[linux-audio-user] updated VST/VSTi tutorial

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Thu Jul 1 10:58:49 EDT 2004

Dave Phillips wrote:

>> I have questions about using jack_fst.  When I run it with a VST, 
>> should the VST interface come up or does it become available as a 
>> LADSPA plugin in a JACK client?
> The VSTi runs like a standalone application (which might explain why 
> Mark K can't get Groove Agent working). See the screenshots for the 
> tutorial.

Yeah, it isn't working with jack_fst at all, after more experimentation. 
  It just hangs and I have to manually kill it all.  Running under 
vstserver, though, I get a unresolved symbol error when it tries to load 
the DLL, and it's unusable with that as well.

>>   I only have one VST plugin I am using, the M-Tron Mellotron 
>> emulator, and when I run it with jack_fst, nothing happens, the 
>> program hangs and I have to 'kill -9' it eventually.  If the VST 
>> plugin also uses sample files (there are many for this synth) from a 
>> sub-directory underneath where the binary sits, will it be able to 
>> find them under a Linux filesystem or do I need to place them under 
>> the Wine 'fake_windows' file hierarchy?
> Where are the samples located on a Windoze filesystem ? Are they 
> supposed to be installed by the Win installer ?

They are installed in a subdirectory directly under the directory where 
the VSTi dll installed.  I notice the manufacturer (GMedia) has a small 
utility to run the VSTi as a standalone application now.  I might try 
that and see if it works under Wine.

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