Yabridge: VST and VST3 on linux definitive tool

Install Wine

Follow this guide:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.keysudo 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:i386sudo apt install winetrickswineboot -u # and follow install all
winetricks -q corefonts vcrun2010 vcrun2013 vcrun2015 win7

Download yabridge

You can see releases there

wget https://github.com/robbert-vdh/yabridge/releases/download/3.5.2/yabridge-3.5.2-ubuntu-18.04.tar.gz
tar -xvzf yabridge-3.5.2-ubuntu-18.04.tar.gz

Add a fonder and sync

Set the folder in witch it create the linux usable plugins

~/yabridge/yabridgectl set --path=<path>
~/yabridge/yabridgectl add <vst_folder>
~/yabridge/yabridgectl sync


This is definitely the best way to use windows VST and VST3 on linux, but I prefer to use linux native plugin so if you use a newest plugin you can ask to the producer to compile the VST3 for linux beacuse is free and easy for him, I think that in the future linux can have to many plugins.



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Nicola Landro

Nicola Landro


Linux user and Open Source fun. Deep learning PhD Student, Full stack web developer, Mobile developer, Musitian.