Joseph Dell'Orfano fullgo at dellorfano.net
Thu Nov 6 21:27:51 PST 2008

You are correct, at least according to my research. EnergyXT on Linux  
runs Linux (native) vst plugind. You need to run the windows version  
of energyxt under wine to run windows vst.

In theory, if you run windows energyxt with wine, it should connect to  
jack using wine-jack. You should select jack from audio tab of wine- 
config.   Unfortunately I haven't been able to get this to work on my  
32 bit system.


On Nov 6, 2008, at 12:51 PM, "Paul Coccoli" <pcoccoli at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:25 PM, Joseph Dell'Orfano
> <fullgo at dellorfano.net> wrote:
>> Preston C. wrote:
>> In view of the situation, there are currently a few ways to use
>> VST(i)s on our favourite distros:
>> (1) Proprietary DAW software with Linux offerings. Examples are
>> Renoise, energyXT..and I think that's about it.
>> (2) Wine-friendly Windows software. Examples are..example is Reaper.
>> (3) SDK-compiled Linux software that support it. Examples are Ardour,
>> Rosegarden, and I can't really remember the rest. Here you need to
>> download the SDK and configure the build to compile against the SDK.
>> (4) Linux software with unique support for VSTs built in, with the
>> help of Wine. Note: No SDK required. This is my personal favourite
>> route to take. Examples are LMMS and Qtractor (via dssi-vst).
>> ---- Extra note: Qtractor is different because it relies on a  
>> separate
>> wrapper, which in turn has that unique Wine-based support built in:
>> dssi-vst
>> ---- Previously dssi-vst required the SDK, but not anymore. Yay.
>> (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?
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