instalar kernel atual de baixa latência
configurar o JACK
instalar o REAPER
instalar os Plugins VST e as DLL
estabelecer o roteamento das portas de audio via JACK
*algumas VSTs que não rodam no CARLA poderão ser acessadas pelo REAPER via JACK conectado ao ARDOUR
There are much less heavy-weight VST hosts that can run under Wine. VSTHost is one example. Using Reaper for this purpose in connection with Ardour is pretty … silly. Reaper is a good DAW all by itself.
Carla (plugin host) can directly bridge VST (and the plugin state is saved with the session) see http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Applications:Carla
Another alternative is to build Ardour itself with WindowVST support on Linux (running under wine). AVLinux ships such a build.
From http://manual.ardour.org/working-with-plugins/windows-vst-support/ You are
[..] taking bits of software written [to run] on the Windows platform - and then trying to use them on an entirely different platform [..] as basis of a stable, reliable DAW [..]
that’s a cool hack at best.