Airwindows plugins (ported to LV2)

5ac6dab Add missing M_PI_2 define for ConsoleLAChannel

a day ago

d2ee6bf Add ConsoleLAChannel

a day ago

#Airwindows plugins (LV2 port)

This is an LV2 port of the Airwindows plugins originally created by Chris Johnson.

Have a look at https://www.airwindows.com for a detailed description of all the plugins. Find the original source code at https://github.com/airwindows/airwindows.

Are you missing your favorite Airwindows plugin? Tell me by sending an email to the airwindows-lv2-devel mailing list, so the port of that plugin can be prioritized. You can also open an issue directly by sending an email to ~hannes/airwindows-lv2@todo.sr.ht.

#Important Note

This repository is only getting mirrored to GitHub. Since April 2023, the "main" hosting location is https://sr.ht/~hannes/airwindows-lv2. I'll still keep the GitHub mirror up-to-date for some time and you can still open issues and pull requests on GitHub, if you prefer that. If you'd like to do me a favor though, submit the issue/patch to the airwindows-lv2-devel mailing list on SourceHut. Thanks!

More information about the reasoning of this change:


There are different methods for installing these plugins. Some of them are listed in the following.

#Pre-built versions

Download the latest pre-built version from SourceHut. Click on the latest version (e.g. v18.0) and you should find the downloads for macOS and Windows.

These plugins are bundeled within a single directory called Airwindows.lv2. Just copy or move this directory to the appropriate path for your system:

  • Linux: /usr/local/lib/lv2
  • macOS: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/LV2
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\LV2

If you're using Linux, please consider packaging this software, so you can install it through your system's package manager. If you've got problems doing this, let me know on the airwindows-lv2-devel mailing list and I'll try to help you packaging. In the following Linux distributions, airwindows-lv2 is already available through your package manager:

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed (as lv2-airwindows)
  • NixOS

#Building the plugins yourself

You can also build and install the plugins yourself as described in Building.


Meson, LV2 and a C compiler are required to build this project. Setup the build directory as follows:

meson setup build

# Alternative: use a custom LV2 plugin directoy
# For installing the plugins into the user library on macOS:
meson setup build -Dlv2dir=/Users/<username>/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/LV2

Compile and install the plugins:

meson compile -C build
meson install -C build

If you have problems with building this project, have a look at the CI build instructions. Those might be helpful.



In case of any questions, problems or bugs, also send a message to the airwindows-lv2-devel mailing list.


This project is licensed under the MIT License.

Copyright (c) 2018-2023 Chris Johnson

Copyright (c) 2022-2023 Hannes Braun