I’m sure many of you are interested in the new and improved ArdourVST and have been testing it. I thought I’d share a few observations and would encourage many more to do the same, Since ArdourVST will be (or is) legal to distribute now it will probably be the most prominent version to be tried or used by folks from other OS’s and DAW’s. If we can collect some data I really think it will help new users get off to a better start and therefore help Ardour achieve it’s full potential user base. For those using A/V Linux I will post a link to an ArdourVST deb package and a link to the most recent Wine version when 2.8 is officially released.
A/V Linux 1.0r1, JACK 0.116.1, Wine 1.1.15, ArdourVST from SVN4709
Debian Sid, JACK 0.116.1, Wine 1.1.16, ArdourVST from SVN4711
Observations: (additional input from peder…Thx)
I will admit to getting off to a frustrating start with the new version, as always it still is a delicate balancing act between Wine, Wine-dev, FST, Ardour and of course JACK
-I would suggest adding your VST’s one at a time and starting Ardour from the terminal to see how well it’s processing them and writing the new .fsi files.
-Get rid of any old .fst files that may be left in your folder from previous ArdourVST setups
-Wine versions newer than 1.1.10 seem to work better than previous versions… if your distro doesn’t provide any go to www.winehq.org for more recent versions *Note the latest isn’t always the greatest, stick with the stable release if you’re not sure
-At this point in time saving chunk-based presets isn’t working, It is on Paul’s todo list I believe
-Mixing FST and DSSI-VST within Ardour may work, but I don’t think it’s adviseable
Everyone…please share more if you got 'em
What about another plugin thread like you did for the LADSPA plugins, One that pertains only to ArdourVST, the info on the ladspavst page is old, not relevant to the new FST and pertains to too many other programs to be useful. Just a suggestion!
I am really looking forward to being able to distribute ArdourVST without the VSTsdk hassle!