How 2 Get VSTis working with Rosegarden
Ubuntu 7.04. I compiled nothing. No Dssi-Vst. No Fst. Everything except=
SAVIHost and assorted VSTis can be downloaded and installed with Synaptic =
directly from Ubuntu repositories.
JACK, WINE, Rosegarden, Aconnect (comes as part of the alsa-plugins package=
I think), SAVIHost, assorted VSTis
1. Assign a SAVIHost.exe to your VSTi .dlls.
2. Start JACK, start Rosegarden, then start SAVIHost with WINE for whatever=
VSTi you want to use.
3. In Rosegarden, set MIDI Output System Device to MIDI Through (or
alternatively go into JACK's Connections and connect MIDI Output System
Device to MIDI Through).
4. Place a MIDI sequence in Rosegarden. Make sure that track is set to MID=
I Output System Device.
5. Open Aconnect, drag a =93wire=94 from the MIDI Output System Device to t=
he MIDI Through input.
6. In your SAVIHost VSTi, go to Devices -> MIDI and change input to
MIDI Through. (I don't know what you might use, but to hear what I was
playing, I needed to set Devices -> MIDI output to Emu10k1
wavetable. What works is what you can hear.)
1. Select whatever patch/instrument/noise you want in your VSTi. (Note:
Because it might mess the audio if your SAVIHost VSTi is not front and
center when it's being triggered, be prepared to quickly switch from
Rosegarden to your SAVIHost VSTi with Alt + Tab. You may want to give
yourself a couple measures of play time before the MIDI begins so you
can guarantee yourself the time you need to be looking at your VSTi and
making sure it's on the patch/instrument/noise you selected before it
starts being triggered).
2. Press play in Rosegarden.
3. Alt + Tab over to your SAVIHost VSTi.
4. If the patch/instrument/noise you selected changes, you've given
yourself enough time to reselect it, right? If nothing changes...
5. Sit back and don't touch anything.
Congratulations, you've got your VSTi controlled and played by Rosegarden!
While you're at it, why not record your Rosegarden-VST performance? You
can do it in Rosegarden, Audacity, or even in SAVIHost itself.
(Figure out a better way? A better connection? A different workaround? P=
Sometimes your VSTi wants to play a different patch/instrument/noise
when the MIDI sequence begins or during play. One workaround is simply
to begin with Step 2 and don't select your patch/instrument/noise until
Step 4 (giving yourself some blank space between the start of your MIDI
sequence and some more before actual MIDI triggers).
No sound coming out of the VSTi? Unable to make the appropriate
connections in Aconnect? Make sure that WINE's Audio is set to ALSA in
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