...in assembling a Big Picture I took time to focus on a small one.
I compiled (really just for kicks to see how hard it was to compile something) the "Audio Patches for the OpenWareLaboratory" at https://github.com/pingdynasty/OwlPatches (only the Faust folder) using the Faust Compiler at http://faust.grame.fr/compiler/.
They seem to be real bare bones but would be cool to make a straight forward sort of plaY-as-you-go guitar-rack. (I don't much else about them except they are basic guitar effects.)
p.s. having gotten my first taste of compiling something, I can see why people like it.