Friday, July 14, 2006
There are some updates to my previous posts about VST's in Linux. Some information was slightly inaccurate and I apologize.
Here are the updated methods for VST support in Linux. Method #3 was inaccurate and there is now a "historical" method 3.
This program, once compiled and running, must first have "lashd" setup and running. Once this is accomplished, a synth can be loaded like: fst filename.dll
Note: This is technically what Ardour uses, the FST program, to load DLL's. Ardour has actually had VST support in previous builds, but it is now coded in Ardour 2.0.
Once installed and running, use this: vsthost filename.dll
FST is a descendant of this development. No longer supported or worked on, this was the first method for using VST's in Linux.
LMMS support VST's also, but I am unsure which method it uses right now. Thanks, Sampo, for pointing out the inaccuracies.