VST support

  • Pablo
Posted: Sun, 02/10/2008 - 14:54
Hi! I am going to install 64studio 32b in another PC and I'd like to run a VST guitar amp. According to the "VST howto" I need the wineasio package but I think it's been removed from the testing repository (honestly, I'm not completely sure but I have it installed in this PC and I can see it in local/main but not in apt/64studio. And there is this post too: http://www.64studio.com/node/354). To summarize, ¿can I have VST support in a new installation of 64studio and how (if not as explained in the "VST howto")? Best regards Pablo

fst working

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 04/12/2008 - 09:13
Just to comment that I have fst working, without wineasio. Enabling the backports repository didn't help to solve the unresolved dependency. In the end I had to unistall jackd, libjack0 and libjack0.100.0-0 version 0.109.0-1~etch1. This uninstalled a lot of packages, including ardour, audacity, qsynth, hydrogen, rosegarden... I didn't dare to do this until yesterday. But installing them all again was so easy and fast! Then I installed fst. No dependency issues and it works like a charm, as reptile pointed out. Thanks

Miroslav Philharmonik

  • Thomas
  • 11/07/07
  • Thu, 02/21/2008 - 13:23
is there any way to use MP in Linux? With wine it crashes. Is it worth the hassle to try with ardour vst?

64studio Backports...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 02/21/2008 - 10:13
There is one extra repository you should add... deb http://apt.64studio.com/backports etch-backports main Then all the new dev files should be at your disposal! Cheers,

Wineasio is back in the repo but problems installing fst

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 02/20/2008 - 22:49
Hi! I have just checked that wineasio is in the testing repo again! I just wanted to report an issue I'm having in the installation of fst, reloaded and wineasio is out of /local/main and in apt/64studio.com/main again! (I can see this in synaptic, arranging the packages by origin). So I suppose I won't need to use fst for a new installation. Nevertheless, I think it is worth to give it a go and, anyway, that was the original reason why I'm posting again. First, thank you, reptile for your time trying things, and thank you Free or whoever made wineasio available again. I have the system updated (64studio 2.1-pre9). My active repositories are those of debian etch, debian multimedia and the old friend 64studio testing. I have an unresolved dependency with libjack-dev. I do have libjack-dev in synaptic, so I try to install it but the system reports other unresolved dependencies which are the following: libjack-dev: Depends: libjack0 (=0.103.0-6~etch1) but 0.109.0-1~etch1 is to be installed. The fact is that I have installed libjack0, (and jackd, and libjack0.100.0-0) the three of them with version 0.109.0-1~etch1. But they are in /Local/main. I wonder if I should uninstall to download them again from the repositories in order to have a suitable version. Please, can anybody give me a hand? By the way, I have 3 other packages in /Local/main one of them is alsa-source. I wonder if I should uninstall these too and pick them up again from the upgraded repositories. Thanks, Pablo

I have just spent some time

  • reptile
  • 02/03/08
  • Sun, 02/17/2008 - 08:15
I have just spent some time experimenting with this and fst is the way to go for most plugins, well instruments at least. The problem with fst will be that you have to use Jack to patch your effects in and out which will become quite messy and you must ensure that the patch bay will save all your connections properly otherwise you will spend a lot of time reconnecting things every time you reload a project. with fst all you type is ./fst path-to-vst-dll and it works. Ardour with native vst support is a bit better for hosting regular effect plugins but it's not as consistent as running them in fst.

Yes, I know but...

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 20:40
Thank you Toine. I know that if I want to have VST support I must resort to the 32 bit version. Actually, I have this version installed in my home Desktop, from where I'm writing this. However, it seems the wineasio package has disappeared from the testing repo, hence my question. I haven't yet installed in the other PC but I'm going to this weekend, so please someone can give me some info in having VST support for 64Studio (32 b of course) now that wineasio package is not available... Is it enough with installing fst? And how? or mini-how, at least? Have a good weekend Pablo

32 bit version only

  • ttoine
  • 11/15/07
  • Fri, 02/15/2008 - 16:03
Hey Pablo, For what I read in the tutorials about VST support, Wine Asio is only available for 32 bit of 64Studio at this time, and the team is working on the 64 bit version wich is not stable. Have a look there : http://64studio.com/howto_vst Toine

I think yes (i'm rather

  • ehma
  • 08/21/07
  • Sun, 02/10/2008 - 23:08
I think yes (i'm rather sure) i had 64Studio without wineasio and it was working well. I was using fst. I think you'd better have to try the new package from 64studio master. Everything is working at first launch