Rui Nuno Capela rncbc at rncbc.org
Thu Nov 6 14:06:17 PST 2008

Paul Coccoli wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:25 PM, Joseph Dell'Orfano
>> (5) Native VST host. Native here means Linux-only. These VSTs are
>> those that are compiled for the Linux system. There is only 1 such
>> host to my knowledge - Jost. The collection of plug-ins (ported or
>> otherwise) isn't all that great, but it feels really good being able
>> to run VST instruments natively without any overhead or performance
>> loss. The author's few plug-ins are of high quality; a talented
>> programmer AND musician he is.
> I thought energyXT on Linux ran native VSTs only (not sure about
> Renoise), putting it in category 5.  Can anyone confirm that for me?

afaict atm.:

a) energyxt2 and renoise (closed-source, commercial)
b) jost and qtractor (open-sourced, lgpl and gpl resp.)

all have or are linux native vst(i) host implementations.

however, specially wrt. b) open-source cases, it is _you_ that must care
of the steinberg/yamaha license fine print >:)

feel free to choose ;)
rncbc aka Rui Nuno Capela
rncbc at rncbc.org

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