VST and VST3 on Linux Mint 20 with linvst and linvst3

The modern VST can be compiled natively on Linux, but a lot of oldest plugin are not open source. So we need to use Wine. But with this method we use one instance of wine server ad we save ram and cpu.

DISCLAIMER: Actually I’m using yabridge but without gui (video tutorial). The wine install step is requirend, but it have an instruction to add a folder and an instruction to sync and create automatically the .so file for each vst or vst3 file into the folder that you add, up to now I prefer it, I will write new article about it in the future.

Install Wine

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
sudo apt update
# sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable wine-stable wine-stable-i386 libasound2-plugins:i386
sudo apt install winetrickswineboot -u # and follow install all
winetricks -q corefonts vcrun2010 vcrun2013 vcrun2015 win7

Install linvst

sudo cp lin-vst-servertrack* /usr/bin/

Install linvst3

sudo cp lin-vst3-servertrack* /usr/bin/

Add a plugin

Conclusion

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