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Free, Native Linux Plug-ins, and How to Use Them in energyXT for Linux

Sep 30, 2009, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Kirn)

"Translation: fire up that netbook and make some music.

"Following up on our tutorial on Ardour and netbook-optimized music competition with Renoise and Indamixx, here's what you need to get rolling.

"With Linux growing in popularity on netbooks – and an option like the pre-configured Indamixx solution saving you the work of optimizing and configuring it – it's suddenly no longer a stretch to imagine yourself a Linux music user. Of course, what you don't want is to wind up without the arsenal of plug-ins to which we've all become accustomed. There are various ways of hosting Windows VSTs under Linux as though they were native plug-ins; check out dssi-vst (which also enables 32-bit VSTs from Windows under 64-bit Linux hosts), in conjunction with WINE. That should probably be the subject of a separate tutorial. (Ardour 3 also promises Windows VST support.)"

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