Ingen is built around LV2 technology and a strict separation of engine from user interface. The engine is controlled exclusively through a protocol, and can execute as a headless process, with an in-process GUI, or as an LV2 plugin. The GUI can run as a program which communicates over a Unix or TCP/IP socket, or as an embeddable LV2 GUI which communicates via LV2 ports.
Any saved Ingen graph can be loaded as an LV2 plugin on any system where Ingen is installed. This allows users to visually develop custom plugins for use in other applications without programming.
Ingen is currently only available in git.
Since it requires a few libraries in the same repository, it is easiest to:
git clone http://git.drobilla.net/drobillad.git. Either build
ganv first, then
ingen; or simply build the entire
repository (in addition to Ingen, you'll get
Machina). You will require a recent
version of LV2.
See the Ingen wiki page for user oriented information.
- Ontology - Definition of Ingen classes and properties used in save files and in the protocol
- Protocol - Documentation of the protocol used for controlling Ingen remotely or as an LV2 plugin
- API Reference - Internal API reference