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Linux audio

Making sound by banging rocks together 44 thousand times per second

Using Windows VSTs on Linux

As distinct from running Linux VSTs on Linux, whcih is now a thing, although not a common thing.

Anyway, this is sometimes possible, apparently. although painful Not for Native Instruments (whose Kontakt is my favourite sampler) but for others.

Various dead projects support this, vstserver, dssi-vst. Linvst and vst-bridge seem to be active.

Ontology of Linux sound systems

TBD. Include the different standards, sub-standards, compatability layers, compatabiility layers standards, legacy and surly coexistence APIs.

Lengthy techradar intro

Doing stuff with Jack

Cadence reputedly eases much pain

JackAss routes midi from jack-blind hosts:

JackAss is a VST plugin that provides JACK-MIDI support for VST hosts. Simply load the plugin in your favourite host to get a JACK-MIDI port. Each new plugin instance creates a new MIDI port.

virtual ports for bidirectional patching


Doing stuff with Pulseaudio

Manuel Amador Briz CC BY-SA 3.0:

Pulseaudio muntology
Pulseaudio muntology

Cooperating with Jack

Jack has opinions on this:

pulseaudio-module-jack and pasuspender methods briefly mentioned.