Native VST on Linux is real! it works and needed 3 mounth (Dec, 1st was the
first release of EnergyXT2/Linux)for around 50 plugins - Lucio is the one who
made the first VSTgui working on Linux! See his website.
> if the "best native Linux VST plugins for testing" are the MDA plugins,
JOST is a fast hacked try, only for demonstrating that JACK and JUCE will work
together well. So JOST did't support GUI'd VSTs now, and some VSTs from
Jorgen Aase are making probs. I had recommend the mda suite for maximal
success if someone want to try it. I'm surer later any native Linux VST will
work there in a kind of modular environment. But for now it is only a first
Well Tracktion 1 and the JUCE framework was developed by one person, Julian
Storer. He made Tracktion because he was not able to use the well known
sequecenrs so he started to make a own one. He was also the successor of this
sequencer. Later Mackie bought Tracktion, but Julian made sure, the framework
he made for creating Tracktion stays opensource. A year ago I asking Julian
about a Tracktion for Linux, he was open for this idea but like you he said
that audio linux is crap - he didn't realise the potential of JACK.
But now we have a clear demonstration, JUCE and JACK fits and I'm sure, there
will be more in a short time coming up from italy. Not to high expectations,
please, but i think the JUCE make things much easier for devs. I'm sure
Julian Storer will help activly, he do allready with his juceforum.
I like Ardour and work with this great piece of software everyday, but there
is no midisequencer actually implented. And the VST- FST Wine connection is
not really on a stable fundament. I think native VSTs are a better choice.
So I'm still looking for a stable Audio/Midisequencer (No, the well-known
linux sequencers are no option for me - I was giving up because of too much
crashes midest a song I working on), so energyXT2 (stable, easy to use,
productive, creative) goes a bit in this direction, but as i said, the
communication with Jorgen is not so easy - so I think it is important to have
a free host for native LinuxVST -also as a demonstration for other developers
that native VST is works on Linux.
Yes the creation is strange and divine -so much different lifeforms and they
all have a place and a home.
ProAudio for openSUSE Linux