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  2. $PAGE_TITLE = "KXStudio : Applications : Carla";
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  8. <!-- Intro -->
  9. <p>
  10. Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats.<br/>
  11. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.<br/>
  12. </p>
  13. <p>
  14. Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, and VST plugin formats, plus GIG, SF2 and SFZ file support.<br/>
  15. It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio.<br/>
  16. </p>
  17. <p>
  18. There are 3 types of engine processing:
  19. </p>
  20. <ul>
  21. <li><b>Multi-client</b>: (JACK driver only)<br/>
  22. Every single plugin is exposed as a new JACK client. Audio and MIDI ports are registered as needed.
  23. </li>
  24. <li><b>Single-client</b>: (JACK driver only)<br/>
  25. Same as Multi-client, except that all JACK ports belong to a single master client.<br/>
  26. This is needed when a setup doesn't support multi-client JACK apps, such as LADISH.
  27. </li>
  28. <li><b>Rack</b>:<br/>
  29. Plugins are processed in order, from top to bottom.<br/>
  30. Plugins with non-stereo audio channels are not supported, but a forced-stereo option is available for Mono ones.
  31. </li>
  32. </ul>
  33. <p>
  34. Note: The internal patchbay does not save/restore connections yet, so you'll want to run Carla under some kind of Session Management. LADISH level 1 and NSM are implemented.
  35. </p>
  36. <!-- Interface -->
  37. <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Interface"> The Interface </span></h3>
  38. <p>
  39. By default Carla uses its own internal theme, a screenshot of it follows along with some plugins:<br/>
  40. <a href="screenshots/carla.png" class="external text" rel="nofollow"><img src="screenshots/carla.png" alt="carla.png" /></a><br/>
  41. The user can keep the custom theme but use system colors, or simply disable the custom theme altogether.<br/>
  42. The result may not be as nice though.<br/>
  43. </p>
  44. <p>
  45. The 'Patchbay' uses the same canvas engine that Catarina, Catia and Claudia do:
  46. <a href="screenshots/carla-patchbay.png" class="external text" rel="nofollow"><img src="screenshots/carla-patchbay.png" alt="carla-patchbay.png" /></a>
  47. </p>
  48. <p>
  49. The last tab "Log" simply prints debug info from time to time when an internal error occurs, in a way that doesn't disturb the user.<br/>
  50. This tab is not available in the Windows version.<br/>
  51. </p>
  52. <!-- Usage -->
  53. <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Usage"> Usage </span></h3>
  54. <p>
  55. The first time you run Carla you'll most likely want to scan for plugins.<br/>
  56. You can configure your plugin folders in the settings if needed. When done, use "Add New Plugin" in the toolbar, then press the "Refresh" button.<br/>
  57. </p>
  58. <p>
  59. Because Carla is a somewhat complex application, a single page is not enough to cover it entirely.<br/>
  60. (We're currently writing the rest of the pages so be back soon!)
  61. </p>
  62. <!-- <ul> -->
  63. <!-- <li></li> -->
  64. <!-- </ul> -->
  65. <!-- Release Notes -->
  66. <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="ReleaseNotes"> Release Notes </span></h3>
  67. <p>
  68. The following are the release notes for 1.2.x:
  69. </p>
  70. <ul>
  71. <li>Canvas does not save or restore connections.<br/>
  72. You need to use external session management for now.</li>
  73. <li>LADISH does not support multi-client JACK applications.<br/>
  74. To prevent any issues Carla will switch to single-client mode automatically.</li>
  75. <li>Rack mode is still a bit experimental, specially on non-JACK drivers.</li>
  76. <li>LV2 plugin support is incomplete (although already in a good state).<br/>
  77. Plugins that use CV ports, multiple MIDI ports or Worker extension will not work right now.</li>
  78. <li>Carla will not work with non-native LV2 Plugin UIs that require the instance-data extension.<br/>
  79. This is by design and not a bug.</li>
  80. <li>OSC control seems to work well, but has not been tested in great detail.<br/>
  81. Be sure to report any issues.</li>
  82. <li>Carla "PRO" theme, Carla-Control and ZynAddSubFX internal plugin are not available for Windows at this point.</li>
  83. </ul>
  84. <!-- Download -->
  85. <h3><span class="mw-headline" id="Download"> Download </span></h3>
  86. <p>
  87. Carla is available in the KXStudio repositories and ArchLinux AUR (both with 'carla' package name).<br/>
  88. <img src="images/ico_arch.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  89. <a href="https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/carla/" class="external text a_bigger_text" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
  90. ArchLinux</a> (AUR)<br/>
  91. <img src="images/ico_debian.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  92. <a href="apt://carla" class="external text a_bigger_text">
  93. Debian/Ubuntu</a> (via KXStudio repositories)<br/>
  94. </p>
  95. <p>
  96. Pre-compiled binaries are available for Linux and Windows (version 1.2.4).<br/>
  97. <img src="images/ico_linux.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  98. <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/kxstudio/files/Releases/carla/Carla-1.2.4-linux32.tar.xz/download" class="external text a_bigger_text" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
  99. Linux 32bit</a><br/>
  100. <img src="images/ico_linux.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  101. <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/kxstudio/files/Releases/carla/Carla-1.2.4-linux64.tar.xz/download" class="external text a_bigger_text" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
  102. Linux 64bit</a><br/>
  103. <img src="images/ico_windows.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  104. <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/kxstudio/files/Releases/carla/Carla-1.2.4-win32.zip/download" class="external text a_bigger_text" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
  105. Windows 32bit</a><br/>
  106. </p>
  107. <p>
  108. The latest source code is hosted on github, together with bug reports, feature requests, etc.<br/>
  109. <img src="images/ico_github.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  110. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Carla/tree/stable" class="external text a_bigger_text" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
  111. Source code</a><br/>
  112. <img src="images/ico_github.png" alt="" class="img_text_align_spaced"/>
  113. <a href="https://github.com/falkTX/Carla/issues?state=open" class="external text a_bigger_text" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
  114. Bug reports / Feature requests</a><br/>
  115. </p>
  116. <p><br/></p>
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