Dssi-Vst and Ubuntu Studio

Brian David beejunk at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 23:10:10 GMT 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Eric Hedekar <afterthebeep at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM, sandie <sandie at sandgreen.dk> wrote:
>> Sergio Bello wrote:
>> > I don't know about lmms VsTIge, but probably it's a reimplementation
>> > from scratch of the Steimberg api, something like Linux reimplementation
>> > of posix api...
>> >
>> >
>> So this is legal ?
>> If it is... then why don't "we" make a native linux VST for things like
>> Ardour, and by "we" I mean someone else than me, preferable one who
>> actualy know what he/she is doing ;-)
>> Sandie
> Well, yes vestiege is legal - but I'm no lawyer and I'm sure it depends on
> what country you're in and how much you pay the lawyer who argues your case.
> As for why "we" don't make a native linux VST for things like Ardour?
> There exists the Vestiege headers for VST support in Ardour, and Ardour also
> has LV2 support (sort of LADSPA catching up to VST's features) so, in my
> opinion, it's a question of why duplicate that which already exists.  Ardour
> will be compiled with LV2 support for the upcoming Lucid Lynx release, but
> no plans have been made to get it compiled with Vestiege headers, yet.
> DSSI-VST, FST, JOST, and other similar technologies all relied on the
> compiler going to the Steinberg website, signing up for a VST developer
> account that includes an agreement not to redistribute the headers,
> downloading the headers, then compiling.  This does not work for
> distributions - VST (similar to other closed-sourced software) is faulty
> technology.
> I am really excited for the inclusion of the LV2 libraries in Lucid Lynx.
> Let the LV2 plugin excitement/growth/development BEGIN!!!!
> -Eric Hedekar
I'm with Eric here.  I know change can be hard, especially if you've found a
lot of VSTs you like, but if you really want to see FOSS audio take 0ff,
then you should let the VSTs go and support LV2.  Take a look at LinuxDSP's
(http://www.linuxdsp.co.uk/) site for a couple of awesome LV2 plug-ins.
Also, Invada (http://www.invadarecords.com/Downloads.php?ID=00000264) has a
suite of pretty cool LV2 plug-ins.  There are also LV2 versions of some of
the CALF plug-ins that often come with Ardour, and the interfaces are
awesome.  It's a bright future for LV2, check it out!

-Brian David
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