Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News
User Name
Linux - News This forum is for original Linux News. If you'd like to write content for LQ, feel free to contact us.
All threads in the forum need to be approved before they will appear.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-30-2017, 08:24 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 13,245

Rep: Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903Reputation: 3903
Steinberg brings enhanced VST SDK to Linux, and does other good things

The days of Linux being a barren plug-in desert may at last be over. And if you’re a developer, there are some other nice things happening to VST development on all platforms.

Steinberg has quietly rolled out the 3.6.7 version of their plug-in SDK for Windows, Mac, iOS, and now Linux. Actually, your plug-ins may be using their SDK even if you’re unaware – because many plug-ins that appear as “AU” use a wrapper from VST to Apple’s Audio Unit. (One is included in the SDK.)

For end users, the important things to know are, you may be getting more VST3 plug-ins (with some fancy new features), and you may at last see more native plug-ins available for Linux. That Linux support comes at just the right time, as Bitwig Studio is maturing as a DAW choice on the platform, and new hardware options like the Raspberry Pi are making embedded solutions start to appeal. (I kind of hesitate to utter these words, as I know that desktop Linux is still very, very niche, but – this doesn’t have to mean people installing Ubuntu on laptops. We’ll see where it goes.)

For developers, there’s a bunch of nice stuff here. My favorites:

cmake support

VST3 SDK on GitHub:

GPL v3 license is now alongside the proprietary license (necessary for some open projects)
CDM for more...

Great to see Steinberg on GitHub. Do any LQ members plan to use the VST3 SDK? Do we have any Bitwig Studio users?

Old 04-11-2017, 11:37 PM   #2
michael diemer
Registered: Jul 2016
Location: Maine, USA
Distribution: Zorin 12, Ubuntu 16
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Those interested in music creation on Linux may have another option soon: The DAW Reaper is working on a Native Linux version. Combined with this news about Steinberg, these are interesting days indeed for music on Linux.
Old 04-12-2017, 01:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2010
Location: Lawrence, New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,075

Rep: Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725Reputation: 725
I use the VST SDK already, when compiling Qtractor and a few related plugins. VST has nothing in it to forbid Linux-native VSTs from being developed; the VST SDK is just some C++ stuff, so technically it's pretty universal. However, I'm happy to hear that Steinberg is expanding into official Linux support, and it would be great to see some of the plugins that some people claim to depend upon getting a Linux release.
Old 07-10-2020, 05:10 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2020
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Wow! Thanks for sharing this info! Not so long ago, I thought about switching to a new Linux operating system, but I was afraid that it wouldn't support my VST trumpet plugins or other applications that I use for my music. What do you think is the best audio editor to use using the Linux operating system? Have you encountered any problems using the Linux operating system and how did you configure your plugins? I really appreciate your answers and it's really important for me. Thank you very much for your feedback.

Last edited by AndrewS29; 07-10-2020 at 05:45 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
good text to speech engine sdk with good human voices StarTrekCafe Linux - Newbie 2 10-05-2015 06:23 PM
LXer: New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-27-2015 07:03 PM
Oculus SDK 0.4.3 Beta Release Brings Unity Free and Experimental Linux Support jeremy Linux - News 0 10-27-2014 04:55 PM
LXer: Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition For Linux & Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Linux Update LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-31-2014 05:06 PM
DirecX - like SDK for Linux - good idea for a project? offRails Programming 17 05-16-2008 04:20 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration