My main music machine is a Mac and my main everything else system is a Lenovo laptop with Pop!_OS. I would like to have the option to play with ideas on my Linux machine instead of having to switch systems when I feel inspired.

I already own the full version of Bitwig Studio butvI would love to throw some must have, Linux compatible, VST plugins into the mix.

Free sample sources would also be much appreciated.

    • @neidu2@feddit.nl
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      64 months ago

      Could you please provide a brief description of Vital? I’m in the process of rebuilding my musicmaking setup after a 15 years long hiatus, so I need to update myself on what’s out there.

      On that note, it looks like I’m gonna go for bitwig over Ardour. Any thoughts/opinions on that?

      • Julian
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        54 months ago

        Vital is a vst similar to Serum, a pretty popular paid vst. It has a bunch of preset sounds but offers a lot of options for effects and automation to design your own sounds. I use it a ton personally and get a lot of range from it.

    • Jo MiranOP
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      44 months ago

      How well does yabridge work? I own a metric fuckton of VST plugins.

      That said, I might keep my Linux system as a place to play with FOSS plugins, but I am still curious.

      • donuts
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        74 months ago

        In my experience yabridge is fantastic. With a bit of initial setup, it’s the closest thing to a native experience that I’ve come across.

        You do control it with a CLI interface, so you need to be comfortable with that.

        You also need to have already installed the Windows VSTs manually using WINE or whatever, and so there’s a bit of a typical “how well does this work under wine” crapshoot and a bit of a learning curve there.

      • @scharf_2x40@lemmy.world
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        54 months ago

        Reasonable well.

        Getting plugins to install is often a big hurdle, if they are working, they work. However I think performance suffers alot. Didn’t try it on any bigger synths yet tho.

      • Julian
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        44 months ago

        I use it for spitfire labs, ott, and delay lama (very important) and all work great. There are occasional crashes when messing with parameters, but usually those don’t happen more then once. I haven’t noticed any performance issues.

      • @HouseWolf@lemm.ee
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        34 months ago

        Might depend on what DAW you use but I found it abit tedious to setup with Ardour, but after that it worked perfectly with the VSTs I was running on Windows, mainly Amplitube 5.

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      14 months ago

      I wonder if these LSP Plugins work for Reaper on a Mac or Windows, gonna try it out but I expect it will have issues