ToneLib GFX VST not listed as plugin [solved]


I’ve raised this issue in the plugin specific forum at ToneLib, and since it seems other Ardour users are not having the issue I am experiencing, I thought I’d reach out here on the Ardour forum for any help. Basically, the VST (ToneLib GFX) is detected as part of the plugin scan, but not listed as a plugin in the plugin manager, which means I cannot add it. I’m using the latest Ardour 5 release in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and the plugin is in my usr/lib/vst path. Many thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Perhaps the plugin is blacklisted or ignored: Check the Log window (Menu > Window > Log).

Most common issue an architecture mismatch. 64bit Ardour only loads 64bit plugins. Maybe you’re using a 32bit VST (or vice versa)

I’ve checked, both the plugin and Ardour are 64bit. However, indeed the file is listed as blacklisted in my log. Is there any reason this happens on my system in particular, considering that others over at the ToneLib forum seem to have not had any problem using it in Ardour?

A VST is blacklisted if it doesn’t load or crashes during a test run.
As for the former, check its dependent libs ldd /path/to/ and see if some are missing, perhaps.

Here is the terminal output after checking for missing libraries. Does it reveal anything? (0x00007ffd5a9e8000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48d6c3000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48d40f000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48d0d7000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48cec5000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48a390000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa489a88000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa489834000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48951e000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa489292000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48908e000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa488e6f000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa488c67000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4888de000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa488540000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa488328000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa487f37000)
/lib64/ (0x00007fa48ef5c000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa487d05000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa487ae8000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4878c0000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4876ac000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4873b6000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa487169000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa486f43000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa486c26000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa486a02000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa486663000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48645b000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48609a000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa485e5d000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa485b54000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4848df000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa484528000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa484087000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa483e7c000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa483c37000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa483999000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa483796000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48347b000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48326c000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa482ff7000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa482cbc000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa482a84000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa482810000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4825d5000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48233d000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4820d7000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa481ecc000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa481c64000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4819fb000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4817f6000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4815ea000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4813e6000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa481196000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480ea3000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480c90000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480a8a000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480887000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480684000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480471000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa48026f000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa480060000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47fe53000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47fc43000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47fa3d000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47f834000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47f603000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47f302000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47f0ec000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47eee4000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47ec72000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47ea41000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47e78b000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47e587000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47e381000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47e17e000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47df73000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47dd69000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47db2a000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47d922000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47d719000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47d474000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47d271000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47d064000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47ce5a000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47cc32000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47ca17000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47c7c3000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47c59d000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47a9f4000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47a7f1000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47a5e5000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47a3b3000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47a186000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa479f71000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa479cf5000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa479af1000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4798ef000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4796de000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4794d0000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4792c6000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa47907b000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa478e2e000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa478bfe000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4789e9000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4787e2000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa478595000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa478375000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa478157000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa477e81000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa477c4f000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa477a4b000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa477840000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4775bc000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4773b5000) => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa4771b1000) => /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ (0x00007fa476f95000)

I’ve just received a note from the Tonlib devs that they have released a new version just now, which might resolve the issue. I’ll post here when I’ve had a chance to check it.

Oh wow, that’s crazy, plugins should be self-conatained and not rely on external libs, certainly not on as many as this one.

As for the issue at hand it depends on gtk3, that conflics with ardour’s use of gtk2.

webkit, gstreamer-video, javascript libs… smells like a JUCE plugin that was compiled with webkit support. If so, re-compiling it with <JUCEOPTIONS JUCE_WEB_BROWSER="0" /> should help.

Haha, alright. That explains it then. I wonder why it reportedly works for Ardour users at the Tonelib forum? Anyway, I suppose my only option here is to run it as a stand-alone app and route it to Ardour via JACK?

Update: I’m a chronic noob when it comes to compiling etc (I’m one of those copy-pasters of various terminal commands found in various forum threads, I suppose …), so I’ll have to research the compiling process a bit closer before I can report back any results. Thanks for the help so far!

I’ve been looking into the topic of recompiling .deb packages in Ubuntu in order to resolve this issue, and have found what appears to be a couple of helpful references, but none of them explicitly shows how to actually make any modifications to the source code before re-compiling:

So, unless it’s completely off the boundaries of this forum (considering it has to do with an external VST plugin rather than anything directly to do with Ardour), any help with how to go about recompiling in my particular case would be much appreciated. If off-topic, feel free to ignore or remove this post.

Just thought I’d provide an update on this: The plugin developers have now fixed the issue. All works smoothly in Ardour 5!


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