Free, Native Linux Plug-ins, and How to Use Them in energyXT for Linux
Sep 30, 2009, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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.)"