[Ardour-Users] [HALF SOLVED] Re: Using the Redux VST

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Sun Aug 30 15:47:39 PDT 2015

> On Aug 29, 2015, at 4:48 PM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:
>> Another one:
>> Instead of placing your VSTs into /usr/local/lib or /usr/lib you could
>> create a .vst directory in your home and add it to the VST_PATH (place
>> this in your .profile):

Ardour4 only uses LXVST_PATH (linux VST, .so) as initial default (if it’s set at first start).  After that  you need to use 
Preferences > Plugins where you can configure the path as you wish.

You also need to explicitly scan for plugins there.

For windows VST (.dll) the environment variable is VST_PATH  but that’s only for builds with windows-vst support. The same rules apply.  Just use the Preference pane.

> That might be why Reaktor is not shown in Ardour's plugin browser.

NI Reaktor? on GNU/Linux?

If so I hazard a guess that it crashes in wine during scan,  and ends up on the blacklist. (see Window > Log)


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