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AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby windeguy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:56 pm

I have the penultimate release of AVLinux installed. I have been using Ardour and ArdourVST.
I have updated to the latest version of Ardour, but I cannot get to the same revision level of ArdourVST.
I understand that ArdourVST is a special version. I have two questions:

What is the latest version of ArdourVST that is provided in AVLinux?

Is there a way I can get that version without reinstalling AVLinux?

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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby AlexTheBassist » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:10 am

ArdourVST is obsolete and not supported. It's a really awful idea to even try it.
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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby tavasti » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:04 am

What is ArdourVST?
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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby rghvdberg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 am

tavasti wrote:What is ArdourVST?

Ardour with builtin wine/vst support.

I think linvst or carla are better solutions for this.
There are no official ArdourVST binaries provided by ardour.org and with a good reason.
Paul Davis recently posted something about that on the Ardour forums.

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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby christobal » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:18 am

Quite a few of the windows vsts I run worked fine in Ardour after exporting as LV2 through Carla. Even using less cpu than winebridged in carla.
OS: Manjaro Openbox (RecBox)
Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarelett 2i4 2nd Gen.
Midi: Alesis V49
Strings: Martin D15M, Yamaha FG-180 (1966), Alhambra Spanish Guitar, Yamaha Revstar electric.
Other: Some Fender Bass, Technics 1210 MkII
Mic: Shure SM57

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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby artofmusic » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:41 pm

If you export anything to LV2 through Carla though be warned that it will result in a hard crash of Ardour. It works for audio plugins just fine though. Linvst and Linvst3 are the way to go. They have the lowest memory usage and lowest CPU usage of all the bridge variants. They are the DXVK of VST bridges. Its a bit harder to use as you must copy and rename the linvst.so or linvst3.so file to the corresponding .dll vst file you're using (Make sure it is in the same directory as the .dll file though). I created a python script which makes it REALLY easy though. Just install my script to /usr/local/bin then use sudo chmod +x w2lvst2 or chmod +x w2lvst3 to make them executable. Go to the directory where your plugins reside and type w2lvst2 if it is a .dll file(s) or type w2lvst3 if it is a .vst3 file(s). Then, you just need to add /home/<your username>/.vst to your DAW's VST_PATH and scan.

w2lvst2 and w2lvst3 scripts: https://github.com/usrmusicman/ArchStudioUtils

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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby christobal » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:40 pm

artofmusic wrote:If you export anything to LV2 through Carla though be warned that it will result in a hard crash of Ardour. It works for audio plugins just fine though.


Yeah I've only been using it on plugins like the T-Racks ones. Haven't had any problems.
OS: Manjaro Openbox (RecBox)
Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarelett 2i4 2nd Gen.
Midi: Alesis V49
Strings: Martin D15M, Yamaha FG-180 (1966), Alhambra Spanish Guitar, Yamaha Revstar electric.
Other: Some Fender Bass, Technics 1210 MkII
Mic: Shure SM57

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Re: AVLinux and ArdourVST

Postby artofmusic » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:58 pm

I meant MIDI instruments, sorry


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