Sunday, June 17, 2007

Installation of the newest version of CAPS

There's a new version of CAPS , the C Audio Plugin Suite , a suite featuring 38 plugins, free for us Dudes !

Here's how I managed to get the latest version -0.4.0 on my UbuntuStudio box instead of the -0.3.0 version I got from synaptic :
I simply followed the comments in the LAU-list .

First make sure you have g++ installed (I used g++-4.1 version 4.1.2-0ubuntu4) , then download the latest release here.

Open a terminal and type :

$ cd /place/where/you/saved/caps_0.4.0.tar.gz
unpack the files and go inside the new folder
$ tar xvfz caps_0.4.0.tar.gz
$ cd caps-0.4.0
optional but recommended :
$ ./
to work around something I can't explain in detail, edit the Makefile with your favorite texteditor:
$ gedit Makefile
and change line 4 where it says
OPTS = -O3 ...
OPTS = -O0 ...

(comment: It is probably better for performance to leave the Makefile as it is, but in case you get errors, this is the way to go.)
save it and go back to the terminal to do :
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ password:
Now you should get those new tools at your hands , they can be found between the other LADSPA plugins under a name beginning with "CAPS: " .
Enjoy 'em and don't forget it's good music we need ;-)

You'll find more information at the CAPS homepage . Thanks a lot for the plugs Tim !

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