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@osxmidi osxmidi released this Apr 21, 2019 · 12 commits to master since this release

LinVst-2.5-Debian-Stretch.zip is for 64bit Debian Stretch/Ubuntu 17 (possibly Ubuntu 16) and above etc, also seems to be ok with Fedora.

32 bit vst's running under the 64bit LinVst versions need a distros multiarch to be enabled (sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib g++-multilib for Ubuntu/Debian).

A Gtk and commandline utility is included that can automatically batch rename linvst.so to mutiple windows vst dll names that are in a folder/directory.

For Bitwig 2.5, In Settings->Plug-ins choose "Individually" plugin setting and check all of the LinVst plugins.
For Bitwig 2.4.3, In Settings->Plug-ins choose Independent plug-in host process for "Each plug-in" setting and check all of the LinVst plugins.


Quick Start Guide

Decide on what version to run, either the embedded window version or the standalone window version (the embedded version would probably be the default choice)

Copy all of the lin-vst-server files (files with lin-vst-server in their names) from the version that was chosen to /usr/bin (either the embedded or standalone version folder)

Make a folder and place the windows vst's in it.

Start linvstconvert (in the convert folder) and then select the linvst.so from the chosen embedded or standalone window version folder.

Point linvstconvert to the folder containing the windows vst's and hit the Start (Convert) button.

Start up the linux DAW and point it to scan the folder containing the windows vst's.

If the dll plugin files are in a sudo permission folder (or any permission folder) such as /usr/lib/vst, then make a user permission folder such as /home/user/vst and then make symbolic links to /usr/lib/vst in the /home/user/vst folder by changing into /home/user/vst and running  ln -s /usr/lib/vst/∗  .  and then run linvstconvert on the /home/user/vst folder and then set the DAW to search the /home/user/vst folder.

linvstconvert can also be run with sudo permission for folders/directories that need sudo permission.


Install instructions are included in the Readme file.

Different LinVst versions are not compatible with each other and the windows dll's need to be name converted again using linvst.so from the new version.

A sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/lin-vst-server.exe might be required for executable permissions.

On some systems, some versions of Wine may initially take a long time to load properly which may cause some initial startup problems when using LinVst.
The solution is to initialise Wine first by running winecfg or any other Wine based program, so that Wine has been initialised before LinVst is used.

Upgrading to the latest wine version is recommended.

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@osxmidi osxmidi released this Jan 1, 2019 · 308 commits to master since this release

LinVst-2.4.3-Debian-Stretch.zip is for 64bit Debian Stretch/Ubuntu 17 (possibly Ubuntu 16) and above etc, also seems to be ok with Fedora.

32 bit vst's running under the 64bit LinVst versions need a distros multiarch to be enabled (sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib g++-multilib for Ubuntu/Debian).

A Gtk and commandline utility is included that can automatically batch rename linvst.so to mutiple windows vst dll names that are in a folder/directory.

LinVst-2.4.2-32bit-Systems-only.zip is for 32bit Systems only (ie early core duo/single core atom etc, not for 64 bit systems).

For Bitwig 2.5, In Settings->Plug-ins choose "Individually" plugin setting and check all of the LinVst plugins.
For Bitwig 2.4.3, In Settings->Plug-ins choose Independent plug-in host process for "Each plug-in" setting and check all of the LinVst plugins.


Quick Start Guide

Decide on what version to run, either the embedded window version or the standalone window version (the embedded version would probably be the default choice)

Copy all of the lin-vst-server files (files with lin-vst-server in their names) from the version that was chosen to /usr/bin (either the embedded or standalone version folder)

Make a folder and place the windows vst's in it.

Start linvstconvert (in the convert folder) and then select the linvst.so from the chosen embedded or standalone window version folder.

Point linvstconvert to the folder containing the windows vst's and hit the Start (Convert) button.

Start up the linux DAW and point it to scan the folder containing the windows vst's.

If the dll plugin files are in a sudo permission folder (or any permission folder) such as /usr/lib/vst, then make a user permission folder such as /home/user/vst and then make symbolic links to /usr/lib/vst in the /home/user/vst folder by changing into /home/user/vst and running  ln -s /usr/lib/vst/∗  .  and then run linvstconvert on the /home/user/vst folder and then set the DAW to search the /home/user/vst folder.

linvstconvert can also be run with sudo permission for folders/directories that need sudo permission.


Install instructions are included in the Readme file.

Different LinVst versions are not compatible with each other and the windows dll's need to be name converted again using linvst.so from the new version.

A sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/lin-vst-server.exe might be required for executable permissions.

On some systems, some versions of Wine may initially take a long time to load properly which may cause some initial startup problems when using LinVst.
The solution is to initialise Wine first by running winecfg or any other Wine based program, so that Wine has been initialised before LinVst is used.

Upgrading to the latest wine version is recommended.

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