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calfjackhost(1)		    General Commands Manual	       calfjackhost(1)

NAME
       calfjackhost - JACK wrapper for Calf plugins

SYNOPSIS
       calfjackhost [options] plugin[:preset] [!] ...

DESCRIPTION
       Calf JACK host application provides a way to use	Calf plugins directly,
       without need for	any external host application. It also offers best GUI
       functionality  (using  GTK+  2  widget set), as there is	no restrictive
       plugin standard getting in a way	between	GUI and	audio processing code.

OPTIONS
       -c --client name
	      sets JACK	client name (the name calfjackhost uses	when register-
	      ing in JACK)

       -i --input name
	      name prefix for audio inputs

       -o --output name
	      name prefix for audio outputs

       -m --midi name
	      name prefix for MIDI inputs

       -c --connect-midi client:port
	      automatically connect all	MIDI ports to client:port

       -M --connect-midi !n
	      automatically connect all	MIDI ports to system:midi_capture_n

       -v --version
	      prints a version string (calf some.version.number)

       -l --load session
	      Loads the	session	state from a file

       -s --state session
	      Loads the	session	state from a file, if such a file exists

       -L --list
	      List all available plug-ins

       -h -? --help
	      prints a help text

       -t --no-tray
	      disable the tray icon on start

       An exclamation mark (!) in place	of plugin name means automatic connec-
       tion. If	"!" is placed before the first plugin name, the	 first	plugin
       has  its	 inputs	connected to system:capture_1 and system:capture_2. If
       it's placed between plugin names, those plugins are connected  together
       (first  plugin's	output is connected to second plugin's input). If it's
       placed after last plugin	name, that plugin's  audio  outputs  are  con-
       nected to system:playback_1 and system:playback_2 (first	output pair).

       Plugin names (should be self-explanatory):
	* pulsator (autopanner/tremolo)
	* ringmodulator
	* tapesimulator
	* vinyl
	* compdelay (compensation delay)
	* reversedelay
	* compressor
	* sidechaincompressor
	* multibandcompressor
	* monocompressor
	* deesser
	* gate
	* sidechaingate
	* multibandgate
	* limiter
	* multibandlimiter
	* sidechainlimiter
	* transientdesigner
	* filterclavier	(keyboard-controlled tunable filter)
	* emphasis
	* vocoder
	* eq5, eq8, eq12, eq30
	* saturator
	* crusher (bit crusher)
	* exciter
	* bassenhancer
	* stereo
	* haasenhancer
	* multispread
	* mono
	* xover2, xover3, xover4 (speaker crossovers)
	* analyzer (spectrum analyzer /	spectrogram plugin)
	* flanger
	* filter
	* reverb
	* vintagedelay
	* monosynth
	* multichorus (chorus effect with multiple voices)
	* compressor (Thor Harald Johansen's dynamic compressor)
	* organ	(polyphonic synthesizer	emulating tonewheel or solid state or-
       gans)
	* rotaryspeaker	(not a faithful	emulation, not even close)

BUGS
       Please send bug reports to <wdev@foltman.com>.

EXAMPLES
       To start	monosynth with automatic connection to first system audio out-
       put, and	no automatic MIDI connection, use:

	       calfjackhost monosynth !

       (! means	"connect", last	"!" means "connect to output")

       Other examples:

	       calfjackhost monosynth !	vintagedelay ! flanger ! -M 2

       (runs  monosynth	 into vintagedelay and vintagedelay into flanger, then
       to output; connects monosynth's MIDI input to  JACK's  system:midi_cap-
       ture_2)

	       calfjackhost "monosynth:Fat Bass"

       (runs  monosynth	 with a	Fat Bass preset	into monosynth,	does not auto-
       connect)

	       calfjackhost ! reverb !

       (takes signal from system:capture_1 and _2, puts	it through reverb, and
       then sends to system:playback_1 and _2)

       Note:  none  of the automatic connection	features will work if autocon-
       nection is disabled for session management purposes.

SEE ALSO
       calf(7)

				  2019-03-21		       calfjackhost(1)

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