[ardour-users] 32 v 64 bit
seablaede at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 19:34:00 PST 2006
> I've just never run VSTs in the 32-bit chroot. I'm sure it will
> probably work with the right VST stuff and the right version of Wine,
> but I cannot say for sure.
Well I haven't fully succeeded yet, but I am fairly confident it would
work, unfortunatly I am having problems with WINE along with a few
others thrown in... odd ones, like QJackCtl crashing every time I try to
STOP the Jack Server, some odd problems that pop up that give me a few
thousand xruns of .0005 seconds a piece every second, and the like.
Very odd things that I don't think are all related and I haven't tracked
down the source yet. For example I was able to run jackd fine in a
32bit chroot before, much like you are able to.
In as far as VSTs, I have at my disposal for the moment Kontakt and
SoundSoap. Unforunatly SoundSoap's installation doesn't complete in
Wine and as a result I am still missing a variety of .dlls it is looking
for so I haven't been able to test that one. Kontakt on the other hand,
DID finish up and I was able to run it in standalone. I attempted to
insert it into Ardour, even though Midi isn't supported and was able to
insert and activate it, unfortunatly I wasn't able to edit it, it
crashed Ardour instead.
I did however find a bug in Ardour2SVN in this set of circumstances.
Before I found the right directory for the .dlls for VST effects, I
would open Ardour to try to see if it was recognizing them yet or not,
and on going to the VST tab nothing would show up. One time I
double-clicked out of frustration on the empty window where the plugs
are normally listed, and it inserted the first plug from the LADSPA
plugins(Keep in mind I had the VST tab active at that time). Minor thing.
I also found out that symbolic links will NOT work for the VST .dlls
Ardour could not follow the symbolic links, I had to copy the physical
Hope its useful to someone. Need to try Kontakt in RoseGarden sometime
while I am waiting for Ardour to support Midi, but I don't wanna tackle
DSSI-VST until I get my odd occurances straightened out.
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