I have an audio track through which I’m playing guitar. I have a distortion plugin (GxSunFace) added to the strip and an automation lane set to “play” for this strip. I can toggle the distortion with this automation lane, no problem…
…until I close and reopen the session. When I do this, the distortion is stuck ON (audibly) while the automation lane + playhead position indicates OFF. Further, the green dot indicating enable/bypass is OFF. Even further, I can’t manually toggle the bypass on/off with the green light nor the “power” GUI switch inside the plugin interface. Pressing play to “force” the toggle one way or the other also does nothing. It just stays enabled (audibly) yet disabled (so the interface says).
The only way to turn off the distortion off and have my ears and the interface agree is to set the automation lane to manual, click the distortion bypass on and then back off. Only at that point does the distortion sound go away.
Is this a bug in Ardour, the plugin, or pilot error?
Gx plugins here: https://github.com/brummer10/GxPlugins.lv2
Session I’m working on here: https://github.com/cyrusadkisson/thingamagig-smashing_pumpkins-today