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vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:04 am
by skei
interesting!!
http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic ... 3&t=511921
https://github.com/kurasu/surge
"currently only builds on windows, but getting it to build on macOS again & Linux should be doable with moderate effort"

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:23 pm
by tripomatic
Saw it ook kvr and very curious about the synth :).
Hope it can be build for Linux soon.

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:19 pm
by sysrqer
Wow this would be amazing, it's a fantastic synth. Attracted a lot of attention after Infected Mushroom used in a video and said it was one of their go to synths.

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:11 pm
by sysrqer
skei wrote:"currently only builds on windows, but getting it to build on macOS again & Linux should be doable with moderate effort"

Does this mean it needs code changes to build or that dependency packages aren't known?

Really hope someone can make it happen, I'd be so happy to have this running natively, I use it in wine.

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm
by glowrak guy
The installer oddly puts the vst2 .dll file in Program Files/Common Files/VST2,
so adjust as needed for wine/linvst/airwave to find it.
Cheers

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:25 pm
by skei
sysrqer wrote:
skei wrote:"currently only builds on windows, but getting it to build on macOS again & Linux should be doable with moderate effort"

Does this mean it needs code changes to build or that dependency packages aren't known?


no idea..
i just quoted what i saw on the github page..

a longer quote:
The codebase was migrated from before an unfinished 1.6 release which improves on the last released 1.5.3 in a number of ways:
  • Using a newer version of the VSTGUI framework
    This has caused a lot of graphical bugs, with some that still need to be fixed.
    But will enable a port to both 64-bit macOS and Linux
  • Support for VST3
  • Support for MPE
  • New analog mode for the ADSR envelopes
It currently only builds on windows, but getting it to build on macOS again & Linux should be doable with moderate effort.


- tor-helge

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:36 pm
by raboof
glowrak guy wrote:The installer oddly puts the vst2 .dll file in Program Files/Common Files/VST2,
so adjust as needed for wine/linvst/airwave to find it.

It claims it supports both VST2 and VST3 though, perhaps it'd be reasonable to skip the VST2 version on Linux since it's problematic anyway, and focus on VST3? Or do we have many containers that support VST2 and not 3?

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:41 pm
by ssj71
IIUC none of the open source vst3 hosts on linux support vst3 at this time. I'm not 100% sure about that though.

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:58 pm
by davephillips
Greetings,

Someone's been working on getting the code to compile on Linux. I've built the VST2 version for Linux but it won't instantiate in Bitwig or Ardour. The VST3 version fails to build, I'm still debugging the error.

For the interested:

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./premake5 --cc=gcc --os=linux gmake
make -f surge-vst2.make


The binary will be placed in target/vst2/Debug

So there's a little more progress on this one.

Best,

dp

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:58 am
by sysrqer
Nice one Dave!

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:17 am
by davephillips
Greetings,

Considerable work has been done on the Linux version of this project. Here's a look at what's been achieved so far, as displayed in a plugin test program:

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I haven't got sound from it yet. It won't instantiate in Bitwig in either VST3 or VST2, it crashed QTractor, and even though it appears in the supported list in Renoise I can't get it to load there either. Obviously there's still some distance to travel but the devs are doing good work. And apparently the redoubtable falkTx is working with them, which virtually guarantees good results. :)

So there's some news about Surge for Linux.

Best,

dp

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:53 am
by sysrqer
I can get the one from kxstudio repos working in renoise.

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:30 pm
by occulkot
ive just checked, build on archlinux and runs fine with carla :). Great news!

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:38 pm
by lilith
It needs Ubuntu >= 18, right?

Re: vember audio surge is now opensource

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:01 pm
by occulkot
i think if you build it by yourself you only need things necessary to build.
As i posted above, i successfully compiled it on arch linux.