[linux-audio-user] [ANN] dssi-vst 0.3

Russell Hanaghan hanaghan at starband.net
Thu Nov 4 12:06:35 EST 2004


Chris Cannam wrote:

>On Thursday 04 Nov 2004 16:18, Russell Hanaghan wrote:
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>>what advantages might there be for the vst specific stuff in
>>running this client as opposed to jack_fst or vstserver?
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>The only really compelling reason is that you happen to want to use VST 
>effects or instruments as plugins in a DSSI host (which today means in 
>Rosegarden).
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>Another practical reason to use dssi-vst is that it's probably less particular 
>than jack_fst or vstserver about what versions of Wine it works with, but 
>that obviously isn't an issue for you.  It is also possible that some VSTs 
>might work in dssi-vst but not in jack_fst or vstserver, and vice versa, just 
>because of subtle differences between the hosts, but that's just theory -- 
>I'm not aware of any examples.
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That would be a big deal IMO! I spent a LONG time trying to get vst 
stuff working. In the end, the only 2 versions of Wine that have worked 
with jack_fst were the one on Kjetils site and the current version I'm 
using which is 05052004.

>jack_fst will almost certainly offer lower latencies and better realtime 
>performance than either vstserver or dssi-vst.
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This is a deal killer if the latency is significantly worse.
As soon as I get a chance I'll check it out.

Thanks!

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>Chris
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