I am new to Ardour, so this question is based on only modest experimentation so far.
I am using Ardour 5.12 with Windows 10.
I have made some basic recordings with 4 tracks or so and was experimenting with some VST
plug ins. Twice Ardour crashed–and when I say crashed, I mean vanished without warning
in about .001 seconds. Since no record of what caused the crash occurred, I don’t know if this
was the plug-in itself (one may have been a MuBase Reverb plugin–pretty standard thing) or if
the location of the plugins in a folder within C:/Program Files was bothering Ardour. The plugins were simple reverb or compression items, except one, which was an older rotary speaker plugin.
It loaded, looked good, then crashed.
Thus the question: what are safe, stable
a) folders for pluigins (not sure this mattered–just a suspicion–as Ardour doesn’t remember
this folder and has to re-find the VST plug ins at each boot.)
b) what are the most stable kind of plugins for Ardour in Windows? Are VSTs categorically problematic?
or are just some?