[linux-audio-user] Any instructions about for running a Win VSTi under vstserver

James Stone stone1 at btinternet.com
Thu May 27 13:22:56 EDT 2004


On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 06:42:14PM +0200, Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen wrote:
> 
> 
> James Stone:
> > >
> > > You probably want "vsti" from Kjetil Matheussen (using vstserver) or
> > > "jack_fst" from Paul Davis and Torben Hohn (using libfst).  Either of
> > > these will run a VSTi with GUI as a standalone JACK/ALSA app that can
> > > then be driven as an ALSA sequencer client from a MIDI source.
> > >
> > > You can get vsti at http://www.notam02.no/arkiv/src/, or jack_fst at
> > > http://linuxaudiosystems.com/fst/ .  I have never tried vsti, but I
> > > have used both vstserver-for-plugins and jack_fst with good results.
> > >
> > >
> > > Chris
> > 
> > I use vsti for auditioning vsts but I find that the k_vst~ plugin for pd
> > offers more functionality, and also is accessible from seq24 (which is
> > not the case with vsti).
> 
> The vsti program implements a standard alsa sequencer (just as the 
> jack_fst program, which infact use the code from vsti (which again use 
> the code from jack-rack :))), so it is  definitely possible to get access 
> from seq24. Just use aconnect, kaconnect, qjackctl or something to 
> connect the vsti instrument and seq24. Infact, it should be much simpler 
> than from pd. I think one of us must have misunderstood something here.
> 
> 
> -- 

The problem is that seq24 will not start with vsti running.

Another problem is in muse, if I have two vsti s running they are only
selectable as one instrument... the pd plugin seems to offer more
flexibility with respect to these problems, but I agree it is quite
fiddly.

James


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