through each one. Ardour seems to be running on my system most times . BY the way your work on the plugins is really appreciated.
Cheers Bob