How do I add, install, and use LADSPA/LV1 in Windows

Hi, I just want to ask how do I add a LADSPA/LV1 plugin in the Windows version of Ardour 6.9. The only plugins I have are the LV2 plugins that are already in Ardour.

On Windows, Ardour does not search a system-wide path for LADSPA plugins, because the spec does not designate one.

There are 2 options:

  • put the .dll in Ardour’s lib\ardour6\ladspa\ folder (you probably have to create that directory first – the full path is usually C:\Program Files\Ardour6\lib\ardour6\ladspa\ )
  • Set an environment variable LADSPA_PATH pointing to a directory that contains the ladspa.dll files.

PS. Is there a reason why you want to use LADSPA plugins? Are there any that have not yet been ported to LV2?

Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.

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