Just writing to relate my experience.
I've had no luck with vstserver, for the already mentioned reasons,
however, I have fst and dssi working.
I built fst with the patches submitted by Mark Knecht, which makes it
compatible with newer versions of wine. I'm currently using
wine-20041201. It works very reliably and efficiently. The gui for some
plugins is somewhat sluggish, but this doesn't affect audio. (Something
I would like to see there is bank and preset loading, plus the ability
to remotely bypass them to save cpu-maybe a sysex message....)
dssi-vst works using the dssi packages from planet CCRMA (you just need
to build dssi-vst). This also works well, but you can only use one vst
instrument at a time. I take the oportunity to report that absynth2,
though working takes a long time to load, because the patch names seem
to load very slow. It's probably that absynth uses some special
mechanism for determining patch names, which makes is very slow. Maybe
there can be a way of avoiding querying for patch names?
On Sat, 2005-04-09 at 12:16, Russell Hanaghan wrote: