[LAU] native linux vsts (esp glitch)

Ronald Stewart ronaldjstewart at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 12:38:11 EDT 2008

didn't Jorgen from energy XT add some native Linux VST stuff recently?
you might want to check...


On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 4:03 AM, Atte André Jensen
<atte.jensen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I recently bought energyXT2 (commercial, native linux daw) and now I'm
> looking for vst plugins. It seems that the program could be run through
> wine (supporting windows vsts in dll-format), but somehow I have the
> feeling that running the native version is faster and should be more
> stable. So my questions are:
> 1) What would must-haves native-linux vsts (I have freeverb, the mda's
> and the loser-plugins + a few more)?
> 2) I contacted the author of glitch (http://illformed.org/blog/glitch/),
> which seems like a really cool tool, asking if was interested in
> providing a linux version of glitch. Can anything in general be said
> regarding how hard it would be to supply a linux version? I guess it's
> not only a matter of under compiling, right? I'm willing to help as much
> as I can, but my programming is no that great, are others interesting in
> helping, for instance by porting glitch, should the developer be willing
> to play along.
> 3) I know there are some non-free issues with vsts, but what exactly are
> those, and provided I'm right in assuming that the linux audio (dev)
> community has a negative attitude vsts, what would the main arguments
> against it be?
> 4) Anyone here using vsts (both native and windows)? If so how do you
> use them, in which hosts, and with which benefits/problems? Who do you
> use them over dssi or ladspa alternatives?
> Looking forward to hearing from you!
> --
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> Atte
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