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.

  • @mvirts@lemmy.world
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    4 months ago

    Surge XT, it’s LV2 but still awesome

    Also I’m a zynaddsubfx / yoshimi die hard. Not for everyone but it can do almost everything if you can live with 8bit automation parameters

      • Ephera
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        24 months ago

        Uhoh, I’m using the LV2. Do you guys really run the VST through WINE? I was glad, I didn’t have to look into that…

        • @mvirts@lemmy.world
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          54 months ago

          You can run vsts natively on Linux these days… Not that I actually do 😹but surge may make me give it a shot, I didn’t know LV2 is unsupported

          • Ephera
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            34 months ago

            Ah, I didn’t know more modern versions of the VST standard specified a Linux interface. I thought, they were still just basically EXEs with some metadata attached.

        • @SolarPunker@slrpnk.net
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          VST is native and actually better for the CPU in the SurgeXT case. I also use it in LV2, and now I’ve all my projects that needs a conversion from that, maybe I could compile the 1.2 version from source; I don’t know but it’s annoying ¢_¢ [edit] Oh yeah, I’ve found it here so I can save my presets! https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/s/

      • Sorrowl
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        24 months ago

        There’s also a CLAP version available, if you use a daw that supports CLAP (like REAPER (which you should totally use btw (it’s like the emacs of daws if emacs actually ran faster than everything else)))