Ardour VST support

  • mirami
Posted: Sat, 03/22/2008 - 23:24
Hello, I just consider to try compile Ardour with VST support. Has anybody here experience with this? Can you put here some simple HOW-TO? Can I use with ArdourVST windows VST or just native linux VST? Thanks for help/advice mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

Yes this the right command

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 19:52
But next instruction is: “Go to the “Graphics” tab and change the curent setting of “Allow the window manager to create managed windows”. Then restart Ardour and try again. This appears to fix the issue for almost everyone.” ” In my wine configuration window is message: “Allow the window manager to control the windows” and this was checked. Maybe different version of wine. I unchecked “allow pixel shader” and choose vertex hardware shader none. Still the same “double plug-in window” Any idea :-( mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

winecfg

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 19:32
Run winecfg in a terminal, as a user. Good work! :-)

GUI issue

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 18:22
So all is ok, Just plugins are in double window one only grey second with common controls of plugin. This should be common problem easily solved ... But I doesn't understand this: The GUI/editor for the plugin doesn’t appear! When you go to edit the plugin parameters, you may see just a blank gray window, or two windows (one gray, one with the plugin editor in it), or one window looking the way you would expect. This behaviour is controlled by Wine’s “managed windows” settings, and unfortunately there is no single correct value for this. Which setting you want depends on the window manager you are using, so if you see this gray window/no window issue, run wine-config. Go to the “Graphics” tab and change the current setting of “Allow the window manager to create managed windows”. Then restart Ardour and try again. This appears to fix the issue for almost everyone. What does mean this? "run wine-config" Thanks for any advice/help mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre

Thanks Pablo

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 18:22
for your link. I just installed my Ardourvst and seems to work well after first test. I will see latter with other plugins. Yes I was played with VST host too, but I had some problems with audio out ... midi was working great. I am more sound engineer than musician so I usually working with projects with 20 tracks and about 50 plug-ins. I can't imagine to work with so many plugins via VSThost. And how to save such session? Yes some LADSPA or LV2 working and I would like go with few or without VST in the future. But for now I need them. I would to switch from Win totally, but it is not so easy. mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

VSTHost?

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 16:13
Hi Mirami and everybody! There is an alternative against ardour with VST support: Using an application like VSTHost. I like to stick to the distro's recommendations and I went through this method: http://www.64studio.com/howto_vst. Maybe I'm missing something, but how I see it by the time being is as follows: The pros: You can play with your favourite VST plugins through jack without having to launch ardour (a virtual guitar amp for example as in my case). You don't have to build a special version of ardour from source. You don't have to run a different version of ardour than that 64studio distributes. The cons: Needless to say, you don't have the VST plugins integrated with ardour, if this is your wish. As for the performance, I don't know which solution is better. It would be good to know. By the by, afaik there is nor Ardour neither Linux VST plugins. These are Steinberg's and made for Windows. There are Linux plugins but they have other names, like LADSPA or LV2. Many of them are just as fine. >Things should be better later.. for some reason. Yes! It's good to be optimistic. Time will fix it! (Your headache for sure, ardour... I dont think so, it'll need something more!) What do you think, ardour-with-VST users? Cheers Pablo

Stability

  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 17:55
Thanks Quentin, Good to know that all dependencies are avaiable, I am 32bit, On Ardour forum some people describe strange behavior,but mainly on beginning, just after instalation, quite a lot of crashes. Things should be better latter.. for some reason. Has somebody similar experience? mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre11

VST

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 03/23/2008 - 09:43
Do you run the 32bit version of 64studio? If not, stop right there... VST is not yet supported on the 64bit platform... The how-to you will find on the ardour web site. Good luck! There are lots of dependencies, but you will be able to pull them in one at a time via synaptic.